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Friday, 05-22-15, 16:32UNSRSG - Security Transition Plan 'Depends On Many Things'[FrontPageAfrica] The head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, Karin Landgren says in order for Liberia to enjoy a successful Security Transition in the eventual departure of UNMIL, a lot of things will have to be put in motion. Addressing journalists at a news conference Thursday, the UNSRSG said the police will need to be effective in all counties and earn the trust and cooperation of the various communities. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 9:34Corruption Check - Senator Eyes Background Scrutiny of Appointees[FrontPageAfrica] Over the years, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been blamed for the inaction of the Government of Liberia in terms of ensuring the prosecution against individuals accused of corruption and taking other actions to deter corruption. For nearly 10 years now, several transparency and anti-graft institutions have been established and equipped; carrying out audits, investigations and engaging in activities that are exposing acts of corruption in the public sector. read more...
Friday, 05-22-15, 8:25Female Journalists Seek Protection[New Republic] Journalists in Liberia have mandated the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to work with all media institutions in the country to ensure access and apply gender media policy. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 12:51Weah Urges Religious Tolerance[NEWS] Montserrado County Senator George Weah is calling on Liberians to encourage religious tolerance and cultural diversity in the country. read more...
Thursday, 05-21-15, 11:40Audit Saga Exposes 'Incompetence' of EJS Presidency[FrontPageAfrica] War-of Words Between General Auditing Commission and Ebola Task Force Auditees Over funds allocated to force the virus into retreat may be the last straw the kills the fight against graft in the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf government read more...
Wednesday, 05-20-15, 16:02'Quash Christian State Request'[NEWS] A group of Muslims under the banner, "Muslims Solidarity in Liberia for Peace and Democracy," has petitioned the Liberian Senate to quash the proposition to make Liberia a Christian state. read more...
Wednesday, 05-20-15, 15:59New Ebola Cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone Troubling[NEWS] It Is Not a new development that Liberia has already been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO), but what is troubling is the reality unfolding in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone where new Ebola cases have emerged. A top WHO official has revealed that 35 new Ebola cases were reported in the past week, four times as many as the week before, reminding the subregion that the virus "will not go quietly". read more...
Wednesday, 05-20-15, 11:14U.S.S$5.50 for Skilled Laborers - Decent Work Bill Sails At Senate[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -After a long period of delay, the Liberian Senate has passed into law the much -talked decent work bill setting the minimum wage at US$ 3.50 for casual or domestic workers and US$ 5.50 for skilled laborers. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives have failed to agree on one term in setting a minimum wage in the country. At one point the House of Representatives set the minimum wage at US$4 for unskilled workers and US$6 for skilled workers. read more...
Wednesday, 05-20-15, 10:46Liberia, Japan Sign U.S.$4.2 Million Non-Project Grant Aid[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan have signed a Non-Project Grant Aid valued at 4.2 Million United States Dollars for economic and social development at a ceremony held on Monday, May 18, 2015 in the conference room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Acting Foreign Minister Hon. B. Elias Shoniyin signed on behalf of the Government of Liberia while Ambassador Kaoru Yoshimura signed on behalf of the Japanese Government. read more...
Tuesday, 05-19-15, 15:46Boakai Receives More Petitions[NEWS] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai on a ten-day Ebola tour to Lofa County in northern Liberia has received additional endorsements from citizens of Kolahun and other parts of the district, urging him to stand as a presidential candidate in 2017. read more...

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