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An electoral worker take stock of ballot papers to be transporters at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Yola, Nigeria, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.  Nigeria surged into the final day of campaigning ahead of Saturday's election, as President Muhammadu Buhari made one last pitch to stay in office while top challenger Atiku Abubakar shouted to supporters: "Oh my God! Let them go! Let them go!" (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
'Everybody suffers too much:' Nigeria heads to the polls'Everybody suffers too much:' Nigeria heads to the polls as its president tries to hang on
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
66 killed in Nigerian state before presidential electionAuthorities in Nigeria's Kaduna state are reporting at least 66 deaths after a wave of violence just before the country's presidential election
The Associated Press2 hours ago
People cross the roads near the Independent National Electoral Commission office in Yola, Nigeria, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Nigeria's main opposition party charged Thursday that the election commission has kept more than 1 million ghost voters on the national register, raising fears of possible vote rigging ahead of upcoming Saturday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant povertyIn Nigeria vote, the spectacle of campaign expenditure is at odds with the rampant poverty afflicting many
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. Brutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" persists in South Sudan's northern region, according to a report issued Friday Feb. 15, 2019, by the United Nations, warning of endemic conflict-related sexual violence. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, FILE)
Sexual violence rampant in South Sudan's Unity area, says UNBrutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" and a level of "premeditation" persists in South Sudan's northern region, the United Nations said on Friday
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Supporters of Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, of the People's Democratic Party attends an election campaign rally on the street in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Nigeria's main opposition party charged Thursday that the election commission has kept more than 1 million ghost voters on the national register, raising fears of vote rigging ahead of Saturday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria in last day of campaigning warned to 'choose wisely'Nigerians in final day of campaigning ahead of Saturday's election are warned to 'choose wisely'
The Associated Press1 day ago
A Supporter of Nigerian presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, of the People's Democratic Party attends an election campaign rally on the street in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Nigeria's main opposition party charged Thursday that the election commission has kept more than 1 million ghost voters on the national register, raising fears of vote rigging ahead of Saturday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
The Latest: Nigeria's leader vows protection for foreignersThe Latest: Nigeria's leader vows protection for foreigners as country faces election
The Associated Press1 day ago
A crowd gathers around a mineshaft where some tens of artisanal miners are feared dead after rains flooded the mines while they were underground on the outskirts of Kadoma town about 200 kilometres west of Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Feb, 14, 2019. Hopes of rescuing the trapped miners are fading due to lack of necessary equipment after they were reported missing Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Several dozen miners believed trapped after Zimbabwe floodsMedia in Zimbabwe say several dozen artisanal miners are missing after rains flooded mines while they were underground
The Associated Press1 day ago
Autopsy finds Kenyan right activist died from bad abortionAn autopsy shows that a Kenyan rights activist, missing for six days before her body was discovered in a city morgue, died from a botched abortion
The Associated Press1 day ago
Kenya inquest says police killed baby in poll protestInquest in Kenya finds police responsible for death of baby during poll protest after she was hit in the head with a baton
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More than 1,200 killed in Mali last year, says reportA political party in Mali that monitors security says more than 1,200 people died in violence last year
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa reports drop in rhinos killed by poachersSouth African reports progress in the fight against rhino poaching, says security measures have reduced the killing
The Associated Press1 day ago
Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari gestures to supporters at a campaign rally in Abuja, Nigeria Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Nigeria is due to hold general elections on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Nigeria's youth boom approaches the voting booth frustratedNigeria's youth boom approaches the voting booth, frustrated by candidates twice their age
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Monday, July. 24, 2017 file photo, a man reads a story about Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari after the government released a photo of Buhari more than two months after he left for London for medical treatment, in Lagos, Nigeria. In Nigeria and other African countries fighting fake news is vexing and divisive, especially as major elections loom. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Nigeria's candidates mix peace pledge with election threatsNigeria's candidates mix peace pledge with election threats; 'those who want to kill us'
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nigeria in battle against fake news ahead of electionsIn Nigeria and other African countries fighting fake news is vexing and divisive, especially as major elections loom
The Associated Press2 days ago
Kenya police: 5 dead including 3 Americans in plane crashA Kenyan police official says a plane crash in Kenya's Rift Valley has killed five people including two Americans
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