Nick Tattersall

Turkish courts block Twitter ahead of elections

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to "wipe out" the social media service, setting him against President Abdullah Gul and drawing public fury.

Syria opposition rejects peace talks

Syria's opposition coalition has said it will not engage in international peace talks while Hezbollah backs President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

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.

Nigeria’s Jonathan set for victory in election

President Goodluck Jonathan took what appeared to be an unassailable lead on Sunday as votes were tallied from around Nigeria.

Early results suggest close Nigerian election

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan looked set for a close race against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday as results trickled in.

Nigerians head out to vote despite chaos, violence

Nigerians turned out for a delayed parliamentary election on Saturday, voicing determination to hold a credible vote in Africa's most populous nation.

Nigeria’s north risks growing sense of alienation

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 president declares election bid on Facebook

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday declared his intention to run in January elections on social networking site Facebook.

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.

Nigerian militants extend truce in oil region

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 threatens to arrest bank debtors, seize assets

Nigeria's anti-graft police have given defaulting debtors of five banks rescued in a ,6-billion bailout a week to organise repayment or face arrest.

Nigerians count cost after uprising by Islamic sect

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.

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