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Liberia: Unclear U.S. Policy Toward Africa Has Implications On Upcoming Elections
[FrontPageAfrica] Washington -If US President Donald Trump has a plan for Africa, he and his aides are holding it pretty close to their chest.
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

 
Flipping Liberia - One Deal At A Time: Red Flag Raised Over Jonah Capital-BHP Assets
Monrovia - How did Liberia get here? That’s the question the London-based accounting firm Moore Stephens, wanted to know in 2013 when it dealt a major blow for the post-war nation, concluding in a government-sanctioned report that only two out of 68 concessions were fully compliant with the laws (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 29/03/2017

 
Free Liberia Study Unravels Underperformance Factors of Liberian Students
Monrovia - A study conducted by the Foundation for Research, Education and Empowerment (FREE) Liberia, a local registered and accredited research and education based NGO, has unravelled some potential factors responsible for the continuous underperformance of Liberian junior and senior high (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 29/03/2017

 
VP Joe Boakai Receives Over 55,000 Books For Liberian Schools
London, UK - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has received over 55,000 books from the Ihezie Foundation Book Relief Africa for schools in Liberia.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 29/03/2017

IB Bank-Liberia Faces Dilemma Over Failure to Surrender Sherman’s Account Statements
Monrovia – The International Bank Liberia Limited has up to 8:am Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to surrender the remaining bank documents of indicted Senator Varney Sherman dating as far back as of April 2010 or face severe punishment by the (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 29/03/2017

Senator Dan Morias Pledges Support to Joseph Boakai’s Bid
Monrovia - Senator H. Dan Morias of Maryland County says he believes Vice President Joseph Boakai can make a good President because he has the pedigree and the understanding on how to run the country, pledging his support to the Unity Party Standard (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 29/03/2017

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince of Norway Visits Liberia
Monrovia - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will visit Liberia from 2-5 April 2017 to see first-hand the country’s progress in consolidating peace, and in planning for and implementing the globally-agreed Sustainable (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 28/03/2017

‘Liberia’s Economy Depends on LBDI’ – John Davies
Monrovia - The President of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), John Davies, says the economy of Liberia depends on the bank, adding that LBDI involvement in the economy is a clear evidence that they are boosting economic (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 27/03/2017

Royal Dutch Airline KLM Finally Resumes Flight to Liberia
Monrovia – After over 20 years of stay from Liberia due to the civil war, Dutch Airline, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM) Royal Dutch Airlines has finally resumed operations.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 27/03/2017

National Catholic Health Council Launched
The National Catholic Health Council (NCHC) was launched in Monrovia on Saturday with a commitment to strengthen Roman Catholic health institutions in the country. The launch on Saturday followed a three-day workshop that drew a strategic plan to ensure the sustainability of Catholic related (...)
[Liberian Observer] 27/03/2017

Rule of Law Symposium Turns Dialogue into Actionable Policy
NAYMOTE executive director Jarwolo: “Establishing respect for the rule of law is fundamental to achieving durable peace in the aftermath of Liberia’s conflict… The Rule of Law Collaborative at the University of South Carolina held a three-day round table symposium recently in Cape Town, South (...)
[Liberian Observer] 27/03/2017

LNP, Political Parties Promise Peaceful Elections
Representatives of 22 political parties have pledged their commitment to work with officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) for the smooth conduct of the October presidential and legislative elections. The parties made the commitment over the weekend at a stakeholders’ dialogue sponsored by (...)
[Liberian Observer] 27/03/2017

Liberians Urged to Reuse Waste Water
Public Works Minister Gyude Moore has called on Liberians to reduce and reuse waste water in their homes, gardens and plots to help achieve the country’s 6th Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Delivering a special statement on behalf of the government recently in observance of World Water (...)
[Liberian Observer] 27/03/2017

‘U.N. Mission Expects to End in a Year,’ UN Chief
U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous has said he expects operations in Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia to end by March 2018, which will save hundreds of millions of dollars. He told a farewell news conference on Friday that a major U.N. review of the 16 peacekeeping missions — which cost nearly (...)
[Liberian Observer] 27/03/2017

Liberia Pays Annual Assessment Contribution to IMO
Liberia has presented a check of 2.9 million British Pounds to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as its periodic assessed contribution, according to a press release. The amount, equivalent to US$3.6m or L$348 million, was presented to IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim by Liberia’ (...)
[Liberian Observer] 27/03/2017

25 Complete Economic, Financial Analyses, Reporting Workshop
A five-day workshop intended to equip media practitioners particularly and to enhance the competence of the staff of the budget office of the National Legislature on the theory and practice of economic and financial analyses has ended in Monrovia. The workshop, which brought together 25 (...)
[Liberian Observer] 27/03/2017

Thousands Bid Farewell to Quincy B
The remains of Quincy B, Liberia’s young multi-talented singer, songwriter, rapper and producer who was creative in any genre of music, was on Saturday, March 25, laid to rest in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia. The funeral rites were celebrated by thousands of Liberians who converged from every (...)
[Liberian Observer] 27/03/2017

