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George Weah, Joseph Boakai ahead in Liberia election

MONROVIALiberian presidential candidates George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai dominated partial tallies released by the country's electoral commission on Thursday, but the...

2 experimental Ebola vaccines show year-long promise

MIAMI, Two experimental vaccines against the Ebola virus have shown promise in protecting against the haemorrhagic fever for at least a year,...

No DR Congo presidential poll before 2019

KINSHASAThe election to pick DR Congo's next president will not happen before early 2019, the electoral commission has said, a delay that...

Liberia awaits results after vote hit by many problems

MONROVIA, WednesdayCounting was under way in Liberia on Wednesday amid reports of problems during a peaceful vote to determine President Ellen Johnson...

House approves repeat election budget amid crisis

The National Assembly has approved a Sh47.6 billion supplementary budget to fund key programmes, including fresh presidential election.The passing of the estimates...

Activist arrested for calling Mugabe 'dead man walking'

A Zimbabwean activist has been arrested after calling 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe "a dead man walking", lawyers said, in the latest case...

Angelina Jolie reportedly offered to lure Kony

As the hunt for the Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony continues, it turns out that a celebrated American actress offered to...

Nigeria begins mass trials of Boko Haram suspects

KANONigeria began its first major trials of Boko Haram suspects on Monday, with a promise to "prosecute and not to persecute" defendants...

Robert Mugabe snubs top succession candidate in reshuffle

HARAREZimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has stripped one of the top candidates to succeed him of a cabinet post, as the battle to...

Liberians vote for president in high-stakes contest

MONROVIALiberians head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president in a contest set to complete the country's first democratic...

Nigeria tries Boko Haram suspects behind closed doors

KANOMore than 2,300 suspected members of the jihadist group Boko Haram were expected to appear in court in Nigeria from Monday in...

Five things to know about Liberia's election

MONROVIALiberians go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president after 12 years under Africa's first elected female leader, Ellen...

Gas explosions, fire rock Ghana's capital Accra

ACCRAA tanker delivering natural gas caught fire in Ghana's capital Accra on Saturday, triggering two explosions that were heard across the city...

US says time not 'right' for talks on removing Sudan from blacklist

KHARTOUMThe top US envoy in Sudan said Saturday that conditions have to be "right" for holding talks with Khartoum on removing it...

Zimbabwe's poisoned struggle to succeed Mugabe

HARAREZimbabwe has been gripped by an escalating spat between the president's wife and his senior vice-president over a bizarre poisoning incident that...

Sudan eyes economic revival as US lifts sanctions

KHARTOUMUp until a few years ago, Sudanese engineer Ahmed Abdallah used to manage his family's expenses on his $400 monthly salary but...

US ends Sudan trade embargo

WASHINGTONThe United States announced an end to its 20-year-old trade embargo against Sudan on Friday, citing what it said are improvements in...

US to end some trade sanctions on Sudan

WASHINGTONThe United States will end some of its toughest economic and trade sanctions imposed on the government of Sudan, senior administration officials...

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