AllAfrica News: Liberia

'Increase Political Risk Hampering Economy' - Finance Minister
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh says Liberia's political transition is contributing to the economic financial crisis. According to him, during political transition in any country, investors take into account political risk in their investment. Minister Konneh said: "There is increase political risk. I am talking about increase political risk from the perspective of the investors. When countries are going through political transition, there is this component in your investment decisio

Prepare for Extremism
[New Dawn] The Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia or AFL, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has ordered the military and other Law enforcement agencies to prepare for extremism and the consequences of terrorism, through effective coordination.

Liberia Faces Internal Security Threats
[New Dawn] Lofa County Senator Steve Zargo says Liberia's security sector is only confronted with internal threats, not external. Senator Zargo expressed the urgent need for the Liberian Government to give special attention to security institutions in the country in terms of building their capacities as UNMIL departs Liberia.

'Blood On Kailondo' - Fallen Bank Manager Family Break Silence
[FrontPageAfrica] Barely a month after his death, the family of Mr. Dan Orogun, the late Guaranty Trust Bank Manager have broken their silence with pointed jabs at businessman George Kailondo who they are holding responsible for the death of the husband, brother, father and son. Since the incident, neither the Liberia National Police nor the ministry of Justice has revealed the outcome of the investigation of the late bank manager and the primary suspect, Mr. Kailondo has been tightlipped on the incident. Speaking on behalf

'Legitimate Fears' - Wanted Opposition Figure Opens Up
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The leader of the opposition Movement for Progressive Change says he has he has every legitimate reason to be afraid of the Liberian Police because there have been a number of mysterious deaths of high-profile individuals whose killers have yet to be apprehended.

No External Security Threats Against Liberia - Senator Zargo
[LINA] Lofa County Senator Stephen Zargo has observed that Liberia is not under any security threat from neighboring countries.

'I've Every Reason to Be Afraid' - Simeon Freeman
[NEWS] The leader of the opposition Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) in Liberia, Simeon Freeman says he has every legitimate reason to be afraid of the Liberian police because there have been a number of mysterious deaths of high-profile individuals whose killers have yet to be apprehended.

Defense Minister Assures Military Ready for Service
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As fears mount over the drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia and the subsequent turning over of security to Liberia by the UN Mission, Liberia's Defense Minister, Brownie J. Samukai says the army is a force for good and is ready to serve the country. The Armed Forces of Liberia left a sour image during the conflict years when the national force was factionalized but following the involvement of the international community in building a new cadre of officers, the Defense Minister during the cel

No Severance for Nocal Officials - President Plan Criticized
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Two members of the National Legislature have criticized alleged plans by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to give huge severance benefits to officials of the financially broken down National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL).

Pres. Sirleaf Urges Vigilance for Peace, Stability
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has emphasized the need for Liberians to remain vigilant against negatives that could affect the peace and stability of the country.

14 Liberian Girls From Lebanon to Be Re-Integrated
[LINA] The Government of Liberia through the National Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force has announced that the 14 young Liberian ladies who were repatriated from Beirut, Lebanon will be immediately re-integrated into the society.

Police Chief Wants Better Incentives for Security Personnel
[LINA] The Inspector General of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Col. Chris Massaquoi, has stressed the need for government to provide better compensation for Liberian security personnel.

Budget Cut Row At Supreme Court
[New Dawn] The Supreme Court of Liberia Chambers sitting under Justice Kabineh Ja'neh has invited Finance and Development Planning Minister, Amara Konneh, and members of the Liberian Senate for a conference on Monday, 15 February, following contempt battle between both branches of government.

China Donates U.S$3 Million Military Equipment to AFL
[LINA] The Government of the People's Republic of China has donated US$3 million worth of military equipment to the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).

Envoy Boulware Praises U.S.-Liberia Relations
[LINA] The new U.S Ambassador to Liberia, Mark Boulware, has described the renaming of a school in honor of former American Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield as a testimony of the longstanding relations between the governments of Liberia and the United States.

