West Africa

Liberian politician and ex-footballer George Weah speaks during a campaign [Photo credit: Yahoo News]

Liberia election “peaceful, well-conducted” – International observers

The group, however, notes some challenges like overcrowding at polling centres.

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Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram in Niger

At its peak in 2016, Chad had 2,000 troops in Niger.

Liberian politician and ex-footballer George Weah speaks during a campaign [Photo credit: Yahoo News]

It’s Official: George Weah takes early lead in Liberia’s elections

The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 per cent of the total 5,390 polling units across the country were announced.

Monrovia, Liberia -  June 22, 2013: Football game organized by George Wea at SKD. (Photograph by Morgana Wingard).

Liberia general polls get high rating from EU observers

The group says some “issues”, which were not specified, were observed during sorting of ballot papers

President Sirleaf

ECOWAS, AU score Liberia elections high

A preliminary report was presented by ECOWAS leader and former President of Ghana.

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West Africa must brace for more deadly fevers, Researchers warn

A study assessed the likelihood of four viruses – Ebola, Lassa, Marburg and Crimean-Congo – spreading on the continent.

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Burkina Faso ex-minister charged with treason to get pre-trial release

The defence team says Mr. Bassole had nothing to do with the coup attempt, and that he was detained for political reasons to prevent him running in the presidential election

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Liberian election: Provisional results trickle in

Results are expected from 5,390 polling units in 2,080 centres.

President Sirleaf

Liberia’s electoral chief says general elections successful

Liberian voters went to the poll on Tuesday to elect a president and members of parliament.

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Polls open in Liberia general elections

This is the first transition election in Liberia in 70 years.

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As Liberians elect new president, sole female candidate cautions against violence

A new president will be elected for the West African country.

ECOWAS-Court

ECOWAS Court delivers 249 verdicts in 16 years

An official said that 318 cases had been filed before the court.

Liberian politician and ex-footballer George Weah speaks during a campaign [Photo credit: Yahoo News]

Campaigns close in Liberia’s crucial general elections

The West African country heads to the polls with 20 candidates in the race for the top job.

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Ghana explosion: Death toll rises to seven, 132 injured

About half of the injured have been discharged from hospital.

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Six killed in Ghana gas explosion

About 35 people were injured in the explosion.

Ghana fire

Explosion rocks gas station in Ghana

The explosion caused panic among residents of the area.

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Death toll rises on terrorist attack on Nigerien, American soldiers

Four Nigerien soldiers and three U.S. soldiers have now been confirmed dead.

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Cameroon security forces kill 17 protesters – Amnesty International

Dozens of protesters are also in detention.

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ECOWAS Parliament committees on gender, human rights, others meet October 3

The meeting holds in Niamey.

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Mali Insecurity keeps over 150,000 children out of school

“The denial of their right to education has reached a crisis point.”

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Togo blocks Internet as protesters march for second day

Protesters want the exit of President Faure Gnassingbe.

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ECOWAS: NLC urges Nigeria to oppose admission of Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco has applied to join the ECOWAS.