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Nigeria’s Buhari hands key colleague re-election role

President Muhammadu Buhari (left) wants a second term in office while Bola Ahmed Tinubu (centre) is seen as a possible future contenderNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday handed responsibility for his re-election campaign to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a sign of rapprochement with the man who masterminded his landmark 2015 election win.Former Lagos state governor Tinubu, head of the All Progressives Congress (APC), helped Buhari become the first opposition candidate to defeat a sitting president in Nigeria.But the pair reportedly fell out after Tinubu was sidelined once he had helped swing support in the populous and more prosperous southwest.Nigerians go to the polls to elect a new president and parliament on February 16, with governorship and state assembly polls scheduled for two week...
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Separatists vacate key offices in Yemen’s Aden: minister

Security Belt forces who seek an independent South Yemen seized government installations and military camps in second city Aden last week after deadly clashes with loyalist forcesSouthern separatists vacated key public buildings in Yemen's second city Aden on Saturday that they had seized from unionist forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, his information minister said.The supporters of the separatist Southern Transitional Council pulled out of the headquarters of Hadi's government, the supreme court and the central bank as well as Aden's main hospital, Muammar al-Iryani said on Twitter.Hadi's government has refused to enter talks with the separatists until they withdraw from the positions they seized in deadly fighting last week.Iryani said preparations were also underway for ...