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Liberians to choose next president in a run-off

Liberians will have to choose between former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai who becomes their next president after both candidates failed to secure over 50 percent of votes in last week’s presidential elections.

Remembering Thomas Sankara

Thirty years ago, the leader of Burkina Faso's revolution, Thomas Sankara, was cut down in a hail of bullets — a bloody end to a turbulent yet charismatic life that today has gained cult status in Africa.