In Liberia : Civil war fighter in race to parliament


A voter counting is in earnest in Liberia with the main focus on the candidate who succeeds Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

There are also 984 candidates competing for 73 seats in the house of representatives .

American Paper New York Times has profiled one of them – Joseph Duo, who was captured in an iconic picture by the late photographer Chris Hondros during the country’s civil war in 2003.

He had been celebrating a successful launch of a rocket-propelled grenade at rebels during the country’s civil war which killed more than 250,000 people.

Hondros, who died in Libya in 2011, struck a friendship with Mr Duo helping him to study criminal justice at a university in Liberia.

Now at 40, Duo has parliamentary ambitions.