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Africa today at a glance

Posted Africa today at a glance

on  Thursday, October 12   2017 at  10:16

Liberia awaits poll results

Provisional results awaited from Liberia's presidential and legislative elections on Tuesday, which will see President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hand over power after 12 years in office.

Kenya poll impasse

Anxiety in Kenya after opposition leader Raila Odinga announced his withdrawal from the October 26 repeat presidential election.

Eyes on DR Congo

Focus on the DR Congo after the electoral commission ruled out the election of the next president before early 2019, a delay that raises fresh security concerns in the vast nation.

SA court verdict

A South African court delivers its verdict after the family of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol successfully lobbied to reopen an inquest's suicide verdict following his death in suspicious circumstances at a Johannesburg police station in 1971.

Progress in Egypt talks

Palestinian Islamists Hamas say progress has been made in their Egyptian-brokered reconciliation talks with rivals Fatah in Cairo. Details to be announced at a 1000 GMT press conference.

Cameroon cycling begins

The 2017 edition of the Grand Prix International Chantal Biya Cycling Tour of Cameroon begins with the first lap of 125km to be run from Yaoundé to Ayos. Ten teams from Africa and Europe are taking part.

Volleyballers take a break

The 2017 Women's African Nations Volleyball Championship in Cameroon takes a break ahead of the semi-finals to be played on Friday. Defending champions Kenya will face three times winners Egypt, while hosts Cameroon take on Senegal.