Soccer star still leading in Liberia presidential election

2017-10-15 08:00

Liberia's National Election Commission says former international soccer star George Weah is still leading the presidential election with nearly three-quarters of the ballots counted

Liberia vote-counting continues as runoff election likely

2017-10-11 17:33

Vote counting continued across Liberia following presidential elections that are likely to go to a runoff with 20 candidates contesting, local media and observers say.

Sirleaf urges Liberians to respect vote result

2017-10-10 07:54

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged peaceful elections ahead of the vote to replace her after 12 years in power, exhorting citizens to respect the outcome regardless of the winner.

Prayers and flamethrowers: Liberia's raucous rallies

2017-10-09 13:20

Liberia's presidential campaign has neared its close ith a quiet day of prayer, but campaigning in the west African nation is not for the faint-hearted - or those sensitive to noise.

Liberians choose new president as Sirleaf steps aside

2017-10-08 11:16

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

US teen 'unstoppable' in fight for girl power in Africa

2017-09-19 21:01

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

Liberia's Sirleaf to campaign for female candidates in election

2017-08-02 19:08

Liberia's outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she will actively campaign for the handful of female candidates contesting elections in October, while her male vice-president seeks to replace her.

Morocco king skips W Africa summit after Israel attends

2017-06-05 17:59

Morocco's king is skipping a regional meeting of west African leaders amid his country's bid to join the bloc known as Ecowas.

Liberia leader Sirleaf bars official travel abroad for 60 days

2017-02-06 13:30

Liberia's president has ordered a 60-day moratorium on official overseas travel to curb the depletion of foreign currency reserves.

Gambia top judge pulls out of inauguration challenge

2017-01-17 12:14

The Gambia's top judge has pulled out of hearing a bid by President Yahya Jammeh to halt the inauguration of president-elect Adama Barrow later this week, in a blow to the incumbent head of state.


Weah maintains lead in Liberia election's early results

2017-10-14 09:00

Former international soccer star George Weah has maintained an early lead in Liberia's election as the West African nation released a second round of provisional results of the vote to succeed Africa's first female president.

Liberia polls close in presidential election

2017-10-11 07:20

Voting has begun wrapping up in Liberia, where a run-off election already is expected because of the high number of presidential candidates.

Liberia faces key poll to replace Africa's 1st female leader

2017-10-09 16:31

Liberia will head to the polls 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.

Liberia's election: How it works

2017-10-09 10:08

Liberia will hold presidential and legislative elections on October 10. Here are the key points explaining how the election will work and when the results will be known.

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

2017-10-04 19:14

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.

Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon

2017-09-14 11:42

The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But she does not deserve this title, writes The Conversation.

Liberia's president calls for peace as campaigns begin

2017-08-01 19:42

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is urging peaceful elections as candidates begin campaigning to replace the Nobel Peace Prize winner who has led the West African country through the Ebola crisis and recovery from civil war.

Liberia asks as UN leaves: Who will pursue war's atrocities?

2017-03-11 21:31

The skeletal remains of 27 people were all that was left of a massacre, one of many in this West African nation's back-to-back civil wars more than a decade ago.

African Union decides to readmit Morocco: presidents

2017-01-30 20:45

The African Union has agreed to readmit Morocco 33 years after it quit the bloc, following a difficult debate over the status of Western Sahara, according to presidents attending the summit.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

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