Liberia, Israel-Palestine, Argentina.
Today's three stories you should know.
Liberia’s President George Weah has conceded defeat after a knife-edge election, a rare peaceful transfer of power in a region that has seen eight military coups in the past three years. “The Liberian people have spoken and we have heard their voice,” Weah said. “I urge you to follow my example and accept the result of the elections.” Weah, once a massive football star, was beaten by 78-year-old Joseph Boakai, a former vice president who Weah had beaten comfortably at the last election in 2017. Swept to power on a wave of optimism, pledging to improve the lives of the country’s most disadvantaged, Weah had faced growing criticism for not fulfilling his promises.
More from France 24 here.
After being bombed and raided, running out of fuel and power, and becoming a theater of war rather than a functioning medical facility, Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital began to empty out today as patients and staff packed up their belongings to flee. Just five doctors now remain to care for patients who are unable to move, Al Jazeera reported. The Israeli military has yet to provide convincing evidence that Hamas was running a command and control center in tunnels underneath the building.
More from Al Jazeera here.
Argentinians vote tomorrow in a presidential election run-off that offers two very stark choices: establishment candidate and current economy minister, the left-wing Sergio Massa, or right-wing outsider Javier Milie. Though Massa finished ahead comfortably in the first round of voting, polls show that the gap between the men has tightened. Reuters news agency published an interesting preview today.
More from Reuters here.