In Zamfara state alone at least 3,000 lives have been lost to banditry in the last five years, a number that's double that of terror-related murders in the country.
Since the end of Ottoman Empire rule in Palestine, the land of the first holy mosque has been systematically undermined by false pretences at best, betrayal at worst. But since the 2011 so-called Arab Spring, the disloyalty has intensified.
The recent referendum in Egypt extends President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's tenure - but more importantly, it is a complete capture of Egypt's institutions.
"Those who lecture Turkey on human rights, democracy, the Armenian issue, and the fight against terrorism all have a bloody history," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
If history is anything to go by then Saudi Arabia's executions of thirty-seven Saudis, most believed to be Shia, could incite anger in the region and a response from Iran.
Libya's unity government was created at UN-backed talks in 2015, but it has struggled to assert control, while a number of international initiatives since have failed to unite the country.
Zelensky won the Ukrainian presidential election with a strong majority, reigniting hopes and aspirations.
National Election Authority head Lashin Ibrahim says 88.83 percent voted "yes" for changes that could keep President Abdel Fattah el Sisi in power until 2030, with 11.17 percent voting "no".
How a crowd of 40,000 North Korean spectators put on a synchronised show, making marathon runners feel like professional athletes attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
Egypt and representatives from several other African nations agreed on "the need for more time" for Sudanese authorities and political actors "to implement peaceful, organised and democratic transition measures," Egyptian presidency said.
Nazarbayev, who leads the oil-rich Central Asian nation's biggest political party, Nur Otan, asked members at a pre-election congress to officially nominate interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is not extending any waivers exempting importers of Iranian oil from US sanctions and there will be no grace period for those economies to comply.
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