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Deadly riot breaks out as Liberia’s opposition stages protest

Deadly riot breaks out as Liberia’s opposition stages protest

Despite global calls on Liberia’s opposition party, Congress for Democratic Change, to reconsider its stance on boycotting today’s run-off polls, one person died yesterday after riot broke out at the headquarters of the party yesterday.

Cameroon President Biya to Be Sworn in Today

Cameroon President Biya to Be Sworn in Today

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya is scheduled to be sworn in at the National Assembly in the capital, Yaoundé today (Tuesday).

Liberia’s election chief resigns

Liberia’s election chief resigns

The former chairman of Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) says he hopes his resignation will encourage the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) to participate in the November 8th runoff election.

DR Congo assures foreign envoys on November polls

DR Congo assures foreign envoys on November polls

DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo (DR Congo) will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on November 28 as planned, its foreign minister, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, assured members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Kinshasa yesterday.

Mugabe cancels UN trip after wife, officials denied visas

Mugabe cancels UN trip after wife, officials denied visas

ZIMBABWEAN official state media yesterday disclosed the cancellation of a trip by President Robert Mugabe to Geneva for a United Nations meeting for this week after his wife and some of his aides were denied visas.

Liberian opposition rejects election results, claiming fraud

Liberian opposition rejects election results, claiming fraud

Opposition parties in Liberia on Saturday rejected as “flawed” election results released so far which put incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleafin the lead.

Malawi to allow Sudan president in for trade summit

Malawi to allow Sudan president in for trade summit

Malawi will allow Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir into the country for a regional trade summit starting on Friday and has no plans to arrest him under an International Criminal Court warrant, a senior government official said on Thursday.

Liberia to release first election results

Liberia to release first election results

Liberia is to release a first batch of official results on Thursday from its hotly-contested presidential election, in which Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is seeking a second term.

Egypt’s military dissolves parliament, suspends constitution

Egypt’s military dissolves parliament, suspends constitution

Egypt’s new military rulers said on Sunday they would keep things under control by dissolving the country’s feeble parliament, suspending the constitution and calling for elections in six months following sweeping steps that echoed protesters’ demands.

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