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A tough-talking ECOWAS Commission has warned that Liberia's presidential run-off on 8 Nov. will go ahead whether or not the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) takes part.
An official of Liberia's National Elections Commission (NEC) has been dismissed and another staff suspended for six months over an error in a notification to the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) informing the party that it won the first round of the October 11 presidential elections.
The State of the World Population released by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) indicates that Liberia remains among countries with the highest maternal mortality rates, with 990 deaths from every hundred thousand live births.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) has facilitated the first voluntary repatriation to Côte d' Ivoire.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
The Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) has warned that it will take “effective and appropriate action” against any GSM company found liable of monitoring subscribers’ lines.
A shadow has been cast over the pending presidential run off election in Liberia, with the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) setting pre-conditions to take part in the November 8 polls.
Experts from countries in the Mano River Union are currently meeting in the Ivorian commercial capital, Abidjan to discuss road infrastructures and trade among the four MRU member states.
Heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS are holding an extraordinary summit on Tuesday at the Commission’s HQ in Abuja to discuss the rotation of statutory positions in institutions of the bloc.
The sub-regional grouping, ECOWAS has welcomed the easing of tension in Liberia, after a large number of opposition parties last Saturday announced they were pulling out of the electoral process.
"We will pay close attention to the actions and statements of the political class, and in particular to the presidential candidates, including after the elections. Resorting to violence will not be tolerated," says the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a warning to potential trouble makers in Liberia.
Eleven political parties in Liberia including the opposition Congress for Democratic Change have rejected the provisional results announced by the National Elections Commission (NEC) citing fraud.
Reports from Liberia say 11 of the 16 presidential candidates and their political parties, which contested last Tuesday’s presidential and legislative elections, are protesting the vote count and have withdrawn from the electoral process.