USAID, Government of Liberia Launch New ICT Support Project
Monrovia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GoL), Wednesday launched the USAID Digital Liberia and e-Government Project in Monrovia.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 23/03/2017

Liberian Police, Civil Society Organizations Hold Peace Dialogue
Paynesville - The Liberia National Police Wednesday conducted a one-day dialogue with civil societies with the aim of mitigating potential conflict during the upcoming October elections.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 23/03/2017

Vice President Boakai, Swiss Vice President Highlight Job Creation in Agro Sector
Geneva, Switzerland - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has met with the Vice President of Switzerland, Alain Berset on the first leg of his working visit to three European capitals, Geneva, Paris and London, in a bid to solidify the already cordial ties between Liberia and these nations and to (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 23/03/2017

Canada Fundraising Gala Eyes Learning Center for Liberia
Hamilton – Leo Johnson’s endless quest to bring a modern learning center to his homeland moved a step closer Friday when his non-profit organization, Empowerment Squared unveils its 2017 Fundraising Gala at Hamilton's spectacular LIUNA Station Banquet and Conference (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 23/03/2017

‘More Than Half of Liberia’s Primary School Teachers Unqualified’ - GAC
Monrovia – The General Auditing Commission has issued the Performance Audit report on the Management of the Free and Compulsory Primary Education, Ministry of Education for the period July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014 to the National (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 22/03/2017

AccessBank launches MoneyGram services
As part of its goal to become a “house bank” in Liberia, AccessBank Liberia Limited has announced a partnership with MoneyGram International, to provide a platform for thousands of Liberians to have easy access to MoneyGram remittance services across the country. According to spokesman Reindorf (...)
[The New Dawn] 22/03/2017

Nimba Land Dispute: Fear That Never Goes Away, Settlement That Never Comes Through
Nimba County – Mariame Kamara had travelled from across the border in Djeke to Saclepea upon hearing that Liberian opposition Liberty Party was holding a political gathering in that town.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 22/03/2017

UL Associate VP Dies
The University of Liberia (UL) administration has announced that Prince Sumo Tolbert, I, who was recently appointed as the associate vice president for Enrollment Services, has died. Mr. Tolbert, according to a release, died on Saturday, March 18, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital (...)
[Liberian Observer] 22/03/2017

US$20M Loan for Gbarnga-Salayea Road Project Under Scrutiny
The Plenary of the House of Representatives has mandated the Committees on Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning, Foreign Affairs and Judiciary to review a US$20 million Loan Agreement signed between Liberia and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD). The committees are expected to advise (...)
[Liberian Observer] 22/03/2017

Government Announces Funeral Arrangements for the Late Amb. Carlton Alexwyn Karpeh
The Government of Liberia has announced the funeral arrangements for the late Ambassador Carlton Alexwyn Karpeh, former Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Liberia to the Republic of Cameroon. A Foreign Ministry (...)
[Liberian Observer] 22/03/2017

FDA Honors Karnwea as ‘Forest Hero in Liberia’
Mr. Harrison S. Karnwea, former managing director of Liberia’s Forestry Development Authority (FDA), and four other people were yesterday honored by the entity’s acting management team as “Forest Heroes in Liberia,” for which they were awarded certificates of appreciation. Mr. Karnwea recently (...)
[Liberian Observer] 22/03/2017

CD Rom Containing Bank Evidence in Sable Mining Bribery Trial Destroyed
Monrovia – International Bank Liberia Limited (IB Bank) has, through its legal representatives, informed that the court that disks (CD Rom) that contained scanned checks of Cllr. H. Varney G. Sherman for the period being subpoenaed by the court might be (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 22/03/2017

House Mandates LEC to Comply with GAC Audit
The Chief Clerk of the House, Mildred N. Sayon, has written the management team of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) by a directive of the plenary to comply with an audit the General Auditing Commission (GAC) was conducting, especially on the contractual management tenure of the (...)
[Liberian Observer] 22/03/2017

How a gold mine has brought only misery in Liberia
A months-long investigation by IRIN, Le Monde Afrique, and 100Reporters reveals how the failed promises of a multi-million-dollar, World Bank-backed mining project has forced out and impoverished hundreds of local families
[IRIN] 21/03/2017

Charles Taylor Will Be Back in Liberia At The End of 2017
Monrovia – Charles Taylor’s newly appointed spokesman, Isaiah Kamara Paye, has disclosed that his boss who is serving a 50-year sentence in a British cell for war crimes and crimes against humanity would be back in Liberia by the end of this (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 20/03/2017

Liberty Party Counting on Karnwea For Vote-Rich Nimba County?
Saclepea, Nimba County – By no doubt, Nimba County is a major decision maker in presidential elections in Liberia.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 20/03/2017

