Explosions, Malfunctions And Shootings Reported On Nigerian Election Day
March 28 2015 10:30 AM EDT
All eyes are on "Africa's giant" as its citizens go to the polls today after a six-week delay.
Boko Haram Front And Center In Nigeria's Election
March 28 2015 9:46 AM EDT
The presidential candidates, challenger Muhammadu Buhari and incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, were in a dead heat before the election.
At Least 24 Die Due To Al-Shabab Siege At Somalian Hotel
March 28 2015 6:17 AM EDT
Somali security forces battled with Islamist militants from Friday to Saturday, eventually breaking the siege, but not before many people were killed.
At Least 10 Dead In Al Shabab Attack On Mogadishu Hotel
March 27 2015 3:47 PM EDT
As of late Friday local time, Somali forces were still trying to retake the hotel.
Hamas No Longer A 'Terrorist Organization' In Egypt
March 27 2015 10:13 AM EDT
An Egyptian court deemed Hamas a "terrorist organization" last month, but the ruling was annulled after an Egyptian lawyer withdrew the case.
A Guide To Nigeria's Presidential Election
March 27 2015 8:24 AM EDT
There are 14 presidential candidates on the ballot, but national polls have shown the race will come down to President Goodluck Jonathan and rival Muhammadu Buhari.
Violence Increases As Nigeria's Elections Near
March 27 2015 8:13 AM EDT
Nigerian authorities have increased security across the nation, including closing all land and sea borders until after the election.
Nigerian Military Reclaims Boko Haram Territory
March 27 2015 7:55 AM EDT
The Boko Haram headquarters in Gwoza, Nigeria, had been one of the few strongholds it had left in northern Nigeria.
Asylum Claims Hit 22-Year High Due To Syria, Iraq Conflicts: UN
March 26 2015 2:13 PM EDT
The conflicts in Syria and Iraq were largely responsible for the increase, the U.N. refugee agency says.
What Happens If Buhari Becomes Nigeria's Next President?
March 26 2015 11:56 AM EDT
Some voters see ex-military dictator Muhammadu Buhari as a solution to Nigeria's security and corruption issues. But there are concerns about his credentials.
More Than 1,000 Civilians Killed By Boko Haram In 2015
March 26 2015 8:19 AM EDT
“Without a stronger effort to protect civilians and accountability for abuses, the situation can only get worse," a researcher said.
Tunisia Arrests 23 People Over Bardo Museum Attack
March 26 2015 8:14 AM EDT
All those arrested for involvement in the attack, which killed 21 people, are Tunisian nationals.
At Least 17 Civilians Killed By Saudi Airstrikes In Yemen
March 25 2015 9:37 PM EDT
A Saudi official said the country "will do anything necessary" to protect Yemen's government while the U.S. agreed to provide logistical support to the Saudi operation.
Nigeria's Planned Use Of Voter Card Readers Causing Controversy
March 25 2015 9:02 AM EDT
The devices are being used to prevent voter fraud.
Chinese Restaurant In Kenya Shut Down After Being Accused Of Racism
March 25 2015 8:46 AM EDT
The restaurant allegedly had a rule of not allowing Africans inside the place after 5:00 p.m.
Making Ends Meet, On The Run From Boko Haram
March 25 2015 8:30 AM EDT
After spending months away from home, Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram are getting entrepreneurial.
UN Honors Slave Trade Victims With New Memorial
March 25 2015 6:55 AM EDT
The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade remembers an estimated 15 million men, women and children.
ISIS Releases Bangladeshi Hostages Captured From Libya Oilfield
March 25 2015 3:40 AM EDT
Foreigners have increasingly become targets in Libya's turmoil, where two rival governments are battling for control.
Boko Haram Kidnapped Hundreds In Northern Nigeria: Report
March 25 2015 2:11 AM EDT
Troops from Niger and Chad recaptured Damasak earlier in March, ending months of control by the Islamist group.
Nigeria Announces Restrictions For Election Day
March 24 2015 7:53 PM EDT
Security concerns range from political violence to attacks by Boko Haram.