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2017-09-25 Don't Provoke Violence, Weah Warns
[NEWS] The Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has cautioned CDCians to refrain from acts that could provoke political violence during the ongoing campaign period in the country.

2017-09-25 Presidential Transition Act Must Not Be Treated With Prejudice
[Observer] The Presidential Transition Act (PTA) submitted by President Ellen Johnson to the National Legislature has been welcomed with lashes and rejection.

2017-09-25 Cummings Receives Massive Support in Lofa
[Observer] With 15 days to the October 10 elections, the standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) Alexander B. Cummings continues to receive massive support from the county.

2017-09-25 Bassa Locked Down for Brumskine
[New Dawn] The entire port city of Buchanan in Grand Bassa County vibrated in jubilation and celebration characterized by citizens singing and dancing as Presidential hopeful and standard bearer of the Liberty Party Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine and his campaign team arrived in the city over the weekend.

2017-09-25 Presidential Ballots Arrive
[Observer] NEC staff take receipt fo the boxes containing the presidential ballot papers, directly from the delivery aircraft at RIA

2017-09-22 Groundbreaking President Looks to Make History Again
[VOA] Democracy is strengthening not just in Liberia, but across West Africa, the president of Liberia says.

2017-09-21 Opposition Parties in 'Bloody Clash'
[New Dawn] Partisans of the Liberty Party (LP) and the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) violently clash here on Wednesday, 20 September, leaving at least two persons reportedly wounded, in what is clearly the first campaign violence ahead of the October 10th Presidential and Representatives Elections.

2017-09-21 President Sirleaf Holds Talks With Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, WB Vice President, Dr. Makhtar Diop - Attends Key Function On the Margins of UN General Assembly
[Govt of Liberia] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 met privately with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. The closed door meeting focused on matters of bilateral interest to both countries.

2017-09-21 In Liberia, Separation of Power Takes Political Will and Nod to America
[FrontPageAfrica] President John Kennedy's appointment of his brother, Robert Kennedy, as attorney general in 1961 set in motion the creation of America's anti-nepotism law, which became a permanent policy beginning with the next administration.

2017-09-21 Bad Road Hampers Garbage Disposal, Says PCC
[Observer] The bad condition of the road leading to the landfill dump site in Wein Town, Bernard Farm in Paynesville, is affecting the regular collection and disposal of garbage, according to the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC).

2017-09-21 Senator Wesseh to Resubmit Presidential Transition Act
[Observer] Senator Conmany Wesseh (River Gee County) says he will resubmit the Presidential Transaction Act (PTA) which was submitted to the House of Representatives and later withdrawn by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

2017-09-21 Brumskine Welcomes Congressional Hearing On Liberia
[New Dawn] Liberty Party standard bearer, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine welcomes what he terms strong interest and support from the United States, as well as recognition of the unique bond between America and Liberia that share intertwined histories and peoples.

2017-09-21 Global Forum Boss Visits Liberia
[New Dawn] The Head of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, Ms. Monica Bhatia, is visiting Liberia as guest of the Liberia Revenue Authority. (LRA)

2017-09-21 Reckless Criticism
[New Dawn] River Gee County Senator Conmany Wesseh has described as 'reckless', claims by critics that President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf is not supporting the presidential bid of her deputy, ruling Unity Party (UP) presidential candidate Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai.

2017-09-21 Liberian Female Journalist Wins Regional Ward
[New Dawn] Female Liberian journalist Martina Brooks has won awarded 'The West Africa On-Air Personality 2017 Award' in Nigeria, the Liberian Embassy says in a statement issued Wednesday, 20 September.

2017-09-21 6,000 Security Officers to Guard Polling Stations On During Elections
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Elections Commission says its plan to safeguard the elections includes the deployment of a 6,000 strong force from the country's security apparatuses to handle any ruckus on elections day, October 10.

2017-09-21 CDC, LP in Brutal Clash Over Campaign Venue in Nimba County
[FrontPageAfrica] Sanniquelle -Supporters of the Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) and Liberty Party (LP) Wednesday clashed in Sanniquelle, Nimba County, September 20, 2017, leaving a trail of destruction, while scores of partisans from both parties were injured.

2017-09-21 Change or Continuity
[New Republic] Ahead of the vote on October 10, pundits are of the conviction that Liberians are caught between the scissors or between the sea and the hard ground in terms of going for a change or sticking with continuity.

2017-09-21 Religious Leaders Threaten Tougher Actions Against Corrupt Members
[New Republic] In apparent reaction to widely held claims in many cycles that corruption is not only a governmental menace, but cuts across all sectors of society including churches, homes, schools and other places, Liberia's religious community has threatened tougher actions against members found wanting of decency and integrity.

2017-09-21 Dialogue Among Peace Messengers - Vote Peace-Part V
[Observer] Liberian youths stand on the threshold of making history by influencing the outcome of this election.

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