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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 »

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

October 10, 2017 Monrovia, Liberia—I saw the water cannon first, swiveling skyward as it searched ominously for its target. All around it, rows of riot police were falling into formation, locking their plastic shields together as a wave of protesters ...and more »

Liberia Elections: What are the key issues? -

Millions of Liberians will vote on Tuesday to elect a new president and legislators in the West African country's third election since the end of the civil war in 2003. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the continent's first female president, is ...and more »

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

October 9, 2017 Monrovia, Liberia—It was the biggest party in town, in more ways than one. On a recent afternoon in the run-up to Liberia's Oct. 10 presidential election, supporters of the country's ruling Unity Party spilled out onto the streets ...and more »

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

There's a former professional soccer player, a Coca-Cola executive and a vice president who isn't on speaking terms with the current head of state. And then there are the two former warlords known for committing atrocities in Liberia's 14-year civil ...and more »

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Feminist icon or femocrat? -

As President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf leaves office, it is tempting to speak of her as an "international feminist icon". Her power play is an ode to matrilineal politics which dominated the continent before the advent of colonialism. Alongside the Queen ...and more »

Cash, T-Shirts and Gallons of Booze: How Liberian Candidates Woo Voters - New York Times

MONROVIA, Liberia — For years, politicians have gamed the system during election season in Liberia, handing out food, money and clothes with promises of future largess, only to disappear behind tinted S.U.V. windows once they get into office. But ...and more »

Liberia elections: who will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf? - Deutsche Welle

Colorful placards cover the walls of Liberia's capital Monrovia. All throughout the election campaign, supporters of the various candidates flocked to the streets to take part in demonstrations. 2.1 million Liberians are casting their vote for a new ...and more »

Africa's Best Footballer, an Ex-Warlord and a Former Model All Want to be Liberia's Next President - Newsweek

In the early 2000s, Liberia was a byword for civil war, chaos and child soldier as conflict raged in the West African country. Beginning with a rebellion in 1989 led by American-educated warlord Charles Taylor, Liberia suffered 14 years of brutal ...and more »