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The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 to Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist, and Yemeni democracy activist Tawakkul Karman.
It said the award was in recognition of "their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work"
The Women's Election Observer Group says it's in Liberia to observe mainly the gender aspect of the organization and conduct of Tuesday October 11 legislative and presidential elections.
Seven days to elections in Liberia, a consortium of civil society organizations is due to hold debates for presidential candidates and vice presidential candidates in the capital Monrovia Tuesday.
At the peak of campaigning and just over one week to the Liberian presidential and legislative elections, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf last week appointed one of her political allies, Alhaji Kromah as head of the state radio and TV network, LBS.
Liberian Journalists at the end of a two-day national media conference
in Monrovia have pledged to work towards peace building and promote gender equity during and after the electoral process.
Liberian police say they have arrested a man in connection with the alleged shooting to death of a member of the country’s presidential security guard.
Reports from Liberia say a presidential security guard has been shot dead in the northeastern city of Ganta, 274km from the capital, Monrovia.
Local media reports say the body of one of the security agents of the presidential Special Security Service (SSS), George Williams was discovered Friday night with bullet wounds at a presidential residence.
Two former Presidents of Ghana and Nigeria—John Kufuor and General Abdulsalami Abubaka--are due to arrive in Liberia tomorrow, Thursday at the head of a high powered ECOWAS mission, ahead of next month’s presidential and legislative elections.
Amnesty International says conditions in some of Liberia’s prisons are appalling and violate basic human rights of inmates.
In a new report, Amnesty said inmates are crowded into "dirty cells without adequate food, water or healthcare."
Liberia’s Supreme Court has issued a stay order, halting all electoral activities, pending investigations into a law suit filed against the National elections Commission (NEC) for allegedly violating the constitution, with presidential and legislative elections just three weeks away.