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Challenger Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria's presidential election by 2.57 million votes, official results showed Wednesday, defeating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in the first democratic change of power in Africa's most populous nation.
Five Somalis died in a suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates were meeting, a day ahead of a visit by Erdoğan. 'If they do it in the name of Islam, there is nothing like that in our religion. We are against terror whatever mask it hides itself behind,' the Turkish president said.
LAGOS - Agence France-Presse
A Nigerian archbishop called Jan. 12 for the same international support to tackle Boko Haram as France has received since it was hit by Islamist attacks last week.
YAOUNDE - Agence France-Presse
The head of Boko Haram -- the enigmatic Abubakar Shekau -- has openly taunted the countries being menaced by the armed Islamist group as they call for a united effort to crush it.
ABUJA - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria's military has called for support in tackling Boko Haram after a major attack on a key northeast town that is feared could be the worst in the bloody six-year insurgency.
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Hundreds of people from four villages near the devastated Nigerian town of Baga have been forced to flee after a warning from Boko Haram militants, witnesses and community leaders said Jan. 20.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
'Terror attacks in which innocent people are brutally killed cannot be tolerated regardless of religion, civilization and justification,' President Erdoğan said in a statement
Niamey - Agence France-Presse
Police in Niger fired tear gas Jan. 18 to break up a banned opposition demonstration in the capital Niamey, a day after deadly riots over the publication by France's Charlie Hebdo magazine of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.
BAUCHI - Reuters
Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people and burned down homes in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga in the past two days, in a second killing spree since seizing control there at the weekend, witnesses said
BENGHAZI, Libya - Agence France-Presse
The army of Libya's internationally recognised government announced on Jan. 18 that it would cease fire, two days after an Islamist-backed militia alliance announced a truce.
Boko Haram fighters killed a woman as she was in labour during what is feared to be the deadliest attack in the militants' six-year insurgency, Amnesty International claimed on Jan. 15.
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