Liberia faces key poll to replace Africa’s 1st female leader

FILE- In this Jan. 17, 2006 photo, Liberian children line up to access the executive mansion in Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia heads to the polls Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017 for elections that for the first time in more than 70 years will see one democratically elected government hand power to another as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Prize-winning leader, steps aside. Despite seeing advancements for women and steps against corruption, the impoverished nation of more than 4.2 million people still has a weak economy and struggles to address the atrocities of the past. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, file)


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