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Elections: Amnesty, HRW accuse Kenyan police of killing 33 people

The report brings the nationwide number of killings by police after the August 8 vote to more than 45.

Tragic scene of bomb attacks in Somalia [Photo: Daily Trust]

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 – Official

The death toll could be higher as some people are still missing.

Death toll rises to 276 in Somalia explosion

Death toll rises to 276 in Somalia explosion

The government has declared three days of mourning.

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

Liberian election set for runoff as George Weah fails to win 50% votes

None of the candidates secured more than 50 per cent of the votes.

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

Liberia: Despite trailing George Weah in official tally, VP says he’s sure of victory

About 50 per cent of the total votes cast have been released.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Mogadishu

Most of those killed were civilians, the police said.

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North Korea warns Australia for supporting U.S.

The rogue state has threatened Australia in the past, including of nuclear retaliation in April.

Scene of a plane crash used to illustrate the story [Photo: PM News]

Four dead in plane crash in Cote d’Ivoire

A propeller-engine cargo plane crashed in the sea in Abidjan.

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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October 26 poll will be illegal if it is held – Odinga

The opposition leaders had withdrawn from the re run during the week

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France, Qatar to contest in final round of election for UNESCO top position

Egypt’s candidate was eliminated.

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South Korean court extends detention of ex-president Park

Former President Park was taken into custody in March.

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

South African court upholds ruling reinstating corruption charges against Zuma

It was also not immediately clear if Mr. Zuma would approach the Constitutional Court.

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In suspected protest against U.S. ban, Chad withdraws troops fighting Boko Haram

The troops wee fighting in Niger.

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Kenyan police use teargas to disperse opposition protesters

Longtime opposition backed out of a rerun.

Boko Haram [Photo Credit: Pearl News]

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

British Prime Minister, Theresa May

Brexit talks hit cash impasse

EU speaks of possibly acceding in December to British demands for talks on a trade pact and a transition period after withdrawal in March 2019.

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U.S. withdraws from UNESCO

The spokesperson added that the decision would take effect on December 31, 2018.

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Cambodia bans Hollywood blockbuster – Report

“They used the Cambodian land the temple as the place where the terrorists stay and make trouble for the world.”

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Turkish, U.S. Officials to meet to resolve dispute – Deputy PM

The dispute was triggered by the arrest of local U.S. staff in Turkey.

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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