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October 8, 2017 3:31 PM Soccer Star, Ex-Warlord, Politicians Seek Liberia's Presidency

Disappointed by the record of Africa’s first elected female president, Kumba Tamba is pinning her hopes on the almighty as Liberia votes for a new leader. The West African nation, founded for freed American slaves almost 200 years ago, is holding presidential and legislative elections on Tuesday that mark the end of the 12-year tenure of Ellen Johnson 83

October 7, 2017 5:32 AM Liberia's Weah denies contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor

Monrovia - Liberian presidential candidate George Weah on Friday denied contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor as controversy erupted over the former warlord's alleged behind-the-scenes role in the country's politics. After stepping off a helicopter on his return to the capital, Monrovia, from a nationwide tour ahead of elections on October 10, Weah categorically 88

October 7, 2017 3:33 AM Catalonia referendum: Call for pro-unity rallies in Spain

Rallies are expected in Spain against Catalonian independence, after Sunday's disputed referendum. Demonstrations are planned in the capital Madrid and other cities, with supporters calling for a similar rally in Catalonia's capital Barcelona. Meanwhile, Spain's government representative in Catalonia earlier apologised to those hurt during police efforts 91

October 7, 2017 12:02 AM Catalan crisis: Two views about independence

Tensions are running high in Spain in anticipation of a possible declaration of independence by the Catalan government. On 1 October, 43% of Catalans voted in a referendum, which the Spanish government declared illegal then tried to suppress by force. The final results from the outlawed poll show 90% of the 2.3m people who voted backed independence 76

October 6, 2017 10:12 PM Rwanda opposition figure Rwigara faces insurrection charges

KIGALI, Rwanda–Rwandan prosecutors on Tuesday charged a prominent critic of the long-time president with forgery and inciting insurrection against the state. Diane Rwigara faces up to 15 years in jail if she is convicted of the more serious offense of inciting insurrection. “What we have done today is to file a case in court officially against Rwigara 61

October 6, 2017 6:31 PM “Creation Of New Region In Your Hands” – President Akufo-Addo To Nayiri

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the proposed creation of new Regions in the country largely rest on the inhabitants of the areas who have submitted petitions and made demands for the creation of the new regions. According to President Akufo-Addo, the Constitution stipulates that, once the President receives a petition 61

October 6, 2017 4:07 PM Catalan parliament defies Madrid pressure, works on independence declaration

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan secessionists were working on Friday toward a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain that could be adopted next week in defiance of a court order and increased economic pressure from Madrid. After Spain’s Constitutional Court suspended a session of the Catalan regional parliament set for Monday, which had been expected 86

October 6, 2017 6:00 AM Catalan police chief in Madrid court in 'sedition' probe

The Catalan chief of police, Josep Lluis Trapero, is appearing before a judge in Madrid on suspicion of sedition against the state. His Mossos d'Esquadra force is accused of failing to protect Spanish national police from protesters ahead of the 1 October independence referendum. Another Catalan police officer and two leading independence activists are also being 57

October 5, 2017 6:34 PM Spain to make it easier for firms to move base from Catalonia as business alarm deepens

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s government will issue a decree on Friday making it easier for firms to transfer their legal base out of Catalonia, two sources said, in a move that could deal a serious blow to the region’s finances as it considers declaring independence. The decree is tailor-made for Spanish lender Caixabank, sources familiar with the matter 81

October 5, 2017 3:40 PM Iniesta appeals for dialogue over Catalonia crisis

BARCELONA: Barcelona captain and Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has called for dialogue between the Spanish government and leaders in Catalonia to resolve the crisis between the central government and its richest region following Sunday's disputed referendum. Catalonia's parliament is set to declare independence on Monday after going ahead with the banned 59