After the recent bombings, many ask what the Nigerian authorities and ordinary people make of Boko Haram's strategy to attack Christians on Christian holidays.
Prices of chicken, sheep and goats have more than doubled in Ethiopia ahead of Christmas celebrations on Sunday.
Come December the year folds its wings like a great, tired bird, and they return home for Christmas.
The Ugandan army in has been placed on high alert following reports that Somali militants, Al shabab threatened an assault on the country during the forthcoming Christmas period.
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