Liberia:UP Expels Pres. Sirleaf

[Observer] The UP is revoking the membership of its Standard Bearer Emeritus, President Sirleaf, on claims that she supported the opposition candidate, George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change. She has consistently denied the claim and still considers herself a member of the Unity Party.

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Kenya:Opposition Holds Crisis Talks Over ‘People’s President’ Ceremony

[Nation] Principals of the National Super Alliance will meet on Monday to sort out differences surrounding the planned swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the people’s president, and complaints by Wiper Democratic Movement over the sharing of parliamentary leadership positions.

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Liberia:Weah’s Inauguration In Three Weeks

[Observer] The inauguration of President-elect, George M. Weah, and the Vice President-elect, Jewel Howard Taylor, should have been on Monday, January 15, but ahead of the date, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued a rather surprising proclamation making January 1, 2018 a holiday for the first time in 12 years. The presidential proclamation has now made Monday, January 22, the third working Monday, which becomes the day for the inauguration.

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Nigeria:Senate’s Seven Most Controversial Members in 2017

[Premium Times] Like in most legislative chambers world over, the Nigerian Senate was not free from controversies in the outgoing year. The red chamber in 2017 was politically charged as fiery comments, personality clashes, superiority battle arose at the least provocation.

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Nigeria:State Speakers Raise Hope On Passage of ‘Not Too Young to Run’ Bill

[This Day] Abuja -With the endorsement by the two chambers of the National Assembly, speakers of states legislatures in the country have promised a speedy passage of the “Not Too Young To Run” bill, which seeks to reduce the age limit for running for elected office in Nigeria.

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