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Tension Grow as Nigeria’s Oil Capital Votes

As Nigeria vows to stifle unrest during this weekend’s election, some voters say they remain too scared to cast ballots. Despite assurances from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who says security forces will crack down...






Many in Burundi Live in ‘Terror’,Says

UN Human Rights Chief The U.N. human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said Friday that Burundi is on the brink of a sudden escalation of violence to “massive proportions.” “Continued human rights violations...






Lion Claws Man on Nairobi Street

  NAIROBI— Kenya wildlife officials say a lion that escaped from Nairobi National Park attacked a man on a busy road in the capital Nairobi Friday. This is the third time in less than...






Music Video Banned In Kenya For Promoting Gay Rights

Kenyan state regulators have banned a locally produced song and accompanying music video that call for equal treatment of LGBT individuals, something regulators say violates Kenya’s anti-homosexuality law. The song is a remix of...






Regional Integration Stalled in Central Africa

The six nations that make up the Central African Economic and Monetary Community wrapped up their eighth annual “CEMAC Days” event with a dismal assessment: Central Africa is failing its efforts to achieve regional...






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