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Nigeria vote runs into second day after glitches, killings

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ABUJA - Voting in Nigeria's tensest election since the end of military rule in 1999 spilled into a second day on Sunday after technical glitches hit voter ID machines and Islamist Boko Haram militants killed more than a dozen people in drive-by shootings.

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Insight - Hardline Mali rebel demands stall hopes for peace 2:47pm BST

DAKAR - Mediators in northern Mali's conflict underestimated the radicalisation of a new generation at the heart of a separatist movement, a misstep that left the peace process in tatters after rebels refused to sign a proposed deal.

Guinea president announces new emergency measures in Ebola fight 28 Mar 2015

CONAKRY - Guinea's President Alpha Conde announced on Saturday new emergency measures enabling authorities to restrict movements in western Guinea where Ebola transmission continues a year after the epidemic was declared.

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Gunmen kill 15 in Nigeria during tense election 28 Mar 2015

ABUJA - Gunmen killed at least 15 people including an opposition politician near polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, casting an ominous shadow over the closest electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999. | Video

Boko Haram militants kill 25 in northeast Nigerian village - governor 28 Mar 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A group of Nigerian Boko Haram militants killed at least 25 people in attack on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Buratai in Borno state on Friday, the governor said on Saturday.

Kenya hits out at Britain's tougher travel warning 28 Mar 2015

NAIROBI - Kenya's government said on Saturday it was "shocked and concerned" over the latest travel warnings issued by Britain and others and said security conditions in the east African country were improving.