Tag Archives: Africa

06Apr/15

Scene of mass murder at Garissa University campus

Student’s belongings are seen scattered around heavily damaged Garissa University campus, a scene of massacre of 148 people by al Shabaab militants.

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04Apr/15

Family receives an unexpected phone call from daughter’s killers

A mother speaks of her ordeal as she and her family had to listen to her daughter’s last words before being killed by al Shabaab gunmen at Garissa university.

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01Apr/15

Boko Haram uses children as human bombs, commits “horrific abuse” – UN

Boko Haram Islamist militants are using children as human bombs and targeting women and girls for “horrific abuse”, the United Nations human rights chief says.

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01Apr/15

Boko Haram did not disrupt Nigeria election – UN envoy

As Nigerians celebrate the victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in the just concluded presidential election, the U.N. says the ongoing violent conflict in north-eastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency remains a challenge but did not disrupt the elections. In its six-year insurgency, Boko Haram has killed thousands and displaced about 1.5 million people.
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31Mar/15

Nigeria’s Jonathan concedes defeat, celebrations in Katsina

Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat in Nigeria’s presidential elections, as celebrations erupt in Buhari’s home state.
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31Mar/15

As Buhari extends lead in Nigerian election, hope is for peaceful outcome

As Nigerian opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari extends his lead over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by some 2.5 million votes, residents in Lagos hope for a peaceful outcome.

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30Mar/15

Obama to visit Kenya in July for entrepreneurship summit

U.S. President Barack Obama, whose father hailed from Kenya, will visit the country in July for the first time as president.

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22Mar/15

Africa’s largest country prepares to go to polls amid security threats

Nigeria prepares to go to the polls amid threats by Sunni militant group Boko Haram to disrupt the March 28 vote.
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