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Chinese Women Detained At South Korean Airport After Plastic Surgery

Credit: © Provided by IBT US A photo of the women was shared more than 23,000 times online. By Gayathri Anuradha Credit/Source: International Business Times Three Chinese women were stranded in South Korea after they were barred from boarding a flight back home due to a plastic surgery that rendered their faces unrecognizable. According to the Chinese publication, Shanghaiist, the women were not allowed onto their return flight after security officials couldn’t confirm that their faces post the surgery matched with those in their passports. The unidentified women flew last week to the country during China’s Golden Week, a...

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CONCRETE PROFITS: Africa’s richest man has a built-in advantage with Nigeria’s government

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote (L), Nigeria’s vice president Yemi Osinbajo (C) and Lagos’ governor Akinwunmi Ambode on tour of the Dangote oil refinery site, June 2016. (Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye) By Feyi Fawehinmi Culled from Quartz Africa Weekly Brief   To start to understand how Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, came to have such influence over the Nigerian government, it is useful to go back in time to 2003. Before then, he was a Nigerian billionaire just like any other. But in the run up to the 2003 election campaign, president Olusegun Obasanjo had a famous falling out with his...

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Liberians await delayed results for new president

Liberian women are the victims of crime and corruption, but the engine of change and hope Media: Culled from Agence France-Presse (AFP) Monrovia, Oct 12, 2017 (AFP) – Liberia on Thursday awaited the delayed announcement of the outcome of presidential elections as international observers called for the results to be released promptly to avoid stoking tension. Political parties have expressed concern over polling-day hitches on Tuesday, with one calling for a halt to the ballot count. Footballing superstar George Weah and incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai are expected to top the first round of voting, according to analysts, though former...

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One of Liberia’s main parties calls for halt to election results

Liberty Party Presidential Candidate Charles Brumskine Media: Culled from Reuters By Alphonso Toweh MONROVIA (Reuters) – One of Liberia’s leading political parties called for a halt in announcing the result of Tuesday’s presidential election, citing irregularities in the vote. The Liberty Party, whose candidate Charles Brumskine was considered a front-runner to take over from Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said it would consider taking legal action if the National Elections Commission (NEC) did not act on its demands. The NEC was originally expected to release preliminary results on Thursday. “The Liberty Party is deeply troubled by the discovery of numerous...

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Liberia awaits results in problem-hit vote to replace Sirleaf

Media: Culled from Agence France-Presse (AFP) Monrovia, Oct 11, 2017 (AFP) – Counting was under way in Liberia on Wednesday amid reports of problems during a peaceful vote to determine President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s successor after 12 years. The first official results from the presidential and legislative elections are expected later Wednesday from the National Elections Commission (NEC), which has already suggested that turnout was high for Liberia’s first democratic transfer of power in seven decades. Some voters who appeared at the wrong polling station or were registered more than once were unable to cast their ballot on Tuesday,...

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