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Liberia's controversial school reforms divide the nation a year on

2017-10-20 17:45

On a weekday morning in Cecelia Dunbar school, a bumpy hour's drive from Liberia's capital, a group of seven-year-olds concentrate on their maths lesson, seated at individual wooden desks.

Jury to deliberate in case of Liberian accused of war crimes

2017-10-18 08:05

Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the trial of a Liberian man accused of committing war crimes and then lying about his past to enter the US.

Weah and Boakai edge towards Liberia presidential run-off

2017-10-15 14:14

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

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 political party calls for halt to vote-counting

2017-10-13 07:16

One of Liberia's largest political parties has called for a halt to counting of election results, alleging voting irregularities and fraud.

Two experimental Ebola vaccines show year-long promise

2017-10-12 16:30

Two experimental vaccines against the Ebola virus have shown promise in protecting against the haemorrhagic fever for at least a year, according to the results of a major clinical trial.

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.

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.

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.

 

Liberian rebel commander guilty of immigration fraud

2017-10-19 08:14

A Liberian accused of war crimes has been convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander so he could enter the US.

Weah, Boakai in Liberian presidential run-off

2017-10-16 06:00

Liberia's electoral commission has announced that a run-off vote for the presidency will be held between former footballer George Weah and incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai.

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 election first results: Weah takes early lead

2017-10-13 08:59

Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia's presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results.

Liberians await delayed results for new president

2017-10-12 21:38

Liberia has 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.

Results of Liberia's election delayed

2017-10-11 22:17

Liberia's election results have been delayed by hitches at a number of polling stations, with Vice President Joseph Boakai and footballer George Weah seen as the front runners to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Liberians usher in new era with high-stakes presidential vote

2017-10-11 10:32

Liberians have turned out in force 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.

Liberia votes to replace Africa's 1st female leader

2017-10-10 17:32

Liberians have gathered in masses under the bright sun to vote in an election that for the first time in more than 70 years will see one democratically elected government hand power to another.

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.

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