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October 12, 2017 6:20 PM Soccer star and VP say heading for victory in Liberian vote

MONROVIA: Soccer star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai both signalled they were heading for victory in Liberia's presidential elections, as they waited for early results on Thursday. The parties behind three other candidates alleged fraud and vowed to contest the results. But international observers said they had seen no major problems in Tuesday's 82

October 12, 2017 2:12 PM Ignore 2020 presidential campaign posters

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says he has no hand in posters circulating on social media claiming he is seeking to lead the governing New Patriotic Party into the 2020 elections. A statement from the Office of the Vice President Thursday said people should disregard the posters suggesting that he has started a campaign to that end. "It is clear 51

October 12, 2017 11:04 AM On Tuesday, Liberia gave itself a beautiful gift

For the first time in several generations, a democratically elected president in Liberia is going to handing over power to another democratically elected president in Liberia. It is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s singular legacy that she has made this look normal, but there is nothing normal about what happened in Liberia on Tuesday. Liberia was supposed to be a success 87

October 12, 2017 6:30 AM Liberia counts votes in historic election

The country chooses a president and legislators in the first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years. Polls closed at 6pm local time (18:00 GMT) on Tuesday and a provincial declaration is expected within the next 24 hours. However, the electoral body has until October 25 to declare a winner or announce a runoff for the presidency. A runoff 54

October 11, 2017 11:06 PM One of Liberia's main parties calls for halt to election results

MONROVIA (Reuters) - One of Liberia’s leading political parties called for a halt in announcing the result of Tuesday’s presidential election, citing irregularities in the vote. The Liberty Party, whose candidate Charles Brumskine was considered a front-runner to take over from Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, said it would consider taking 66

October 11, 2017 11:50 AM Nana Pays 58,000 Nurses Allowance; GH¢232m Hits Accounts

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday restored the allowances of training nurses and midwifery students across the country amidst jubilation. As a result, GH¢400 each hit the accounts of 58,000 nursing and midwifery students yesterday across the country, giving a total of GH¢232 million for this academic year. This is in fulfillment of the promise 81

October 11, 2017 4:16 AM Kenyatta: Elections will go ahead despite opposition leader’s withdrawal

The poll pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against opposition leader Raila Odinga must be held by the end of October, according to a Supreme Court ruling. NAIROBI – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday that a re-run of August’s nullified presidential election would go ahead as planned on 26 October after opposition leader Raila Odinga said he was withdrawing 81

October 10, 2017 9:01 PM Kenya Opposition Leader Demanded a New Vote. Now, He’s Left the Race

With Mr. Odinga’s withdrawal, the judiciary will decide once again what happens next. The court could allow just one candidate, the incumbent, Preisident Uhuru Kenyatta, to run on his own, handing him an absolute victory. Or it could open the vote to weaker candidates who had initially run, also likely resulting in a victory for the president. Or the judges 79

October 10, 2017 3:15 PM Wassa Amenfi youth accuse DCE, MP of failing to tackle galamsey

They are therefore calling on the President to remove from office Madam Appiah and call to order Mr Saime as well as the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Constituency Chairman. In our very difficult moments like the sudden death of our brother and friend Godwin Quaicoe a.k.a Nana Boah or Scorpy, Wassa Amenfi Youth Forum would want to set the record straight 52

October 8, 2017 7:07 PM Weary of Candidates’ Broken Promises, Liberians Turn the Tables

Mr. Joe, a “pen-pen” motorcycle driver, routinely wears different T-shirts representing opposing political candidates, depending on whom he is hitting up for money, food or rides on a particular day. Standing next to Mr. Joe, Daniel Kollie, 30, his friend and fellow pen-pen driver, nodded vigorously. The very palaver hut in which both of them, and around 94