Theo Labbett

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Burkina Faso president refuses to step down

Burkina Faso's president has refused to resign in the face of violent protests that posed the greatest threat yet to his 27-year rule, saying instead he will lead a transitional government after parliament is dissolved.<p>Protesters stormed the parliament building in the capital city of Ougadougou on …

Somali minister quits over al-Shabab attack

Somalia's national security minister has resigned after an attack by al-Shabab fighters on the country's parliament.<p>The resignation of Abdikarim Guled late on Saturday came after the group set off powerful car bombs outside parliament and fighters armed with explosive vests, grenades and machine …

Our government can't help the kidnapped schoolgirls, says a Nigerian human rights worker

There is still no news about the kidnapped schoolgirls in northern Nigeria. And anger continues to grow in Nigeria at the government's still unsuccessful response.<p>"It's very worrying because every second that [the girls] are with these people, their abductors, the horrible things one could imagine …

The Bike-Helmet Law That Helped Trigger an Insurgency in Nigeria

On unintended consequences, and Boko Haram's murky origins<p><i>They came on motorbikes.</i><p>It seemed like a throwaway line in an Amnesty International report on Boko Haram's recent kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria. One evening in mid-April, the NGO noted, a phalanx of shadowy, …

Kenya Riot Cops Corner Protesting Students in Classroom

A dispute over university fees descended into violence in the Kenyan capital Tuesday as riot police clashed with students at Nairobi University.<p>Hundreds of students had taken to the streets to protest a proposed increase in their school fees. After rocks were thrown, police chased the students into …