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Early Ballot Count Puts Sirleaf Ahead in Liberian Elections

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has won 44.5 percent of votes counted so far in the West African country's election, the poll body said on Thursday, releasing the first official tally.

Liberia Goes to the Polls Today

Liberia stands on the portal of another crucial political era and the citizens are the ultimate arbiter and finisher of what is to come. The D-Day is today, October 11, the time set aside by the Constitution of Liberia for Liberians to either renew the democratic mandate of an incumbent leadership or bring into state governance a new breed of national leaders.

Will Africa's Only Female President be Unseated?

With less than a hundred days to Liberia's general election date, the streets of Monrovia, Liberia's capital, are politically charged already. All major candidates are in town to face President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Coalitions are forming each day as parties angle to increase their chances of victory.

Liberians Warned Not to Expect Oil Benefits Less Than 2 Decades

As many foreign firms sign on to explore crude oil along the shores of Liberia, the head of the National Oil Company of Liberia, (NOCAL), has cautioned Liberians to lower expectations, saying, the country may begin benefiting from oil resources not in the immediate future, but only after 25 years.