Nigeria’s presidential vote marred by prospect of violence

(Kunle Ogunfuyi / AP)

Boko Haram insurgents pose a threat, as do voters who could erupt into protest if their candidate loses.

    Nigeria denies that Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds in northeast

    Nigeria denies that Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds in northeast

    The reports came with elections just days away and the government claiming success in the multinational campaign against the militant group.

    Ebola took away her family, home
    and job. Now she’s trying to start over.

    Ebola took away her family, home <br> and job. Now she’s trying to start over.

    After losing 29 relatives, Josephine Dolley took in six orphans and is determined to provide for them despite Liberia’s economic crisis.

    Soldiers from Niger and Chad discover at least 70 victims of Boko Haram

    Soldiers from Niger and Chad discover at least 70 victims of Boko Haram

    Many of the corpses found in the Ni­ger­ian rown of Damasak were found with their throats slit.

    Deep in the jungle, hunting for the next Ebola outbreak

    Deep in the jungle, hunting for the next Ebola outbreak

    The epidemic might be fading in West Africa, but U.S.-funded scientists in Congo fear a new one could be lurking in the remote rain forest among jungle animals.

    U.S. frets over South African vault with enough fuel for 6 nuclear bombs

    U.S. frets over South African vault with enough fuel for 6 nuclear bombs

    The cache of highly enriched uranium from the country’s former nuclear arsenal is seen as dangerously vulnerable to militants.

    Boko Haram targets Shuwa Arabs in reprisal for Chad offensive

    Boko Haram targets Shuwa Arabs in reprisal for Chad offensive

    Boko Haram is said to be carrying out reprisals against Shuwa Arabs, an ethnic group speaking a form of Arabic common in Chad.

    Photos from around the region

    Inside Tunisia’s Bardo museum

    Housed in a 19th-century palace, the museum where gunmen killed foreign tourists is famous for its Roman mosaics and other antiquities.

    At least 20 dead in Tunisia after attack

    Security forces stormed the country’s most prominent museum, freeing hostages and ending a siege by gunmen.

    Firefighters battle brush blaze in South Africa

    Five houses have been destroyed and dozens of people have been removed from homes.

    Clash between riot police and Egypt soccer fans kills at least 20

    Tear gas and a stampede combined for a fatal melee late Sunday outside a stadium in suburban Cairo.

    The country where the Ebola crisis began

    A year after the epidemic started in Guinea, there are signs it could be ending.

    American among victims of attack on Libya hotel

    Gunmen stormed a hotel popular with foreigners in the capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people.

    Treating Ebola in rural Liberia

    The village of Quewein, without electricity or clean water, and others like it pose new challenges in the campaign to stop the virus.

    In Sierra Leone, Ebola reaches a remote village

    Kumala is grappling with the deadly virus, and its people’s distrust of modern medicine is proving a daunting obstacle.

    Suicide bombing in Mogadishu kills four

    A bomber drove a car into a U.N. convoy in the Somali capital. The group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.

    Bombs and gunfire rip through Ni­ger­ian mosque

    Dozens of people were killed in an attack that officials say bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram.

    Deaths, burials mount in Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone

    The lack of beds for infected patients has led to the rapid spread of the disease.

    A doctor’s mistaken Ebola test proves tragic

    Martin Salia’s friends hugged him when his first test showed he was free of Ebola. Now he has died, and questions remain.

    In Liberia, Ebola leaves hunger in its wake

    Markets are closed and fieldwork is disrupted.

    Preparing for Ebola patients at U.S. facility in Liberia

    Health workers take part in a simulation at a new field hospital in Monrovia.

    Ebola in Ganta, Liberia

    The town is waiting for the arrival of an Ebola treatment unit to accommodate the rising cases of the deadly virus.

    Gunfire reported in Burkina Faso capital

    The development underscores the power vacuum that has emerged after the president’s ouster.

    Tunisia at a crossroads

    Many Tunisians are joining the Islamic State. Upcoming elections will help determine the direction of the country.

    Another side of the Ebola crisis

    In Liberia, where there are few ambulances, simply getting to a treatment center can be an ordeal.

    U.S. military aids in fight against Ebola virus

    American servicemembers were deployed to Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance.

    Ebola epidemic

    The virus is killing 70 percent of those infected, and there could be 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by Dec. 1.

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