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Deadly violence hits northeast as Nigeria president starts term

The road to the Monday Market is blocked on March 7, 2015 after a blast in Maiduguri.  By Tunji Omirin (AFP/File) Saturday, May 30, 2015

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - A deadly suicide bombing inside a mosque and a separate attack by Boko Haram rocked northeast Nigeria's city of Maiduguri on Saturday, a day after President Muhammadu Buhar ...

Suicide bombing in Nigeria mosque kills at least 9: witnesses

The road to the Monday Market is blocked on March 7, 2015 after a blast in Maiduguri.  By Tunji Omirin (AFP/File) Saturday, May 30, 2015

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - A suicide bomber killed at least nine people on Saturday inside a mosque in northeast Nigeria's city of Maiduguri, with the blast leaving much of the building destroyed by ...

Tutu blasts govt for 'humiliating' S.Africa

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, pictured here in Cape Town on April 29, 2014, blasted the government for allowing the president to spend $24 million of taxpayers' money on home improvement work.  By Rodger Bosch (AFP/File) Saturday, May 30, 2015

Johannesburg (AFP) - Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Saturday blasted the South African government for humiliating the country by allowing the president to get away with spending $24 million of taxpayers' ...

Egypt deports US citizen and son of Islamist figure

Brick barricades stand along a street in Cairo on July 28, 2013, as supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi continue to hold a sit in outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque demanding his reinstatement.  By Fayez Nureldine (AFP/File) Saturday, May 30, 2015

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt on Saturday deported a US-Egyptian citizen sentenced to life in jail on charges of destabilising the country as part of a crackdown on the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, officials sa ...

Libya militia frees all detained Tunisians: ministry

Fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn), an alliance of Islamist-backed militias, take position in Bir al-Ghanam, around 50 kilometres from the capital Tripoli on March 5, 2015.  By Mahmud Turkia (AFP/File) Saturday, May 30, 2015

Tunis (AFP) - Dozens of Tunisians held in Libya by a militia that is part of an alliance ruling the capital Tripoli have been freed, Tunisia's foreign ministry announced Saturday. "All the Tunisian ...

Nigeria army repels Boko Haram as new president starts term

Nigerian soldiers guard a makeshift hospital in Maiduguri on March 25, 2015.  By Nichole Sobecki (AFP/File) Saturday, May 30, 2015

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's military on Saturday repelled a Boko Haram attack on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari took office vowing to crush th ...

Zimbabwe to continue Pakistan cricket tour despite 'suicide bomb'

Traffic police gather at the end of a cordoned-off street leading to the hotel where the Zimbabwe and Pakistani cricket teams are staying in Lahore, northeast Pakistan on May 30, 2015.  By Aamir Qureshi (AFP) Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - Zimbabwe on Saturday said it will continue its cricket tour of Pakistan despite an apparent suicide bombing leaving two people dead outside the stadium during a match between ...

New blow to Nkurunziza as Burundi election official flees

Protesters opposed to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term  demonstrate in Musaga, a neighborhood of Bujumbura, on May 29, 2015.  By Landry Nshimiye (AFP) Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to stand for a third term in office suffered a new blow on Saturday after it emerged a top a election official had ...

Nigeria's new president signals early move against Boko Haram

In his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015, Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari said the counter-insurgency in the restive northeast would no longer be directed from the capital.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lagos (AFP) - Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has made an early pledge in the fight against Boko Haram, announcing a surprise restructuring in the command structure of the country's counter-i ...

Nigeria military repels Boko Haram attack in northeast

File picture shows Nigerian soldiers guarding a makeshift hospital in Maiduguri, on March 25, 2015.  By Nichole Sobecki (AFP/File) Saturday, May 30, 2015

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's military on Saturday repelled a Boko Haram ...

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Nigeria's Jonathan starts handover to president-elect Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari was the first opposition candidate in Nigeria's history to beat a sitting president in elections.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Thursday, May 28, 2015

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday showed ...

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Burundi opposition says fair elections 'impossible'

A protester opposed to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's holds a weapon among others protestors during a demonstration in the Buyenzi neighborhood of Bujumbura on May 26, 2015.  By Carl De Souza (AFP) Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi's main opposition parties said Wednesday tha ...

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Burundi president seen as 'divine' hero in rural homeland

Pierre Nkurunziza waves to supporters of his party at a rally outside Bujumbura on May 23, 2015.  By Carl de Souza (AFP) Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mpanda (Burundi) (AFP) - On the streets of Burundi's capital, protesters have sp ...

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UN Security Council to meet on Burundi crisis

A protester opposed to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza holds a weapon during a demonstration in the Buyenzi neighborhood of Bujumbura on May 26, 2015.  By Carl de Souza (AFP) Tuesday, May 26, 2015

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council will hold closed- ...

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Egypt sentences eight jihadists to death

An Egyptian court sentenced to death eight jihadists found guilty of acts of violence against the security forces and belonging to groups that incite Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced to death eight jihadists found ...

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