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A clash between Chad's army and Boko Haram on a Lake Chad island has killed four soldiers and 33 Islamists, a military spokesman said May 29
ABUJA - Reuters
Three decades after he first came to power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in on May 29 as elected President of Nigeria, giving him control of an African giant struggling with slowing economic growth and a raging Islamist insurgency.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Agence France-Presse
Burundian leader Pierre Nkurunziza has returned to the country, his office said May 14, as a deputy coup leader said the attempt to overthrow the president had failed after fierce battles between rival army factions.
TUNIS - Reuters
A Tunisian soldier opened fire on colleagues at a military base in the capital Tunis on May 25, killing an officer and two others and wounding 15 more before being shot dead himself, Tunisian authorities said
Heavy fighting between rival Burundian troops erupted in the capital on May 14, the day after a top general launched a coup to oust the central African nation's President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Thousands of Burundian activists mourned a murdered opposition leader at his funeral May 24, vowing to intensify their protests against a bid by the president of the central African nation to seek a third consecutive term
JUBA - Agence France-Presse
Gunmen in South Sudan have raped girls, seized boys to become soldiers and torched towns in some of the heaviest fighting seen in the 17-month-long civil war, the United Nations said May 12
BUJUMBURA - The Associated Press
A Burundian official says the president has signed a decree to postpone parliamentary elections for a week from May 26 until early June
GENEVA – Agence France-Presse
Over 50,000 Burundians have fled their country since the start of political violence in April, the UN refugee agency said on May 8, adding that many more were trying to leave but faced hurdles
Parliamentary and presidential elections due to take place in Burundi in May and June could be delayed in the wake of the coup attempt against President Pierre Nkurunziza, his office said May 17
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
At least three women were killed in a landmine explosion and others crushed to death by tanks as Nigeria's military moved in to rescue them from Boko Haram, one freed hostage said on May 3
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