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Muhammadu Buhari has recorded majority victories in key northern states, including winning 1.1 million votes in the flashpoint city of Kaduna

Nigeria election: Tense wait for results as race between Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari remains too close to call

Vote-rigging allegations spark fears of violence after presidential poll

Tunisian security services near the scene of the attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis

Tunis museum shooting: Khaled Chaieb, leading suspect in attack, killed in anti-terror operation, says PM

Twenty-one people, mainly foreigners, and two gunmen were killed in the attack,with another woman dying of her injuries over the weekend

Malawi plans to burn ivory worth more than £5m to mark the UN’s World Wildlife Day on Thursday

Malawi to burn its £5m ivory stockpile this week - and demonstrate its commitment to wildlife conservation

Plans for the world's most expensive bonfire proves that saving the elephant is ultimately worth more to the impoverished country

Women cast their vote in Daura, the home town of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria election: Country goes to the polls amid technical glitches - and Boko Haram attacks that leave 41 dead

Islamists fire at people at polling stations in the north, warning them not to vote and claiming the electoral process was corrupt

Nigeria election: Voting to carry on into Sunday following Boko Haram attacks and technical issues

Six people were killed by militant group on election day

Escorted by security forces, rescue workers are seen outside the Bardo Museum in Tunis following the attack earlier this month

Father of Bardo Museum gunman: 'I feel as much sorrow for the tourists as I do for my son'

The father of one of the Bardo Museum gunmen says his son, who attended a Libyan jihadi training camp, was manipulated into carrying out the attack

Nigerian troops inspect a former Boko Haram headquarters

Strikes on Boko Haram revealed on eve of Nigerian election

Mr Jonathan said no political ambition could justify violence or bloodshed

Corporal Anna Cross said that medical staff at the Royal Free were “the best in the world”

Ebola in the UK: Nurse who contracted Ebola thanks 'incredible' NHS team that cured her

Military reservist and NHS intensive care nurse Anna Cross said that medical staff at the Royal Free were 'the best in the world'

The police officer tried to stop Tomlinson from filming him (Chris Tomlinson)

Video shows man confront 'drunk' South African police officer after he 'tried to run his son off the road'

The police are now investigating the video after it received 300,000 views in 24 hours

Soldier walks through a burnt out house in Bama

Newly released footage from liberated Nigerian town Bama shows 'destruction, devastation and dead bodies' left by Boko Haram

Bama was liberated two weeks ago after a week-long battle between Nigerian forces and the Islamic militants

Remi Sonaiya, the first woman to run for president in Nigeria

Nigeria election: The country's first-ever female presidential candidate hoping to inspire other women to become politically active

It is a country where the kidnapping of 279 girls barely registers on the President’s agenda, yet most women are still not interested in Saturday's ballot. But a 60-year-old grandmother is fighting to change this

Tourists try to hide from the attackers

Tunisia museum shooting: Watch terrified tourists flee as gunmen attack

Panicked tourists can be seen trying to escape as shots are heard

The northern Nigerian town of Damasak

Boko Haram seize 400 women and children in new outrage

There was no immediate official confirmation of the figure

Posters representing the candidates in 2011, when General Buhari failed on his second bid to become a democratically elected president - Saturday's election will be his third

The choice for Nigeria: a weak President or a former military dictator

Majority Christian population is likely to vote for a Muslim ex-dictator in this Saturday’s presidential election

The follow-up book, which is provisionally called The Presidential Years, will be published in 2016

Second Nelson Mandela autobiography to follow Long Walk to Freedom set for release in 2016

Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom will be released in 2016

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'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
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Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
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A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
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'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

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Crisp sales are in decline

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Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
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Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

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Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

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'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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