Tunisians vote for first freely elected president of post-Ben Ali era


TUNIS - Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to pick their first directly elected president, the final step in the North African state's transition to full democracy following a 2011 revolution that ousted long-time ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

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Over 25 killed in attack on Nigerian fishing community 1:14pm GMT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - More than 25 people, mostly fishermen, have been shot dead in a remote community in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, the heartland of Islamist group Boko Haram, police and witnesses said on Sunday.


Zimbabwe's Mugabe tightens grip on party, to choose successor 10:48am GMT

HARARE - Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has changed the constitution of his ruling ZANU-PF party to allow him to directly appoint his deputies, giving the 90-year-old sole power to anoint his successor, party sources said on Sunday.


Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus 22 Nov 2014

NAIROBI - The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it had staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers. | Video

Somalia's al Shabaab claims responsibility for northeast Kenya bus attack 22 Nov 2014

MOGADISHU - Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents said they were behind a bus attack in northeast Kenya that killed 28 people on Saturday, saying it was in retaliation for raids on mosques in the port city of Mombasa.

Suspected Islamist fighters kill two children, abduct 10 22 Nov 2014

BAMAKO - Suspected Islamist fighters kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali on Saturday, capping a week of violence in the West African country's desert north, a senior Malian military official said.