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Who Will Succeed President Sirleaf?

[Deutsche Welle] Liberia is heading to the polls on October 10 with twenty candidates on the ballot paper. The list includes a fashion model, a football icon, a warlord and a host of businessmen and career politicians. (AllAfrica)

What Now For Liberians After Sirleaf?

[Deutsche Welle] After two terms in office, Liberia's president will step down in 2018. The race to succeed her is gaining momentum. (AllAfrica)

Head Of Ecowas Election Observatory Mission Charges Liberians On Successful Poll

[Ecowas] The Head, ECOWAS 71-member Election Observation Mission to Liberia Mr. John Dramani Mahama has charged Liberians to ensure successful presidential and parliamentary elections slated for the 10th of October 2017. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Calls for Peaceful and Democratic Elections

[U.S. Embassy Monrovia] On October 10, Liberians will vote for a new President and for Members of the House of Representatives. The ballot begins a historic process toward the first peaceful transfer of power in Liberia from one democratically elected head of state to another since 1944. The United States applauds Liberia's successes in holding electoral contests in 2005, 2011, and 2014, and trusts that Liberians will continue to build on that tradition by participating responsibly at campaign events, at polling places, and while (AllAfrica)

Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Transition Act, Votes Rape Bailable By Law

[Observer] The plenary of the Senate through its Committee on Judiciary, chaired by Grand Cape Mount County Senator H. Varney Sherman, has developed it's own Presidential Transition Act (PTA) after a motion proffered by River Gee County Senator Conmany B. Wesseh. (AllAfrica)

Final Batch of Ballots On Ground

[Observer] Authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) have confirmed that the final batch of ballot forms for the representative elections arrived from Ghana yesterday. This consignment containing the balance 26 of the 73 total pallets, was received at the Roberts International Airport by NEC executive director, Lamin Lighe. (AllAfrica)

Liberian Senate Has Become Safe Haven for Rapists

[FrontPageAfrica] ONE OF THE COMMENDABLE achievements to come out of Liberia in the past twelve years was the passing of a legislation making statutory rape a non-bailable offense in Liberia. (AllAfrica)

Report - Liberty and Unity Parties Breached Campaign Regulations

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Survey conducted by the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) shows that the ruling Unity party (UP) continues to enjoy the advantage of accessing state resources far more than any of the contending parties. (AllAfrica)

Supreme Court Increases Rapist Jail Term From 10 to 25 Years After Appeal

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Supreme Court has confirmed the guilty verdict of a 20-year-old man that raped a 10-year-old girl in 2011. (AllAfrica)

Liberia's Amended Rape Law Sparks Protest At Capitol Hill in Monrovia

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A group of young advocates under the banner Concern Citizens of Liberia yesterday stormed the Capitol Building where they called on the Senate to establish a fast track to handle rape cases rather than amending the rape law by making it bailable. (AllAfrica)

Alexander Cummings Decries Senate Action to Amend Liberia's Rape Law

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Standard Bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings has reacted sharply to the amendment of Liberia's rape law which originally treated rape as a non-bailable offense. (AllAfrica)

At 'Jungle Jabbah' Trial, Women Describe Harrowing Life in War-Torn Liberia

[New Republic] Federal prosecutors say that Mohammed Jabateh of Delaware County committed murder, rape, and cannibalism under the nickname "Jungle Jabbah" during Liberia's first civil war. He denies the charges, but does not dispute that this 1993 photo - a faded image of a gaunt young man with an automatic rifle slung over his shoulder - is him. (AllAfrica)

Several Parties in Coma?

[New Dawn] Several political parties and their presidential candidates appear to have gone into coma here for reasons best known to them, given the level of uncertainty over when they will ever launch their political campaign for the Tuesday, 10 October presidential and representatives' elections. (AllAfrica)

UP Uses AFL in Campaign

[New Dawn] The ruling Unity Party or UP has been accused of "incumbency abuse." It is alleged that Defense Minister Brownie Samukai deployed officers of the Armed Forces of Liberia or AFL to provide security for the contractors hired to construct a podium in Barnersville for the launch of its representative candidates' campaign ahead of vice president Boakai's visit there, the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) claim. (AllAfrica)

Why I Would Vote for Charles Brumskine If I Could

[Observer] Driving to my home in Virginia, Montserrado County, in the early morning hours last Saturday, I detected the swift movements of lithe bodies running desperately for cover. (AllAfrica)

Will Ballots Get to Polling Centers in Time?

