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Trump Orders All Liberians In America To Vacate The Country Within 12 Months
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Trump Orders All Liberians In America To Vacate The Country Within 12 Months

President Trump said on Tuesday he will end a special immigration program that has allowed nearly 4,000 Liberians to legally live and work in the U.S. over the past 25 years. Liberians will now face a similar situation to thousands of people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan who had their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) terminated by the Trump administration. They either have to leave the country at the expiration of the deadline or risk becoming undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Liberians were first granted TPS in March 1991 under former President George H.W. Bush due to armed conflicts that were gripping the country, and starting in 1999, Liberians were transferred into a separate program called Deferred Enforced Departure, a classification that allowed th...
Over 1,700 Afflicted With Skin Disease In Liberia — Official
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Over 1,700 Afflicted With Skin Disease In Liberia — Official

Liberian Ministry of Health on Tuesday said more than 1,700 people have been plagued by skin disease suspected to be scabies. Francis Kateh, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, told reporters in the capital city of Monrovia that medical experts were, however, working to ascertain the specific type of disease and its cause, but early symptoms were similar to scabies. Mr. Kateh said “the disease, which is very contagious, has high possibility of spreading.” The disease has spread across six of the 15 counties in the West African country. Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin disease caused by an infestation by the itch mite known, scientifically, as Sarcoptes scabies. It could be transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact and causes severe and relentless itching. Local m...
Buhari Congratulates George Weah
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Buhari Congratulates George Weah

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated George Weah on his election as the next President of the Republic of Liberia. Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina commended the Liberian people on the peaceful conduct of the presidential run-off election. “On behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulates Mr George Weah on his election as the next President of the Republic of Liberia. “President Buhari also commends the Liberian people on the peaceful conduct of the historic presidential run-off election,” he said, stressing that “this is another plus on Africa’s democratic scoreboard.” “The President equally applauds the efforts of the National Election C...
Liberians To Choose Between Ex-Footballer Or VP As New Leader
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Liberians To Choose Between Ex-Footballer Or VP As New Leader

Former international footballer George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai joined voters in casting their ballots in Liberia on Tuesday as they went head-to-head in a delayed run-off vote for the presidency. Voters are choosing a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is stepping down after 12 years as Africa's first elected female head of state, in the West African country's first democratic transition since 1944. The ballot was delayed for seven weeks due to legal challenges lodged by Boakai's Unity Party against the electoral commission over the conduct of the first round of voting. Weah and Boakai voted in polling stations near their homes in Paynesville, a suburb of Monrovia, the capital of this nation of 4.6 million people. Both declared victory was theirs for the ta...
Liberian Runoff Vote On November 7 With George Weah Facing Joseph Boakai
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Liberian Runoff Vote On November 7 With George Weah Facing Joseph Boakai

Election authorities say Liberia’s presidential runoff will take place Nov. 7. Henry Flomo, National Elections Commission communications director, said Tuesday that former international soccer superstar George Weah will face Vice President Joseph Boakai in the second round. Neither of the two men got more than 50 percent of the votes which is required by the constitution to win outright in the Oct. 10 polls. Weah got about 39 percent and Boakai won 29 percent of the votes. The second round winner will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president who is stepping down after two terms. Views were mixed among Liberians calling into a Tuesday morning talk show. Some pledged support for the vice president, hoping he can continue Sirleaf’s development achievements. O...

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