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Nigeria president congratulates Weah on election

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated George Weah on his election as Liberia’s next president. Buhari issued a statement Friday that also commended the Liberian people “on the peaceful conduct of the historic presidential runoff election. ” He called Tuesday’s vote “another plus on Africa’s democratic scoreboard.” Buhari says Nigeria is ready to work with […]

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Liberian presidential run-off postponed

JOHANNESBURG, November 2 – Liberia’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s Liberty Party, and the Nation Elections Commission to file briefs on Thursday, after it stayed next week’s presidential run-off on allegations of fraud, Reuters has reported. The run-off between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai was meant to take place […]

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Liberia’s Supreme Court halts presidential run-off over fraud allegations

MONROVIA, November 1 – Liberia’s Supreme Court has stayed next week’s presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud. Third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party challenged the results of last month’s vote, which set up a November 7 run-off between former soccer star […]