Liberia awaits final vote count as Brumskine demands a do-over

Liberia awaits final vote count as Brumskine demands a do-over

Liberians are still anxiously waiting to hear complete election results from the National Elections Commission (NEC) as voters in two Nimba precincts will recast their votes on Tuesday. The NEC says it will withhold any further results reporting until Nimba’s are added to the count, which keeps the known results…

Liberians ready to receive NEC’s provisional election results

Liberians ready to receive NEC’s provisional election results

Journalists and party officials in Liberia converged on the National Elections Commission (NEC) headquarters in Monrovia on Thursday, waiting to hear any official results from Tuesday’s presidential and legislative elections. Plenty of rumors were making the rounds, including reports that former football star and Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) presidential…

Kenya: Nasa sends formal election withdrawal letter to IEBC

Kenya’s electoral commission says it has received official word from political opposition candidate Raila Odinga and the Nasa party confirming their intent to withdraw from the October 26 elections that followed the unprecedented overturning of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in August. The letter sent to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries…

New protests in tense Kenya as country moves toward elections

In Kenya, street protests ahead of the new presidential elections on October 26 turned violent Friday in Kisumu, one of many locations where authorities have used tear gas while dispersing crowds. Supporters of candidate Raila Odinga and the Nasa political opposition party, protesting to demand reforms from the country’s Independent…

Libya’s Sarraj meets with UK ambassador over Johnson diplomatic row

Fayez Al-Sarraj, head of the Presidency Council for Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), met with the British ambassador on Thursday amid a diplomatic row over UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson’s remarks about Libya. Sarraj asked Ambassador Peter Millett to clarify the “unacceptable and surprising” comments, the GNA…

Mozambique: Street protests follow Nampula mayor’s assassination

Protesters in Mozambique took to the streets of Nampula on Thursday, blocking traffic and burning tires while demanding justice in the aftermath of the assassination of Mayor Morreu Mahamudo Amurane. Police fired warning shots to try and keep the demonstrations under control, witnesses said. Residents joined youth dressed in black…

India’s Kovind begins state visits to Djibouti, Ethiopia

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind began a state visit to Djibouti on Tuesday, his first such trip since taking office in July and the first such high-level meeting since diplomatic relations were established between the two countries. Kovind was welcomed on his arrival by Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, before making…

Moroccan immigrants vote on volatile Catalonia’s independence

Sunday’s referendum for an independent Catalonia, marked by protests and bloody clashes that left more than 800 people injured, expressed the deeply held aspirations of the Catalan people and a separatist movement that’s been a century in the making. Authorities say more than 2 million voters chose “yes” for independence,…

New EU immigration plan puts focus on Africa’s most vulnerable

The European Union introduced on Wednesday a new immigration plan that would bring at least 50,000 new people, primarily from African and Middle East nations, into member countries. The proposed two-year plan will run through October 2019, and acknowledges the shift in migration patterns across the Mediterranean since the immigration…

Poll: Ugandans don’t want presidential age-limit change

Voters in Uganda support an existing age limit for presidential candidates by a wide margin, according to poll results released by Afrobarometer over the weekend. The survey teams interviewed 1,200 Ugandans in late December and early January, the Ghana-based organization said. They found that 75 percent of voters favored keeping…