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President Bashir orders ‘Malesh Bashir’ refugee camp renamed

Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir has called on state authorities to rename refugee camp with the derogatory name like ‘Malesh Bashir, Kiir Dagass, Allah Jabu’ among other names. ‘Kiir Dagas, Malesh Bashir, Allah Jabu etc., are some of the slums hosting fleeing Junubeen refugees on the outskirt of Khartoum. Bashir also ordered that South Sudanese be provided […]

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[LIVE] Weah leads in early results followed by Vice President Boakai

Senator George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are leading in the early results announced by the National Elections Commission (NEC) on Thursday.

Out of the 5,390 polling places, only 1,232 were verified and George Weah won a larger portion of the votes.

He led in 11 of the 15 counties including Grand Kru, Sinoe, River Gee and Grand Gedeh where had 76.1% of the votes.

Boakai trailed Weah in most of the counties but led in the Lofa County by 78.1%.

Vote tallying continues as Liberians wait for the rest of the results.

Follow our LIVE online coverage below as we update you on happenings in the country.

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Click here for all the election news on our Africa Elections page

U.S. issues Ethiopia security message amid clashes south of Addis Ababa

The United States (U.S.) on Wednesday issued a security alert for its citizens in Ethiopia citing violent protests and road closures south of the country’s capital, Addis Ababa.

“The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane, approximately 250 km south of Addis Ababa. 

“There are reports of casualties. The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid travel to Shashamane at this time,” the embassy’s statement read.

READ MORE: Oromo leader Merera Gudina: Biggest victim of Ethiopia state of emergency?

Local media portal, the Addis Standard reported that the said clashes had led to deaths and injuries. They quoted an official of the Oromia state government who confirmed eight deaths and injuries to 30 others during a wave of anti-government protests in parts of the region on Wednesday.

It is unclear who the protesters clashed with because reports by Amharic service of German broadcaster, DW, indicated that the protesters, Oromia state government and security officials, young people and city dwellers all took part in the protests.

Protesters called for the release of prominent political leaders including Oromo Federalist Congress’ Merera Gudina and Bekele Gerba. They also called for the release of persons currently held by the regime for political reasons.

Oromia state – specifically the city of Ambo, 125km west of Addis Ababa – was the epicenter of spreading anti-government protests that started in 2015 through most of 2016.

The protests spread to northern Amhara State and even Addis Ababa before the parliament imposed a six-month state of emergency to quell the protests. The measure eventually lasted 10-months after it was extended upon initial expiry in April. It was only lifted in August 2017.

At the heart of the protests, the rejection of a government plan to extend the capital Addis Ababa into the Oromia region and issues of political marginalization. The protests were usually met with security crackdown that led to deaths and mass detentions.

Liberia polls: Nigeria senator calls ‘fake’ victory for Weah

A Nigerian Senator has congratulated former World Footballer of the Year, George Weah, for his “victory” in Liberia’s presidential election, but his message has largely been dismissed as ‘fake.’

Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna State used his twitter handle to ‘declare’ Weah the victor at a time when indications point to a run-off between the former footballer and Vice-president Joseph Nyuma Boakai.

The National Elections Commission (NEC) had on Wednesday cautioned against the spread of what it called ‘fake results.’

Preliminary results would ONLY be reported on radio and website AFTER THOROUGH CHECKING once they are ready. DO NOT circulate fake results.— NEC Liberia (@NECLiberia) October 11, 2017

According to NEC Liberia, preliminary results were going to be transmitted only via radio and its website. “Do not believe in spurious results announcements. Wait for official update from the NEC before trusting any results,” they stressed.

The elections of October 10 went smoothly with only one incident at a polling center in Nimba County where voting was disrupted. The NEC says a new date will be set for voting at the center where election materials were quarantined.

Turnout was huge as about two million voters queued to elect a new president to replace outgoing Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and to also pick 73 lawmakers out of over 900 candidates.

Click here for all the election news on our Africa Elections page

You may also follow our LIVE online coverage below as we update you on happenings in the country.

Photos: Darkest South Sudanese model dating the whitest dude

South Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech is a renown internet sensation for her dark choco-skin. She broke the internet last year when her photos emerged online and netizens could not have enough of her stunning beauty. Even after being bullied in middle school because of her skin colour, the 25-year-old South Sudanese model has become an […]

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Ful Medames Sudanese Fava Beans

  Ful Medames Sudanese Fava Beans Ful medames Sudanese fava beans is an all time breakfast dish of Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt and many Mediterranean countries. Sudanese call it Sahan ful (a plate of beans) or ful masri(Egyptian beans).  It is a vegetarian protein rich dish garnished with fresh onions, tomatoes, rocket leaves, feta cheese,...

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Ful Medames Sudanese Fava Beans

  Ful Medames Sudanese Fava Beans Ful medames Sudanese fava beans is an all time breakfast dish of Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt and many Mediterranean countries. Sudanese call it Sahan ful (a plate of beans) or ful masri(Egyptian beans).  It is a vegetarian protein rich dish garnished with fresh onions, tomatoes, rocket leaves, feta cheese,...

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Liberians await results of presidential elections [The Morning Call]

Votes are being counted across Liberia to determine the country’s next president and legislators.

Unofficial reports from the Liberia Broadcasting System suggest a runoff may be likely as ex-footballer George Weah

and current Vice President Joseph Boakai are said to be leading. A provincial declaration is expected Friday,

however, the electoral body has until October 25 to declare a winner or announce a runoff for the presidency.

A candidate must get at least 50 percent of the vote to be declared the winner.

Jonglei State Governor sacks four commissioners

The Governor Jonglei State Philip Aguer yesterday sacked four commissioners. No reasons were given and no replacements have been appointed. The sacked commissioners are: (a) Anyidi County – Mading Akol (b) Bor West County – Thon Ayuen (c) Makuac County – Nhial Awan (d) Twi North County – Deng Mabeny Via NC

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Kenya parliament passes controversial election law amendment

The Kenyan parliament passed a controversial amendment to it’s election laws on Wednesday. The law sets out that if a candidate withdraws from a repeat presidential election in future, the other would win automatically.

The amendment was heavily criticised by the opposition, whose legislators boycotted the vote after its leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday, withdrew from a repeat presidential vote scheduled for October 26, citing concerns over fairness and transparency.

Odinga, who claims the amendment to the law is illegal, has called for his supporters to take to the streets and protest until electoral officials he accuses of being behind his loss are removed from office or resign.

Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga were due to face off in a repeat election later this month after the Supreme Court annulled an August ballot – in which the president Kenyatta was declared the winner – due to election irregularities and ordered the election to be conducted within 60 days.

S. African deputy president urges commitment to end S. Sudan war

October 11, 2017 (CAPE TOWN) – South Africa's deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa as decried the “wasteful” war and violence, which has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions in South Sudan.
“The war has destroyed the country and the economy. For that reason our commitment to solving the crisis in SS [South Sudan] must also be irrevocable. War breeds hatred; it breaks down nations and makes people hate one another and it makes it difficult to engender reconciliation,” Ramaphosa (...)

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