Syria's opposition coalition has said it will not engage in international peace talks while Hezbollah backs President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan looked set for a close race against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday as results trickled in.
Nigerians turned out for a delayed parliamentary election on Saturday, voicing determination to hold a credible vote in Africa's most populous nation.
Africa's most populous nation -- roughly divided into a Muslim north and Christian south with sizeable minorities living in both regions -- is full of
Nigeria's main militant group said on Wednesday it was extending a two-month-old ceasefire in the oil-producing Niger Delta by 30 days.
Nigeria's anti-graft police have given defaulting debtors of five banks rescued in a $2,6-billion bailout a week to organise repayment or face arrest.
Samuel Yunana's father was taken from his home, stabbed in the side of the stomach and told to convert to Islam. When he refused, his throat was slit.
Nigeria's main militant group said its fighters had attacked an oil facility belonging to Royal Dutch Shell in the Niger Delta on Monday.
Nigeria's main militant group said it had blown up a well-head in a Royal Dutch Shell oil field in Delta state late on Thursday.
Nigeria's main militant group said on Sunday it had attacked three oil installations belonging to Royal Dutch Shell in the Niger Delta.