IN SUMMARY No group has claimed responsibility for the killings, nor was it immediately clear why the workers were attacked. Somalia’s Al-Shabaab insurgents have carried out a string of attacks against those supporting the government. Gunmen in Somalia opened fire on Monday on a team of roadside workers, killing eight and wounding several others, witnesses […]Read More
BBC The first results from Nigeria’s presidential vote have been declared. So far, two of Nigeria’s 36 states have been declared, and President Muhammadu Buhari has taken the most votes in both of them. They are Osun State and Ekiti State, shown in green in the map below. Taken together, the president has 566,865 votes […]Read More
By AFP IN SUMMARY Nigerian elections have previously been characterised by voting along ethnic and religious lines. In 2015, former military ruler Buhari became the first opposition candidate in Nigerian history to defeat a sitting president, beating Goodluck Jonathan by 2.5 million votes. Nigeria on Sunday awaited results from its presidential election, as civil society […]Read More
By BBC Ballots are being counted in Nigeria’s closely fought general election, although voting has been extended to a second day in a handful of places. Due to logistical problems and some cases of violence, polls have been put back to a later date in a few areas. President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is seeking a […]Read More
Security agents detains Sudan-based editor Osman Mirghani after his comments on President Omar al-Bashir’s decision to impose a state of emergency and dissolve the government KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudanese security agents have detained a prominent newspaper editor after he made televised comments on President Omar al-Bashir’s decision to impose a state of emergency and dissolve […]Read More
IN SUMMARY In a crowded field of 73 presidential hopefuls, the two frontrunners — incumbent Muhammadu Buhari, 76, and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, 72 — are expected to vote in their home towns. Electors are also choosing 360 members of the House of Representatives and 109 senators from a choice of 6,500 candidates. More […]Read More
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