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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)
A look at Nigeria's top 2 presidential contendersA look at Nigeria's top 2 presidential contenders in Saturday's delayed election
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Senegal's president Macky Sall seeks 2nd termSenegalese President Macky Sall is seeking a second term in office and hopes to win re-election Sunday in the first round
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Africa's largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week lateAfrica's largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week late; 'the right to demand better'
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017 file photo, Lulu Yurdio, 12, collects food aid for himself and his two siblings and parents who remain hiding in the bush, in Padeah, South Sudan. Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace deal and 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation while half the population, more than six million people are facing extreme hunger, according to a report released Friday Feb. 22, 2019,  by the United Nations and South Sudan's government. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
South Sudan's hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peaceFive months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan's government in a report issued Friday
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Maria Saleh a woman who says she was assaulted and displaced by Islamist extremist is photographed at Malkohi camp in Yola, Nigeria. Maria is from the town of Madagali in Adamawa, has a child by a Boko Haram fighter who assaulted and then enslaved her for months following a 2014 attack that killed her husband. Two of her children were taken by militants. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)
In Nigeria, Boko Haram violence disenfranchises many votersIn Nigeria, Islamic extremist violence disenfranchise thousands of potential voters, including widows who survived attacks
The Associated Press14 hours ago
LGBT activists and supporters attend a Kenyan court ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, in Nairobi, Kenya,  Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. A Kenyan judge says the High Court has postponed a ruling on a petition to decriminalize same sex relationships. The decision has left the tens of the activists who turned up in court disappointed.  (AP Photo/Brian Inganga) .
Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24Disappointment as Kenyan court postpones decision on abolishing anti-gay laws
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Nigeria leader says many feared 'the worst' after vote delayNigeria's leader says many feared 'the worst' after election delay; vote now on Saturday
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay lawsKenyan court to rule whether to scrap laws criminalizing same sex relations, could be important step for gays
The Associated Press1 day ago
Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia beginsAn official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN: Central African Republic peace deal may be turning pointThe U.N. envoy for Central African Republic says the peace agreement signed this month by the government and 14 rebel groups "could be a turning point" in the conflict-torn country despite persistent dangers
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo dated Thursday, Jan. 1 2019, Government and opposition forces come together for one of many meetings aimed at building confidence for a peace deal between the opposing forces, in the town of Yambio, South Sudan, although the meeting deteriorated with both sides accused of recruiting forces and using child soldiers. Officials sad Thursday Feb. 21 2019, that evidence from numerous accounts, suggest that South Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians, including child soldiers, violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago.  (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Recruitment of new soldiers threatens South Sudan's peaceSouth Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians across the country including the abduction of child soldiers violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago
The Associated Press1 day ago
Indigo, ash and time mark Nigeria's centuries-old dye pitsIndigo, ash and time: Nigeria's centuries-old dye pits linger on but sons drift away from the craft passed down through generations
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16 killed in attack by suspected herdsmen in NigeriaAn official in the central Nigerian state of Benue says 16 people have been killed in an attack apparently staged by herdsmen
The Associated Press2 days ago
Zimbabwe launches new currency measureZimbabwe, without its own currency for a decade, has converted electronic money into a stand-alone local currency to freely float against other major currencies, abandoning an official but artificial parity with the dollar
The Associated Press2 days ago
South Africa to loan $5 billion to ailing state power firmSouth Africa's minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its debts
The Associated Press2 days ago
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