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AllAfrica.com
Former Weah Running Mate Decries 'Corrupt, Incompetent Leadership'rate, ranging from child abuse and rape to armed robbery and human sacrifice.
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rate, ranging from child abuse and rape to armed robbery and human sacrifice. Regarding the leadership crisis, he blamed ECOWAS and the International Contact Group on Liberia for mishandling the end of the 2003 Accra Peace Conference by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Leewarg Calls for Responsible Post-Elections Media Reportingpost-elections press conference on its preliminary findings before and during t
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post-elections press conference on its preliminary findings before and during the October polls, the chairman of LEEWARG, ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia, Tunde O. Ajisomo, said while it is a good thing to have press freedom, the responsibilities... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ellen Relaxes Regulatory Mandatesinstitutions have slowed, jeopardizing important achievements," the Executive O
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institutions have slowed, jeopardizing important achievements," the Executive Order says. It says the adoption of the ECOWAS CET effectively limits Liberia's ability to use import duty as a tax policy instrument to protect local industries... Read more
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Bonanza As Africa Prepares to Abolish Call Roaming Chargesroaming charges. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), E
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roaming charges. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC) are working on mechanisms that... Read more
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Nigeria Downplays AU Plans for Visa-Free Travelfacing, it kind of defeats the purpose," says the former Deputy Chair of Trade
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facing, it kind of defeats the purpose," says the former Deputy Chair of Trade Customs and Free Movement of Persons at the Ecowas parliament. As he spoke, a statue in honour of South African President Jacob Zuma was being unveiled by the State... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Nigeria's New Luxury Tax Policy Is Yet to Take Offtax planned by the federal government would cut across member states of the Eco
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tax planned by the federal government would cut across member states of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, with the affluent in the society in direct consideration. In August this year, while giving clarifications on the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Farewell Madam President...River Declaration," vowing to work against electoral violence. That signing cer
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River Declaration," vowing to work against electoral violence. That signing ceremony took place in the full view of ECOWAS Heads of State and other VIPs who had assembled in Liberia for the 51st summit of the sub-regional body. The parties... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'God Bless You' Community - a Rejected Community At Center of GovernmentCounty, is situated between the Foreign Ministry and the United Nations Mission
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County, is situated between the Foreign Ministry and the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Headquarters. ECOWAS Liberia Office is also located within the community. Adjacent to this community are the Executive Mansion, Capitol... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Runoff Lobbying Under Way - Weah, VP Look to Build Alliancespositions and contracts in government - as a reward for his support. Liberty P
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positions and contracts in government - as a reward for his support. Liberty Party Charles Brumksine was promised the ECOWAS Vice President position but he did not get it. In exchange, he received government-backed contracts, which angered... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Weah, Boakai for Presidential Runoff Pollshown a clear desire for a peaceful and smooth transfer of power." Head of the
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shown a clear desire for a peaceful and smooth transfer of power." Head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama, said Liberians had "exercised their sovereign right to decide who... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Nigerians Should Tolerate Our Borrowingsearnings to support government, the planned tax is being finalised now after de
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earnings to support government, the planned tax is being finalised now after delays, as the processes cut across the ECOWAS, with legal processes that must go through, including the customs union. According to the minister, the problem in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We'll Not Borrow Recklessly, Nor Bequeath Unserviceable Debts to Nigerians - Adeosunluxury items? ADEOSUN: The luxury tax planned by the Federal Government is bei
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luxury items? ADEOSUN: The luxury tax planned by the Federal Government is being finalized now, because it cuts across the ECOWAS. There is a legal process you must go through, including the customs union to actually vary the specific taxes. It is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Generals and Their BooksAbdul Ganiyu Folorunsho Abdulrazak, former Minister of Railway in 1965. Rear A
