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Clashes Erupt At Liberian President’s Re-Election Parade

Violence marred the close of Liberian President George Weah’s re-election campaign on Sunday, with scuffles between his supporters and members of the opposition breaking out during a parade in capital Monrovia, an AFP journalist saw. No official toll was available on Sunday evening, but AFP counted at least five men with injuries, some with large gashes on their heads. Supporters of former football star Weah’s political group, the Coalition for […]

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Grave Consequences As Niger President’s Health Suffers

EU chief Charles Michel has warned there will be “grave consequences” if Niger’s military regime allows ousted President ex Mohamed Bazoum’s health to worsen under house arrest. In a call to President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria, chairman of the ECOWAS regional bloc which opposes the Niger coup, Michel said “President Bazoum’s detention conditions are deteriorating”. Bazoum, 63, was detained on July 26 by members of his presidential guard, in the fifth coup to hit Niger since independence from France in […]

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