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Monday, October 26, 2015
People in the Republic of Congo began voting in a referendum Sunday on whether longtime President Denis Sassou Nguesso can seek a third term in office that has sparked clashes in the oil-producing country.
Ivory Coast votes in election tipped to incumbent
Ivory Coast voters headed to the polls Sunday hoping to put the past behind them as the West African nation holds its first presidential election since a disputed vote five years ago triggered violence in which more than 3,000 people died.
The death toll for the shelling of a rally in Libya's second city Benghazi protesting against a U.N.-proposed peace deal has jumped to 12, medics said.
Tanzanians voted in presidential and general elections Sunday, in what is expected to be the tightest race in the history of east Africa's most populous country.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Tanzania votes in tight election race
DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzanians voted in presidential and general elections Sunday, in what is expected to be the tightest race in the history of East Africa's most populous country.
Mosque blasts kill 55, injure more than 100 in northeastern Nigeria
Two bomb blasts ripped through mosques in northeast Nigeria on Friday, killing at least 55 people and injuring more than 100, as Boko Haram fighters briefly seized a town in neighboring Cameroon.
Fires, stun grenades as students protest in S. Africa
Thousands of South African university students protesting planned tuition hikes flocked to the country's main government complex on Friday, with some setting fires and throwing stones as police responded with stun grenades, tear gas and a water cannon.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Maldives arrests vice president over plot to assassinate president
Maldivian authorities on Saturday arrested the nation's Vice President Ahmed Adeeb over a plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, who escaped death after his boat was hit by a bomb, the home minister said.
S. Africa's Zuma scraps college fee hikes in face of protests
South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday abandoned proposed hikes to university fees after days of protests culminating in police firing stun grenades at students outside government headquarters.
Boko Haram Islamists on Friday seized control of a town in the far north of Cameroon which lies on the border with Nigeria, security and regional sources said.
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