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Abdul Ganiyu Folorunsho Abdulrazak, former Minister of Railway in 1965. Rear Admiral David Anthony Onoja, CFR also wrote ECOWAS Navy in 1980 and Anthropology of Otupa in 1990. Major General Joseph Nanven Garba wrote a book titled Diplomatic... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ecowas Court Awards N18 Million Against Nigeria in Rights SuitAbuja — The Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States (E
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Abuja — The Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has imposed a N18 million fine against the Federal Government in judgment of a case of violation of the fundamental human rights of one Dorothy Njemanze and two... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Liberia election results trickling inhas praised the country for holding credible polls. This echoes the sentiments
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
has praised the country for holding credible polls. This echoes the sentiments of the African Union and the regional body ECOWAS. Lesiba Teffo from UNISA's Management of Democratic Elections on the African Continent programme, says while on the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Education for the UnderprivilegedUNESCO budget recommendation for education in developing countries. Among the E
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UNESCO budget recommendation for education in developing countries. Among the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) sub-region, less wealthy states such as Liberia (12.1 per cent), Cape Verde (13.8 per cent) and Benin (15.9 per cent)... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
"Anniversary" edition of the MEDays 2017 Forum: « From defiance to challenges: the era of major upheavals » 08th-11th November, Tangierthe MEDays 2017 will look at national and regional concerns such as the session
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the MEDays 2017 will look at national and regional concerns such as the sessions dedicated to Morocco's membership to ECOWAS and the African Union, challenges of the energy independence in western Africa, or the Morocco brand as well. The... Read more
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EuroNews
Liberia braces for election results, opposition party cries foulLiberia, Africa’s oldest republic, founded by freed US slaves in the 19th centu
EuroNews / Posted 5 days ago
Liberia, Africa’s oldest republic, founded by freed US slaves in the 19th century. The West African regional bloc ECOWAS said the vote went largely smoothly. “The mission believes thus far, up to this point, that with the environment and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Independence Day Bombing - Okah, Son, Testifyoffice copy of proof of evidence between Federal Republic of Nigeria vs Henry O
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office copy of proof of evidence between Federal Republic of Nigeria vs Henry Okah July 2008; photocopy of data passport of ECOWAS international passport issued to Henry Okah; photocopy of affidavit deposed to July 5, 2011, and a brochure. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Political Parties Asked to Desist From Early Celebrationby the Liberian citizens, National Elections Commission, Political Parties, the
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
by the Liberian citizens, National Elections Commission, Political Parties, the media, joint security and other national stakeholders, ECOWAS, AU and other International Partners as the country went through the voting process on 10th October,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
54th National Legislature to See Several New Faceshis committee, which was a direct interference on the part of the Executive."
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his committee, which was a direct interference on the part of the Executive." "I called the Pro Temp when I returned from ECOWAS Parliament and told him it was not the reason we elected him," Senator Johnson said. "If the three branches of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Liberty Party Threatens Lawsuit Over October 10 Pollsborder. Reports from the county say he has been arrested and is currently in po
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border. Reports from the county say he has been arrested and is currently in police custody pending further investigation. ECOWAS Initial Observation Head of the ECOWAS Observer Mission, former Ghanaian President Dr. John Dramani Mahama initially... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Social Welfare Minister Takes Sierra Leone Success Story to Ecowas - Defends Adult Bondo Women's Rights to Their BodiesWelfare, Gender and Children's Affairs,Dr.Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has just retur
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs,Dr.Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has just returned from the 2017 edition of the annual ECOWAS First Ladies Conference, which ended in Niamey, Niger on 5th October, this year. Sierra Leone First Lady, Mrs. Sia... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Sirleaf Receives Letters of Credence From EU, AU Ambassadorsroads, capacity development among others. The president also reflected on her p
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roads, capacity development among others. The president also reflected on her position as Chairperson of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, and cited the significant roles the AU and ECOWAS played in strengthening Liberia's... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What Makes Africa Workto export. Agricultural production, or manufacture of fast moving goods in a ma
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to export. Agricultural production, or manufacture of fast moving goods in a market the size of Nigeria and the adjoining ECOWAS market is quite frankly a no- brainer. Fahad Awadh, a 29-year old entrepreneur from Tanzania who set up a cashew... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ecowas Election Observer Mission Identifies Lapses With Electoral ProcessBy Yawah Jaivey, FPA Contributor Kakata, Margibi County — The head of the Ecow
