Death Toll From Northwest Nigeria Attack Doubles to 130

ABUJA � The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130, the Kaduna state governor said on Tuesday, adding it appeared to have been a …

Buhari: Military to Be ‘Ruthless’ Against Election Tampering

ABUJA President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a week’s …

South Sudan to Deduct from Civil Servants’ Salaries – But Salaries Aren’t Being Paid

JUBA/WASHINGTON The government of South Sudan says that beginning in March, it will deduct one day’s salary from civil servants’ paychecks each month to help pay for implementation of the peace deal aimed at ending …

Sudan: Fruit Vendor Dies After Tear Gas Fired at Protesters

A Sudanese fruit vendor died in Khartoum Sunday from inhaling tear gas fired at protesters.

Medics and the vendor’s family said the 62-year-old resident of Bahari, a northern suburb of the Sudanese capital, died in …

Breaking Down Community Resistance in Ebola-Affected Congo

GENEVA A unique project is making strides in breaking down community resistance toward international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The International Federation of …