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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

China backs Liberian peacekeepers

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Chinese government said it was sending 140 members of a police unit to deploy alongside U.N. peacekeepers in Liberia.

Liberia has work to do, president says

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Liberia has come a long way since the end of civil war, notably with its economy, but still has a long way to go on the road to recovery, its president said.

No one passes University of Liberia's entrance exam

MONROVIA, Liberia, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Not a single person passed this year's test to gain admission to the University of Liberia, mostly because of a lack of English skills, a school official said.

U.S. warns of violence in Ivory Coast

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The security situation in Ivory Coast could quickly deteriorate despite recent security gains, the U.S. State Department warned.

Guinea's army leader killed in plane crash

MONROVIA, Liberia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The leader of Guinea's army and some other Guinean officials were killed in an airplane crash in Liberia Monday, officials said.

Liberian oil sector gains interest

WEST LEEDERVILLE, Australia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Africa Petroleum Corp., an Australian company, announced that it started tapping into oil deposits situated off the coast of Liberia.

Eni enters Liberian waters

MILAN, Italy, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Italian energy company Eni announced it took a minority interest in three blocks off the coast of Liberia.

Drugs, arms fueling African crises

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 17 (UPI) -- Unchecked arms trading and drug trafficking in Africa are in part to blame for growing instability in Africa, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said.

Good grade for Liberia's oil sector

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The Liberian government is taking a step in the right direction by offering to open its books in its emerging oil sector, Global Witness said.

Liberia courts oil industry

HOUSTON, April 24 (UPI) -- A transparent economy may bring more investments from international oil companies, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said in Houston.
Sirleaf son sues papers for nepotism story

Sirleaf son sues papers for nepotism story

MONROVIA, Nigeria, April 6 (UPI) -- A son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sued two newspapers over published criticism of his appointment as chairman of a state-run oil company.

Africa land grabs 'could cause conflicts'

FREETOWN, Liberia, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The stampede by wealthy states for arable land across Africa and other developing regions could trigger a series of conflicts.
Ivory Coast at peace, president says

Ivory Coast at peace, president says

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Though the country faces a wide variety of challenges, today the Ivory Coast is a nation at peace, the country's president said from Abidjan.

Three women receive Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Three women were awarded Nobel Peace Prizes Saturday at the Nobel ceremonies in Oslo.

Liberia's Sirleaf vows to go 'extra mile'

MONROVIA, Liberia, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said she needs to go "the extra mile" to promote peace given her recent Nobel prize.
Sirleaf wins with 90.8 pct of votes

Sirleaf wins with 90.8 pct of votes

MONROVIA, Liberia, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was re-elected with 90.8 percent of the vote in an election boycotted by her opponent, Winston Tubman.
Reconciliation job No. 1 in Liberia

Reconciliation job No. 1 in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- With incumbent Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf all but guaranteed a victory, her spokesman said the country must chart a path of reconciliation.
Post-election protests in Liberia?

Post-election protests in Liberia?

MONROVIA, Liberia, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- More protests were planned in Liberia as counting gets under way for votes in the country's runoff election, a vice presidential candidate said.
Yemen's Saleh a war criminal?

Yemen's Saleh a war criminal?

PARIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A Yemeni activist and co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize said Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh should be tried as a war criminal.
Liberian president expected to win runoff

Liberian president expected to win runoff

MONROVIA, Liberia, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to win re-election in a runoff vote with former justice minister Winston Tubman, political observers said.
Violence mars eve of Liberian runoff vote

Violence mars eve of Liberian runoff vote

MONROVIA, Liberia, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Police fired tear gas on opposition backers in Liberia as Washington warned a threat of an election boycott would put the country on a dangerous path.

Liberian presidential candidate pulls out

MONROVIA, Liberia, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Liberian presidential nominee Winston Tubman said he will not take part in next week's presidential runoff election.
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