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Millions of Nigerians Turn out to Vote in Presidential Poll

People displaced following attacks by Islamist militants lineup for accreditation before casting their votes, in Yola, Nigeria, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
People displaced following attacks by Islamist militants lineup for accreditation before casting their votes, in Yola, Nigeria, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

ABUJA, Nigeria—Millions of Nigerians turned out Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan...

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Car Bomb Blasts Nigerian Poll Station, No Casualties

ABUJA, Nigeria— Police say a car bomb exploded at a polling station in Nigeria’s south-central Enugu state but did not hurt people gathering to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.Car Bomb Blasts Nigerian …... Read More




  • Nigerian men go through a security check as they enter the main mosque for Friday prayers in the capital Abuja, Nigeria Friday, March 27, 2015. Nigerians are due to go to the polls to vote in presidential elections on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Nigerian Leader Urges Peaceful Vote as Elections Loom

    ABUJA, Nigeria—Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday’s presidential elections, which analysts say will be the... Read more

  • Chadian troops ride towards lake Chad near Bashoum, Chad, Friday March 6, 2015. Large contingents of Chadian troops were seen heading the the region bordering Nigeria,  where residents and an intelligence officer said Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)

    Nigerian Military Claim to Destroy Boko Haram Headquarters

    ABUJA, Nigeria— Nigeria’s military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in Gwoza, a town in northeast Nigeria. It was not possible to... Read more

  • Cameroonian people gather to protest against Islamic extremist attacks in Yaounde, Cameroon, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Some thousands of Cameroonian youths say they marched through the capital to show support for the military's battle against Nigeria's Islamic extremists in the country's north. (AP Photo/Edwin Kindzeka Moki)

    Cameroon Combats Extremism at Home While Fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon—With radical Islamic insurgents on its doorstep, Cameroon is trying to head off unrest at home by quelling any signs of the extremism that... Read more

  • Guatemalan special forces descend from an U.N. aircraft upon arrival to La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. One hundred and fifty soldiers returned to their country after serving eleven months as U.N. peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    UN Cutting Congo Peacekeeping Force by 2,000

    UNITED NATIONS—The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that cuts the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo by 2,000, a far smaller reduction than... Read more

  • Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, center-left, and opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, center-right, hug and shake hands after signing a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, and credible" elections, at a hotel in the capital Abuja, Nigeria Thursday, March 26, 2015. Nigerians are due to go to the polls to vote in presidential elections on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    2 Leading Candidates in Nigeria Elections Commit to Peace

    ABUJA, Nigeria— The two leading candidates in this weekend’s presidential elections pledged Thursday to accept the outcome as a new report showed that Boko Haram... Read more

  • A man a set up a candle on a bloodstain during a demonstration in front of the National Bardo Museum a day after gunmen attacked the museum in Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, March 19, 2015. The Islamic State group issued a statement Thursday claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on Tunisia's national museum that killed scores of people, mostly tourists. (AP/Christophe Ena)

    Tunisia: 23 Arrested in Connection With Deadly Museum Attack

    TUNIS, Tunisia— Tunisia’s top security official says 23 people have been arrested from the group suspected of being behind the museum attack that killed 21... Read more

  • FILE-In this file photo taken on Wednesday March 18, 2015, villagers walk in the desert outside the city of Damasak, Nigeria. Hundreds of civilians, including many children, have been kidnapped and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists, a top Nigerian official confirmed Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

    Official: Boko Haram Abducts Hundreds of Nigerian Civilians

    ABUJA, Nigeria — Hundreds of civilians, including many children, have been abducted and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists, a top... Read more

  • A hill near Tataouine in southern Tunisia. (FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

    Star Wars Fans Beware: ISIS Takes Over ‘Tatooine’ in Tunisia

    Tourists are being warned to stay away from the Tunisian desert town of Tataouine–the inspiration behind Tatooine in the Star Wars movies. The town has become... Read more

  • FILE - In this  Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, attends Keny's 50th  Independence anniversary,  in Nairobi, Kenya. Lawmakers in South Sudan have voted to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three more years. The proposal to extend Kiir’s term, which was set to expire in July, had been endorsed by Kiir’s Cabinet, which then forwarded the measure for approval in parliament..  (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim-File)

    South Sudan Lawmakers Extend President’s Term by 3 Years

    JUBA, South Sudan — Lawmakers in South Sudan on Tuesday voted to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three years, a move the... Read more

  • South Sudan President Salva Kiir arrives for a political rally in Juba, on March 18, 2015. (Ashley Hamer/AFP/Getty Images)

    South Sudan Parliament Grants President Extended Term

    JUBA, South Sudan—Lawmakers in South Sudan on Tuesday voted to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three years, a move the government had... Read more

  • In this Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, a woman, right, is injected by a health care worker as she takes part in a Ebola virus vaccine trial at the Redemption hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Liberians are overcoming their fears of Ebola to volunteer for a vaccine trial. The gruesome toll of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 4,200 Liberians of the more than 10,000 who have succumbed to the disease, has intensified efforts to find a vaccine for a disease that previously infected relatively few people in remote areas. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh, File)

    Liberia Ebola Survivor May Have Infected Friend

    MONROVIA, Liberia—A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official said Tuesday, offering... Read more

  • A health care worker as she takes part in a Ebola virus vaccine trial at the Redemption hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

    Ebola Survivor May Have Infected New Liberia Case

    MONROVIA, Liberia—A Liberian official says a woman who tested positive for Ebola last week is dating a survivor of the disease, offering a possible explanation... Read more

  • 4 African Authors Among Man Booker Finalists

    JOHANNESBURG—The “Memoirs of a Porcupine,” the “Confessions of the Lioness” and the lessons from the Sahara desert are just some of the titles and themes... Read more

  • World Health Organization Denies Politics Swayed Call for International Ebola Emergency

    LONDON—The World Health Organization denied Monday that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the spread of the Ebola virus last year,... Read more

  • A health worker, left, injects a man in his arm with an Ebola vaccine in Conakry, Guinea, March 7, 2015.(AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

    Guinea Trial Begins for Suspected Killers of Ebola Workers

    CONAKRY, Guinea— Trial has begun in a remote region of Guinea of suspects in the killings of five Ebola health workers and three journalists last... Read more

  • A health care worker prepares a colleague's Ebola virus protective gear at a clinic in Makeni, Sierra Leone, on March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

    Liberians Overcome Fear to Volunteer for Ebola Vaccine Trial

    MONROVIA, Liberia—Liberians are overcoming their fears of Ebola to volunteer for a vaccine trial. The gruesome toll of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, which has killed... Read more


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