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Nigeria’s bitterly contested presidential election went down to the wire Monday as the national election commission began announcing results. With almost a quarter of the ballots counted, the election was on a knife edge, with about 2.3 million votes apiece for President Goodluck Jonathan and his rival, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.
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As a Saudi Arabia-led coalition pounded rebel positions across Yemen with airstrikes Monday, an apparent aerial bombardment hit a camp for displaced persons near the border of the two countries, killing dozens of people, aid workers said.
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Suicidal perhaps. But why did he have to take so many people with him, cause so much grief. 
The German copilot thought to have deliberately flown an aircraft into a French mountain, killing all 150 on board, had received treatment for “suicidal" tendencies a few years ago, a spokesman for a German prosecutor said Monday.
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Nigeria has never had a democratic transfer of power, but Nigerian hope that this time, after decades of poor governance, an election will bring change. 
Hours before Boko Haram invaded the northeast Nigerian community of Gwoza in August, the Nigerian army left town. Members of the Islamist militant group proceeded from house to house killing men, boys and even babies.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended Moscow’s annexation of Crimea this year and implied that the “strategically important” peninsula will remain part of Russia “from now on and forever.”
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Horrific attack in northern Kenya. Terror group Al Shabab claims responsibility, in revenge for Kenyan raids on mosques in Mombasa
The ; Somali terror group Shabab on Saturday claimed responsibility for the massacre of 28 bus passengers, killed in an early morning attack near the Somali border in northern Kenya.
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Shiite Muslim militias on Monday rejoined Iraqi government forces in their battle to gain ;control of the strategic central city of Tikrit, after a four-day retreat to ;protest a ;U.S.-led coalition's intervention in the campaign.
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Bloggers under deadly attack in Pakistan
A blogger was stabbed to death in Dhaka early Monday, a month after a similar attack killed a Bangladeshi American blogger visiting his homeland.
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Nigerians vote: Long queues, delays and hitches with electronic card readers. But despite the problems many hopeful of change.
At the heart of Nigeria’s hopes for the fairest election in its history Saturday, is a hand held biometric device designed to stop rigging. But as Ahmed Bashir placed his thumb on the reader Saturday morning, nothing happened.
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Will Nigeria delay elections? Still waiting for new out of a top level Nigerian meeting today.
Amid predictions that Nigerian elections scheduled for next week will be a “train wreck” leading to disputed results and violence, protesters in the capital called Wednesday for the nation's independent electoral commission to delay the vote.
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Gunmen shot and killed four health workers carrying out a polio vaccination drive Wednesday in the capital of Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province, police officials said.
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One of Africa's longest serving leaders, gone. In a puff of parliamentary smoke
In a compelling show of people power rare in West Africa, demonstrators in Burkina Faso on Thursday forced President Blaise Compaore to abandon at least for now his attempt to change the constitution to allow him to seek another term in power after 27 years at the helm.
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  • Fairfax Media
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Los Angeles Times Correspondent covering Sub-Saharan Africa
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Johannesburg Correspondent
Los Angeles Times

Foreign Correspondent, The Los Angeles Times, 1999-Present

Moscow Correspondent, 1999-2003, Johannesburg Correspondent, 2003-present. Covered conflicts in Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya.

2009: Winner of the Daniel Pearl Award for courage and integrity in reporting.

2009: Awarded the Batten Medal by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, which recognizes ““compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog.”

2008: Citation by the Overseas Press Club in relation to the Joe and Laurie Dine award which is given to the best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights.

2008: Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy award for international reporting. The RFK Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert F. Kennedy's concerns, including human rights, social justice and the power of individual action.

2007: Winner of the Sigma Delta Chi award for international reporting. The award was made by the American Society of Professional Journalists for excellence in international reporting.

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20 years as a foreign correspondent and 35 years in daily newspapers, still exhilarated by the next adventure.
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