Congo voters cast ballots in election delayed for 2 years

Goma, Congo (CNN)Citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo headed to the polls Sunday for a long-delayed presidential election originally scheduled to be held in 2016. Kabila’s former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as well as some 20 opposition candidates are vying to replace him. Of the opposition candidates,…

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24-hour curfew imposed in Nigeria’s Kaduna after scores killed in communal violence

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, where police said at least 55 people were killed in communal clashes. Police said 22 people were arrested in connection to the crisis, which occurred after riots broke out among youths in a local market in…

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Lone Dapchi schoolgirl in Boko Haram captivity begs for her freedom

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirl Leah Sharibu, who has been held by the Boko Haram terror group since February, has pleaded for her freedom in newly-released audio. “I am begging you to treat me with compassion, I am calling on the government, particularly, the president, to pity me and get…

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