Nigeria, Africa`s most populous country and its biggest economy, holds general elections on Saturday. Here are five issues that could shape the results. Which candidate is best suited to end Boko Haram`s six-year uprising that has killed more than 13,000 people and left 1.5 million others homeless?
Boko Haram militants have been amassing in the northeast Nigeria town of Gwoza, believed to be the group`s headquarters, killing residents who were unable to flee, a senator and witnesses said Thursday.
A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on Thursday, police said, with the atheist writer`s family claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists.
An Egyptian military court has postponed to March 9 the trial of the Muslim Brotherhood leader and 198 other Islamists over deadly clashes after president Mohamed Morsi`s ouster, an army official said Monday.