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Sall hails new era for Senegal after victory

Senegal's president elect Macky Sall has hailed a new era after triumphing over veteran leader Abdoulaye Wade in Sunday's runoff presidential vote.

Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season

Sahel states are bracing for a long hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are creating fresh strife.

Wade hits campaign trail in Senegal despite protests

Abdoulaye Wade has rallied voters in Senegal's city of Thies despite a storm of criticism over his third-term presidential bid.

Senegal opposition calls for rally against Wade’s third term

Senegal's opposition has prepared for mass resistance against President Abdoulaye Wade's third term bid -- validated despite violent weekend riots.

Gambia’s Jammeh sweeps polls to secure fourth term

Yahya Jammeh scored a landslide win in presidential polls on Friday, securing a fourth term at the helm of the tiny state.

Liberia’s women still stalked by rape

Despite boasting Africa's first female president and a Nobel prize for women's rights, Liberia's women are still vulnerable to the threat of rape.

Gambia wraps up poll campaign with opposition rallies

Gambia's election campaign has wrapped up with rival presidential candidates staging rallies in the tiny capital Banjul ahead of polls.

Liberia’s Sirleaf leads halfway vote tally

Liberia's Nobel winner and incumbent president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took a strong lead over rival Winston Tubman on Friday.

Liberians test their democracy in second post-war polls

Liberians are voting in the country's second election since it emerged from a 14-year civil war in 2003, a litmus test of its fragile democracy.

Nobel power marks feverish end of Liberia campaigning

Liberia buzzed with election fever as Nobel laureates, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and women's activist Leymah Gbowee took to the streets.

Liberians weigh Sirleaf’s Nobel win ahead of election

Liberians are weighing the impact of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's Nobel Peace Prize victory which has been slammed as an unfair boost ahead of elections.

Gates urges African leaders to prioritise vaccines

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has called on African countries to work harder to get life-saving vaccines to children.

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