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Sirlfeaf ends 12 year reign. What legacy does she leave behind?

Liberia, Africa’s oldest republic, has a new president. Former football star George Weah was sworn in to the presidency on Monday 22 January 2018, taking over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Africa’s first elected female...

History made in Liberia as Weah is sworn in as president

Former football star, George Weah was today sworn in as Liberia's president, replacing Africa's first elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. This is the country's first transition of democratically elected presidents since 1944. "It felt and...

Liberians vote for Johnson Sirleaf’s successor

By Fidelis Mbah   Voting in Liberia's delayed runoff presidential election has closed as the country looks forward to its first democratic transition of power in 73 years. The day unfolded smoothly, with no reports of violence...

Liberia to hold run-off election on December 26

Liberia will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on December 26, according to the electoral commission. Former soccer star George Weah faces Vice-President Joseph Boakai in the poll that was held up for several weeks...

Odinga plans parallel rally as Kenyatta is set to be sworn into office

Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga has declined an invitation to attend the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya, and has instead planned a parallel event. Odinga’s NASA coalition has organized a prayer...

Over 20 Heads of State in Nairobi for President Kenyatta’s inauguration

More than 20 Heads of State are expected in Nairobi to witness the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s president for a second term. The organizing body for the event confirmed the arrival of some...

Kenya: Odinga proposes ‘People’s Assembly’

Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday said he would convene a “People’s Assembly” to try and improve governance in the country following the October 26 repeat presidential election which he boycotted. Supporters of...

Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenya’s repeat presidential poll

Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of Kenya’s October 26 repeat presidential election. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced him the winner of the vote with 7,483,895 votes (98.26%). The East African country’s...

Kenyan opposition protester dies from gunshot wound in Kisumu-medic

One man was shot dead and three others injured during protests in the western city of Kisumu, as opposition supporters try to stop Thursday’s elections, a nurse at the main government hospital said, Reuters...

How did fake news impact Kenya’s election?

After the August 8 election results a number of protests broke out in Kenya. Many fake images and stories were spread aimed to misinform and create further tension “I think social media played a critical...