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Woman injured in Tunisia attack dies

The effects of the attack remain visible at the museum in the Tunisian capital A Frenchwoman injured in the attack on Tunisia’s national museum has died of her wounds, bringing the total killed in the assault by Islamists to 22. French President Francois Hollande ...

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March 29th, 2015

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VIDEO: Lagos on lockdown amid polling

The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse reports on high security in the Nigerian city of Lagos as voting in the presidential election takes place. There have been delays and technical problems, partly due to new biometric voter cards. Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is facing a strong

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March 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Key points

It has been an eventful day for Nigeria, as the country votes in long-awaited presidential elections. BBC Africa looks back at the day’s key developments. Produced by Baya Cat Article source: ...

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March 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Nigeria candidates on poll delays

Elections in parts of Nigeria have been extended until Sunday after delays and a number of attacks, reportedly leaving more than a dozen people dead. The Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, said it was suspending polling in some places because of technical ...

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March 28th, 2015

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Kenya ministers suspended over graft

President Kenyatta has given investigators 60 days to report on the allegations Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended four cabinet ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals. A fifth minister stepped aside earlier. The ...

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March 28th, 2015

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Nigeria voting extended to Sunday

Elections in parts of Nigeria have been extended until Sunday after delays and a number of attacks. The delays were “not widespread” but were still “a matter of concern”, an election official told the BBC. Technical problems with new biometric cards ...

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March 28th, 2015

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Africa’s dreams shattered?

Would George Weah have lifted the FA cup in 2000 if the new work permit rules existed then? Africa reacted angrily when English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke announced new measures intended to boost England’s national team. This is because the rules regarding

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March 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Web monitoring

Election observers from the African Union, the sub regional body ECOWAS and the United States among others are deploying trained observers in all of Nigeria’s 774 local government areas. They are feeding data straight back to Abuja for verification. But new technology ...

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March 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Nigeria biometric readers ‘delay voting’

Polling stations are open in Nigeria to elect a new president. Voters have to validate their voting cards using a fingerprint reader. But technical problems with some readers are causing delays. President Jonathan tried for some 50 minutes to register in his home village of ...

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March 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Nigeria leader waits 50 minutes to vote

After a delay of about 50 minutes, President Goodluck Jonathan has had his biometric voter card verified. It is the first time the system has been used in Nigerian elections, and there have been some teething problems. The BBC’s Peter Okwoche reports from Otouke. ...

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March 28th, 2015

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