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Nigeria leader says polls to continue despite riots

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday the final round of elections would go ahead next week despite rioting.

Military option still on the cards in Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo has agreed to further talks to end his country's crisis, buying himself time after a demand that he step down.

Blast kills at least four in Nigerian capital

An explosion at a market in Nigeria's capital Abuja killed at least four people and injured more than a dozen more during New Year's Eve celebrations.

Jonathan sworn in after death of president

Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as head of state on Thursday following the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua.

Nigerian president dies, acting leader to take over

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua death has paved the way for the most hotly contested succession since the country's return to democracy.

Former Nigerian military ruler to run for president

Nigeria's former military leader, Ibrahim Babangida, is planning a political comeback nearly 25 years after he first came to power.

Nigeria’s acting leader appoints new Cabinet

Nigeria's acting President, Goodluck Jonathan, installed a new Cabinet on Tuesday.

Nigeria’s powerful state governors back acting leader

Nigeria's powerful state governors pledged their support for Acting President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, saying he should continue to lead.

Nigerian president returns from Saudi hospital

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua arrived back in Abuja on Wednesday after three months in a Saudi Arabian hospital.

Nigeria Cabinet backs ailing Yar’Adua

Nigeria's Cabinet rallied around ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua on Wednesday, passing a resolution that he remains capable of holding office.

Top Nigerian militant may take amnesty, says minister

A top Nigerian militant has indicated he may accept a government pardon and lay down arms, the defence minister said on Tuesday.

Nigeria set to hand over oil-rich Bakassi to Cameroon

Nigeria will finally hand over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon on Thursday, putting an end to a decades-old dispute.

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