Agence France-Presse visited Ushahidi Liberia’s office during the recent presidential elections to learn how the electoral process, and conflict across the country, was being mapped by partner organizations on the ground. Check out this AFP video for more:
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.
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
The Ushahidi Liberia team was up with the sun to prepare for what may be the most anticipated day for Liberia in over five years – elections day. I’ve said it before, but it doesn’t get old: this is Liberia’s first democratic electoral process that has been run by the Liberian people.