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By Yawah Jaivey, FPA Contributor Kakata, Margibi County — The head of the Ecowas Elections Observers Mission to Liberia, former Ghanian President his excellency John Dramani Mahama said the October 10 polls is being marked by several lapses on the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Flaws Identified in Liberia's 2017 Electoral Processvoters say they want the National Elections Commission (NEC) allow them vote be
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
voters say they want the National Elections Commission (NEC) allow them vote because they have legitimate voter cards. ECOWAS Observation The head of the Ecowas Elections Observers Mission to Liberia, former Ghanaian President John Dramani... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We Are Watching, Says Head of AU's Monitoring Groupto ensure that the 2017 elections do not tear them apart and take the nation ba
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to ensure that the 2017 elections do not tear them apart and take the nation backward. "The AU in collaboration with ECOWAS and all other local and international partners are watching Liberia, the oldest independent African republic that set... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Pres. Sirleaf Receives Letters of Credence From EU, AU Ambassadorseducation, roads, capacity development among others; reflecting on her position
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education, roads, capacity development among others; reflecting on her position as Chairperson of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government and AU and ECOWAS significant role played in strengthening Liberia's democracy among... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
BFF Wants CSOs Observe Ballots Tabulation By NEC Magistratescooperation. BFF has meanwhile applauded the US Government, United Nations Mis
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
cooperation. BFF has meanwhile applauded the US Government, United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the Africa Union, ECOWAS, Government of Sweden, the European Union, among others for their immense supports, and deployment of Elections... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AU Calls for Peaceful Elections in Liberiacontinue to work closely with the larger international community, including the
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
continue to work closely with the larger international community, including the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations (UN). The key role played by ECOWAS and the UN includes work done through the UN Mission in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Chief of Army Staff, Gen Victor Malu, Dies at 70administration and was removed in April 2001. He was also commander of Economi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
administration and was removed in April 2001. He was also commander of Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, peace-keeping force, ECOMOG, from December 1996 to April 1998 during the first Liberian civil war. The former Army... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
As Liberia Votes Today, Here's Why You Should Caredemocracy -- one the World community led by Nigeria spent blood and treasure to
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democracy -- one the World community led by Nigeria spent blood and treasure to secure. As the de-facto leader of the ECOWAS region, it is incumbent upon Nigerians to pay close attention and help ensure that the elections and the transition... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Sirleaf's Statement on Eve of the Electionsstandards available. Joining the NEC to support a free and fair election will
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
standards available. Joining the NEC to support a free and fair election will be the top international institutions, including ECOWAS, the African Union, the European Union, the National Democratic Institute and all of our international mi... Read more
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The Hill
Liberian election proves strength of budding democracy in AfricaLiberia is a leading member of the 15-nation regional economic bloc, the Econom
The Hill / Posted 8 days ago
Liberia is a leading member of the 15-nation regional economic bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), all nations at peace, and which have committed to democracy as essential to development. An empowered... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Shippers Council Hosts Amaechi, Dangote, Others to Discuss Transport InfrastructureShippers' Council (NSC) is set to host stakeholders in the transportation secto
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Shippers' Council (NSC) is set to host stakeholders in the transportation sector, captains of industry, Aliko Dangote, the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), AFRICEXIM Bank, and top government functionaries. A statement signed by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
EU Restates Commitment to Improving Trade With NigeriaThe new European Union Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. Ketil Karlsen, has
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
The new European Union Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. Ketil Karlsen, has stated that the mutual trade partnership between Nigeria and the EU would be sustained for the benefit of both countries. Karlsen said this in Lagos at the launch of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Campaigns Close in Liberia's Crucial General ElectionsEbola virus disease in 2014. Meanwhile, 148 international observers from 10 or
