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  Maine will try to enforce Hickox quarantine Map of Maine USA  New England: The governor of Maine has vowed to exercise the 'full extent' of his authority to quarantine a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa.   Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency Map of Burkina Faso  Blaise Compaore has imposed a state of emergency after violent protests at his bid to extend his 27-year rule Rights group accuses Nigerian police of torture  Security forces routinely torture people -- including women and children -- taken in as suspects or for interrogation, Amnesty International has claimed   Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'  The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Bank says   Nigeria president declares emergency Map of Borno Nigeria  Northern Nigeria: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in three states after a series of deadly attacks by Islamist militant groups   France guards Niger uranium mine Map of Arlit Niger  Niger has confirmed that French special forces are protecting one of the country's biggest uranium mines   Nigeria attacks prompt emergency
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2015-02-07 Nigeria postpones presidential vote over security Nigeria
2. 2014-11-13 Liberia leader lifts Ebola emergency Liberia
D. 2014-10-30 Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency Burkina Faso
E. 2014-09-19 Rights group accuses Nigerian police of torture Nigeria
5. 2014-09-17 Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies' West Africa
G. 2013-05-14 Nigeria president declares emergency Borno, Northern Nigeria
H. 2013-02-03 France guards Niger uranium mine Arlit, Niger
I. 2011-12-31 Nigeria attacks prompt emergency Nigeria

  Liberia leader lifts Ebola emergency
  Nigeria postpones presidential vote over security

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  The electoral commission in Nigeria has postponed the 14 February presidential election by six weeks over concerns about the security situation

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  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lifted the state of emergency imposed to control an Ebola outbreak that has ravaged the country


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  President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in parts of the country following attacks from the Islamist group Boko Haram

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Dec.22   French urged to leave Ivory Coast  France has urged its nationals in Ivory Coast to leave, as a crisis over a disputed presidential poll continues Dec.2   Ivory Coast army 'seals borders'   The military has sealed the country's borders and cut international media as tensions rise over the outcome of the presidential election run... Mar.9 Security chief replaced after massacre  Nigeria: Nigeria faced international calls to bring to justice killer mobs armed with guns and knives who massacred hundreds of villagers in the rural... Mar.7 President puts forces on alert   Nigeria: Acting President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered security forces to prevent more weapons being brought into the area around the city of Jos

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Dec.24 Coup leaders tighten grip
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  Guinea: The junior army officer who led the coup, Capt Moussa Dadis Camara, said he was now 'president of the republic'
  Coup leaders order curfew Map of Guinea
  Guinea: Soldiers who seized power in Guinea after the death of the president have declared an overnight curfew throughout the country

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Dec.28 Togo legalizes abortion in rape, incest   Togo becomes one of few African countries to legalize abortion if the pregnancy is the result of rape or an incest

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May.12 Police apologize for soccer deaths  Ghana: Police has apologized for their role in the disaster. Troops stood guard to protect police stations

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