ECSTATIC crowds engulfed Kano’s streets as it became clear that Muhammadu Buhari, a former military strongman who ruled Nigeria in the 1980s, had led an opposition party to victory in a presidential contest for the first time in the country’s history. Passengers piled on top of lorries waved the national flag as drivers honked their horns in northern Nigeria’s biggest city.
[The Star] FIVE Cabinet Secretaries are expected to step aside following a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta that all public officers implicated in corruption do so.
[African Arguments] I won’t be voting in this year’s election in Nigeria, the fifth since the return of civilian rule in 1999 following many years of the military.
[The Star] Security agencies are on high alert following reports that a group of al Shabaab returnees have sneaked into Kenya from Somalia.
[The Star] PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta has made a public apology for all State injustices committed since Independence.
[HRW] Sometimes if you ignore a problem, it will go away. But ignoring open defecation and fecally-contaminated water isn’t a good idea. One reason for that is cholera.
[Independent (Lagos)] The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said he is not in the race for power or money.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudanese officials confirmed today that Sudan joined the military operation led by Saudi Arabia on the Houthi rebels in Yemen, who have been in control of the capital Sanaa since September 2014.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar/Yaounde -The number of people in northern Cameroon who have fled their homes fearing the violence in neighbouring Nigeria and cross-border raids by Islamist sect Boko Haram doubled in March to 117,000, a United Nations survey showed.
[UN News] The Security Council has agreed to boost the United Nations peacekeeping presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid the country’s continuing instability and simmering sectarian tensions.