Liberian women observe 15-day nationwide fasting for peaceful polls

Hundreds of women across Liberia are fasting and praying for peaceful elections. The West African nation goes to the polls to elect its new president and legislators next Tuesday October 10.

The women started their religious undertaking since September 23 and are expected to finish on the eve of the elections – i.e. Monday October 9, 2017.

A Sierra Leonean journalist covering the elections for the BBC, Umaru Fofana, reports that the women are camped across the country. Some of the placards mounted outside their camps read as follows: ‘Don’t touch our peace,’ ‘Say no to violence’ etc.

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Source: News Now/AfricaNews

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.