Liberia Newswire (Page 7)

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Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Liberia. (Page 7)

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  1. Five things to know about Liberia's electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 10 | Mail & Guardian

    ... bank governor Mills Jones; or veteran opposition figure Charles Brumskine. There are some familiar faces from Liberia's bloody past: Weah's running mate Jewel Howard-Taylor is the ex-wife of former dictator Charles Taylor, while ...

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  2. Liberia votes to replace Africa's 1st female leaderRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 10 | Fox News

    ... the more than 2.1 million voters are calling for a president who will improve the economy and access to electricity. Liberia's health system was decimated by Ebola, a challenge for Nobel Prize-winning President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who also led ...

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  3. Liberia's election: How it worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 10 | New Vision

    Following are key points in Liberia's presidential and legislative elections on Tuesday: US model Africa's first republic was founded by freed slaves from the United States and retains many similarities with the US political system, though there are significant variations. Presidential and vice-presidential candidates run on a joint ticket for six-year terms.

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    Tuesday Oct 10 | New Vision

    Agnes Atim Apea,joins the list of African influential women such as the first female Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf A woman from Amolatar district has been named among the most 100 influential and innovative women in the world. Agnes Atim Apea, a PhD holder joins the list of African influential women such as the first female Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who has bowed down after serving two terms as president.

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  5. Liberia: As Liberia Votes Today, Here's Why You Should CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 10 | AllAfrica.com

    My earliest recollection of Liberia was the 1990 capture, torture and execution of its first native president Samuel Doe by rebel leader Prince Yormie Johnson. The grotesque episode; which was captured on video, showed Johnson presiding over the torture of Doe as he was maimed one extremity at a time.

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  6. Liberia: President Sirleaf's Statement on Eve of the ElectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | AllAfrica.com

    Monrovia - Statement by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia - On the Eve of Liberia's Presidential and Legislative Elections "People of Liberia, I congratulate you! As you go to the polling booths tomorrow, as your President, I ask but a few things of you." Tomorrow, 10 October, 2017, you will go to the polls to elect a new President, and 73 members of our national legislature.

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  7. Liberia heads to the polls to elect a new presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Al Jazeera

    ... state television. "The future of the country is in your hands. Vote for the person and persons you believe will make Liberia a better place. The world will be watching. Let's make them proud," she said. Liberia , Africa's first republic, came out of ...

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  8. New advocacy approach to improve Liberia's teaching qualityRead the original story

    Monday Oct 9 | World News Report

    The design and implementation of an advocacy campaign to addressing poor teaching quality and classroom relevance in Liberia is expected to shortly begin in the coming months in Liberia. The initiative will be implemented by a number of implementing civil society institutions, supported by USAID LAVI Project.

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  9. The Brief: Liberia votes, Raqqa push, UK race reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Al Jazeera

    Liberia votes for new president, Turkey-US visa dispute lingers, Fatah and Hamas meet in Cairo, and UK reports on race. Election workers walk past ballot boxes and voting materials at the National Elections Commission headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia [Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters] In Syria , US-backed SDF rebels say they will soon announce the liberation of Raqqa.

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  10. Said Winston ChurchillRead the original story

    Monday Oct 9 | The Perspective

    "Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity", Winston Churchill once wrote, "are no match for armed and resolute wickedness"; an observation which acuity was apparent when local resistance and ECOMOG intervention forced NPFL to seek power through the ballot box, instead of by the barrel of a gun, as originally planned. But it cost us the lives of about two hundred fifty thousand human beings, about fourteen percent of the Liberia population ninety.

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  11. Liberia: The Road AheadRead the original story

    Monday Oct 9 | The Perspective

    "Africa's oldest independent state", "Africa's chief exporter of rubber", and the "home of the only African "World Best", are clichA s that have filled the ears of Liberians at home and won the impressions of so many others abroad. But the question is: how are these in any way reflected in the development of a country so rich in natural resources, yet underdeveloped and impoverished? As a post-war country, Liberia's drive to national reconstruction comes with huge challenges.

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  12. Liberia set to vote in poll to choose Ellen Johnson Sirleaf successorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Newsday

    ... Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are the main contenders in the race to succeed her. Liberia, founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century, has not had a smooth transfer of power in 73 years. "Your vote is about you ...

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  13. Liberians Vote for New President As Johnson Sirleaf Steps DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Bloomberg

    ... in 2003. The vote in the West African nation, founded for freed American slaves almost 200 years ago, could see Liberia transfer power from one elected president to another for the first time in more than half a century. The economy expanded at an ...

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  14. Liberia's election closes chapter of history - but for voters, past is presentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Christian Science Monitor

    A decade after the end of a brutal civil war, one democratically elected president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is about to willingly step aside for another - something that has not happened in most Liberians' lifetimes. Suporters of Alexander Cummings, presidential candidate of the Alternative National Congress , attend a meeting during their party's presidential campaign rally at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 07, 2017.

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  15. Liberia's Women Warn Male Presidential Candidates: Keep the PeaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | The New York Times

    On the eve of a presidential election that will almost certainly return male rule to Liberia after 12 years, women delivered a warning. By the hundreds they came on Monday, streaming through the mud and gathering on a grassy field in the Airfield Junction neighborhood, across the street from the residence of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first democratically elected female president in Africa, the most patriarchal of places.

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  16. Prayers and flamethrowers: Liberia's raucous ralliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 8 | Yahoo!

    Liberia's presidential campaign neared its close on Sunday with a quiet day of prayer, but campaigning in the west African nation is not for the faint-hearted -- or those sensitive to noise. Liberians go to the polls on Tuesday to pick their first new president in 12 years as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf closes the page on two terms dominated by post-war reconstruction and the Ebola crisis.

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  17. Liberians Vote Tuesday for Sirleaf's SuccessorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Voice of America

    Liberia heads to the polls Tuesday to choose a successor for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is stepping down at the end of her second term. Twenty candidates are vying to replace her, including her own vice president and a former soccer star who has run against Sirleaf twice before.

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  18. Liberia: Priorities of an Elected Government - What Must Happen After October 10thRead the original story

    Monday Oct 9 | The Perspective

    ... result of the elections will test the maturity of our democracy after 12 contentious years of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia, and Africa's first female president, and 14 years since the end of the brutal civil war. The elections will also mark ...

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  19. .com | Liberia faces key poll to replace Africa's 1st female leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | News24

    Liberia heads to the polls on Tuesday for elections that for the first time in more than 70 years will see one democratically elected government hand power to another as a Nobel Prize-winning leader steps aside. It is a turning point for the West African country whose health system was decimated by the Ebola outbreak that killed nearly 5 000 Liberians in 2014-2015 and posed the biggest challenge for Africa's first elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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  20. Liberia Heads to Nationwide Elections TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Voice of America

    Liberia, Africa's oldest republic, heads to presidential and parliamentary polls on Tuesday. Twenty candidates are vying to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf when she steps down this year at the end of her second term.

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