AllAfrica News: Liberia

Palm Oil Giant Golden Veroleum Bulldozes Religious Sites in Liberia, Protected By Armed Police
[Global Witness] Palm oil giant Golden Veroleum (GVL) has bulldozed religious sites in southeast Liberia and has paid police armed with assault rifles to protect its plantations, a new Global Witness exposé has revealed.

1,200 Traditional Fishermen Appeal for Support
[Observer] Traditional fishermen are Liberians who are engaged in small scale fishing in communities located along the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. They depend on the practice as a trade as well as to feed their families, and 1,210 of them want support from the Liberian government and other public and non-governmental organizations in the sector.

Novafone Woe - U.S. Terrorism Sanctions Shadow Liberian Businessmen
[FrontPageAfrica] Washington DC -The United States has imposed sanctions on Lebanese financier Ali Youssef Charara and his telecommunications company, saying they supported the militant group Hezbollah.

GVL Rejects Global Witness Claim
[Observer] Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) has rejected the latest Global Witness' Report claiming that a study undertaken by Sync Consult Limited, a Ghanaian economic consultancy, and focused on the Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) oil palm plantation in South-East Liberia, covering 2,600km2, has negatively affected the livelihoods of over 41,000 people.

Executive Control of the Legislature - Belated Cry
[Observer] Where has Bomi Senator Sando Johnson been ever since? Is he just now realizing the overweening (conceited, presumptuous) influence of powerful politicians far beyond the branch of government within which they operate and control?

GVL Disappointed In Erroneous Reports By Global Witness And Sync Consult
[Golden Veroleum Liberia] MONROVIA -GVL is disappointed to see Global Witness (GW) and Sync Consult make erroneous claims in their reports published on October 19, 2016. On multiple occasions since 2015 GVL has invited Global Witness to come and see on the ground the work we are doing to develop the business. Although they have not responded we still do encourage them to meet with us in Liberia and understand what is happening directly.

Akon Arrives to Launch #LightToLearn
[Observer] Akon Lighting Africa, To: and Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia are excited to announce a new partnership that will bring "Light To Learn" to communities in Liberia

Akon Vows to Support Liberia's Energy Needs
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman says the lack of energy in Africa has stalled development across the continent.

Why Representative Edward Forh Lost Case Against JFK Hospital
[FrontPageAfrica] In Liberia, government officials often shun government ran hospitals and local clinics due to lack of confidence in these medical centers, with many of them opting to travel to India, South Africa, Ghana or the United States of America for medical checkups and treatments.

Eight Ivoirians Fight Extradition
[Observer] Just over four years after the Monrovia City Court sent back home 41 Ivoirians to face multiple charges for their alleged role during their country's 2012 post-election violence, another eight Ivorian nationals are currently fighting not to be sent home.

Two Women Raped in VOA Community Armed Robbery - One Suspect Nabbed
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Despite repeated assurances given by the authority of the Liberia National Police (LNP) to curb armed robbery activities in Monrovia and its environs, armed robbery activities continues to be a threat to several communities, with the VOA Community on the highway of the Roberts International Airport.

2010 Threshold Not for 2017 - Election Watchdog Warns
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) has called on the Legislature and the National Election Commission (NEC) not to use the 2010 resolution that led to the setting up of the threshold for 2011 presidential and general election for the conduct of the upcoming 2017 election.

Liberia Prepared for Ebola - Official
[LINA] A representative of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) has assured that Liberia is prepared to tackle Ebola when it resurfaces in the country.

Liberia Keen On Integration of Health Services - Dr. Kateh
[LINA] Liberia's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, says Liberia attaches importance to the integration of health services as a policy of Government.

MOA, Partners Tackle Climate Change, School Feeding Program
[Observer] The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) are working together to design strategies to tackle climate change, which is affecting food productivity in the agriculture sector.

Akon Launches 'Light to Learn'
[Observer] International music icon Akon has officially launched the 'light to learn' initiative geared towards tackling sustainable energy and education in Africa.

Over 130 Stranded Air Maroc Passengers Arrive in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -It has been confirmed that the total of 138 passengers who had been stranded at the Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca Morocco since Sunday arrived at Roberts International Airport in Margibi County by 4:30 am Thursday morning.

Ending Energy Poverty in Developing Countries & the Power Africa Support
[Observer] Since the proclamation of International Year of Sustainable Energy for "ALL" in 2012 up to current, there is still need for progress in terms of reducing the energy gap in developing countries. The role of renewable energy systems remains uncertain in countries like Liberia, even though their development or change is generally supposed to provide universal access to energy. However, there exists low-carbon solutions that ensure access to energy for poor populations and offer them the opportunity to make th

Liberia's Foreign Minister Meets New Deputy SRSG for Peace Consolidation
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The New United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Deputy SRSG for Peace Consolidation Yacoub EL Hillo says although UNMIL is departing Liberia, this does not suggest that the United Nations is going to leave the country in isolation.

U.S. Adjutant General of Michigan Visits Liberia's Defense Ministry
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Amid UNMIL drawdown, other partners are working with the government in the line of security.

Kilimanjaro Woman Climber Meets Liberia's Defense Minister
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A Liberian woman who recently returned home after reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania was on Thursday recognized by Defense Minister Brownie Samukai for her tireless effort in climbing the World's second highest Mountain.

146 Pre-Trial Detainees At Bong Central Prison
[LINA] There are about 146 pre-trial detainees at the Gbarnga Central Prison in Bong County, Representative George Mulbah has alarmed.

Liberia Congratulates Laos On 62nd Anniversary
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has congratulated the Government and people of the Republic of Laos on the occasion marking the 62nd Independence celebration of that country.

Pro-Tempore Office Debunks Report of Executive Interference
[LINA] The office of the Senate President Pro-tempore, Armah Zolu Jallah, has described as 'unfortunate, baffling and incoherent' statements made by Margibi Senator Oscar Cooper and Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson that the "Executive attempts to Control the Legislature."

Jackson Tells Liberians to Desist From 'Political Dishonesty'
[LINA] Deputy Information Minister Isaac Jackson has called on Liberians, particularly politicians, to desist from political dishonesty and the spread of misinformation that could undermine the country's peace and stability.

Cabinet Reviews Economy - Approves Arcelor Mittal Project
[LINA] Cabinet has reviewed the state of the national economy, received updates on economic performance, and the need for diversification.

Pres. Sirleaf Meets APRM Continental Secretariat Team
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has met an African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) delegation led by Professor Edward Maloka, lead of APRM Continental Secretariat and team of Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

Global Communities Launches Wash Project
[LINA] Global Communities, an international non-governmental organization, has launched one year water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Bong, Nimba and Lofa counties.

Over 900,000 Children Receive Polio Vaccine in Liberia
[LINA] An authority of the Ministry of Health has disclosed that about 910,379 children between the ages zero to five years received polio vaccine during the third round of the polio vaccination exercise.

Qatari Embassy to Issue Visa in Monrovia
[LINA] The Chargé d'Affaires of the Qatari Embassy near Monrovia, Mr. Shamsan Abdullah Al-Sada, has disclosed that the embassy is to shortly begin the issuance of visa in Monrovia.