Africa

Nigeria cleric sentenced to death for blasphemy

An Islamic court in Nigeria has sentenced a cleric to death by hanging for insulting the Prophet Muhammad in the northern city of Kano. Abdulazeez Dauda, popularly known as Abdul Inyass, was convicted after a trial held in secret to avoid protests. Five followers of...

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Long-delayed elections finally held in CAR

The polls have opened in the Central African Republic, in delayed presidential and parliamentary elections aimed at restoring stable government after years of turmoil. Thirty candidates are vying to replace interim leader Catherine Samba-Panza. UN peacekeepers hope to...

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WHO declares Guinea to be Ebola-free

Guinea has been declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO), two years after the epidemic began there. Dr. Bruce Aylward, the head of the WHO Ebola Response. made the announcement today in Geneva. The WHO congratulated the government and people of...

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