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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, shopkeeper Abdulkarim Abdulmumin sits by the piles of Hausa-language DVDs he sells in the market in Kano, northern Nigeria. Faced with an election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular Hausa-language film industry known as Kannywood assembled this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing to the country for peace. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
In Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for election peaceIn tense Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for peace as campaigns urge "election no be war"
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Chinese ivory trafficker gets 15 years in Tanzanian sentenceA Tanzanian judge has sentenced a Chinese trafficker who was labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail after she was convicted of smuggling about 700 elephant tusks
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Nigeria's opposition urges military to stay away from voteNigeria's top opposition candidate is urging the military not to be involved in the upcoming presidential election, saying the army "has no role to play in the conduct" of the poll
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Nigerian soldiers block the road leading to the entrance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party headquarters where Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari holds an emergency meeting with senior members of the party in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday Feb. 18, 2019. Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Nigeria's president tells security forces to be 'ruthless'Nigeria's leader tells security forces to be 'ruthless' against anyone trying to disrupt vote
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nigeria's female candidates seek victory despite harassment'Of course I'm going to win:' Nigeria's female candidates pursue victory despite harassment
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Zimbabweas main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, center right, greets prominent politician Tendai Biti upon his release at the magistrates courts in Harare, Monday, Feb, 18, 2019. A Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party's leader won disputed elections held in July. Biti was on trial for "unofficial and false declaration of results." (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe opposition official convicted of false declarationA Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party's leader won disputed elections held in July
The Associated Press1 day ago
An usher and other churchgoers pray at the Living Faith church in the predominantly-Christian neighbourhood of Sabon Gari in Kano, northern Nigeria Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. With the leading contenders for the Presidency both northern Muslims, Nigeria's presidential contest has been largely free of the religious pressures that marked the 2015 vote, but the Christian vote is bound to be decisive in a race that could sweep the incumbent out of power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
In Nigeria's tight election, Christian vote is seen as keyIn Nigeria's tight presidential election, the Christian vote is seen as key in the choice between two Muslim candidates
The Associated Press2 days ago
About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mineRescuers digging with bare hands in effort to free about 40 trapped gold miners in northeastern Liberia
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Mary Zindege waits for news of her son after dozens of small-scale gold miners were caught underground Tuesday on the outskirts of Kadoma town about 200 kilometres west of Harare, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Eight subsistence miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe were rescued on Saturday, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes onSearchers recover 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground
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Nigerians play the board-game Ayoayo over beers at a street-side bar in the predominantly-Christian neighborhood of Sabon Gari in Kano, northern Nigeria Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa's largest democracy for calm. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delayNigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay over 'very trying circumstances'
The Associated Press3 days ago
Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clashA top Kenyan official says the country has recalled its ambassador to Somalia and told the Somali ambassador to leave over an alleged land grab by Somalia
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Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment ProgramU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, a  pangolin looks for food on a private property in Johannesburg, South Africa. As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are working to protect the endangered animals, including caring for a few that have been rescued from traffickers. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South African activists try to protect endangered pangolinsAs World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are caring for a few of the endangered animals that have been rescued from traffickers
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. Smollett is expressing anger over being attacked outside his Chicago apartment last month. Smollett, who plays a musician on the Fox Network's ''Empire'' talked about his ordeal during an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts to be broadcast Thursday on "Good Morning America." He alleges he was the victim of an attack on Jan. 29 by two masked men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett caseChicago police have released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett
The Associated Press3 days ago
A police officer keeps guard over electoral materials still stacked in boxes at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, in northern Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
The Latest: Extremist attack in Nigeria kills 4 civiliansThe Latest: Extremist attack in northeastern Nigeria kills 4 civilians, military says
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