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    Cabinet Minister: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Concedes to Challenger Buhari

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's aviation minister says President Goodluck Jonathan has called challenger Muhammadu Buhari to concede and congratulate him on his electoral victory. This paves the way for a peaceful transfer of...

    Boko Haram Kills 41, Prevents Hundreds Voting in Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in...

    UN Women Dumps Uber Following Outcry from Unions, Women’s Groups

    The United Nations has pulled out of a partnership with mobile-app-based taxi company Uber, which would have created 1 million driving jobs for women because of concerns about the company’s treatment of women. On March...

    Nigerian Military Claim to Destroy Boko Haram Headquarters

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in northeastern Gwoza town and driven the insurgents from all three northeastern states that had been an extremist stronghold....

    Israel’s Netanyahu Apologizes to Country’s Arab Minority

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologized to Israel's Arab citizens for remarks he made during last week's parliament election and which offended members of the community. Netanyahu, whose Likud Party won re-election...

    Debt Balloons Off the Charts in Ghana, Angering Critics

    (GIN) – The steady nation of Ghana could be heading for a painful train wreck as government borrowing raises the foreign debt to sky-high levels. Last month, President John Mahama signed on to a nearly...

    Battling Racism Theme of Some Rio Carnival Parades

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Racial pride and the fight against racism in Brazil were the themes of samba group presentations and street parties on Monday as Rio de Janeiro's flashy parades entered their...

    Float Accident at Haiti Carnival Parade Kills at Least 20

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At least 20 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top of a musical group's Carnival float was electrocuted, setting off a panic in...

    Boko Haram Kidnaps Hundreds, Tells Stories of Chibok Girls

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find...

    Boko Haram Attacks Towns in Niger after Assault on Cameroon

    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremists invaded a second country in the region Friday, attacking two towns in a part of Niger that is already home to tens of thousands of refugees who...

    Nigerian Extremists Kill Dozens of Civilians in Cameroon

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Boko Haram fighters have shot or burned to death about 90 civilians and wounded 500 in ongoing fighting in a Cameroonian border town near Nigeria, officials in Cameroon said Thursday. Some...

    Extremists Attack Biggest City in Northeast Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar...
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