Former world footballer of the year and leading presidential aspirant in Liberia George Weah says the upcoming runoff vote are about the hopes and future of the west African country.

The body of a man was found in a sugarcane field in rural western Kenya on Sunday, one day after high-level officials visited the area aiming to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by the country’s repeated presidential election.

Kenya's election board is expected Monday to decide whether to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests, or to push ahead with declaring victory for President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Czechs are voting in a two-day general election in which the favourite is a populist billionaire who has campaigned on an anti-establishment platform.

Partial results from Liberia's presidential election show former football star George Weah has taken an early lead.

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