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Voter accreditation takes place under tight security in Port Harcourt
29/03/2015 - NIGERIA

Nigeria extends voting amid violence and technical failure

Nigerians are voting for a second day after violence, technical failures and the hacking of the electoral commission’s website forced a one-day extension to allow voters to cast their ...
Otuoke is President Goodluck Jonathan's hometown where he receives unwavering support.
27/03/2015 - Report: Nigeria

Nigerian presidential election - Jonathan faces friends and foes in home state

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has a solid base of support in his home state, largely thanks to ethnic loyalty and the benefits brought by a new university.
Attack in Gombe, northeast Nigeria, after President Goodluck Jonathan's visit, 2 Feb.
26/03/2015 - Report: Nigeria

Nigeria election campaign marred by violence

Thursday is the final day of campaigning before presidential elections in Nigeria on Saturday.
Foreign nationals, specifically African migrants, working and living in towns and cities across South Africa are routinely targeted
05/03/2015 - Report: South Africa

Xenophobic attacks erupt in South Africa's Limpopo province

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa have moved to the north-eastern province of Limpopo.
Despite calls to reform its policy on child punishments, smacking is not banned in France.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

France braces for European judgement on child smacking

France is preparing for criticism from the Council of Europe human rights body on Wednesday after media reported it would be condemned for failing to clearly ban the smacking of children.

The fans were on their way to see the PSG-Chelsea match during which Chelsea's Willian (L) faced PSG's Marco Verratti (R) and Blaise Matuidi (C)
18/02/2015 - France - United Kingdom

France opens racist assault case after Chelsea fans push black man off Paris metro

French prosecutors have opened a hunt for Chelsea football club fans who were filmed stopping a black man boarding a Paris metro train while chanting racist slogans.
President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
13/02/2015 - Report: Somalia

Six dead, hundreds flee as Somali army fights to recapture Guriel

In Somalia at least six people were killed on Thursday, as the army attempted to recapture a central town seized by armed Sufi fighters two days ago.
Acid attack survivors' café opens for business in Agra, India
12/02/2015 - International report

Acid attack survivors' café opens for business in Agra, India

India's first café managed and run by survivors of acid attacks has opened to brisk business and supportive crowds in Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
11/02/2015 - Report: Somalia

Armed Sufis kill 12 as President Mohamud president arrives in central Somalia

In Somalia at least 12 people have been killed and 30 wounded in the central Somali town of Guriel after militia loyal to a Sufi sect attacked forces loyal to the government.
Ghana's head coach Avram Grant (R) with Asamoah Gyan during a training session on Saturday
08/02/2015 - Interview: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Ghana coach counts on quality, mentality, attitude against Côte d’Ivoire in CAN final

Three factors mark out a footballer for Avram Grant - quality, mentality and attitude. With this trinity of attributes a player obtains the Israeli’s seal of approval.