Liberia suffers from endemic corruption, although the country’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared it to be 'the major public enemy.' But transparency advocates are becoming more outspoken and – in some cases – they are seeing results.
After two terms in office, Liberia's president will step down in 2018. The race to succeed her is gaining momentum.
Liberians are voting to elect a successor for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The peace Nobelist is stepping down after 12 years in office. The vote is seen as a crucial test for the country’s democracy.
Liberia is heading to the polls on October 10 with twenty candidates on the ballot paper. The list includes a fashion model, a football icon, a warlord and a host of businessmen and career politicians.
Fraud claims and voting irregularities have prompted Liberia's Supreme Court to order a temporary halt on run-off elections next week. The West African nation is voting for a successor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
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