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Liberia Tallies Votes in Boycotted Presidential Run-off

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Vote counting continues in Liberia, after a presidential run-off that was boycotted by the challenger, leaving President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf poised to win a second term. Observers reported very low turnout Tuesday, sparking concerns that opposition supporters will reject the outcome and that political violence will erupt. Opposition candidate Winston Tubman of the Congress for […]

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No Significant Oil Find at Project Off Liberia

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Energy firms have abandoned an oil-drilling project off the coast of Liberia, after failing to find major deposits at the site. Tullow Oil said Wednesday that drillers had found only “non-commercial” quantities of oil at the Montserrado-1 exploration well in the Liberian basin. It said the well is being plugged and abandoned and the drillship […]

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Liberians Await Results of Poorly Attended Run-off Election

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Liberians are awaiting the results of a presidential runoff election expected to hand a second term to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, while the government is standing by its decision to close three radio stations believed to be sympathetic to the opposition. An opposition boycott, voter apathy and fears of violence all contributed to what election […]

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Liberian President Poised for Re-Election

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is set to win a second term during a runoff poll on Tuesday boycotted by her rival and marred by deadly violence. The voter turnout appeared to be light in Monrovia and other parts of the country dominated by challenger Winston Tubman of the Congress for Democratic Change party. The […]

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Liberian President Set to Win Runoff Vote

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is poised to win re-election in a runoff vote that has been marred by an opposition boycott and a deadly clash between police and protesters. Former justice minister Winston Tubman, the president’s challenger in Tuesday’s election, has called on his supporters to boycott the poll because of alleged electoral fraud […]

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Liberian President Set to Win Runoff Vote

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is poised to win re-election in a runoff vote that has been marred by an opposition boycott and a deadly clash between police and protesters. Former justice minister Winston Tubman, the president’s challenger in Tuesday’s election, has called on his supporters to boycott the poll because of alleged electoral fraud […]

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Liberian President Set to Win Runoff Vote

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is poised to win re-election in a runoff vote that has been marred by an opposition boycott and a deadly clash between police and protesters. Former justice minister Winston Tubman, the president’s challenger in Tuesday’s election, has called on his supporters to boycott the poll because of alleged electoral fraud […]

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Liberian President Set to Win Runoff Vote

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is poised to win re-election in a runoff vote that has been marred by an opposition boycott and a deadly clash between police and protesters. Former justice minister Winston Tubman, the president’s challenger in Tuesday’s election, has called on his supporters to boycott the poll because of alleged electoral fraud […]

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Liberian President Set to Win Runoff Vote

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is poised to win re-election in a runoff vote that has been marred by an opposition boycott and a deadly clash between police and protesters. Former justice minister Winston Tubman, the president’s challenger in Tuesday’s election, has called on his supporters to boycott the poll because of alleged electoral fraud […]

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Deadly Riots Erupt in Liberia Ahead of Runoff Poll

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Riots have erupted between Liberian police and opposition protesters in Monrovia, killing at least one person on the eve of a presidential runoff vote. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of former justice minister Winston Tubman, the incumbent president’s challenger in the runoff. Tubman has called on his supporters to boycott Tuesday’s […]

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