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Election Violence: NEC Must Take Responsibility

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Election Violence: NEC Must Take Responsibility

On Saturday, December 20, 2014 Liberian voters across the country go to the poll to elect fifteen senators in the Special Senatorial Elections. Thirteen out of the fifteen incumbent Senators, who’ve already served for nine years, are racing alongside one-hundred and twenty six other candidates for the fifteen senatorial seats in the fifteen political subdivisions of Liberia.

 

Executing election laws, guidelines to the latter

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Executing election laws, guidelines to the latter

All eyes  are now set on this Saturday, December 20, 2015 for the Special Senatorial Elections  in the fifteen political subdivisions  of Liberia. Thirteen of the incumbent fifteen Senators will engage a hundred and twenty-two other candidates for fifteen seats in the Liberian Senate. Saturday’s poll followed the lifting of the Stay Order issued more than two weeks ago on campaign and other electoral activities by the Supreme Court of Liberia. Ahead  of polling on Saturday, December 20, 2014, reports of elections violence have been emerging from some parts of the country, including Bomi and Grand Bassa Counties.

 

Hope lies in the Supreme Court for true justice

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Hope lies in the Supreme Court for true justice

The Supreme Court of Liberia, on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, suspended hearing into the complaint filed by forty-eight former members of the Liberian Legislature during the country’s transitional period. The complaint was triggered by the ‘refusal’ of the current government (Ministry of Finance and Development Planning) to pay them Seven Million, Three Hundred and Forty-four Thousand U.S Dollars as benefits.

 

Observing the Rule of Law over Violence

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Recently, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf issued Executive Order No. 65, banning all demonstrations, matches, as well as mass gatherings, among others in Monrovia and its environs. The Presidential Order was issued against the backdrop of threats of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease. The action by the President, however, did not and is yet to go un-noticed, as evidenced by the numerous condemnations and criticisms from every sector of the Liberian society, including the political camp of her son and Independent Candidate Robert Alvin Sirleaf of Montserrado County and Cllr, Charles Walker Brumskine of the Liberty Party.

 

Another Serious Ebola Outbreak is Possible, If…

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Another Serious Ebola Outbreak is Possible, If…

National and international publicity characterizing what may appear to be a gradual decline in the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease in Liberia may not have just done justice to the fight against the epidemic, but encouraged complacency among some Liberians.

 
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