Nigeria wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants on Friday with little progress to show, reporting almost none had been freed after the initial kidnapping some girls escaped from.
Muhammadu Buhari Defeats Goodluck Jonathan in Nigerian Election
Nigerian presidential poll has been won by Muhammadu Buhari, in the country's first election victory by the opposition. His opponent, Goodluck Jonathan, has conceded defeat and called Gen Buhari to congratulate him on his victory. Gen Buhari was ahead of Mr Jonathan by at least three million votes.
Nigerians Worry About Post-Election Violence While Awaiting Election Results
After voting Saturday, Nigeria is still waiting for the outcome of the presidential election, the nation's closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999. While turnout was high and voting appeared smooth, there were protests and accusations of vote rigging.
Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari Ahead as Vote Count Resumes
Nigeria's opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari held a sizeable lead as counting in the country's election resumed on Tuesday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades ago via a military coup.
Gunmen killed at least 15 people including an opposition politician near polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, casting an ominous shadow over the closest electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999. The poll is seen as the first election in which an opposition candidate has a serious chance of unseating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan, but widespread fears it could trigger violence are already becoming reality.
Kenya's President Apologizes for Past Wrongs by Government, Previous Regimes
Kenya's president has apologized to the Kenyan people for past wrongs committed both by his government and past regimes. President Uhuru Kenyatta told parliament during his state of the nation address Thursday that time has come to bring closure to the country's painful past.
Kenya Detains 52 in Latest Roundup Over Suspected Islamist Attack
Police detained 52 people on Friday in Kenya's main port city, a day after an officer was killed in a suspected Islamist revenge attack, heightening tensions in an area where the authorities say militant Islamist is spreading.
The Germanwings co-pilot seemed to have crashed the plane deliberately, killing 150 people on board. The co-pilot wouldn't let the captain inside the cabin, with the "intension to destroy" the jet, the French prosecutor said at a press conference.
Africa's most populous nation is heading to the polls on March 28th. Current president Goodluck Jonathan will be strongly challenged by retired General Muhammadu Buhari, in what is set to be the most closely fought election since the end of military rule in 1999.
Court Denies Request by Former Liberian President to Serve Sentence in Rwanda
The Special Court for Sierra Leone has denied former Liberian President Charles Taylor's request to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes in Rwanda, rather than Britain. Taylor was convicted in April 2012 of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for aiding murderous rebels in Sierra Leone's civil war.
Nigerian Court Leaves Challenger Free to Run in Presidential Race
A Nigerian court on Wednesday effectively blocked an attempt to bar the main opposition candidate from running in what looks set to be the closest presidential race since military rule ended in 1999. The court adjourned the case until April 22, leaving Muhammadu Buhari free to stand against President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 election.