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DRC Election: We Will Schedule Announcement Of Result – CENI

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DRC Election: We Will Schedule Announcement Of Result - CENI

Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral top official has said on Tuesday, provisional results of the much-delayed presidential election could be counted between “24 to 48 hours. Results from the December election, was due last Sunday, but was pushed back. Raising concerns from international community including France, US and Germany. Past elections in the country were marred by violence.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) blamed problems collecting -data but tensions have increased as international pressure mounts to publish the outcome.

CENI President, Corneille Nangaa says at the commission`s plenary session of final deliberations that at least 48 hours will be devoted to vote counting, then CENI will schedule the announcement of the provisional results.

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Anti-riot police have gathered outside electoral commission as political tension mounts. Meanwhile, opposition candidate Martin Fayulu has warned electoral authorities on Tuesday not to “disguise the truth of the polls.  The catholic church and international community have urged that the results reflect the will of the Congolese people.

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Omar Daf Extends Contract With Sochaux

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Sochaux Coach, Daf Extends Contract With Club

Forty one year-old former Senegal international defender Omar Daf has extended his contact as coach of French club Sochaux until June 2021.

Daf was appointed coach of the second division side last November.

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The former French champions are currently just two points above the relegation zone in Ligue 2 with 17 games left this season.

Earlier this week Sochaux signed former Liverpool and Mali midfielder, Momo Sissoko.

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Daf played 14 seasons for Sochaux across two spells, previously coached the club in an interim capacity in 2013 and 2015.

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

France has extradited to the Hague, a senior Central African Republic football official wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes committed in the C.A.R.

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A committee member of the Confederation of African Football  Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, was arrested in Paris last month for coordinating attacks on Muslims in his country. He has denied the allegations.

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Patrice had declared himself political co-ordinator of the Christian anti-Balaka militia. The group has been blamed for hundreds of killings.  The ICC says Patrice was responsible for murder, torture and the recruitment of child soldiers.

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Ethiopia Arrests Former Minister Over Corruption Allegations

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Ethiopia Arrests Former Minister For Corruption Allegations

Ethiopian Former Minister, Bereket Simon has been arrested at his residence on suspicion of mismanagement of public funds.

Simon was a former Communication Minister, and was also a former head of a regional public investment fund. Simon was a member of Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

Zigale Gebeyehu, head of the regional anti-corruption bureau told local journalists that Bereket was detained on suspicion of corruption and now held in police custody in Bahir Dar city, the capital of the region.

Also arrested was a former civil servant, Tadesse Kassa, who was also a former board member of TIRET.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been pursuing a nationwide crackdown on graft in the public sector since taking office last year

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