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10 Aug
Official results have yet to be announced, but the two leading candidates are running neck and neck in results tallied by local media. Disappointingly, Tuesday's election witnessed a low voter turnout compared with 2017.
10 Aug
Stacks of hairy yams line a market in Ibadan, Nigeria, where traders haggle over quality and price before loading them into cars for the last mile to consumers. Nearby, a man navigates heavy traffic with a hand cart piled high with the tubers. Yams - pounded into paste, ground into flour, boiled or fried – provide sustenance and livelihoods across West Africa.
10 Aug
Kenyans are just hours away from heading to the polls for a general election. They will choose governors, MPs and a new president, marking the end of Uhuru Kenyatta's nine years in office. Also, as grain exports from Ukraine slowly resume, we take a closer look at fertiliser, another product from the region that Africa depends on. Finally, Chad's military government and more than 40 opposition groups sign a deal to launch national peace talks later this month.
9 Aug
Kenya's Deputy President and presidential hopeful William Ruto cast his ballot early on Tuesday morning (August 9) as Kenyans elect a new president.
9 Aug
Kenya's opposition leader and presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, cast his vote in Kenya’s presidential elections on Tuesday.
9 Aug
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta cast is vote on Tuesday morning as Kenyans elect a new president. Kenyatta who is stepping down from the helm of East Africa's economic powerhouse after reaching the end of his two-term limit called on Kenyans to turn out in large numbers, vote peacefully and await results.
9 Aug
Kenyan voters head to the polls on Tuesday, with the high cost of living a pressing issue for the electorate. The global economic downturn is negatively impacting Kenya and the continent.
9 Aug
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid a wreath at the Hector Pieterson memorial and met young African leaders in Johannesburg Sunday.
8 Aug
The number of registered voters aged 18-34 for Kenya's election on August 9 has fallen, despite population growth, with some saying promises made to them are not fulfilled.
8 Aug
Campaigners have called the suspension "a witch hunt" and say it will prevent them from carrying out lifesaving work in the conservative East African country.
8 Aug
After three years of talks, a peace deal has been signed between separatists and the national government in Senegal's southern Casamance region. It is hoped that this could bring an end to one of the longest running conflicts on the continent, one in which thousands of people have been killed and displaced since 1982.
8 Aug
Deputy president and Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate, William Ruto and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja held their final rallies on Saturday ahead of the August 9 election, ending months of campaigning to become Kenya's next leader.

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