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31 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Can Nigeria's election inspire wave of African democracy?

Nigeria's first-ever peaceful transition after elections this week has inspired hopes that it could spark a trend among other African countries where democracy has failed to take hold. In a continent where leaders often refuse to give up office, Goodluck Jonathan's willingness to accept defeat and step down has been met with relief by foreign observers. "If the largest democracy ...

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Nigeria celebrates opposition candidate Buhari's victory

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari’s electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising to widespread poverty and graft. Buhari, 72, made history in Africa’s most populous country as the first opposition party candidate to win elections, ending President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid for another term. Boko Haram aims to establish ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Associated Press

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Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator in a historic transfer of power officially announced early Wednesday following the nation's most hotly contested election ever.

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MAR 30, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 10,300 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. [...] the disease remains stubbornly entrenched in Guinea more than a year after the outbreak started and authorities are now ramping up efforts to eliminate the disease. Guinea sent security forces to the border on Friday night in response to ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Islamic State seizes vast Damascus refugee camp

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fighters proclaiming allegiance to Islamic State seized most of a vast camp for Palestinian refugees on the outskirts of Damascus on Wednesday, a bid to capture the group's first major foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power.

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4 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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ISIS Storms Palestinian Refugee Camp Yarmouk In Syrian Capital

Militants from the Islamic State group stormed a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said. The extremist group captured some of Yarmouk's main streets, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. A Palestinian official said a "majority" of the camp was under the militants' control. Islamic State fighters clashed with Syrian opposition forces inside ...

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2 HOURS AGO - CBS News

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Suspect in murder of Putin foe: I was beaten, pressured to confess

Zaur Dadaev, who is charged with the killing of Boris Nemtsov, tells court he was "told what to say and how to say it"

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3 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Russian opposition activist Vladimir Ashurkov is granted asylum in UK

Anti-corruption campaigner and ally of prominent Vladimir Putin critic sought asylum after being accused of embezzlement in RussiaFacing prosecution in his homeland, an ally of Russia’s leading opposition activist and anti-corruption campaigner has received political asylum in the UK.Former banker Vladimir Ashurkov is the executive director of the anti-corruption fund led by Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of president Vladimir ...

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28 MINS AGO - Newsday

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Iran extensions underscore Obama's dilemma in talks

Iran extensions underscore Obama's dilemma in talks as he seeks deal acceptable to Congress

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8 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iran nuke talks extended for another day

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Iranian counterpart on Wednesday night for what diplomats said could be a series of pivotal sessions as the United States and its negotiating partners sought to secure a preliminary accord to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Kerry met one-on-one with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, on Wednesday, followed by ...

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