Friday 20 October 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-10-20

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AFP - 10/20/17

On a weekday morning in Cecelia Dunbar school, a bumpy hour's drive from Liberia's capital, a group of seven-year-olds concentrate on their maths lesson, seated at...

AFP - 10/16/17

Liberian parties began internal talks on Monday on whether to back former international footballer George Weah or incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff...

AFP - 10/16/17

George Weah, 51, emerged from Liberia's slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and has leveraged his status as a revered figure among young people in...

AFP - 10/16/17

Former international footballer George Weah and Liberia's Vice President Joseph Boakai will face a runoff for the country's presidency on November 7, the electoral...

AFP - 10/16/17

Former international footballer George Weah and Liberia's Vice President Joseph Boakai will face a runoff for the country's presidency on November 7, the national...

AFP - 10/16/17

President Ellen Sirleaf's vice president since 2005, Joseph Boakai has campaigned as a natural transition candidate after helping to ensure peace has prevailed in...

AFP - 10/15/17

Former football star George Weah and incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai on Saturday edged closer to competing in a run-off vote for Liberia's presidency, with...

AFP - 10/14/17

More partial figures released by Liberia's electoral commission Friday showed former footballer George Weah ahead of incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai as they...

AFP - 10/13/17

Liberian presidential candidates George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai dominated partial tallies released by the country's electoral commission on Thursday,...

AFP - 10/12/17

Liberia's election results were delayed on Wednesday by hitches at a number of polling stations, with Vice President Joseph Boakai and footballer George Weah seen as...

AFP - 10/11/17

Liberians turned out in force on Tuesday to choose a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest set to complete the country's first democratic...

AFP - 10/10/17

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday urged peaceful elections ahead of the vote to replace her after 12 years in power, exhorting citizens to respect...

AFP - 10/9/17

Liberia's presidential campaign neared its close on Sunday with a quiet day of prayer, but campaigning in the west African nation is not for the faint-hearted -- or...

AFP - 10/8/17

Liberia, which elects a new president on Tuesday, is an English-speaking nation in West Africa that is still scarred by a gruesome civil war and a devastating Ebola...

AFP - 10/8/17

Liberians head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, with hopes for a leader who will kickstart the economy and safeguard a...

AFP - 10/8/17

Liberia will hold presidential and legislative elections on October 10. Here are the key points explaining how the election will work and when the results will be...

AFP - 10/7/17

Liberian presidential candidate George Weah on Friday denied contact with ex-leader Charles Taylor as controversy erupted over the former warlord's alleged behind-the...

AFP - 10/6/17

Dressed in identical printed skirts, a hundred Liberian women knelt in prayer after another long day in three weeks of fasting, appealing once more that their country...

AFP - 10/5/17

Liberia's female politicians profess near-universal respect for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as she steps down after 12 years as president -- but many also say the glass...

AFP - 8/2/17

Liberia's outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she will actively campaign for the handful of female candidates contesting elections in October, while her...

AFP - 8/1/17

Liberia's 20 presidential candidates, including a former warlord, footballer George Weah and a former fashion model, started campaigning Monday to succeed Africa's...

AFP - 6/5/17

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said it has extended the mandate of its military mission in The Gambia.

The force, consisting mainly of...

AFP - 6/5/17

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday joined West African leaders at a summit in Liberia, where they hailed peacekeeping efforts in the region but...

AFP - 5/24/17

A football superstar, a former warlord and a soft drinks millionaire have thrown their hats into the ring for the post of Liberian president as Africa's first elected...

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