{FD} Weah takes early lead in Liberia election’s first results

Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia’s presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results.

{FD} Liberia’s president calls for peace as campaigns begin

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is urging peaceful elections as candidates begin campaigning to replace the Nobel Peace Prize winner who has led the West African country through the Ebola crisis and recovery from civil war.

{FD} West Africa bloc agrees “in principle” on Morocco membership

An official with West Africa’s regional bloc says leaders of the 15-nation group have agreed “in principle” on Morocco’s membership application for membership, though more assessments will be made.