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In Nigeria's capital, residents live in fear after attacks
In Nigeria's capital, residents live in fear after attacks

When gunmen bombed their way into Kuje prison freeing hundreds of inmates just 25 miles from Nigeria’s capital, Assumpta Mgbe who lives nearby huddled her children around her. Another key concern for residents are schools, a soft target for many gunmen across Nigeria.

S.Africa's Zuma appeals ruling to send him back to jail
S.Africa's Zuma appeals ruling to send him back to jail

South Africa's ex-leader Jacob Zuma on Monday asked a top court to overturn a ruling that ordered him back to jail to serve a sentence that had triggered protests and looting. His jailing sparked violent protests and looting in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal that spread to the financial hub Johannesburg in July, claiming over 350 lives and dealing a crippling blow to South Africa's economy.

Armenian blast death toll rises to 6, over 60 injured
Armenian blast death toll rises to 6, over 60 injured

The death toll from an explosion at a bustling market in the Armenian capital Yerevan rose to six on Monday as search operations continued for people believed trapped under rubble. Rescue operations were continuing "very carefully" with people still believed to be trapped beneath the debris, he added.

Kenya set to learn outcome of tight election race
Kenya set to learn outcome of tight election race

Kenya is expected Monday to learn the outcome of its closely-fought presidential election after a long wait for results that has put the nation on edge. The Star newspaper on Monday said "public anxiety" over the election results was at "breaking point."

'Day of conquest' as Taliban mark turbulent first year in power
'Day of conquest' as Taliban mark turbulent first year in power

Taliban fighters chanted victory slogans next to the US embassy in Kabul Monday as they marked the first anniversary of their return to power in Afghanistan following a turbulent year that saw women's rights crushed and a humanitarian crisis worsen. While Afghans acknowledge a decline in violence since the Taliban seized power, the humanitarian crisis has left many helpless.

Kenya moves closer to results of tight election race
Kenya moves closer to results of tight election race

Kenya was moving closer Monday to learning the outcome of its closely-fought presidential election after days of anxious waiting. Both men had on Sunday appealed for calm as the wait for the final results of the August 9 vote dragged on.

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