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Weah to face Boakai in Liberia presidential runoff

Ex-footballer Weah leads with 39 percent of the vote, followed by VP Boakai with 29 percent.

first democratic transition

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Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

Almost 300 people died in Mogadishu but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

Hodan district of Mogadishu

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Somalia declares three days of mourning after blast

Somali president says flags to be flown at half-mast as country mourns death of at least 85 people in truck explosion.

Mogadishu

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World leaders condemn 'revolting' Mogadishu attack

The devastating bombing, described as the deadliest single attack in Somalia's history, has been universally condemned.

Protesters on Sunday chant slogans

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Mogadishu blast: 'We have never seen such devastation'

The director of Mogadishu's ambulance service recounts the horrors he saw after Saturday's devastating bomb blast.

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Kenya police shoot dead two opposition protesters

Two protesters killed in Bondo as demonstrators clash with police in rally calling for reform of electoral commission.

Kisumu

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Four die as French army charter jet crashes in I Coast

Four Moldovan nationals killed when cargo plane chartered by French army crashed into sea near Ivory Coast's Abidjan.

cargo plane

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Massive car bomb blast rocks Somalia's Mogadishu

Police fear many casualties after car bomb explodes outside a hotel on a busy junction in the centre of Somali capital.

Somalia's Mogadishu

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S Africa court allows corruption prosecution of Zuma

Supreme Court of Appeal upholds ruling that reinstated corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

Jacob Zuma

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Kenya bans protests in cities amid election fallout

Demonstrations banned in the central business districts of Nairobi, Mombasa and the opposition stronghold of Kisumu.

Kenya has been gripped by protests

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