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Kenya mourns victims of Garissa al-Shabab attack

Kenya has begun three days of mourning for the 148 victims of an attack on students by militant group al-Shabab.

Kenya: Death toll in Garissa University College attack hits 70

The death toll from an attack by gunmen at Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya on Thursday morning has risen to 70 while 79 others were injured.

The Interior Ministry said at least 79 people were injured by the attackers and had been rushed to a hospital with nine in critical condition.

Two officers and a civilian were airlifted to Nairobi for treatment.

The gunmen are said to have attacked the institution around 5.30am on Thursday.

Unconfirmed reports say that students may have been taken hostage. reporter Abdimalik Hajir said he saw the bodies of the guards near the university's main gate.

Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet said there was a shootout between the attackers and police officers who were guarding the students’ hostels.

"The attackers shot indiscriminately while inside the university compound.

“However, the attackers retreated and gained entry into the hostels. … (A) joint

An injured woman is wheeled into a plane to be airlifted to Nairobi for treatment following the attack at Garissa University College on April 2, 2015.

Raila Odinga condemns terror attack on Garissa University College

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has condemned the attack on Garissa University College in which the death toll has risen to 15.

Islamic gunmen storm Kenyan college, 15 killed; Christians targeted

A swarm of gunmen stormed a Kenya university before dawn Thursday, opening fire and taking hostages.

Gunmen storm Kenya University

Masked gunmen have stormed a university near the Somali border in north-eastern Kenya, killing at least two people and injuring about 30.

Gen Buhari

ECOWAS commends Buhari, Nigeria

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has congratulated former military leader, General Muhammadu Buhari for coming up victorious in the Nigerian presidential elections.

Mrs Aisha Buhari

Nigeria’s First Lady-in-waiting Aisha Buhari - I am so proud of my husband

Aisha Buhari took to her newly created Twitter handle to congratulate her husband, General Muhammadu Buhari on winning the Nigerian Presidential elections.

President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria's President Jonathan's official concession speech

Below is the official concession speech by President Goodluck Jonathan following the historic victory by opposition leader Gen Muhammadu Buhari in Africa's most populous nation's national elections.

Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria presidential polls

Nigerian presidential poll has been won by Muhammadu Buhari, in the country's first election victory by the opposition.

Security had been stepped up in Kampala after warnings of attacks

Uganda prosecutor in al-Shabab bomb case shot dead

Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men accused of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, has been shot dead in Kampala.

Woman allegedly stabs husband over Nigeria election results

Lagos State Police Command in Nigeria has arrested a 26-year-old pregnant woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death during a quarrel over who would emerge winner between the Peoples’ Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidates, while voting was on-going on Saturday.

Nigeria election: Buhari 'ahead' in early counting

Partial results from Nigeria's election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari more votes than the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.

Counting is under way but the announcement of results has already been delayed

Tense Nigeria awaits election results

Police in the battleground Rivers State have used teargas against female opposition protesters who were attempting to lodge complaints with election officials of alleged rigging.

Breaking news : APC members protest in Port Harcourt

Thousands of All Progressives Congress, APC, party members in Port Harcourt,Sunday, protested against the handling of the Presidential and National Assembly elections held yesterday in Rivers State.

'I voted for myself' : Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan has told the BBC's Peter Okwoche that people have to be patient with the electoral commission because voting is taking place under a new system.

Nigeria elections : Explosion at a polling unit

Explosion greeted a polling unit in Awka Anambra State IN the morning of election day when electorate in the area were preparing for accreditation.

Nigeria elections : Electoral commission orders manual accreditation and extends exercise till Sunday

Prof. Attahiru Jega, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the use of manual accreditation in areas that the Smart Card Readers malfunctioned during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country.

Nigeria elections : One feared dead as gunmen attack electoral officials 

One person was feared dead as electoral officials carrying materials for the Presidential and National Assemblies Elections,on Saturday were attacked at Ubima-Ozuaha road in Ikwerre LGA.

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