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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 next president has a mountain to climb says ISS

JOHANNESBURG, October 2 – An African Union (AU) Short-Term Election Observation Mission will be deployed to Liberia on Tuesday to observe the country’s forthcoming presidential and legislative elections scheduled for October 10. The deployment was approved by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, following an invitation by the Government and […]