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Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator Tuesday in a historic transfer of power following the nation's most hotly contested election ever....


ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan concedes defeat, says ambition not worth bloodshed....

Niger: Troops prevent Boko Haram attack, destroy base
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Soldiers fended off an attack on a border town in Niger by Boko Haram and destroyed a base used by the Islamic militants inside neighboring Nigeria in recent days, Niger said Tuesday....

Nigeria new leader Muhammadu Buhari has strict reputation
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's next president, the first opposition candidate to unseat a democratically elected president in the country's history, also knows how to take power through other means....

Things to know about Nigeria, as country picks new president
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's election has achieved the first democratic handover of power from one party to another. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and biggest economy....

Morocco investigative journalist gets 10 months for adultery
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- A Moroccan court has convicted an investigative journalist of adultery and starting a brothel, sentencing him to 10 months in prison in a verdict that the head of a local media freedom organization said Tuesday is meant to intimidate him....

Fleeing violence at home, Yemeni refugees arrive in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Dozens of Yemeni refugees fleeing the fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have arrived in the northern parts of Somalia, local officials and the U.N. said on Tuesday....

Qatar ambassador returns to Egypt after rift over Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Qatar returned its ambassador to Cairo on Tuesday, almost a month after recalling him in response to an Egyptian official accusing the tiny Gulf nation of supporting terrorism....

Saudi Arabia, Egypt show discord over Syria
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt and Saudi Arabia are cooperating militarily to thwart a power grab in Yemen by Shiite rebels, but the agreement on how to deal with the region's complex and intertwined conflicts may stop there. The two countries' diverging interests were evident at the Arab summit over the weekend, particularly over the crises in Syria and Libya....

14 killed in car crash in Egypt's southern Sohag province
SOHAG, Egypt (AP) -- A senior Egyptian security official says 14 people have been killed and seven injured in a car crash involving three vehicles in the southern province of Sohag....