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Liberia Supreme Court begins hearing election appeal

2017-12-01 19:56

Liberia's Supreme Court has began hearings of an appeal filed by two political parties claiming fraud in the first round of the presidential election and calling for a re-run of the vote.

US Embassy expresses confidence in Liberia disputed election

2017-11-16 17:56

The US Embassy in Liberia is expressing confidence in the credibility of the West African nation's elections as the runoff vote is postponed for investigations into allegations of fraud and irregularities.

Liberia president frustrated over runoff election delay

2017-11-09 06:00

Liberia's president has said "our democracy is under assault" as the runoff election to replace her is delayed indefinitely by a court after allegations of voting fraud.

Liberian parties eye anti-Weah front: ruling party chairperson

2017-11-07 19:33

Four parties on Tuesday discussed a "merger" to bolster Vice President Joseph Boakai in his fight against former international football star George Weah for Liberia's presidency, a senior party official has said.

Liberia's Supreme Court to rule on delaying election

2017-11-04 07:30

Liberia's Supreme Court will rule on a petition asking to delay the runoff presidential election after a complaint has said the National Election Commission failed to investigate claims of irregularities in the first round of the vote to replace Africa's first elected female president.

Liberia court orders temporary halt to runoff election prep

2017-11-01 17:05

Liberia's Supreme Court has ordered a temporary halt to preparations for next week's runoff presidential election as it awaits a hearing on complaints alleging voting irregularities.

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.

 

Liberian parties register election appeal with Supreme Court

2017-11-29 08:47

The parties of the Liberian presidential candidates who finished second and third in October 10 elections have lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court calling for a re-run of the vote.

International pressure ramps up over Liberia election delay

2017-11-16 09:51

The European Union has joined an international chorus urging Liberian political parties and its electoral commission to end "unnecessary delays" and elect a new president.

Liberian president says democracy 'under assault'

2017-11-08 08:32

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says that democracy is "under assault" in her nation as several political parties accuse the electoral commission of fraud, delaying the selection of her successor.

Liberia's election delay divides already tense nation

2017-11-05 17:03

The extraordinary delay in electing Liberia's new leader amid claims of electoral fraud is entrenching existing divides between the candidates and outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as voters wait nervously for a resolution.

Top Africa stories: Malawi, Zim, S Sudan

2017-11-03 08:30

A Malawian court has found three suspects guilty of illegally exhuming the body of a 16-year-old girl living with albinism, and the IMF says Zimbabwe is among the most fragile economies in the world.

Liberia's Sirleaf hits back at vote 'interference' claims

2017-10-31 14:21

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has hit back at claims by her own vice-president that she had interfered in the election to choose her successor by meeting polling officials at her residence.

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.

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