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Liberia election: George Weah, Joseph Boakai likely to go for run-off

Former football star George Weah and incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai on Saturday edged closer to competing in a run-off vote for Liberia’s presidency, with three quarters of polling stations counted.

Liberians await delayed results for new president

Liberia on Thursday awaited the delayed announcement of the outcome of presidential elections as international observers called for the results to be released promptly to avoid stoking tension.

ECOWAS, AU score Liberia elections high

The ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia on Wednesday said the country’s general elections held on Tuesday were on the path to being credible.

Liberians usher in new era with high-stakes presidential vote

Liberians turned out in force on Tuesday to choose a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest set to complete the country's first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.

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Liberians go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president after 12 years under Africa’s first elected female leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Liberia election: Nigerian ambassador James Dimka sues for peace

Nigeria’s new ambassador to Liberia, Mr James Dimka, has sued for peace as his host country heads to the polls for Tuesday’s presidential and House of Representatives elections.

Five things to know about Liberia’s election

Liberians go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president after 12 years under Africa's first elected female leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Liberians choose new president as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf steps aside

Liberians head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, with hopes for a leader who will kickstart the economy and safeguard a fragile peace.

Five things to know about Liberia’s election

Liberians go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president after 12 years under Africa's first elected female leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf touts legacy as she prepares to step down

Havard-trained economist Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first democratically elected woman president in Africa when she won the Liberian elections in 2005, and the second to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Liberia’s George Weah denies contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor

Liberian presidential candidate George Weah on Friday denied contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor as controversy erupted over the former warlord's alleged behind-the-scenes role in the country's politics.

Liberian women fast for peaceful elections

Dressed in identical printed skirts, a hundred Liberian women knelt in prayer after another long day in three weeks of fasting, appealing once more that their country be spared of violence.

With Sirleaf, Liberia’s glass ceiling cracked but failed to shatter

Liberia's female politicians profess near-universal respect for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as she steps down after 12 years as president -- but many also say the glass ceiling that Africa's first female leader cracked remains firmly in place.

Ex-President Obasanjo faults Biafra agitators

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has faulted those agitating for Biafra.

UNGA: 21st century is African century – Conde

The 21st century will see Africa take its rightful place on the world stage, Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea has told the 72nd Session of the General Assembly.

American born Nigerian Zuriel Oduwole champions girls’ education in Africa

With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen.

Nigeria hit by labour disputes over unpaid salaries

Kenneth Madiebo isn't seeking global recognition for helping to stop the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014 -- he just wants to be paid.

Female aspirants get Sirleaf’s backing to win Liberia election

Liberia’s outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pledged to fully support and campaign for all the female aspirants in the October 10 general elections.

George Weah was my idol – Ronaldo

Former Brazil international Ronaldo says he used to look up to Liberian legend George Weah, who is one of Africa's greatest footballers of all-time.

UN to open Human Rights Office in Liberia

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said on Friday that his office would establish a UN Human Rights Office in Liberia to open in early 2018.

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