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No Niger fighters in Libya – Ambassador

“The ambassador of Niger denied presence of any armed opposition groups of his country on Libyan soil.”

Sierra Leone Supreme Court postpones presidential election

The NEC requested the delay.

Sierra Leone High Court vacates interim injunction on Tuesday’s presidential run-off

The run-off will be between the opposition leader Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party and Samura Kamara of the ruling All People’s Congress

Ghana’s parliament ratifies deal granting “unimpeded” access to U.S. troops

According to the agreement, the Americans will use Ghana’s radio spectrum for free.

Gambia will ‘collapse’ if Nigerian professionals leave – VP

At about 30,000 strong, Nigeria also has by far the largest population of foreign nationals living in The Gambia.

Cameroon’s aging Biya holds first cabinet meeting since 2015

A letter calling his council of ministers to the Unity Palace did not reveal the agenda.

Sierra Leone Polls: Run-off declared as opposition candidate, Maada Bio, wins first round

The run-off between the ruling and opposition candidates will hold March 27

Sierra Leone’s electoral commission orders recount of ballots in 247 Polling Stations

The stations are located in 16 districts in the country

Opposition candidate leads in Sierra Leone with 75% result declared

NEC says recount of votes underway in some districts offices.

Sierra Leone election too close to call with half results in

The election looks set for a second round.

Sierra Leone elections credible – EU

The body however says intimidation and instances of violence marred the elections.

Liberia confirms 3 more Lassa fever deaths

Liberia has confirmed a total of 12 deaths so far, out of a total of 28 cases of Lassa fever since the beginning of the year

Sierra Leone Polls: Why we won’t announce results now – NEC

The general elections were held on Wednesday

Polls open in Sierra Leone general elections amidst calls for fairness

About 3.1 million voters are expected to choose amongst 16 candidates aiming to succeed President Ernest Bai Makoro.

3.17 million Sierra Leonean set to vote for new leaders

Election observers called for free, fair elections.

Jonathan urges credible, peaceful elections in Sierra Leone

The ex-Nigerian leader meets President Koroma, NEC, candidates and other stakeholders.

Election: Sierra Leone police deploys 13,000 personnel

The general elections will hold on Wednesday

30 feared killed in Burkina Faso terror attack

Most of the dead were Burkinabe soldiers who responded to the attack in Ouagadougou Friday.

Burkina Faso Prime Minister speaks after deadly attacks

Paul Kaba Thieba says he was unhurt after attack on his office building.

What ECOWAS must do to be more effective – Buhari

“We must work towards limiting costs, keeping the number of statutory positions low.”

Gunfire heard in Burkina Faso capital

At least three rockets have been launched within the past hour.

Commission frowns at disrespect of ECOWAS court decisions by members

The ECOWAS commission gets new president, Claude Brou

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana records first death from Lassa fever in 2018

Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever known to be endemic in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria

Jonathan leads observer mission for Sierra Leone elections

The elections hold on March 7.

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana to tighten control on gold exports to protect revenues

Ghanaian law requires that the state-run Precious Minerals Marketing Company test and validate mineral production before export