Top of the Morning: Terror in Abuja

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Scores Killed in Abuja Bus station bombing…At least 71 people are dead after a blast struck a busy bus station in Nigeria’s capital. This is the worst attack in Abuja since bombings of two newspaper headquarters in 2012. Part of a Pattern…parts of Nigeria have succom to horrible attacks in recent months by Boko Haram, including the slaughter of dozens of students at a college in February. 1,500 Nigerians have been killed in related violence so far in 2014.  What makes this attack different? For one, it struck the heart of the capitol outside the frontlines of the conflict in Northern Nigeria, demonstrating the reach of Boko Haram. Deeper Dives:  Reuters report on the blast   New Crisis Group report on Boko Haram (Shelby Grossman

Guinea-Bissau election watch: Good news! Election observers from ECOWAS say Guinea-Bissau’s weekend election was free and fair, and called on international donors to restart cooperation suspended in the wake of a 2012 coup. The frontrunner is is Jose Mario Vaz, a former finance minister. No no candidate wins an outright majority, a run-off will be held between the top two. Results are due on Friday. (Reuters