Guest post by David Foster: Lieutenant Colonel Foster has served over 24 years in the US Army. He is currently assigned to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as a Plans and Operations Officer. He recently led the development and implementation of a Joint Elections Security Plan for Liberia’s 2011 General Election.
Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) will be in 34 cities around the world on December 3 – 4, 2011. RHoK is a great way for software developers, knowledge workers and subject matter experts to converge, brainstorm, hack and prototype on real world problems.
Here’s a brief situation report of events on the ground in Liberia, where Ushahidi Liberia’s team has been operational for the past year and-a-half. This report covers the eve of and, now, day of, the presidential run-off election:
It has been a week since Liberia’s presidential elections; during that time, the pervasive peace on election day has given way to opposition’s claims of electoral fraud as well as a few incidents of violence including two cases of