AllAfrica News: Liberia

Nation to be Declared Ebola Free If
[Heritage]No new Ebola case has been recorded in Liberia since April 18, according to an official of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

Sirleaf Visits Oil Rig
[NEWS]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has paid a visit to the rig, some 15 nautical miles off the Liberian coast, where ongoing oil exploration by the United States energy company, Chevron, is taking place.

Opposition Denies Weah Sellout Rumor
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Liberia's main opposition Congress for Democratic Change popular amongst the huge youthful population has long been accused of trading politics for money with aspirants accordingly making their way on the party's ticket using the mighty dollars.

Police to Arm 291 Officers
[New Dawn]The Inspector General of the Liberia National Police has spoken of the urgent need to deploy armed police officers at various Zones and Detachments around the country in a bid to curb the growing wave of mob violence in Liberia.

Guinea/Liberia - MSF Continues Ebola Response
[MSF]MSF is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives according to official numbers. MSF is supporting local health authorities by caring for infected patients and implementing measures to contain the outbreak in three locations in Guinea and two in neighbouring Liberia.

'Reckless, Irresponsible Statement'
[NEWS]A week after two lawmakers suggested that Finance Minister Amara Konneh should resign or be dismissed for alleged poor performance in handling the budget, the Ministry has reacted, describing the statement by Representative Isaac Roland and Senator George Tengbeh as "reckless and irresponsible".

New Voice, Old Jabs for Costa, LTA Summons, Shutdown Threat
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Henry Costa Morning Show may have found a new voice, but the old issues with the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf government appears far from over.

Beware of 'Hustlers' - UP SG Warns
[New Republic]The Secretary General of the ruling Unity Party (UP) has warned Liberians to be conscious of whom to elect into power as they prepare for 2017 general and presidential elections.

Finance Ministry Terms Calls for Konneh's Dismissal 'Reckless'
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Authorities of the Ministry of Finance said they'd monitored with grave disappointment the comical, reckless and irresponsible statements made by two self-serving and politically motivated lawmakers calling for the resignation or dismissal of the Finance Minister Amara Konneh for what they call "consistent budget shortfalls" due to incompetence.

Dr. Sawyer Wants Reform in Legislative Process
[New Dawn]The Governance Commission in collaboration with the Law Reform Commission are opting for all bills that will be passed by both the House of Representatives and Senate to be implemented before reaching the President for signing into Law.

Liberia Gets Goat Quarantine Facility, Thanks to U.S. Gov't
[FrontPageAfrica]Gbarnga -U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac has officially handed over a new goat quarantine facility to Liberia's Center for Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) outside Gbarnga, in Bong County.

Liberia Regional Seminars to Encourage Women's Participation
[FrontPageAfrica]The Gender Section of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has begun the conduct of a string of regional Gender Seminars to encourage Women's Political participation in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election.

INGO Launches Ebola Awareness
[NEWS]The Samaritan's Purse International Relief Organization (SPIRO) has launched an awareness campaign on the deadly Ebola disease in Foya District, Lofa County.

Planning for the Future - News Turns 25
[NEWS]Today, April 24, 2014, is exactly 25 years when The NEWS Newspaper made its debut on the newsstand, signaling to the Liberian people and the global community that a 'child of promise' has been born. The founding fathers had been given a vision by two young men in persons of Klon Hinneh and Sam Van Kesselley. Hinneh, the paper's first managing editor did not live to see his brain child reaching this age, while Kesselley raised the child and left to attend to other matters.

20 Policemen Return From Training
[NEWS]Twenty officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have returned home following weeks of intensive training in the United States of America.

Liberia Validates HIV and Aids Document
[NEWS]For the first time in Liberia an HIV and AIDS Media Guide has been developed and validated by stakeholders in the national HIV response.

U.S. Envoy Donates New Goat Quarantine Facility to Liberia
[Heritage]U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac has officially handed over a new goat quarantine facility to Liberia's Center for Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) outside Gbarnga, in Bong County.

Early Childhood Education Campaign Kicks Off
[NEWS]The Ministry of Education has launched the Early Childhood Education campaign in Monrovia and its environs to enlighten parents and guardians about sending their children to school in their early years.

'Abandon or Delay' - Silence Over Incomplete Bassa Stadium
[FrontPageAfrica]Just before the start of the 2013-2014 National County Sports Meet concerns were raised and questions were asked about the completion of the refurbishment and modernization of the famous Doris Williams Sports stadium in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

News Celebrates 25-Year of Harsh Challenges
[NEWS]The NEWS celebrates 25 years of existence today as an independent Liberian media institution with an Anniversary Dinner at the Monrovia City Hall.

Morweh Energy Gives to Youth Education Development
[Heritage]The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Morweh Energy Group Incorporated, Mr. Christopher Z. Neyor, has presented a check of US$5,000.00 to two youth groups in Liberia to help strengthen the educational capacity of young Liberians.

Agriculture Ministry to Launch SAPEC Project in Cape Mount
[Heritage]The Ministry of Agriculture will early May launch the Small Agriculture Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization (SAPEC) project in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County.

Most Land Surveyors in Liberia Above 60
[Heritage]There are only 70 registered land surveyors in Liberia serving a population of 3.5 million people, an official of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy has disclosed.

UNICEF, Global Fund Coordinate Efforts to Reach Mothers, Newborns & Children
[Heritage]UNICEF and the Global Fund have reinforced their long-standing partnership through a new agreement to better coordinate efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children.

Land Commission Hosts Workshop in Buchanan
[Heritage]A five-day workshop on land inventory organized by the Land Commission has opened in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

U.S. Envoy Donates Goat Quarantine Facility
[NEWS]United States Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac has officially handed over a new goat quarantine facility to Liberia's Center for Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) outside Gbarnga, in Bong County.

Lawyers' Quest Rejected
[New Dawn]Presiding Criminal Court "D" Judge Emery S. Paye did not accept the submission by the defense to disqualify witness Gregory Coleman based on their failure to have compelled the prosecutors to disclose the names of additional prospective witnesses.

'I Want My Wife's Grave'- Ebola-Freed Man Pleads to Gov't
[New Dawn]The man, whose wife died of the Ebola disease in Firestone, Margibi County recently is pleading with the government here to have access to the grave of his late wife.

Liberia Admit Gambia's Superiority
[Daily Observer]The Liberians have admitted that The Gambia U-20 team were a better side than theirs in the two sides African Youth Championship qualifier in Monrovia on April 6th and are hoping that they will learn from the Gambian lesson after they were given another opportunity to the next round.

Only 70 Surveyors in Liberia
[New Republic]It has been disclosed by an official of the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy that Liberia, a country of about 3.5 million people, only has 70 registered land surveyors.