Twitter sued after losing legal immunity in India

U.S. 06/23/21, 01:30

A Californian social media giant will be directly liable for content posted to its online platform in India. Indian authorities have stripped Twitter Inc. of its legal intermediary status, which prevented the San Francisco-headquartered company from being sued for hosting certain third-party text, images, and videos. Uttar Pradesh Police accuses the business ...

Nigerian president Buhari sworn in for 2nd term

Africa 05/29/19, 07:08

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began his second term as head of Africa's most populous nation on Wednesday, facing heightened pressure to defeat Islamic extremism and boost the oil-dependent economy amid concerns over his health.The 76-year-old former military dictator read the oath of office from a card as he stood beside ...

Deadly plane crash puts dent in Ethiopia’s grand designs

Africa 03/12/19, 03:07

The crown jewel in Ethiopia's transformation to continental power in recent years is Ethiopian Airlines, the state-owned company that calls itself "the new spirit of Africa."Sunday's crash that killed 157 people also puts a dent in Ethiopia's grand designs, spurred on by a dazzlingly reformist new leader. He vows to ...

Update: Nigeria’s leader says ‘obvious’ vote free, fair

Africa 02/27/19, 09:03

The Latest on Nigeria's election results (all times local):2:50 p.m.Nigeria's president says it is "obvious that elections were free and fair" as his top opposition challenger vows to contest the results in court.Supporters of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari celebrate his electoral win in the streets of Yola, northern Nigeria, Wednesday, ...

A look at Nigeria’s president as he secures a 2nd term

Africa 02/27/19, 00:48

He is a former military dictator who briefly seized power in the 1980s and now says he regrets his ruthless past. Spare in charisma and physique, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces new pressure to deliver after securing a second term in Africa's most populous nation.The 76-year-old Buhari won Saturday's election ...

Nigeria’s president is re-elected after delayed, bumpy vote

Africa 02/27/19, 00:28

Nigeria's president was declared the clear winner of a second term in Africa's largest democracy early Wednesday, after a campaign in which he urged voters to give him another chance to tackle corruption, widespread insecurity and an economy limping back from recession.While many frustrated Nigerians had said they wanted to ...

A look at Nigeria’s president as he secures a 2nd term

Africa 02/26/19, 23:36

He is a former military dictator who briefly seized power in the 1980s and now says he regrets his ruthless past. Spare in charisma and physique, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces new pressure to deliver after securing a second term in Africa's most populous nation. The 76-year-old Buhari won Saturday's election ...

Update: Nigerian leader ahead at count’s halfway point

Africa 02/26/19, 10:18

The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local):4:15 p.m.Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari leads by 1.5 million votes at the halfway point of state-by-state announcements of the results of Saturday's election.A Nigerian woman sells peanuts outside Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday Feb. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)The announcement ...

Nigerians start another day of waiting on election results

World 02/26/19, 01:10

Nigerians are starting a second day of state-by-state announcements of presidential election results in a race that has been described as too close to call.President Muhammadu Buhari leads by more than 280,000 votes as he seeks a second term in Africa's largest democracy. Eleven of 36 states have been announced, ...

As Nigeria counts votes, observers criticize delays in poll

Africa 02/25/19, 04:52

Nigeria is counting votes in its presidential election and observers are giving mixed assessments of the process.The African Union said the "overall political climate remained largely peaceful and conducive for the conducting of credible elections" but criticized poor preparation and called for calm until final results.That could happen as early ...

Explains: What to watch as Nigeria awaits vote results

Africa 02/25/19, 04:10

Official results of Nigeria's presidential election are expected as early as Monday in what is called a close race between President Muhammadu Buhari and a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, both from the largely Muslim north. At stake is Africa's largest economy and largest democracy, that is experiencing a demographic ...

Nigeria counts votes as nation awaits election outcome

Africa 02/24/19, 05:25

Vote counting continued Sunday as Nigerians awaited the outcome of a presidential poll seen as a tight race between the president and a former vice president.Although voting was peaceful in most areas of Nigeria Saturday, there were a few outbreaks of violence in the vast West African country and many ...

Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls

Africa 02/23/19, 02:52

Gunfire opened Nigeria's delayed election day on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation.Police said the blasts in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, shortly before polls opened were for "security purposes" in a show of force to deter the Boko Haram extremists that ...

A look at Nigeria’s top 2 presidential contenders

Africa 02/23/19, 02:51

Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term. While more than 70 people are running to lead Nigeria, the close race comes down to Buhari and a billionaire former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.Here is a look at the ...

Update: Nigeria finally begins voting for president

Africa 02/23/19, 02:14

The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local):8:15 a.m.Nigerians have begun voting in a presidential election one week after a surprise last-minute delay blamed on logistical challenges.Women wait in queue to cast their votes during Presidential and National Assembly election in Yola, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)President Muhammadu Buhari ...

A look at Nigeria’s top 2 presidential contenders

Africa 02/22/19, 09:16

Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term. While more than 70 people are running to lead Nigeria, the close race comes down to Buhari and a billionaire former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.Here is a look at the ...

Nigeria’s president tells security forces to be ‘ruthless’

Africa 02/18/19, 14:41

Nigeria's president says security forces should be "ruthless" ahead of the country's postponed election and that anyone who tries to disturb the vote "will do so at the expense of his own life."President Muhammadu Buhari spoke Monday as both Nigeria's ruling party and top opposition party condemned the last-minute decision ...

In Nigeria’s tight election, Christian vote is seen as key

Africa 02/17/19, 11:58

Nigeria's presidential campaign has been largely free of the religious pressures that marked the 2015 vote when Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim northerner, defeated a Christian president from the south who had grown unpopular over his failure to control Boko Haram.Now, with the leading candidates both northern Muslims, the Christian vote ...

Update: Nigerian president ‘disappointed’ by poll delay

Africa 02/16/19, 07:18

The Latest on Nigeria's postponed presidential election (all times local):11:10 a.m.Nigeria's president says he is "deeply disappointed" by the last-minute delay of Saturday's election until Feb. 23 and says he is going back to the capital to hear the electoral commission's explanation.President Muhammadu Buhari's statement says the commission had "given ...

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