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  1. Report: Gun battle erupts at Nigeria airportRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | ITV

    "I can hear sporadic gun shots and bomb explosions, I am sure the boys are back to retaliate for what was done to them this morning," Bello Muhammad, who lives about 300 metres from the airport, told Reuters. Suspected Boko Haram insurgents launched an attack on the outskirts of Maiduguri, including the airport that is used by military and civilian aircraft, on Sunday just after midnight but were repelled by the army in the early afternoon.

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  2. CAR Minister KidnappedRead the original story

    50 min ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    Nicaise Danielle Sayo, wife of the Central African Republic's Minister of Youth and Sport Armel Mingatoloum Sayol told the AP her husband had been taken from his car in Bangui's Galabadja neighbourhood while the couple were on their way home from church this morning , then proceeded to speed off in an unmarked taxi. "They instructed us to stop, and they pulled him from his vehicle and put him in their car to heading to Boy-Rabe, their stronghold,'' she said.

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  3. Boko Haram men seize Nigerian army base, townRead the original story

    51 min ago | Times of Oman

    Maiduguri : Boko Haram extremists on Sunday captured the northeastern town of Monguno, including a military base, after a fierce battle with Nigerian troops, security sources told AFP. "Monguno has fallen, Monguno has fallen," said a senior military officer, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to talk to the media.

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  4. Strategic city falls in Nigeria's battle against Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Hundreds of Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday launched a predawn attack on the Nigerian city of Maiduguri and were locked in a fierce battle with government troops on the outskirts of the city, according to the military, residents and citizen vigilantes. The militants launched a simultaneous attack on the town of Monguno and were apparently successful in taking control of the town and its military barracks, a Nigerian military officer in Maiduguri told CNN.

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  5. At least 15 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprisingRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Stuff.co.nz

    At least 15 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Egypt on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security sources said. In the bloodiest day of protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president in June, security forces and plain clothed police fired at protesters on Sunday , witnesses said.

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  6. Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | The Washington Post

    Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, right, walks with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, on his arrival at the State House in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.

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  7. 5Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killedRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | The Washington Post

    ... nearly 1,000 miles (more than 1,500 kilometers) southwest of Maiduguri, to encourage peaceful elections on Feb. 14 in Africa's most populous country. "This will be the largest democratic election on the continent," Kerry said. "Given the stakes, ...

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  8. Large city, villages under attack by Boko HaramRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WTVC

    Authorities say fierce fighting between troops and insurgents in city of Maiduguri has left more than 200 dead. To the south of the city in Adamawa state, a lawmaker is appealing for troops to protect civilians in six villages that are under attack.

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  9. Suspected Boko Haram militants attack major Nigeria northern cityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CNews

    ... out an Islamic state. Boko Haram has waged a five-year insurgency to carve out an Islamic state in the northeast of Africa's biggest economy. The militants control vast swathes of Borno state and some areas of neighbouring Adamawa and Yobe states. ...

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  10. FG mulls ban on porn websites, says NSARead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    The National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki , says the Federal Government is planning to introduce a law that will ban and block all porn websites in the country.

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  11. Gun battle erupts near Nigeria's Maiduguri airportRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | AlertNet

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  12. Central African Republic minister kidnapped, another targetedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | AlertNet

    A Seleka fighter walks in a village, close to the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic BANGUI, Jan 25 - Central African Republic's minister for youth and sport was kidnapped on Sunday by gunmen in the capital, Bangui, and a second minister narrowly escaped capture in a town to the north, officials said.

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  13. Liberia Ebola vaccine trial "challenging" as cases tumbleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | AlertNet

    ... animal tests backed by only limited human evidence, Francis Collins told Reuters. Liberia, once the epicentre of West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic, has just five remaining confirmed cases of the disease, a senior health official has said. The ...

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  14. 1/25/2015Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Digby

    A local leader in Tanzania has been attacked and beheaded by a gang of men, who then cooked some of his body parts, police say. The attack took place on Friday night in the southern Katavi region of the east African nation, local police chief Dhahiri Kidavashari said, naming the dead man as 31-year-old Richard Madirisha.

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  15. Chinese become targets in DR Congo riotsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The China Post

    Clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo police and political protestors that left some 40 people dead last week also revealed the level of hostility toward the Chinese in the capital Kinshasa. "Congolese, please" implored a sign in one store window, hoping it would be spared by the marauding protesters who attacked and looted around 50 Chinese-owned stores in the gritty, teaming Kinshasa neighborhoods of Ngaba and Kalamu.

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  16. The US will deny visas to anyone who stokes violence in upcoming Nigerian election: KerryRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Raw Story

    ... of a Feb. 14 presidential election. Washington is concerned that post-poll violence could undermine the stability of Africa's top oil producer and hamper efforts to tackle the Islamist militants of Boko Haram. "Given the stakes it's absolutely ...

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  17. Obama Chief Of Staff Denis McDonough: Benjamin Netanyahu Didn't Spit In The Face Of The White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Switched

    ... from TV, US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, in the rain for a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/SABC ...

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  18. Kerry Ties More Help Against Boko Haram to Election PeaceRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Bloomberg

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Nigerian political rivals to ensure upcoming elections aren't marred by violence, and said more U.S. support in the fight against Boko Haram militants hinged on a peaceful ballot. "We are prepared to do more but our ability to do more will depend to some degree on the full measure of credibility, accountability, transparency and peacefulness of this election," he said at a press conference Sunday in Lagos, referring to the Feb. 14 poll.

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  19. VIDEO: Harrogate's help is saving children in MalawiRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Harrogate Advertiser

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Floods and extreme weather in recent days have displaced about 75,000 people in Malawi, including children who are now in the care of Harrogate supported charity Open Arms.

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  20. 13 killed as clashes mar Egypt revolt anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    Clashes between Islamist demonstrators and security forces left at least 13 people dead on Sunday , the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 revolt that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak. Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi clash with anti-government protesters following demonstrations in Cairo, marking the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that ousted veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

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