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Weah, Boakai headed for presidential run-off in Liberia
Former soccer star George Weah was all but guaranteed a spot in a presidential run-off in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading a first round of voting with 39 percent of votes.

South Africa's high court allows graft prosecution against Zuma
South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a High Court ruling to reinstate hundreds of corruption charges filed against Jacob Zuma before he became president.

Ex-footballer Weah takes early lead in Liberia election’s first results
One of Liberia's largest political parties called for a halt to counting votes from the country's presidential election Thursday, alleging irregularities and fraud as ex-soccer star George Weah took an early lead based on partial provisional results.

Video: Votes being counted in critical Liberian election
Counting was under way in Liberia on Wednesday following a peaceful poll that will determine President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's successor after 12 years and complete a historic democratic transfer of power.

In Liberia, voters hope for more than peace from Sirleaf successor
After a dozen years of recovery under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping bring peace after civil war turned her country into a wasteland, Liberians are hopeful about their first democratic power transfer for 73 years.

Liberia's presidential candidates on election homestretch
After serving two consecutive terms, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is making way for a successor. Africa's first ever female president has overseen 12 years of post-war reconstruction and the Ebola crisis. We take a closer look at those vying to replace her. They include a football star, a former model, a leading businessman and the vice president.

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