Media Institutions Cannot Cower To Threats From Security Sector
LIBERIA HAS COME a long way in its attainment to have a free press which is not muzzled by the government.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 20/03/2017

Liberians Called Upon to Organize Immigration Outreach Programs Across U.S.
Washington - In the wake of reports of fear and confusion within the immigrant and refugee communities in the United States due to immigration policies being pursued by the new U.S. government, Liberian community organizations in the US have been called upon to organize immigration outreach (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 20/03/2017

Liberian Cabinet Reviews 150 Days Action Plan on Agriculture, Health Energy
Monrovia – A special meeting of Cabinet has carefully reviewed a 150-day action plan focusing on agriculture, education, energy, health and infrastructure.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 20/03/2017

Aureus Mining: A Promise Betrayed; World Bank Funded Project Dashed Hopes
Monrovia - Liberia’s first industrial gold mine failed to hold its promises, dashing the hopes of local residents of Cape Mount County.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 19/03/2017

Sable Mining Case: Key Government Witness At Odds With South African Authorities
Monrovia – Forensic investigator, Paul O’Sullivan, a key government witness in the ongoing Sable Mining bribery trial, has been battling an on-and-off legal wrangle with South African authorities.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 19/03/2017

BYC At CAF Crossroads: ‘It Is Not Impossible for Us to Qualify’
Says BYC’s president Sekou Konneh Ahead of their return match against Ferroviario De Beria in the CAF Champions League group stage qualification, the president of Liberian champions, Barrack Young Controllers (BYC), Sekou Konneh has said it is not impossible for his team to qualify against their (...)
[Liberian Observer] 19/03/2017

Laffor Attributes Performance to Coach, Teammates
Laffor Attributes Performance to Coach, Teammates
Anthony Laffor seems to have a scoring habit against Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) football club. The Liberian forward came off the bench to score... (Read More)
[ChimpReports] 19/03/2017

 
Liberia: Police Reports Three Mob Violence Killings in Bong County in One Month
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -The Bong County Police Detachment says three suspected criminals have been killed in the county as a result of mob violence in less than one month.
[AllAfrica] 19/03/2017

60% of Nigerian US VISA Applicants are denied – US Govt
U.S visa applicants in Africa are suffering from extraordinarily high rates of refusals with over 60 percent refusal in Ghana, Liberia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Somalia. More than half of applicants in those countries have been denied within the last one year with the situation worsening, (...)
[The Herald] 18/03/2017

Weah Confident of Winning Liberian Presidency - Frowns on Code of Conduct
Monrovia - Senator George Manneh Weah (Coalition for Democratic Change, Montserrado) has expressed confidence that he will be elected Liberia’s next President in the upcoming presidential elections.
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 18/03/2017

Lingering Political Heat: VP Boakai Hits Back at Brumskine
Monrovia – Striking the iron while it is still hot, the Office of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has sharply refuted and condemned claims made by Liberty Party’s standard bearer, Charles W. Brumskine, that the Vice President has done nothing in his current capacity to warrant his election as (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 18/03/2017

Liberia Expands Access to Mental Health Professionals
Kakata, Margibi – Twenty-one clinicians specializing in child and adolescent mental health graduated Friday in Kakata City, Liberia, from a training developed by The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 18/03/2017

Liberia to Seek Election to International Maritime Council
London - Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization, Ambassador Isaac W. Jackson Jr. has announced the country’s intention of seeking re-election as a Category C Member of the International Maritime (...)
[FrontPageAfricaonline] 18/03/2017

Sulunteh ‘Formally’ Crosses Over to ANC
Barely a month following the resignation of two Unity Party (UP) stalwarts, former Liberia Ambassador to United States, Canada and Mexico, Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, yesterday officially announced crossing over to the Alternative National Congress (ANC) of businessman turned politician Alexander B. (...)
[Liberian Observer] 17/03/2017

‘Not Much GoL Can Do’ for Liberians with Mental Illnesses
Her name is Zoe and she says she is 22 years of age. Her broad face and inquiring eyes plead for help but, in a society that blames mental illness on either actions by family members or a curse in the family line, Zoe does not seem to have any hope for recovery. No one (...)
[Liberian Observer] 17/03/2017

High Performing School in Desperate Need of Library, Laboratory
Despite excelling in the just ended annual West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination as one of the best performing schools in Liberia, Toweh Memorial High in Toweh Town, Nimba County, is said to be without a library and laboratory to enhance the school’s academic activities. Speaking (...)
[Liberian Observer] 17/03/2017

Flavour Drops in Liberia for One-Day Concert
Nigerian award-winning superstar Flavour is expected in Liberia on March 19, for a one-day concert organized by the Monrovia Liquor Store. Held at the John Gbedze Beach, the concert is for people with deep pockets. The glamorous event, dubbed “Flavour Live,” is an outdoor event that will last (...)
[Liberian Observer] 17/03/2017



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