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List of foreign nationals killed in Kenya mall siege

An attack by Somali militants on a popular Nairobi mall has left at least 68 dead, the Red Cross said Sunday, including more than a dozen foreign nationals. With the siege still ongoing, here's a list of countries who have confirmed the deaths of their nationals: -- BRITAIN: Prime Minister David Cameron says three Britons are confirmed dead in the "despicable" attack and warns that the toll could rise further.

Renowned Ghanaian poet killed in Kenya mall attack

Renowned Ghanaian poet and statesman Kofi Awoonor was among the 59 people confirmed dead so far in an attack by Somali Islamist militants on a Nairobi shopping mall, Ghana's president said Sunday. John Dramani Mahama said in a statement: "I am shocked to hear the death of Prof. Kofi Awoonor in Nairobi mall terrorist attack. Such a sad twist of fate..." Awoonor, 78, was killed while shopping with his son in the Westgate mall, Ghana's Deputy Information Minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu said.

Ghana's Supreme Court rejects opposition challenge to 2012 vote

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an opposition challenge to President John Mahama's victory in December's presidential election, ending months of legal wrangling in the oil- and cocoa-exporting African nation. Mahama won December's vote with 50.7 percent of the ballot but the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) had alleged fraud ranging from inflated tallies to the participation of unregistered voters.

Ghana opposition boycotts president's inauguration

* Opposition accused Mahama of rigging poll * Observers said voting was free and fair * Mahama promises unity, development By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Ghana's opposition boycotted the inauguration of President John Dramani Mahama on Monday, ignoring his appeals to end a dispute over last month's election in the West African state seen as a model democracy in the coup-prone region.

Ghana leader appeals to rivals for unity before inauguration

* Opposition seeking to overturn election results * President calls for "multi-partisan process" * Mahama says 2012 GDP growth 8.5 to 9 pct By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Ghana's president called for political unity on Friday, reaching out to rivals who are contesting his election due to suspicions of vote rigging.
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