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Liberia's ruling party petitions for election delay

2017-12-15 18:30

Liberia's ruling Unity Party has asked the Supreme Court to further delay the presidential runoff, which its candidate Vice President Joseph Boakai will contest on December 26.

Dutch arms dealer used 'blood money' to finance his lavish lifestyle in Cape Town, court hears

2017-12-14 19:30

A Dutch fugitive, convicted of crimes against humanity and selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, used "blood money" to fund his extravagant lifestyle, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court has heard.

'Seriously ill' Dutch arms dealer to spend another night in custody

2017-12-13 17:49

A Dutch arms dealer, who faces 19 years in jail in the Netherlands for selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, is still in police custody, despite arguing that his continued detention could prove fatal.

Dutch seeks extradition of arms dealer arrested in SA

2017-12-08 22:14

Dutch prosecutors are requesting the extradition of convicted Dutch arms dealer Augustinus Petrus Kouwenhoven, arrested in South Africa, to serve a 19-year sentence for his role in Liberia's bloody civil war.

Fugitive Dutch arms dealer linked to Liberian war nabbed in Cape Town

2017-12-08 16:08

A Dutch fugitive, convicted of selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, was arrested after being tracked down to a home in the Cape Town suburb of Fresnaye on Friday.

Security experts ponder Gulf of Guinea terror threat

2017-12-05 20:38

Security experts from West Africa, France and the United States have gathered in Abidjan for talks on beefing up anti-terrorism measures at sea in the Gulf of Guinea.

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.

After the outbreak: Med schools boost Ebola-wrecked Liberia

2017-11-24 13:05

Teams from US universities and hospitals are helping to build Liberia's health care system back up following the devastation inflicted by the Ebola outbreak.

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.

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.

 

Major Liberian opposition party backs George Weah presidency

2017-12-15 08:38

A Liberian opposition party formally backed George Weah for president despite mounting a prolonged legal fight with his opponent, Vice-President Joseph Boakai, against the country's electoral commission.

Warlord assassin, arms dealer and a mafioso - international fugitives who settled in SA

2017-12-14 19:13

The list of international criminals - mostly fugitives of justice - who have made South Africa their home continues to grow.

Liberia sets December 26 date for runoff presidential election

2017-12-13 06:17

Liberia's National Elections Commission has set December 26 as the date for the presidential runoff vote.

Man found guilty of 'war crimes' was granted SA visa, court hears

2017-12-08 21:15

A man, convicted of being an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, has been issued with a temporary visa to stay in South Africa until 2020, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has heard.

Liberia Supreme Court authorises presidential runoff with conditions

2017-12-08 10:00

Liberia's Supreme Court has lifted a suspension on a runoff vote for a new president, saying two parties alleging irregularities and fraud had insufficient evidence to re-run the first round of voting.

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.

Liberia election board rejects vote fraud claims

2017-11-24 22:12

Liberia's election commission has confirmed its rejection of fraud allegations over the first round of presidential elections.

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.

Weah's party raises tone after Liberia election delayed

2017-11-09 18:01

Liberian presidential candidate George Weah's party says that it will respect the decision to delay the country's planned run-off vote, but called for the electoral process to be put back on course in a "timely" manner.

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.

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