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Campaigns open for Liberia’s run-off presidential election

The National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia has declared political campaigns open for the November 7 run-off presidential election.

South African singer Jennifer Ferguson accuses football chief Danny Jordaan of rape

South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country's football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago.

Tension in Togo over banned opposition marches

Several cities in Togo were tense on Wednesday following clashes between opposition supporters, soldiers and police as demonstrators prepared to hold another anti-government protest the authorities have branded illegal.

Spain threatens Catalan separatists as deadline looms

Spain said Wednesday it would take the unprecedented step of seeking to suspend Catalonia's autonomy if the region's leader does not abandon his independence bid, on the eve of his deadline to give a final answer.

Four dead in northern Togo after imam’s arrest

Two teenagers were among four people killed in violence in Togo’s second city after an imam close to the main opposition was arrested, the government and a rights group said Tuesday.

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma reshuffles cabinet, sacks minister critical of him

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has appointed a close confidant to be energy minister on Tuesday as his government tries to push through one of the biggest nuclear deals in decades.

Violent clashes in northern Togo after imam arrested

Violence broke out in Togo's second city, Sokode, after the arrest of an imam close to the country's main opposition, fuelling tensions after weeks of anti-government protests.

Rochas Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue

What is it about South African President Jacob Zuma and statues? Two statues in one month - generating controversy from the streets of Pretoria to the streets of Owerri in Nigeria. In the first week of October, a 30-feet monument was unveiled in honour of President Zuma in the North West region of his country.

Protests as Spain detains two powerful Catalan separatists

A Spanish court has ordered two powerful Catalan separatists to be detained, threatening a further escalation of the political crisis Tuesday as both sides refuse to budge in their high-stakes standoff over the region’s independence bid.

Group slams Governor Okorocha over Jacob Zuma statue

A group known as the Unified Nigeria Youth Forum has condemned the erection of a statue of South African President, Jacob Zuma, and naming a road after him by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.

Horse-trading begins for Liberia presidential runoff

Liberian parties began internal talks on Monday on whether to back former international footballer George Weah or incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff for the presidency.

President Jacob Zuma tells South Africans to stop killing of Nigerians

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa says the killing of Nigerians by South Africans must stop.

Former world best footballer George Weah retains lead in Liberia presidential polls

George Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) retained his lead as the second batch of provisional results of Tuesday’s presidential elections in Liberia were released on Friday.

Togo’s opposition keeps call for protest despite ban

Togo's opposition on Wednesday refused to cancel two protests planned for next week, despite a government ban on political marches on weekdays.

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INEC assures on credible election in 2019

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