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.
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.
Liberia election “peaceful, well-conducted” – International observers
The group, however, notes some challenges like overcrowding at polling centres.
Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram in Niger
At its peak in 2016, Chad had 2,000 troops in Niger.
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.
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
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.
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
Liberia’s electoral chief says general elections successful
Liberian voters went to the poll on Tuesday to elect a president and members of parliament.
As Liberians elect new president, sole female candidate cautions against violence
A new president will be elected for the West African country.
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.
Ghana explosion: Death toll rises to seven, 132 injured
About half of the injured have been discharged from hospital.
Death toll rises on terrorist attack on Nigerien, American soldiers
Four Nigerien soldiers and three U.S. soldiers have now been confirmed dead.
Cameroon security forces kill 17 protesters – Amnesty International
Dozens of protesters are also in detention.
ECOWAS Parliament committees on gender, human rights, others meet October 3
The meeting holds in Niamey.
Mali Insecurity keeps over 150,000 children out of school
“The denial of their right to education has reached a crisis point.”
Togo blocks Internet as protesters march for second day
Protesters want the exit of President Faure Gnassingbe.
ECOWAS: NLC urges Nigeria to oppose admission of Morocco
The Kingdom of Morocco has applied to join the ECOWAS.