World Media

Former footballer George Weah leads ahead of Liberia presidency run-off poll

Former footballer George Weah leads ahead of Liberia presidency run-off poll

With nearly all the results from last week's presidential poll in Liberia now announced, the former global football star George Weah, who had shown all the signs of clinching the top seat, has to try his luck all over again in a run-off with his closest competitor Joseph Boakai.

Whoever wins the vote will take over power from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who has served a maximum two terms and is stepping down after 12 years.

Liberty Party candidate, Charles Brumskine, obtained 48,219 votes (9.3%).

Since only 5% are left to count, officials say a second round vote looks likely.

The media scrutiny leads Kim Kardashian to develop "body dysmorphia"
The pictures from Mexico remind her of that time and how everyone made fun of her and mocked her for what had happened. Referring the media scrutiny she said that it's a "full phobia - I freak out about everything".

Two polling stations in the Nimba County are yet to vote on Tuesday after disruptions in the process on October 10.

The latest results represent about 95 percent of all ballots cast.

"The Liberian people deserve to know what was done", Brumskine said. However, he has yet to produce evidence of cheating and global observers said they saw no major problems.

Arsene Wenger, who had once coached Weah at Monaco was earlier this week apparently duped by false reports that he had already been elected president.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion
But he got lost after 20 minutes, was captured by the Taliban several hours later and spent the next five years in captivity. Bergdahl's punishment will be determined after the judge holds a sentencing hearing, which is expected to start next week.

"This commission has not declared any victor", he stressed.

"Due to the considerable irregularities and fraud that we have discovered, and in order for there to be valid results, the election must be conducted again - this time with transparency", Benjamin Sanvee said in a statement sent to AFP.

Weah and Boakai lead the 20-candidate field to succeed Nobel Peace Prize victor Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in what would be Liberia's first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.

Liberia, Africa's oldest modern republic, was founded by freed US slaves in 1847, but its last democratic transfer of power occurred in 1944.

People Who Are Using Twitter to Show How Common Sexual Assault Is
Milano, a star of the long-running sitcom " Who's the Boss ", previously wrote a blog last week pegged to the Weinstein fallout. The protest took place after McGowan was temporarily suspended from the platform amidst the Harvey Weinstein shitstorm.

Others have been criticizing the former footballer for choosing Jewel Howard Taylor, the ex-wife of the incarcerated former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, as his running mate.


  • Microsoft Email-Access Fight With US Gets Supreme Court Review

    Microsoft Email-Access Fight With US Gets Supreme Court Review

    Microsoft released all of the information stored in the United States, but refused to do the same for emails hosted in Ireland. In 2012, the court held that a warrant is required to place a Global Positioning System tracking device on a vehicle.
    Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland unseeded for World Cup draw

    Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland unseeded for World Cup draw

    Greece and Sweden are the other unseeded teams for the draw, which is live on Sky Sports News from 1pm on Tuesday. The same procedure will then be repeated for the remaining balls in the two pots.
    UDF wins Kerala's Vengara assembly seat, BJP placed fourth

    UDF wins Kerala's Vengara assembly seat, BJP placed fourth

    BJP's Swaran Salaria is on 2nd position whereas AAP's Major General (retd) Suresh Khajuria is struggling on 3rd position. The Gurdaspur by-election was necessitated by the death of actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, a BJP MP.
  • End of Marawi conflict dawns after death of Omar Maute, Hapilon

    End of Marawi conflict dawns after death of Omar Maute, Hapilon

    Lorenzana said once fighting stops, "We will refocus our efforts on the challenging task of rebuilding and rehabilitating Marawi". With major terrorists eliminated, Zubiri said that rehabilitation, resettlement and development activities can go "full blast".
    Lions second half rally falls short against Saints

    Lions second half rally falls short against Saints

    The Saints now stand 3-2 going into next Sunday afternoon's trip to Lambeau Field to meet the Green Bay Packers. Of course, Detroit started the game without starting left tackle Taylor Decker, right guard T.J.
    Game Of Thrones' Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas announce engagement

    Game Of Thrones' Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas announce engagement

    Jonas and Turner - who have been dating since November - were first spotted getting close at a concert in the Netherlands and have been inseparable ever since.
  • Wyoming Gas Prices Below National Average

    Wyoming Gas Prices Below National Average

    According to Jenkins, prices are still about 10 cents higher than expected because of residual effects from recent hurricanes. In the state of Nevada, GasBuddy reported the average price of gasoline as $2.81 per gallon.
    Florida detective catches 9-foot anaconda barehanded

    Florida detective catches 9-foot anaconda barehanded

    Her video, since being shared on October 12, has collected over 2.7 lakh views, more than 2,700 reactions and nearly 3,000 shares. They said Detective Emily Shaw was able to safely capture an exotic snake that was found on a verge in Tallahassee.
    Facebook Delivers Both Food and Elections Now

    Facebook Delivers Both Food and Elections Now

    You can now order a Papa John's pizza while messaging your friends on Facebook - without ever leaving the app. If they do, you will be able to browse through the existing websites for Delivery.com and all the others.
  • Resident Evil 7 DLC trailer features a bunch of new content

    Resident Evil 7 DLC trailer features a bunch of new content

    He's got more of a beard than I remember from the previous games, so the graphics have something to say this time. The Gold Edition of Resident Evil 7 will have both the latter DLCs, as well as the Banned Footage Vol. 1 and 2.
    India take 3-0 lead after 3rd quarter

    India take 3-0 lead after 3rd quarter

    India are now sitting atop Pool A with six points from two wins while Pakistan are placed second with four points. Thereafter, India pressed hard and earned as many as three penalty corners in succession but wasted all.
    Bomb Kills Pakistani Troops Seeking Captors of Freed Western Family

    Bomb Kills Pakistani Troops Seeking Captors of Freed Western Family

    That was two years after he and Coleman, then "heavily pregnant", were kidnapped in a remote Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.