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Africa’s biggest democracy votes: ‘Whoever wins, Nigeria has the victory’

Despite rain and the death of 41 people in an attack by terrorist group Boko Haram, millions of Nigerians turned out to vote in hotly contested elections to choose the president of Africa's most populous country.

'Unprecedented' interest in Africa news

Special force to target Boko Haram

The African Union has agreed on a multinational force to counter the growing threat of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin. It also agreed that financial and material resources be provided for the force. Deliberations will continue at the mid-year AU assembly in Johannesburg.
South Africa condemns Boko Haram attacks

South Africa condemns Boko Haram attacks

South Africa was one of the first countries to condemn the attacks in northeastern Nigeria, in which about 2 000 people are thought to have been killed. Many more were forced to flee into neighbouring countries. Pretoria said deliberate attacks against civilians were a crime against humanity.
SA backs African crisis response force

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South African President Jacob Zuma, speaking out against the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls by militant Islamist group Boko-Haram on Sunday, expressed concern over the activities of armed rebels on the continent and called on the African Union to take steps to bring about stability.

#BringBackOurGirls shows the power of social media in Africa

Social media's potential as a powerful agent for change and conflict resolution in Africa is being demonstrated by the hugely viral #BringBackOurGirls online campaign to rescue 276 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

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