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The Tearing Down of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Foreign Policy (blog)

The ghosts of Liberia's civil war are stalking the country ahead of this week's election — and threatening the complicated legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president. By Prue Clarke, Mae Azango. | October 9, 2017, 2:56 PM. Liberian President ...and more »

Liberia's Women Warn Male Presidential Candidates: Keep the Peace - New York Times

MONROVIA, Liberia — On the eve of a presidential election that will almost certainly return male rule to Liberia after 12 years, women delivered a warning. By the hundreds they came on Monday, streaming through the mud and gathering on a grassy field ...and more »

Liberia Elections: What are the key issues? -

Pledge to fight corruption, reviving the faltering economy and jobs promise are key issues that could decide the polls. by Hamza Mohamed. 8 Oct 2017. Liberia Elections: What are the key issues? Campaigning has been loud and colourful as the 20 ...and more »

Liberia Vote-Counting Continues as Runoff Election Likely - Voice of America

Vote counting continues across Liberia following presidential elections that are almost certain to go to a runoff with 20 candidates contesting. The state-run Liberia Broadcasting System reports Wednesday there likely will be a runoff based on ...and more »

The Only Woman Running for President in Her Country - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. The West African nation of Liberia will hold its general election on October 10th. It's a significant moment for the country, which has suffered through not only ...and more »

Letter from Liberia: Protecting a hard-won peace - Christian Science Monitor

Liberians are plenty divided on who should become president. On Tuesday, they picked from a field of 20 candidates. But, as Ryan Lenora Brown writes from Monrovia, voters agreed on how to carry out the election: without violence. Election workers walk ...and more »

Wins and Losses for Outgoing Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Face2Face Africa

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, addresses the 2008 United Methodist General Conference on April 29 in Fort Worth, Texas. Sirleaf is a United Methodist and the first female head of state in Africa. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo #GC0380 ...and more »

Liberia's election closes chapter of history – but for voters, past is present - Christian Science Monitor

A decade after the end of a brutal civil war, one democratically elected president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is about to willingly step aside for another – something that has not happened in most Liberians' lifetimes. Suporters of Alexander Cummings ...and more »

Former warlords are among the Liberians vying to be the next head of state - PRI

People wait to vote during the presidential election at a polling station of Duport Road in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 10, 2017. Credit: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters. The contenders facing off in Liberia's presidential vote on Tuesday are a diverse group ...and more »

'Everything is going to plan' - Liberians vote in first election run without UN - The Guardian

Polling staff in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, check a voter's name and ID. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA. Liberians have voted in large numbers in the first election run entirely by the country's institutions and security forces since the civil war ...and more »