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Nigerians play the board-game Ayoayo over beers at a street-side bar in the predominantly-Christian neighborhood of Sabon Gari in Kano, northern Nigeria Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa's largest democracy for calm. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delayNigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay over 'very trying circumstances'
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Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clashA top Kenyan official says the country has recalled its ambassador to Somalia and told the Somali ambassador to leave over an alleged land grab by Somalia
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment ProgramU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, a  pangolin looks for food on a private property in Johannesburg, South Africa. As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are working to protect the endangered animals, including caring for a few that have been rescued from traffickers. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South African activists try to protect endangered pangolinsAs World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are caring for a few of the endangered animals that have been rescued from traffickers
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. Smollett is expressing anger over being attacked outside his Chicago apartment last month. Smollett, who plays a musician on the Fox Network's ''Empire'' talked about his ordeal during an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts to be broadcast Thursday on "Good Morning America." He alleges he was the victim of an attack on Jan. 29 by two masked men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett caseChicago police have released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A police officer keeps guard over electoral materials still stacked in boxes at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, in northern Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
The Latest: Extremist attack in Nigeria kills 4 civiliansThe Latest: Extremist attack in northeastern Nigeria kills 4 civilians, military says
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Nigerian presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of the People's Democratic Party, speaks to journalists after the presidential election was delayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, at his residence in Yola, Nigeria Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. A civic group monitoring Nigeria's now-delayed election says the last-minute decision to postpone the vote a week until Feb. 23 "has created needless tension and confusion in the country." (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capitalNigeria delays its election for a week as candidates rush back to capital, blaming each other
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Nigerian police officers guard the Independent National Electoral Commission office in Kaduna, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
The Latest: Nigerian president 'disappointed' by poll delayNigeria's president says he is "deeply disappointed" by the last-minute delay of Saturday's election until Feb. 23 and says he is going back to the capital to hear the electoral commission's explanation
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A man wears a mask outside a mine in Kadoma town about 200 kilometers west of Harare, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Feb, 16, 2019. Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though some of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. Rescuers on Saturday pulled the exhausted, muddied survivors from the ground and took them to a tent for medical treatment. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead8 subsistence miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead
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In this image from video, Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), speaks about election delayed during a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country. (AP Photo)
Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'Nigeria delays presidential election until Feb. 23 over unspecified 'challenges'
The Associated Press19 hours ago
An electoral worker take stock of ballot papers to be transporters at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Yola, Nigeria, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.  Nigeria surged into the final day of campaigning ahead of Saturday's election, as President Muhammadu Buhari made one last pitch to stay in office while top challenger Atiku Abubakar shouted to supporters: "Oh my God! Let them go! Let them go!" (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
The Latest: Nigeria delays presidential vote until Feb. 23The Latest: Nigeria delays presidential election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Nigeria's electoral commission delays presidential election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'Nigeria's electoral commission delays presidential election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'
The Associated Press22 hours ago
66 killed in Nigerian state before presidential electionAuthorities in Nigeria's Kaduna state are reporting at least 66 deaths after a wave of violence just before the country's presidential election
The Associated Press1 day ago
People cross the roads near the Independent National Electoral Commission office in Yola, Nigeria, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Nigeria's main opposition party charged Thursday that the election commission has kept more than 1 million ghost voters on the national register, raising fears of possible vote rigging ahead of upcoming Saturday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant povertyIn Nigeria vote, the spectacle of campaign expenditure is at odds with the rampant poverty afflicting many
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. Brutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" persists in South Sudan's northern region, according to a report issued Friday Feb. 15, 2019, by the United Nations, warning of endemic conflict-related sexual violence. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, FILE)
Sexual violence rampant in South Sudan's Unity area, says UNBrutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" and a level of "premeditation" persists in South Sudan's northern region, the United Nations said on Friday
The Associated Press1 day ago
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