AllAfrica News: Liberia

Runoff Lobbying Under Way - Weah, VP Look to Build Alliances
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -With 95.6% of polling places from ballot stations across Liberia reporting, it is looking increasingly likely and mathematically obvious that this year's Presidential race is headed to a run-off conclusion.

Weah-Boakai Face-Off Imminent
[New Dawn] With nearly 93 percent of the votes cast in the October 10th Presidential and Representatives elections counted and subsequently announced by the National Elections Commission with no clear winner, it's almost certain that the governing Unity Party of Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and the Coalition for Democratic Change led by Montserrado County Senator George Manneh Weah would face a runoff in November.

Brumskine Cries Foul, Wants Election Rerun
[Observer] The Opposition Liberty Party (LP) is demanding that the just ended election be rerun claiming that massive fraud and irregularities are to blame for preliminary results indicating that the LP performed poorly.

Weah Maintains Lead
[NEWS] The National Elections Commission (NEC) Sunday released more provisional results in the October 10, 2017 presidential and representative elections.

Rights Group Demands Elections Chief Resignation Amid Reports of Irregularities
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberians went to the poll on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, to exercise their political franchise, aimed at electing a new successor for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is expected to step down in January, 2018. Complaints about irregularities and votes compromising about the process continue to filter in from across the country.

Lack of Infrastructure Impacts Liberia's Polls
[NEWS] Better Future Foundation (BFF), proponent of Liberia Democracy Sustainability Platform (DSP), has applauded the mass turnout of citizens for October 10, 2017 presidential and legislative elections in the country.

The 2017 Election - What Can We Learn From the Process?
[Observer] The 2017 election has many things to consider. In one of our Editorials during the campaign, we emphasized that crowds were not a determining factor for winning an election.

Elumelu Entrepreneurs Ends 2017 Gathering, Largest So Far
[Observer] The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa's leading philanthropy dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship, concluded its 3rd annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum on 13-14th of October 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Fraudulent Elections
[New Dawn] The opposition Liberty Party describes Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Presidential and Representatives elections as 'fraudulent. The LP says the election did not pass the minimum standards required for free, fair and transparent elections.

I'll Not Settle for Run-Off
[New Dawn] Despite a commanding lead by opposition Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC, and a threat of lawsuit hanging over the October 10 presidential results, ruling Unity Party (UP) presidential candidate Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai says he'll not settle down for run -off, as the National Elections Commission or NEC declares about 90% of total votes cast.

Five Incumbents Lose House Seats in Bong County
[Observer] Preliminary results coming in from polling centers across Bong County show that five incumbent lawmakers will lose their seats.

Illiteracy, Poor Voter Education Pose Serious Challenges During Voting Process
[Observer] Voters in queue in at ta polling center in Montserrado county. The county has the highest number of invalid votes, followed by Nimba and Bong Counties.

'Trucked Voters' Stranded'
[NEWS] Several voters reportedly trucked to Nimba County by candidates who participated in the October 10, 2017 presidential and representative elections are said to be stranded in the county.

Liberty Party's Wings Broken in Grand Bassa County?
[FrontPageAfrica] Buchanan -Grand Bassa County seems to no longer be the stronghold of Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine of the Liberty Party instead it is now the stronghold of former Senator Melton Gbehzohngar Findley, who is now a member of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of Mr. George Weah.

Posterity Is Not Kind to the Oblivious Ones
[FrontPageAfrica] AMID THE FANFARE AND ALL OF the hullabaloos which preceded the October 10, 2017 general and Presidential elections, Liberians can finally breathe a sigh of relief the process has come to an end, at least not the very end.

Round Up of Liberian Players Abroad
[Observer] Following the international break, various leagues across the globe resumed with few Liberian players returning to the pitch for their clubs.

Liberian Champions Sign Trio Gambians
[Foroyaa] It's early business for Liberian league and FA Cup champions Liscr Football Club after signing three Gambian players. The players were approached by Liscr's Gambian coach Tapha Manneh who's on holiday in Banjul.

No Election Is Fair
[New Dawn] Senegalese former Prime Minister, now head of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa or EISA, Dr. Amanita Toure says no election is fair where human action is involved.

Lonestar Rewards Mobile Money Subscribers With Big Prizes
[Observer] Massa Dennis, head of the Mobile Money Department, said the draw was meant to identify with subscribers who have been active using their mobile money accounts to transact

'The Blood of Politicians Not More Important Than Yours,' Cllr. Chesson-Wureh Advises Zogos
[Observer] The head of the Women's Situation Room, Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh, says no politician's blood is more important than those of children who are in the street.

Two Candidates in Bong District#5 Call for Rerun At Gbartala Precinct
[Observer] Silas Kpanan Ayoung Siakor, one of the two contenders for the District #5 representative seat, said the election process at the Gbartala Precinct was created an unsafe environment, which cost him votes

MOA, FAO to Celebrate World Food Day in Monrovia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and other strategic partners will on Monday, October 16, 2017 celebrate World Food Day in Monrovia under the theme: "Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development."

Liberia's Diplomat Presents Letters
[NEWS] Liberia's newly accredited Ambassador to Sierra Leone Mrs. Musu Jatu Ruhlehas pledged to work tirelessly and in concert with officials of that Government, to further solidify the already excellent relations subsisting between both countries and peoples.

Concerns Mount Over Delayed Judicial Retreat Resolution
[New Dawn] Concerns have been mounting here over a delayed Judicial Retreat resolution, following a conduct of a judicial retreat for justices and judges by the Judiciary.

Ellen Declares World Sight and White Cane Safety Day
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Sunday, October 15, 2017, as "World Sight and White Cane Safety Day," to be observed throughout the Republic as a Working Holiday on Monday, 16 October.

Poll Watchers Sue ANC in Nimba
[Observer] About 170 poll watchers of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC ) have taken the party to the Ganta Magisterial Court for failing to pay stipends the party's county leadership promised them for last Tuesday's polls.

Wateraid in Liberia and Sierra Leone Calls for Action to Improve Wash in Schools
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Students in Monrovia discussing the importance of handwashing, as part of Global Handwashing Day on the United Nations (UNMIL) Radio

'God Bless You' Community - a Rejected Community At Center of Government
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -For the past six years, it seems many communities in Montserrado County's electoral District #88 like many communities in other parts of the country, did not benefit from the district development fund, which is contained in the County Development Fund for every county.

UNFPA Seeks Empowerment for Girls
[New Dawn] The United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA says girls, particularly in the developed world today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations in many ways such as prosperity and nutrition improvement, child marriage and teenage pregnancy decline, coupled with educational attainment and rise in participation in the labour force, but these advances are far from universal and are increasingly tenuous in many parts of the world.

Orange Liberia Unveils 2nd Weekly Mega Winner
[Observer] Orange Liberia has awarded another cash prize of US$1,000 to its second weekly mega winner Mr. Ahmed M. Sesay. Mr. Sesay received the cash prize at the company's headquarters on Capital Bypass on Monday, October 9.