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Nigeria's top security official on Friday ruled out the need for a United Nations or African Union-backed force to fight Boko Haram, saying the country and its partners could handle the threat.
TUNIS - Reuters
Tunisia's main secular party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament in Sunday's election, while the Islamist party Ennahda secured 69 seats, according to results released by electoral authorities on Oct. 30.
LUXEMBOURG - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria - Africa's most populous country - was declared Ebola-free on Monday as European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt the spread of the deadly disease.
LUSAKA - Agence France-Presse
Zambia's government on Oct. 29 announced 77-year-old President Michael Sata had died in London of an unspecified illness, leaving behind questions about who will now lead the copper-rich African nation.
LAGOS - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria's announcement of a ceasefire with Boko Haram has surprised many and convinced few, particularly when talks with the militants on the possible release of 219 kidnapped schoolgirls had been at a frustrating standstill.
TUNIS - The Associated Press / Agence France-Presse
Tunisia's main secular opposition party is claiming a big victory in the country's historic election over the once dominant Islamists
THE HAGUE - Agence France-Presse
Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta became the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court where he has been charged with crimes against humanity
Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and girls on the front lines of its insurgency, according to a new report published on Oct. 27, after a fresh abduction in Nigeria's far northeast.
NAIROBI - Agence France-Presse
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta headed to The Hague for a landmark appearance before the International Criminal Court where he faces charges of crimes against humanity
MOGADISHU - Reuters
The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows and new cranes easing the back-breaking work of porters
Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers on Oct. 5 recaptured the last major port in Somalia held by the Shebab, removing a key source of revenue for the Islamist militia
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