Liberia

latest news headlines

News24.com | Liberia sets December 26 date for runoff presidential election.

Liberia's National Elections Commission has set December 26 as the date for the presidential runoff vote.

- News24.com - ZA

Liberia presidential runoff set for December 26.

The runoff was delayed for a month by complaints of fraud in the first round of elections.

- Daily Nation - KE

'Integrity Idol' Celebrates Honest Civil Servants in West Africa.

A reality TV show that celebrates honest civil servants in corruption-plagued countries has grown to reach new audiences in Mali and Liberia and aims to enlist the public's help in fighting graft, the organizers said. Integrity Idol asks the public to nominate model civil servants and then vote for their favorite by text ...

- Voice of America - US

Electoral Commission: Liberia to Hold Run-off Vote on Dec. 26.

Liberia will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on Dec. 26, the electoral commission chief said on Tuesday. Former soccer star George Weah faces Vice President Joseph Boakai in the poll that was held up for several weeks by a court challenge by the candidate who came third in round one. The winner replaces Ellen ...

- Voice of America - US

Liberia electoral commission sets presidential run-off for December 26.

Liberia will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on December 26, the electoral commission chief said on Tuesday.

- France24 - FR

News24.com | 'Fugitive' Dutch arms dealer spotted driving around Cape Town in luxury cars, court hears.

Two very different portrayals of a Dutch arms dealer convicted of crimes against humanity and selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor have been presented in court.

- News24.com - ZA

Liberia elections: Run-off vote set for December 26.

The poll, delayed for weeks, pits former international footballer George Weah against Vice President Joseph Boakai.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Liberia sets Dec. 26 date for runoff presidential election.

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia's National Elections Commission has set Dec. 26 as the date for the presidential runoff vote.The second-round vote between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai had been...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Liberia sets Dec. 26 date for runoff presidential election.

Liberia's National Elections Commission has set Dec. 26 as the date for the presidential runoff vote.

- FOX News - US

Liberia to hold run-off vote on December 26: electoral commission.

MONROVIA - Liberia will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on Dec. 26, the electoral commission chief said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

News24.com | Detaining me longer could kill me - Dutch arms dealer arrested in Cape Town.

A Dutch arms dealer, convicted of selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor and of crimes against humanity, says his further police detention in Cape Town could prove fatal.

- News24.com - ZA

Jewel Howard-Taylor on war, Weah and her agenda

Jewel Howard-Taylor on her ex-husband Charles Taylor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, George Weah and her agenda for Liberia.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News24.com | Man found guilty of 'war crimes' was granted SA visa, court hears

A man, convicted of being an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, has been issued with a temporary visa to stay in South Africa until 2020, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has heard.

- News24.com - ZA

Ed Sheeran's Liberia appeal voted most offensive charity campaign of 2017 - is the award fair?

Comic Relief video featuring Ed Sheeran was branded "poverty tourism" by the Norwegian NGO that runs the awards.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

News24.com | Fugitive Dutch arms dealer linked to Liberian war nabbed in Cape Town

A Dutch fugitive, convicted of selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, was arrested after being tracked down to a home in the Cape Town suburb of Fresnaye on Friday.

- News24.com - ZA

Convicted Dutch arms dealer detained in South Africa

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Prosecutors say a Dutch man who was convicted earlier this year of weapons smuggling and complicity in war crimes in Liberia and Guinea has been detained in South Africa.The Dutch national prosecutor's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Convicted Dutch arms dealer detained in South Africa

Prosecutors say a Dutch man who was convicted earlier this year of weapons smuggling and complicity in war crimes in Liberia and Guinea has been detained in South Africa.

- FOX News - US

Liberia Supreme Court dismisses voter fraud allegations, approves run-off

Liberia's Supreme Court ruled that there wasn't enough evidence to substantiate voter fraud claims in its recent presidential election and approved a run-off.

- UPI - US

News24.com | Liberia Supreme Court authorises presidential runoff with conditions

Liberia's Supreme Court has lifted a suspension on a runoff vote for a new president, saying two parties alleging irregularities and fraud had insufficient evidence to re-run the first round of voting.

- News24.com - ZA

Liberia Court Says Presidential Runoff Vote Can Go Ahead

Liberia's supreme court cleared the way Thursday for the presidential runoff to go forward, saying there was not enough evidence to support allegations of fraud. The second-round vote between soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai had been put on hold last month after the Liberty Party alleged ...

- Voice of America - US

Liberia election: Court gives go ahead for run-off poll

The top court finds insufficient evidence to merit a re-run of the first round held in October.

- BBC - UK

Liberia court authorises presidential runoff with conditions

Voter register must be corrected of anomalies first, say judges.

- Daily Nation - KE

Liberia court says presidential runoff vote can go ahead

Liberia's supreme court has cleared the way for the presidential runoff election to go forward, saying there was not enough evidence to support allegations of fraud.

- FOX News - US

Liberia Court Clears Path to Presidential Runoff

Liberia's Supreme Court upheld the results of October's first-round presidential elections, paving way for a runoff expected to bring the West African nation's first democratic transfer of power since 1944.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Conflicts and drought spur hunger, despite ample global food supply

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Liberia Supreme Court authorises presidential runoff with conditions

Liberia's Supreme Court lifted a suspension Thursday on a runoff vote for a new president, saying two parties alleging irregularities and fraud had insufficient evidence to re-run the first round of voting.

- The Daily Star - LB

Liberia court clears the way for presidential runoff vote to go forward after fraud challenge

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia court clears the way for presidential runoff vote to go forward after fraud challenge.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Liberia court says presidential runoff vote can go ahead

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia's supreme court has cleared the way for the presidential runoff election to go forward, saying there was not enough evidence to support allegations of fraud.The second-round vote between soccer star...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Stock of drone maker AeroVironment soars after strong earnings report

Shares of AeroVironment Inc., a drone manufacturer based in Monrovia, Calif., soared Wednesday after the company reported strong second-quarter earnings, boosted by a growth in sales of unmanned aircraft systems.

- PhysOrg - NL

Stock of drone maker AeroVironment soars after strong earnings report

Shares of AeroVironment Inc., a drone manufacturer based in Monrovia, soared Wednesday after the company reported strong second-quarter earnings, boosted by a growth in sales of unmanned aircraft systems. AeroVironment stock was up as much as 34% on Wednesday morning before losing some of its gains....

- Los Angeles Times - US

West and Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response

Source: UNAIDS, UN Children's Fund Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, World Four in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Africa in the news: Sahel security, Liberian and Kenyan elections, and Nigerian economic updates

Security update: US commits $60 million to the G-5 Sahel anti-terrorism force On Monday, October 30, the United States formally committed $60 million in funding to a new United Nations supported anti-terrorism force proposed by the G-5 Sahel Nations, which include Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger. The ...

- Brookings - US

Feed