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Liberians expect provisional election results as vote counting goes on

Vote counting is underway in Liberia as over two million voters await the results of the general elections held on Tuesday. Vice-President Joseph Boakai and footballer George Weah are seen as the frontrunners to succeed the Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who led the country’s recovery from Ebola and civil war. Provisional election […]

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Ethiopia devalues Birr to cope with foreign currency crunch

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) on Tuesday announced a devaluation of the country’s currency, the birr by 15% in a bid to cope with the serious foreign currency crunch it has faced. According to the reserve bank, along with the devaluation, interest rates on deposits have been increased by 2% to stand at 7%. […]

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Kenya: Opposition leader Raila Odinga quits election re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday said he would not participate in a redo of Kenya’s presidential election. The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. Odinga’s decision to pull out from the race comes […]

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King Mohammed VI: Africa Sustainable Development Requires Youth’s Input

King Mohammed VI has stressed the importance of the contribution of the African youth to the socioeconomic development of the African continent through the implementation of a strategy believing in the youth’s talent and honing it to be more productive. “I believe that the genuine sustainable development of African sister nations unquestionably hinges on mustering […]

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Nutrition crisis threatening 165,000 children in Mali, UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that a nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in Mali. A report published by the UN agency on Monday shows that an estimated 165,000 children are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition across the […]

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Two UN Peacekeepers killed in DRC

Two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and several injured in an attack on their base in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a UN spokesperson announced. “The injured peacekeepers have been evacuated to Goma for medical assistance,” said spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the regular news briefing at UN Headquarters, in New York, […]

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Mali: Mamoutou Touré Bavieux elected new president of Fémafoot

Mamoutou Touré Bavieux is the new president of the Malian Football Federation (Fémafoot) for the next a four-years. He was elected in the capital city, Bamako on Monday, the football association said. Mamoutou Touré Bavieux, 60, won 39 votes of 57 delegates, 18 of whom abstained. He succeeds General Aboubacar Baba Diarra who did not […]

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Tunisia: who was Slim Chaker, the Minister who died for children cancer?

Tunisia’s health minister Slim Chaker died on Sunday after a charity marathon to build a clinic for children with cancer, officials said on Monday. According to the officials in the ministry, Slim Chaker, 56, fell ill after running some 500 metres in the coastal town of Nabeul. He died of a heart attack later in […]

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Ghana: Gas explosion kills score in capital city

Life is returning to normalcy in Ghana after a gas explosion in capital city Accra Saturday night killed about seven people and injured hundreds, while property worth millions of Cedis was destroyed. The fire also caught an adjacent filling station and set ablaze many vehicles at a nearby commercial buses hub. At least 6 fire […]

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Liberians to elect successor of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in crucial polls on Tuesday

Liberians will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect the successor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president. Twenty presidential candidates are competing in this year’s elections, including vice-president, Joseph Boakai and former footballer George Weah. According to the electoral commission, over 2 million registered voters will also vote for 73 lawmakers […]

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