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African Union Cites ‘Serious Doubts’, Urges Delay to Final Congo Election Result | World News


President of Chad Idriss Deby talks to Republic of the Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso during the High Level Consultation Meetings of Heads of State and Government on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriReuters

By Aaron Maasho and Giulia Paravicini

ADDIS ABABA/KINSHASA (Reuters) – The African Union on Thursday called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.

The rare move from the group injects fresh uncertainty into the post-election process, which was meant to usher in the country’s first democratic transfer of power in 59 years of independence, but has been…

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Body of Canadian miner found after African kidnapping – The Columbia Valley Pioneer


A Canadian national has been found dead a day after reports that he had been kidnapped by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso’s volatile north near the Niger border, the West African nation’s security ministry said Thursday.

The ministry said Kirk Woodman’s body was found 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the site where he worked for Progress Mineral Mining Company in Oudalan province.

READ MORE: B.C.-based mining company worker abducted in Burkina Faso

Woodman’s son, Matt Woodman, emailed The Associated Press confirming his father’s death.

“He’s dead,” he said in the email. “Kirk was a loving and hardworking husband, father, son and brother. Not a day will go by that he won’t be missed. Our family would like to thank everyone for the love and support we’ve…

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Li Ying brace downs African champions


Nigeria were thrashed 3-0 by China in Thursday’s Wuhua Four-Nation tournament opener played in Meizhou.

The African champions were hoping to make a winning start to their preparations for this summer’s World Cup campaign but ended  up bowing to the Steel Roses at the Meizhou Olympic Sports Centre.

The hosts, who were reconverging after a 10-match tour of Australia in December 2018, got a well deserved lead through Zhang Rui after 10 minutes in the game.

For Thomas Dennerby’s ladies, hopes of bouncing back after the half time break got dashed after Li Ying doubled the lead for the home side in the 65th minute.

On the brink of full time, Ying fired home China’s third and her second of the day to ensure the Asian giants defeated the Africans by the same goals as in their last meeting at 2000…

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Rio Dell Elects First African American Mayor – Redheaded Blackbelt


Debra Garnes, Rio Dell’s new mayor. [Photo from Rio Dell]

Press release from the City of Rio Dell:

On the evening of December 18, 2018, the Rio Dell City Council seated three members for their upcoming four‐year terms. New to the Council is Bryan Richter, a contractor and member of the Rio Dell Planning Commission. Council veteran, Julie Woodall, was sworn in after taking a four year break as a councilmember and having previously served as Mayor. Also sworn in was Debra Garnes who was first elected in 2014.

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Debra Garnes was elected by her fellow councilmembers to become the 16th Mayor of Rio Dell through an open ballot process. Shortly thereafter the gavel was handed over from current outgoing Mayor Frank Wilson.

Garnes, 58, is a Navy veteran who served…

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Mozambique: Four South African tourists reported missing


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17.01.2019 at 17h21
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APA News

Four South African tourists have been reported missing on what is called the Portuguese island off the Mozambican capital Maputo while bathing, and a fifth was rescued alive on Thursday, APA can report.Maputo city council said in a media statement that the incident occurred late on Wednesday, and among the missing are two men and two women.

“The group departed from the city of Maputo on a boat from the Nautical School and took a break for meals on the Island of Inhaca.

“The missing are part of a group of eight South African tourists”, according to the statement.

Teams with representatives of several government entities are involved in the searches, which a…

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African leaders close ranks over Congo election results


African governments closed ranks over the disputed presidential contest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, declining to criticise the election process and backing away from calls for a recount despite evidence of a massive electoral fraud.

A Financial Times analysis of leaked polling data has shown that opposition leader Martin Fayulu was the clear winner of last month’s vote and that rival opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, who was last week declared the victor, should have finished a distant second.

Congo’s Catholic Church, which ran the biggest election observation mission, also believes Mr Fayulu won the election with as much as 60 per cent of the vote and has called on the electoral commission to publish the true results.

Yet the Southern African Development Community, an…

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