AllAfrica News: Liberia

Ebola Response Crippled By Low Stocks of Vital Items
[SciDev.Net] Manchester -Glass vials, coolers and chicken eggs needed for vaccine manufacture are the first things lacking when a global pandemic breaks, so governments should stockpile them or be ready to rapidly increase their supply, a UK conference has heard.

FG Deploys 700 Soldiers to Liberia
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has charged the 700 officers and men, which will be part of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, to protect the image of the country.

President Sirleaf Dedicates Several Projects Ahead of July 26 - Describes Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority As "true Partners"
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended the Alpha KapaAlpha Sorority for the construction of the Omega Market Village in Paynesville and described the organization as a "True Partner" whose dedication,commitment and passion contributed to the realization of the project.

President Sirleaf Attends Funeral of Late Dep. Min. for Revenue, Juanita E. Manson-Neal
[Liberia Govt] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on Friday joined family members, relatives and friends at the State funeral of the late Juanita E. Manson-Neal for her exceptional contributions and services rendered the Republic of Liberia.

KDA Donates Textbooks to Bong Schools
[LINA] The Kpor-ekporyah Development Association (KDA) has donated twenty-four cartons of textbooks to two schools in Zota District, Bong County.

CSO Coalition Calls for Compliance With ATT
[LINA] The Liberia Action Network on Small Arms (LANSA) has called on the Liberian Government to comply with the global arms monitoring and regulation law and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

USAID Gems Donates 7 Laptop Computers to NBC
[LINA] The Deputy Director General of the National Bureau of Concessions (NBC) has described USAID GEMS Liberia as a true partner that delivers on developmental capacity especially when the need arises.

LRA Begins Training of Revenue Collectors
[LINA] The Domestic Tax Division of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Thursday commenced the third in a series of workshops to enhance the capacity of collectors from around the country.

Lmtu Alarms Over Increasing Wave of Attacks On Bike Riders in Bong
[LINA] The President of the Bong County Branch of the Liberia Motorcyclists Transport Union (LMTU) has alarmed over the increasing wave of attacks on motorcyclists operating in the county in recent times.

Prevail Encourages Ebola Survivors to Lure Close Contacts Into Study
[LINA] The Partnership for Research on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia (PREVAIL) is encouraging Ebola survivors who enrolled in the Ebola Natural History Study (ENHS) to engender the medical study by luring their close contacts into the Study.

20,000 Women Benefit From Micro Loans
[LINA] The United States Agency for International Development Food and Enterprise Development (USAID FED) has disclosed that over 20,000 Liberian women benefited from loans through the Village Loan and Savings Association (VSLA) over the four years of operation of the entity.

Ganta Mayor Wants Governance Act Passed
[LINA] The Mayor of Ganta City, Benjiman Tokpah, is calling for the speedy passage of the new Governance Act currently before the National Legislature.

Ganta City Lacks Safe Drinking Water, Other Facilities
[LINA] Ganta City Mayor Benjamin Tokpah says the City lacks safe drinking water, public latrines, a food market and a site for the proper disposal of garbage.

House and Senate Congratulate VP Boakai for His Election
[LINA] Messages of congratulations continue to pour into the office of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai for his ascendancy as Standard Bearer of the Unity Party.

Conteh Wants 1-Year Ecowas Action Plan
[LINA] The Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria is recommending to the ECOWAS Commission the designing of a one-year action plan with key implementable projects that are achievable during the tenure of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the current Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.

The Brighter Future for Liberia's Economy
[LINA] By Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Development Finance Institution of the United States Government

President Sirleaf Pays One-Day Working Visit to Niger
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday, July 21, 2016 paid a one-day working visit to the West African nation of Niger.

Sweden, UNFPA Sign Agreement On Sexual, Reproductive Health
[LINA] The Embassy of Sweden and United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement to implement a four-year project entitled 'Empowered and Fulfilled.'

NEC to Unveil 6-Year Strategic Plan
[LINA] The National Elections Commission (NEC) will on Thursday launch its Revised Six-year Strategic Plan.

UN Ban Calls for Homosexuals Rights Promotion, Protection
[LINA] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called for the promotion and protection of homosexuals, Transgender and people living with HIV to end the stigma and discrimination against them and save lives.

Bong Mines Farmers Crave Markets to Sell Produce
[LINA] Several hundreds of farmers in Bong Mines, Bong County have raised concern about the lack of markets to sell their produce.

Liberian Scientist, Inventor Dr. Dougbeh Nyan Is 'July 26' National Orator
[LINA] The Inter-Ministerial and Agencies' Steering Committee on Liberia's 169th Independence Anniversary has released the Calendar of Events to mark the observance of the day on July 26.

France Appreciates Liberia's Solidarity in Time of Mourning
[LINA] The French Ambassador to Liberia, Joël Godeau, has praised the Liberian Government and people for the solidarity shown the French Government and people since the barbaric, terrorist attack in Nice, France.

Police Arrest Harbel Armed Robbery Leader - Spokesman
[LINA] Monrovia -Police Spokesman Sam Collins says the Liberia National Police (LNP) has arrested the ring leader of the February 10 armed robbery incident in Harbel, Margibi County, during which Police Chief Superintendent Susana Blackie and her 15-year-old daughter were shot.

Pres. Sirleaf Urges More Support for Women in Agriculture
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the lack of access to finance for women in agriculture remains a constraint that must be addressed if women are to become more productive in Africa's agricultural transformation.

Deputy Speaker Wants Media Help Protect Peace, Security
[LINA] Deputy House Speaker Hans Barchue has called on media practitioners in the country to help serve as protectors of the nation's peace and security in the wake of the drawdown of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

Codra, LCSP Launch Social Accountability Project
[LINA] As part of government's Integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project (IPFMRP), two civil society organizations, Community Development and Research Agency (CODRA), and Liberian Children's Schooling Project (LCSP), have launched a social accountability project in Gbarnga, Bong County.

UNFPA Official Speaks On Maternal Healthcare
[LINA] The Reproductive Health Specialist at UNFPA-Liberia, Esther Lincoln, has stressed the need for quality human workforce to address Liberia's high maternal mortality.

Lincsa 'Critical Catalyst' to Post-Conflict Peace, Security - VP
[LINA] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) is a critical catalyst in the protection and maintenance of peace and security in a post-conflict country such as Liberia.

Police Charge Two With Armed Robbery in Bong
[LINA] Police in Gbarnga, Bong County have charged two men with armed robbery.