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    Liberian newspapers zoom on death of Indian doctor in Nimba County fire, others

    APA-Monrovia (Liberia)

    The death of an Indian dentist in a fire in Nimba County and the arrival of a delegation from the National Democratic Institute (NDI) to assess the pre-election environment dominate the headlines of Liberian newspapers on Tuesday.

    An Indian medical doctor identified as Dr. Shane Sam Matthew was discovered dead in a house gutted by fire in Ganta, Nimba County.

    According to an eyewitness report, the fire gutted the house at night during torrential rainfall on Sunday, September 3, and that all the doors of the house located on the United Methodist Hospital Compound were locked.  

    The witness said the deceased was burnt beyond recognition.

    The Inquirer newspaper published this story as its front page banner headline under the caption: Fire Kills Doctor In Nimba, while the Daily Observer published it on its back page under the title: Indian Doctor Dies in Fire at Ganta  Hospital.

    The US Based National Democratic Institute (NDI) has dispatched a delegation to Liberia to assess preparations for Liberia's October 10 Presidential and Representative elections.

    The delegation, according to a NDI statement, consists of regional and election experts from Africa and North America, including Hanna Tetteh, former minister of foreign affairs and member of Parliament of Ghana and Ambassador Johnny Carson, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Member of the Board of Directors, NDI (USA).

    The Daily Observer published this story on its front page under the caption: NDI Delegation To Assess Liberia's Pre-election Environment.

    Other headlines include: 'No Protest to Remove Kenya's Supreme Court Judges For Disagreement...Says Chief Justice Francis Korkpor (Daily Observer); ABIC Gets US$467K To Support Peaceful Elections (The Inquirer); Presidential Candidate Abandoned...Party Withdraws Support (The NEWS).

    Bility Leads FIFA Integrity Check Team (The NEWS); Conflict Prevention Training For LNP Ends (The NEWS); Properties, Monies Owned By Presidential Candidates Remain Unknown...WHERE ARE THEIR ASSETS? (FrontPage).


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