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Ebola virus disease in 2014. Meanwhile, 148 international observers from 10 organisations including African Union, ECOWAS, The Carter Foundation, and the National Democratic Institute, are already in the country to monitor the... Read more
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Gulf News
Liberia’s election: how it worksregistered voters.Observers: The European Union, African Union and regional Eco
Gulf News / Posted 9 days ago
registered voters.Observers: The European Union, African Union and regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have all deployed observer missions to ensure the elections are held in free and fair circumstances.Disputed results... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Who Will Succeed President Sirleaf?pieces. After he eventually killed Doe, Johnson briefly seized power, but gave
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pieces. After he eventually killed Doe, Johnson briefly seized power, but gave it up due to pressure by the regional body ECOWAS. He fled to Nigeria when warlord Taylor took power after a general election in 1997, which ended Liberia's first... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Inter-Party Committee Selects Chairpersonsimpasse that led to the arrest and detention of opposition leaders of the defun
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
impasse that led to the arrest and detention of opposition leaders of the defunct National Alliance for Democracy and Development (NADD). The impasse also brought the intervention of the African Union, Commonwealth, ECOWAS, and the UN... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Head Of Ecowas Election Observatory Mission Charges Liberians On Successful PollFormer Ghanaian President John Mahama. The Head, ECOWAS 71-member Election Obs
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Former Ghanaian President John Mahama. 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... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
U.S. Calls for Peaceful and Democratic Electionsof these elections which are an important milestone in Liberia's democratic dev
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of these elections which are an important milestone in Liberia's democratic development. Election observers from Liberia, ECOWAS, the AU, the EU, the United States, other nations, international bodies, and non-governmental organizations such as... Read more
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Former Ghanaian President Headselections in Liberia next week, former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama,
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elections in Liberia next week, former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, has arrived in the country as head of the ECOWAS observer mission. The 71-member ECOWAS Election Observation Mission delegation arrived Thursday at the Roberts... Read more
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Ecowas Commission Plans $35 Bn Investments in Nigeria's Power SectorAbuja — President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel de Souza, has urged internat
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Abuja — President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel de Souza, has urged international communities, investors and experts in energy sector to give priority to investing in Nigeria's power sector, as this would certainly contribute to improving access... Read more
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DW
Liberia elections: who will succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf? |pieces. After he eventually killed Doe, Johnson briefly seized power, but gave
DW / Posted 11 days ago
pieces. After he eventually killed Doe, Johnson briefly seized power, but gave up due to pressure by the regional body ECOWAS. He fled to Nigeria when warlord Taylor took power after a general election in 1997, which ended Liberia's first... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Taps Aishah Ahmad As CBN Deputy Governor NomineeUnion, United Nations, the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company, Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Union, United Nations, the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company, African Economic Research Consortium, OECD, UNIDO, ECOWAS, UNECA, the World Bank, and National Data Bank, among others. He was one of the consultants that prepared the First... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Nobel Peace Prize: From White Helmets to Angela Merkel, who are the favourites?before. Currently, it has odds of 5/1 on Ladbrokes and is tied with the Econom
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before. Currently, it has odds of 5/1 on Ladbrokes and is tied with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a union of African countries that intervened earlier this year to ensure peaceful transition of power. The White... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Let 2017 Election Be a Start of National ReconciliationGod that we Liberians continue to breathe the breath of peace with the help of
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
God that we Liberians continue to breathe the breath of peace with the help of the Economic States of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union, and International Partners. A Message to all Presidential Aspirants and District... Read more
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NEC, UNDP Support Training of 18,000 Polling Staff Ahead of Key Electionsdesignated polling places. It is expected international and national election
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
designated polling places. It is expected international and national election observers from Liberia, the African Union, ECOWAS, European Union and United States of America, among others, will attend the sessions to observe the training as part... Read more
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