[Leadership] Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday disclosed that the results of today's presidential and National Assembly elections will be declared within 48 hours.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A political symposium to be addressed by Mohamad Diaudin and an official of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) in Khartoum, was banned by the security apparatus. The move is not consistent with the desired political climate for the National Dialogue, the PCP said.
[UNHCR] Geneva -The UN refugee agency on Friday called for the immediate release of Congolese refugees kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which has intensified attacks in the area bordering the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year.
[UN News] The top United Nations official in Somalia has strongly condemned yesterday's terrorist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu city that resulted in the death of many civilians, including the Somali Federal Government's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari.
[UN News] Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there.
[Shabelle] At least 14 people, including government soldiers, hotel security guards, civilians and attackers were killed and 13 others also injured in an attack on hotel in Mogadishu on Friday and Saturday, Minister of Information said.
[Deutsche Welle] A Liberian woman who became the country's first Ebola patient in more than a month has died. Officials say two more people are suspected of having the virus, halting the country's plans to be Ebola-free by April.