Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir was elected to another five years in office, results showed April 27, despite international war crimes charges and a vote marred by low turnout and an opposition boycott.
MAIDUGURI - Agence France-Presse
At least 21 people were killed in two separate Boko Haram attacks on villages near the key city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, a community leader and a witness said on Feb. 13
ABUJA - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies, handing a potential lifeline to the ruling party as it battles a tough challenge from the opposition.
N'DJAMENA - Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram on Feb. 11 launched a pre-dawn raid in Gamboru, northeastern Nigeria, looking to overwhelm Chadian troops who had pushed them out of the border town.
NIAMEY - Agence France-Presse
Niger is set to send troops to Nigeria for the multi-national battle against Boko Haram after scores of people were killed in a fresh onslaught by the Islamist fighters in a key border town
NIAMEY - Reuters
Niger's parliament has unanimously approved the deployment of troops to northern Nigeria as part of a regional offensive against Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has launched several cross-border attacks in recent days.
TUNIS - Agence France-Presse
Tunisia Feb. 2 presented its new coalition government, dominated by the secular Nidaa Tounes party but also including its Islamist rivals, as it prepares to tackle security problems and a faltering economy.
Thousands of people marched in Niger's capital on Feb. 17 to protest at Boko Haram Islamists who have launched deadly raids in the country from their base in neighbouring Nigeria.
ADDIS ABABA - Agence France-Presse
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar on late Feb. 1 signed a new agreement to end more than 13 months of fighting in a civil war that has left tens of thousands dead
Nigeria's Boko Haram fighters launched a new attack in neighbouring Niger on Feb. 9, as parliament in Niamey was set to vote on joining a regional force against the Islamists.
YAOUND - Agence France-Presse
Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol Wednesday, massacring civilians and torching a mosque before being repelled by regional forces.
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