Ganta-Yekepa Road Issues Upstage Dedication of Judicial Complex

[Observer] Delays in the pavement of the Ganta-Yekepa road was highlighted during the dedication ceremony of the newly constructed 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniquellie, Nimba County political capital on September 2.

[Observer] Delays in the pavement of the Ganta-Yekepa road was highlighted during the dedication ceremony of the newly constructed 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniquellie, Nimba County political capital on September 2.

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Margibi Aspirant Rep Dismisses ‘Gay’ Allegation

[Observer] In the rush to sway electorates for the re-election of incumbents in the House of Representatives or for “brand new lawmakers,” a representative candidate has revealed that there is a false campaign against his character in an attempt to tur…

[Observer] In the rush to sway electorates for the re-election of incumbents in the House of Representatives or for "brand new lawmakers," a representative candidate has revealed that there is a false campaign against his character in an attempt to turn electorates against his bid for the October 10th elections.

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I-Café CEO Held for Forgery

[Observer] The chief executive officer (CEO) of I-Café, one of the leading internet businesses in the country, Ceaser Morris, was on Friday sent to the Monrovia Central Prison to await trial on charges of multiple offenses, including forgery. Morris was also charged with criminal coercion and harassment by the Monrovia City Court.

[Observer] The chief executive officer (CEO) of I-Café, one of the leading internet businesses in the country, Ceaser Morris, was on Friday sent to the Monrovia Central Prison to await trial on charges of multiple offenses, including forgery. Morris was also charged with criminal coercion and harassment by the Monrovia City Court.

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LHP, UP Branches Collaborate for a Boakai Win

[Observer] The proposed Liberia Heritage Party (LHP) and several auxiliary groups have agreed to collaborate for the success of Vice President Joseph Boakai’s presidential bid. The group made the commitment recently following a two-hour meeting held in…

[Observer] The proposed Liberia Heritage Party (LHP) and several auxiliary groups have agreed to collaborate for the success of Vice President Joseph Boakai's presidential bid. The group made the commitment recently following a two-hour meeting held in Dekoiti village on the outskirts of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

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Bad Road Hampers Revenue Collection At Loguatuo

[Observer] The collection of revenue at the Loguatuo port of entry in Nimba County is being hampered due to the deplorable condition of a stretch of road that connects Karnplay with Loguatuo near the Liberian/Ivorian border. Three days of heavy rains h…

[Observer] The collection of revenue at the Loguatuo port of entry in Nimba County is being hampered due to the deplorable condition of a stretch of road that connects Karnplay with Loguatuo near the Liberian/Ivorian border. Three days of heavy rains have affected the road network so much so that travelers from the commercial hub of Ganta to the southeast via Saclepea (central Nimba) are now spending sleepless nights along the road as their vehicles are often stuck in the mud.

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Is Liberia’s Sirleaf Really Standing Up for Women?

[Observer] In a public statement in August, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Africa’s first woman elected head of state – vowed to campaign actively for female candidates running in presidential and legislative elections in October. While her…

[Observer] In a public statement in August, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Africa's first woman elected head of state - vowed to campaign actively for female candidates running in presidential and legislative elections in October. While her pronouncement may appear praiseworthy, it is too little, too late.

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From 3rd Division to Double 1st Division Titles in 2017

[Observer] It was not just a jubilant moment for the two LISCR FC players, Asiamuh Dahn and Edward Ledlum, after the team won the double first division titles, the Championship and the FA Cup, it was also a memorable moment that will go down in history…

[Observer] It was not just a jubilant moment for the two LISCR FC players, Asiamuh Dahn and Edward Ledlum, after the team won the double first division titles, the Championship and the FA Cup, it was also a memorable moment that will go down in history for the duo. Playing for their former respective clubs, Swakomo FC and Brewerville United in the third division, they were relatively unknown until their appearance in the National County Sports Meet.

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Candidates, Beware – Crowds Can Be a Deceitful Political Factor

[Observer] One aspect of political activities that gives politicians hope and smiles during a campaign is the pull of huge crowds during campaigning. Pulling a large crowd often gives a politician the presumption of enormous popularity; however, it doe…

[Observer] One aspect of political activities that gives politicians hope and smiles during a campaign is the pull of huge crowds during campaigning. Pulling a large crowd often gives a politician the presumption of enormous popularity; however, it does not necessarily mean all who show up are committed and vote-carrying supporters. But politicians, on the contrary, often perceive that the bigger the crowds, the greater the presumption of 'victory already won.' But if, after the election, the crowd-pulling candidate

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‘No Protest to Remove Kenya’s Supreme Court Judges for Disagreement’

[Observer] Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor last Saturday reminded Liberians that there were no protests from Kenyan Legislatures over the opinion (judgment) of that country’s Supreme Court that nullified the results of the country’s August 8 preside…

[Observer] Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor last Saturday reminded Liberians that there were no protests from Kenyan Legislatures over the opinion (judgment) of that country's Supreme Court that nullified the results of the country's August 8 presidential elections. The Kenyan Supreme Court's decision was based on irregularities, and the judges ordered a new vote within 60 days.

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NDI Delegation to Assess Liberia’s Pre-Election Environment

[Observer] Flashback: An earlier NDI mission visited Liberia in February 2017 to assess the country’s elections readiness, which included (from left) Senior Program Manager, (NDI, United States) Michael McNulty and Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh, Regional Di…

[Observer] Flashback: An earlier NDI mission visited Liberia in February 2017 to assess the country's elections readiness, which included (from left) Senior Program Manager, (NDI, United States) Michael McNulty and Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh, Regional Director, (NDI Cameroon). The two NDI officials are on the current mission as well. | Photo: Courtney Hess

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