Liberia News


Wednesday, 05-27-15, 12:59'Boakai No Threat' - Opposition Not Bothered By Incumbent Factor[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Amid long speculations over the political future of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, the incumbent Vice President at the weekend accepted a petition from citizens of his native Lofa County to contest for the presidency in 2017 putting to bed all speculations. A day after the declaration by Boakai that he will be a presidential candidate in 2017; an official of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change has said the Vice President is not a strong political force. Jefferson Koijee told FrontPageAfrica tha read more...
Wednesday, 05-27-15, 10:47Boakai No Different From Sirleaf[New Dawn] Just days after accepting a petition to contest the 2017 Presidential election on the incumbent ticket, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai's ability to lead a regime that will bring about the much anticipated economic reforms and developments here has been questioned. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 10:15Corruption Advocates in Liberian Senate Carry Access Baggage[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Under the governance system of Liberia, the National Legislature is very powerful, as its members are charged with the responsibility of performing major functions for the wellbeing of the state-making laws, oversight and other key responsibilities. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 9:39Two Health Officials Confirmed[NEWS] The Liberian Senate, through its committee on Gender, Health, Women, Social Welfare and Children Affairs, has unanimously confirmed two presidential nominees at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Those confirmed are: Mr. Edward B. Tolbert, CPA Deputy Minister of Health for Administration, and Dr. Francis N. Kateh, MD, Deputy Minister and Chief Medical Officer of the Republic of Liberia. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 11:22Court Rejects Taylor Bid to Serve Jail Term in Rwanda[Hirondelle] Arusha -The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) on Wednesday put a final end to Charles Taylor's bid to be moved from a jail in the UK to one in Rwanda. The convicted former Liberian president is serving a 50-year prison sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 8:58Boakai's 2017 Play - Juggling Underway for Running Mate?[FrontPageAfrica] As strange bedfellows go, the announcement by Vice President Joseph Boakai in Voinjama last Friday that he will contest the 2017 presidential elections sent the political hemisphere in Liberia into high gear spurring discussions on talk radio and jitters amongst the opposition already scrambling for an alternative formula appealing enough to woo voters into booting the ruling Unity Party out of office. read more...
Saturday, 05-23-15, 10:09Liberia Given Greenlight to Host Matches At Home[CAF] The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) has through a circular dated Thursday, 21 May 2015 and signed by General Secretary, Hicham El Amrani informed its 54 Member Associations that the Liberia Football Association has received authorization to host CAF competitions on their territory. read more...
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...


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