An eight-member group of the West Africa Women's Election Observation (WAWEO), led by Nobel Laureate Leyman Gbowee of Liberia, has arrived in the country to observe the 2012 general elections.
The team, consists of eminent women who are experts in governance, and also women advocates from the West African region, including Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Nigeria and Cote d' Ivoire.
According to Leyman Gbowee: "We are here in our individual capacities; we do not represent the countries from which we come, or professional or national organisations to which we may belong; we are here on behalf of WAWEO. We have no executive role."
Read more at All Africa, published 6 December 2012.