A xenophobic demand that foreigners pack up and go prefigured a bloody wave of violence.
Nigeria marks one year since the disappearance of the Chibok schoolgirls.
The destruction wrought by the radical Islamist group is being revealed, with the United Nations now saying that the fighting has displaced 800,000 children as well as many adults.
A visit to northeastern Nigeria reveals a level of destruction unlike anything I saw in southeastern Afghanistan.
Despite the fight against it, al-Shabab was able to pull off Kenya's largest terror attack in almost two decades.
They bought a ship for $162,000 to patrol the Mediterranean Sea.
The two leading candidates are starkly different.
Nigeria is Africa's most populous and oil-rich country, and the elections may affect not just this country but others in West Africa.
It's more bad news for Tunisia's struggling tourist industry.
This is not exactly a great sign for Chinese soft power.