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  • Nigeria votes in crunch presidential election

    ABUJA, Mar 28- Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, votes for a new president on Saturday, in the most closely fought election since independence, framed by Boko Haram violence, economic woes and endemic corruption. From megacity Lagos in the Christian south to cities... Read more

  • Uganda confirms Shabaab threat, US issues attack warning

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Mar 26 - Uganda said Thursday it was boosting security over threats by Somalia's Shabaab militants, hours after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack. In an emergency warning issued late Wednesday, the US mission... Read more

  • Guinea govt urges dialogue after opposition protest call

    CONAKRY, Mar 26 - The government of Ebola-hit Guinea urged a dialogue after the three main opposition leaders called for renewed protests against President Alpha Conde over upcoming elections. "I would like to repeat the government's desire to find ways to restore confidence... Read more

  • Judges reject warlord Charles Taylor call for jail transfer

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Mar 26 - An international tribunal said Wednesday it had rejected a request from Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor to be allowed serve the remainder of his 50-year jail term for war crimes in an African jail. The announcement was made by the Special... Read more

  • Burkina Faso probe begins into Sankara assassination

    OUAGADOUGOU, Mar 25- Burkina Faso has begun an investigation into the 1987 assassination of former president Thomas Sankara, whose family has long called for a probe of his death, an official said Tuesday. Sankara's relatives have been told that the case of the popular... Read more