[Observer] Transport challenges during Liberia's rainy season include impassable roads like this one outside Zwedru (photo credit Natasha Rothchild). (AllAfrica)

Former Ghanaian President Heads

[NEWS] Ahead of the crucial presidential and representative elections in Liberia next week, former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, has arrived in the country as head of the ECOWAS observer mission. (AllAfrica)

Human Rights Lawyer Pledges Support to Boakai's Candidacy

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As Liberians across the country prepare to go into the third post conflict Presidential and Legislative Elections on October 10, 2017 support for various presidential and Legislative candidates has been pouring in from various social and political groups as well as prominent individuals with the latest coming from human rights lawyer Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe. (AllAfrica)

River Cess Rep. Candidate Identifies District Needs

[New Republic] A representative candidate in River Cess County electoral district#1 has identified healthcare, education, road infrastructure and agriculture as some of the key things lacking in the county. (AllAfrica)

Total Makes 10 Commercial Motorcyclists Smiled

[New Republic] The management of TOTAL Liberia has put smiles on the faces of Liberians during the close of its "Win Big" campaign that lasted from the beginning of June to October 2017. (AllAfrica)

Cummings Gets Market Women Blessing

[New Republic] The standard-bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander Cummings has been blessed by market women from 52 markets across Montserrado County. (AllAfrica)

Action Aid, Media Partner for Peaceful Elections

[New Dawn] Action Aid Liberia in partnership with the Liberian media and the Liberia National Police kicks off an exercise aimed at creating a conducive environment that will lead to free, fair and peaceful elections in the country. (AllAfrica)

Maintain the Peace - Say No to Electoral Violence!

[New Dawn] Maintaining the peace worth speaking about in this electioneering period of our country's history. This historic legislative and presidential elections will mark the first time in 73 years that political power will be handed over peacefully, and democratically, from one elected leader to another. (AllAfrica)

Ellen Breaks Grounds for Public Health Institute

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf and US Ambassador Christine Elder have broken grounds for the construction of facilities for a National Public Health Institute, National Reference and Regional Reference Laboratory at the SKD Boulevard Junction in Congo Town. (AllAfrica)

Brumskine Poised to Win

[New Dawn] Presidential hopeful Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine of the opposition Liberty Party is pretty seated and poised to win next Tuesday's (October 10th ) 2017 presidential election here with latest poll rating placing him ahead of major candidates in the race for the presidency. (AllAfrica)

Liberian Women Condemn Amendment of Rape Law

[New Dawn] Liberia Women from various groups are calling on members of the House of Representatives not to concur with the Senate to amend the rape law. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Division 1 Footballers Endorse Cummings

[Observer] Another group of former players of national football teams, Senior and Junior Lone Star, including 1st and 2nd division teams, have endorsed the presidential bid of Alexander B. Cummings. (AllAfrica)

LMA's Loyalty Split Between Cummings, Jones?

[Observer] The support of the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA) in the October 10 presidential and legislative elections seems to be swaying in the way of the presidential candidate of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) if comments coming from the LMA leadership is anything to go by. (AllAfrica)

Mother of Twins Appeals for Assistance

[Observer] A woman who delivered twins during the height of the Ebola Crisis is appealing to humanitarians and organizations to come to her aid so she can adequately support the children. (AllAfrica)

Let Us All Determine Now to Hold a Free, Fair, Transparent and Peaceful Election Next Tuesday

[Observer] This urgent and critical plea, to hold a free, fair, transparent and peaceful election, is the responsibility not only of the National Elections Commission (NEC), but all of us Liberians. (AllAfrica)

Groundbreaking President Looks to Make History Again

[VOA] Democracy is strengthening not just in Liberia, but across West Africa, the president of Liberia says. (AllAfrica)