Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s founding president, won the presidential election with a slim margin of 50.03 percent of votes cast, provisional figures showed, just enough to avoid a run-off.
Seven loud explosions shook Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri on Friday, witnesses said, hours after President Goodluck Jonathan ended a trip there to try to galvanize support for his battle against Islamist insurgents.
The Punch: “Boko Haram Destroys 209 Schools in Yobe.”
French forces have seized a significant arms cache in northern Mali believed to have belonged to Islamist jihadist groups, including “tons” of heavy weapons, suicide belts and equipment for improvised explosive devices, France’s defense minister said Friday.
Magharebia: “Algeria Focuses on [AQIM Fighters in] Kabylie.”
IRIN: “Briefing: Militias in Masisi.”
RFI (French): “Central African Republic: Refugees Continue to Flee Fighting and Insecurity.”
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