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October 18, 2017 12:25 PM Kenya election commissioner resigns, flees just days before the election, saying vote cannot be fair

NAIROBI — One of Kenya’s s top officials in charge of overseeing the Oct. 26 elections resigned Wednesday, fled the country, and said the imminent vote could not be fair. Rather than contradict her, however, the commission’s chairman, Wafula Chebukati, afterward said he did not think a credible election was possible either. Roselyn Akombe, one of seven 93

October 17, 2017 6:38 PM NPP is ethnocentric party; NDC more nationalistic

Former Trade Minister Dr Ekow Spio-Gabrah has revived an old attack against the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), which he labelled as a tribal party. He said while the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) accommodates non-Akans, the same could not be said about it arch political rival, the NPP. Speaking after an NDC press conference to announce 57

October 17, 2017 11:03 AM Kirkuk: Iraqi forces seize largest oilfields near city

Iraqi government forces have taken control of the two largest oilfields near the disputed city of Kirkuk after Kurdish forces left the area. A string of oilfields - vital to the Kurdish economy - have been seized by Iraqi troops since Monday. Troops have taken over sites, including Kirkuk city, in the wake of a Kurdish referendum on independence declared 84

October 16, 2017 3:17 PM NPP group begs as suspension inches 2nd anniversary

Some party foot soldiers in the Ashanti region have pleaded for the return of New Patriotic Party General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong after his indefinite suspension in 2015. The group of largely polling station executives said at a press conference, the once-powerful Kwabena Agyapong has conducted himself gracefully well. Kwabena Agyapong despite his suspension 42

October 16, 2017 12:14 AM Sub-Metro Chair Vows to Rid Tema of Filth

The Tema East Sub-Metro Council Chairman has observed the need to rid Tema Newtown of filth which has taken away the beauty of the community. “At this point, we have to all come to realize that Newtown is one of the places with serious sanitation issues which need serious attention,” he said. Mr. Joseph Ashitey Larteh said this on Friday after he was elected 42

October 14, 2017 11:02 AM Former soccer star Weah leads Liberia presidential polls

Former soccer star George Weah maintained his lead over Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai on Friday as more provisional results from the West African country’s presidential election were announced. If current trends hold, the rivals would meet in a runoff next month to decide who will succeed Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in what would 87

October 13, 2017 10:42 PM Carter Center Preliminary statement: 2017 Liberia Presidential and Legislative Election, Oct. 12, 2017

As The Carter Center makes this preliminary report, it is important to note that the election process is ongoing, and there are still important steps to be completed before the Center can provide an overall assessment. This statement is one of five that The Carter Center has made about the process, and it only covers observations to date. Further reports 63

October 13, 2017 7:09 AM Liberia election first results: Weah takes early lead

Monrovia - Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia's presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results. The National Election Commission data shared late on Thursday show Weah ahead in 14 of Liberia's 15 counties while Vice President Joseph Boakai leads in his home county, Lofa. With 20 candidates 91

October 13, 2017 3:10 AM Liberia Polls: George Weah in early lead

Monrovia – Football icon, George Weah, is in early lead in the official provisional results of Tuesday presidential elections in Liberia. Former international Liberian football star turned politician, and presidential election candidate George Weah (C) waits prior to casting his vote for Liberia’s presidential and legislatives elections, at a polling 67

October 12, 2017 10:45 PM Liberia election: Weah leading in early count

Liberia’s electoral commission says football star George Weah leads in early election results, with Vice-President Joseph Boakai ahead in his home region. Supporters of a third candidate allege irregularities. National Election Commission chairman Jerome Korkoya warned that early results of the presidential ballot, showing Weah's Congress for Democratic 74