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Orderly polls in Kenya set the pace for Angola, Liberia and other African nations.

Rebel leader who oversaw the the brutal killing of dictator Samuel Doe is in the list of presidential contenders.

- Daily Nation - KE

Charles Taylor's ex-wife refused bail over torture charges.

London, United Kingdom, Aug 11 - A British court on Friday denied bail to an ex-wife of jailed former Liberian president Charles Taylor, ahead of her trial on charges of torture during his rebellion. Agnes Reeves Taylor, who lives in east London, faces four allegations dating back to December 1989, when forces loyal to her

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Teen Girls Gather in Malawi to Advance Science, Tech Skills.

A hundred teenage girls from seven countries are gathered the Malawi University of Science and Technology in the country's Thyolo district for a Women in Science camp. Experts from Intel Corp. and Google are teaching the girls — from Rwanda, Uganda, Liberia, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and the U.S. — to develop ...

- Voice of America - US

Liberia @170: Congratulations home of glorious liberty.

On July 26, Liberians at home and abroad celebrated with pomp and circumstance the 170th anniversary of the West African country's independence

- Daily Monitor - UG

New UN human rights office to open in Liberia in early 2018.

Although Liberia has made significant progress since the civil war ended, precarious human rights conditions have prompted the United Nations to open an office there early next year to monitor and report on the situation.

- UN - INT

A Conversation With: Dr. Raj Panjabi Goes the Last Mile in Liberia.

A charity dispatches community health workers to the most remote communities in Africa — beyond 'the last mile' of the organized health care system.

- International NY Times - US

Ahead of October elections, Security Council urges Liberia to plan for safe, credible polls.

With Liberian officials responsible for security in the country, the United Nations Security Council today encouraged the Government to put in place an election security plan for the October polls.

- UN - INT