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June 19, 2013
- LIBERIA: 300 Sierra Leonean Refugees to be ‘naturalized’
- Liberia: Committee wants Lawmaker Expelled
- Liberia: UNHCR launches birth registration for Ivorian refugee kids
- Garbage Problem Affects Many in Liberia’s Leading Commercial District
- Liberia Gov't Refutes Report of Rampant Corruption in Public Sector
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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parties, which contested last Tuesday’s presidential and legislative elections, are protesting the vote count and have withdrawn from the electoral process.
Provisional results for Liberia’s presidential elections continue to give current President EllenJohnson-Sirleaf a lead over her other 15 rivals.
In the second batch of provisional results released Friday evening by the National Elections Commission (NEC) in Monrovia, President Johnson-Sirleaf has won 45% of the 629,277 votes tallied so far.
The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) has strongly condemned what it called, recent disturbing public statements made by certain politicians.
The National Elections Commission (NEC) in Liberia has begun releasing early official results from Tuesday’s presidential election, with incumbent President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf ahead in votes counted so far.