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Riots claim pensioner’s life

Riots in England claimed a fifth life Friday with the death of a pensioner who confronted looters in the worst unrest for decades, as a row over policing the violence erupted between

New deadly riots hit Nigeria after Jonathan’s vote win

KANO – A new outbreak of deadly post-poll riots hit northern Nigeria overnight as soldiers patrolled the streets Tuesday after President Goodluck Jonathan and his defeated rival called for calm. Authorities have not given a death toll for the rioting that began sporadically over the weekend over allegations of vote rigging and quickly spread to some 14 states on Monday. An estimated 15,000 have been displaced and more than 360 wounded, according to the Red Cross. Police said dozens of

Mosque burnt after deadly post-poll riots in Nigeria

KANO – Christian youths burnt a mosque in Nigeria’s north early Tuesday after deadly rioting that followed presidential elections, prompting Muslims to destroy shops in response, residents said.
The reprisal attacks occurred in Nigeria’s main northern city of Kano, where an unspecified number of people were killed the previous day as post-election rioting spread to some 14 states over President Goodluck Jonathan’s election win.
Kano police spokesman Magaji Majia confirmed

Riots hit Nigeria’s north with Jonathan assured of poll win

KANO – Riots spread across Nigeria’s north on Monday as results from presidential elections showed incumbent Goodluck Jonathan assured of victory in polls that reflected deep regional tensions. Residents reported that a home belonging to an aide to the vice president was among those set alight and a mob sought to burn a Christian woman alive in one area.
Protesters fought running battles with soldiers in Nigeria’s main northern city. A 24-hour curfew was imposed on the state of