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Nigeria delays presidential election one week

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/16/19, 10:27 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—Nigeria’s electoral commission announced early on Saturday morning it had delayed the presidential election for a week, just hours before polls were scheduled to open. The Independent National Electoral Commission said the vote will now take place on Feb. 23 to allow it to address “identified challenges.”

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Photo by David Eubank

ISIS brides who are truly trapped

International | Plus, an update on Asia Bibi, a deep-sea dive, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/15/19, 02:00 pm

SYRIA: U.K. and U.S. media are obsessing over ISIS brides who voluntarily joined the jihadists and now say they want to come home.

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Young and powerful

Africa | Youthful voters may be the ones to decide which of two old-timers wins Nigeria’s presidential election
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/15/19, 07:41 am

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in the town of Karu, Nigeria, a roadside seller stood before his display of vegetables with an almost empty transparent bag of cereal: Hours earlier, independent campaigners for the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari stopped to distribute the customized “Sai Baba Flakes,”—employing a common street name for the president.  

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