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Soccer Star, George Weah casts his vote during presidential election in Liberia
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George Weah still leading in Liberia presidential election

Liberia’s National Election Commission says former international soccer star George Weah is still leading the presidential election with nearly three-quarters of the ballots counted. The commission on Saturday said Weah, candidate for the Congress for Democratic Change party, had just over 39 percent of the vote and Vice President Joseph […]

Osei Tutu II meets the Queen in 2000 CREDIT:  FIONA HANSON
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‘The Ashanti King gave me £350,000 and I took it to the bank in taxi,’ sacked bank official claims

To a Ghanaian King, handing someone a holdall stuffed with more than £350,000 to deposit in a bank might seem nothing out of the ordinary. Indeed, when Osei Tutu II, traditional ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti, summoned Mark Arthur to his multimillion-pound residence in Henley-on-Thames and handed him a […]

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Trump congratulates African leaders for making his friends rich

President Donald Trump on Wednesday was met with silence when he congratulated the leaders of African countries on the continent’s economic progress, telling them, “I’ve so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money.” Trump delivered the remark at […]

President Akufo-Addo with President Donald Trump
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When Akufo-Addo met Donald Trump

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with eight other African Heads of State,, on Wednesday, at the side-lines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held talks with the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on US-African relations. The 8 Heads of State […]

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Kenya’s Supreme Court nullifies Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election

The Supreme Court has nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. A six-judge bench, by majority decision, on Friday found that the electoral commission failed to conduct the polls according to the Constitution and Elections Act. “Elections is not an event but an process. After considering the totality of the […]

The Togo unrest has resulted in at least 7 deaths
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ECOWAS leaders chastised for not condemning Togo unrest

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have been criticized for failing to condemn political unrests in Togo that has resulted in the death of seven persons and arrest of opposition members during Saturday’s protests. CAP 2015, the main opposition coalition and PNP, another opposition group, on […]

A woman sought cover Saturday as Kenyan police officers clashed with supporters of the opposition leader Raila Odinga in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, the capital.
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Protests Rage On in Kenya After President Is Re-Elected

KISUMU, Kenya — The sun had barely risen, but protesters were already bracing for another wave of confrontations with the police in the city of Kisumu on Saturday after an election disputed by supporters of Kenya’s opposition party. As the smell of tear gas and smoke from burning debris clung […]

A car slammed into a group of counterprotesters after a rally by white nationalists on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. killing at least one and injuring at least 19.
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Man Charged After White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Ends in Deadly Violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The city of Charlottesville was engulfed by violence on Saturday as white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed in one of the bloodiest fights to date over the removal of Confederate monuments across the South. White nationalists had long planned a demonstration over the city’s decision to remove a […]

More than 60,000 cases of rape are reported in South Africa every year
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17 year old girl charged with murder for killing ‘would-be rapist’

A 17-year-old girl, who handed herself in to South African police, has been charged with murder after killing a man who allegedly tried to rape her. “She was on her way to a local tavern when she was allegedly attacked by the deceased and fought back,” police said. The young […]

Ghana, Mali pledge to deepen bilateral relations
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Ghana, Mali pledge to deepen bilateral relations

Ghana and Mali have pledged to work towards strengthening the ties of cooperation that exist between them, after the Presidents of the two countries expressed satisfaction with the current state of that relationship. In a joint communiqué issued at the end of a day’s working visit to Mali by President […]