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Liberia: 100% results of presidential polls, run-off set for November 7

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) on Thursday released full results of the October 10 general elections. The body further confirmed a run-off vote between the two top candidates for the presidency. Ex-football star, George Weah of the Congress For Democratic Change (CDC) will face current vice-president, Joseph Boakai of the …

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Kenya: No sex until Uhuru Kenyatta is elected president – Women tell their lovers

A section of women in Kenya have called for a sex ban ahead of the country’s presidential poll re-run ordered by the Supreme Court, said reports. Even though uncertainty surrounds the October 26 polls, women in the town of Nyeri in a press conference on Wednesday said they will not …

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Tanzania arrests 12 for alleged homosexuality in Dar es Salaam

Tanzanian police said Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays. “We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock — they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine Tanzanians,” Dar …

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Uganda bans protests over presidential age limit bill

 Ugandan police on Wednesday banned what it termed illegal demonstrations over plans to remove presidential age limits, seen as paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni to serve a sixth term in office. A bill removing the age limit for the president was introduced in parliament last month, and MPs …

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Sierra Leone to sell 709-carat diamond in New York auction

Sierra Leone said on Tuesday it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the “blood diamonds” of its past. The stone, which was unearthed in March, is the largest discovered in Sierra Leone in almost …

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Kenya: Female Lawmaker Kicked Out Of Chamber Over Indecent Dressing

Yesterday, Elizabeth Nyawira a Kenyan lawmaker was kicked out of the plenary session over indecent dressing.  According to Kenyan’s Dailypost, she was walked out of the assembly by the Deputy speaker who claimed that Nyawira’s dressing was against the laid-down dress code. The lawmaker was dressed in a sleeveless top barring her …

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