Niger is holding its second democratic presidential elections after a military coup in 2010. Incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou promises to fight Islamist militancy and boost economic growth, but critics accuse of cracking down on the opposition.
Andrej Babis, a Czech billionaire compared to Donald Trump for his attacks on established political parties and the EU, looks likely to become the country's next leader after elections. Tim Gosling reports from Prague.
The US president is alleged to have told the wife of a soldier killed in action in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for." The soldier's mother said she was present when Trump made the "insensitive" remarks.
Former football star George Weah will face Liberia's ruling Unity Party Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff presidential election. The announcement came amid cries of foul from three leading opposition parties.
The opposition and foreign governments had questioned the legitimacy of the weekend regional elections. Left-wing President Nicolas Maduro has said electoral fraud is impossible in the South American country.
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