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Liberia's presidential election pits vice-president against ex-footballer

rsz sipa ap22115209 000005Liberia is awaiting the results of an election that will form a new government for the next six years.

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Liberia: What Hope for Human Rights?

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As the West African nation heads to the polls on 10 Otober to elect a new leader, human rights concerns that have long plagued the country remain

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AfDB to decide fate of $296 mln Ivorian Airbus purchase

A plane of Air Ivoire, from Ivory Coast on the ground at Marseille airport, France,Jan. 8, 2009.Photo:CLAUDE PARIS/AP/SIPAThe African Development Bank is expected on Wednesday to decide the fate of a $296 million financing package for Ivory Coast national airline Air Cote d'Ivoire's purchase of five new Airbus A320s, a bank document seen by Reuters showed.

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Nigeria hosts first ever beer festival

A group of Nigerian men drink beer at the Flexx Bush Bar and Lounge in  Kano, Nigeria, March 30, 2015. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPANigeria recently held its first ever beer festival in the commercial capital Lagos, an event aimed at promoting the country's top brews.

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Tullow shares rise on Ghana, Ivory Coast ocean boundary ruling

A man walk past Ghanaian flags flying at the independence square in Accra, June 8, 2015. Photo:Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAShares in Tullow Oil Plc rose more than 8% on Monday after the Africa-focused oil explorer said it expects to resume drilling at its multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project after a court ruling favoured Ghana in an ocean border dispute with Ivory Coast.

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Ghana, Equatorial Guinea presidents to sign LNG deal

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo speaks during his inauguration ceremony in Accra, Ghana, Jan. 7, 2017. Photo: AP/SIPAGhana's President Nana Akufo-Addo plans to sign an agreement to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Equatorial Guinea during his three-day visit to the Gulf of Guinea petroleum producer due to begin on Monday, his office said.

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