China Donates U.S.$3 Million Worth of Military Equipment to the Armed Forces of Liberia - President Sirleaf Lauds China's Support to Liberia
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lauded the People's Republic of China (PRC) for yet another demonstration of true partnership in the rebuilding effort of a new Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) with a donation of equipment valued at US$3 million.

China Boosts Liberia Military With U.S.$3 Million Equipment Gift
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lauded the People's Republic of China (PRC) for yet another demonstration of true partnership in the rebuilding effort of a new Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) with a donation of equipment valued at US$3 million. "We are here to participate in the demonstration of true partnership; a partnership that comes to you at a time when you are really in need," she said.

China Gives Military Equipment
[New Dawn] Liberia has again benefitted from another military aid from the Government of the People's Republic of China. The military aid include 20 heavy duty trucks, two graders, 10,000 sets of military uniforms and 40 tents with a total value of US$3m.

CBL Projects Crude Oil to Average U.S.$51 Per Barrel in 2016
[LINA] The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has projected the price of crude oil to average US$51 per barrel during the first half of 2016, according to a CBL report.

Pres. Sirleaf Extols China-Liberia Ties
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson has termed as "true partnership" the level of relations subsisting between China and Liberia.

Unmil Transition Puts Liberia At a Cross Roads.
[NEWS] Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara has asserted that the transition of the United Nations Mission In Liberia (UNMIL) puts Liberia at a crossroads.

Don't Shut the Door to a 2nd Autopsy for Harry Greaves
[NEWS] Giving the writing on the wall, the Liberian people may never know in conclusive terms how exactly veteran politician and staunch critic of the Liberian leader Harry Greaves, Jr, former LPRC Managing Director died and what actually killed him. With his corpse said to already be decomposing and the government ruling out a second autopsy as well as a virtual lack of FOC (Fruit of Crime) in criminal investigation, the chances of successfully pursuing a comprehensive forensic investigation are diminishing rapi

Bility Candidate Backs Liberia Decision Against Scala
[NEWS] FIFA Presidential Candidate Prince Ali of Jordan has said the suggestion by the Liberian Football Association that the head of FIFA's Ad-Hoc Electoral Committee should step down is a valid request and in keeping with precedent.

Independent Autopsy Demanded
[NEWS] The Liberian public has for the first time agreed unanimously on an issue of serious national concern in which they are demanding that an independent autopsy be conducted on the remains of Harry Greaves, a former critic of the Liberian government, whose body was found behind the Foreign Ministry days after he went missing at the RLJ resort along the RIA highway, outside Monrovia.

News Staff Departs for U.S.
[NEWS] The NEWS' Newspaper Legislative Reporter and trainer at the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism has departed for the United States of America to attend an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

"Police Report Doubtful"
[NEWS] The Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) has criticized the Liberia National Police report into the death of two children in the VOA Community on the Robertsfield highway.

EJS Acknowledges Implicit Confidence in AFL Amid UN Drawdown
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has acknowledged implicit confidence in the ability of AFL and security forces to effectively execute their duties in a post-UNMIL era as evident by their levels of preparedness.

Defendant Christina Paelay Weeps Profusely in Court
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Month long trial of former National Port Authority Managing Director, Matilda Parker, and Comptroller Christina Paelay, facing three-counts of theft, took a twist Wednesday at the Criminal Court "C" at the Temple of Justice when prosecution lawyers made an impromptu request to the court to have the 15-member trial jury disbanded.

Liberian Cabinet Reviews Policy Decisions to Enhance Efficiency
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Cabinet, in its regular working session, has reviewed and placed under consideration key national decisions intended to address strategic priorities issues. According to an Executive Mansion release, Cabinet on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 was abreast of strategic attainable deliverables emanating out of the President's Annual Message per sector Ministry in partnership with an aggressive and well packaged communication strategies for public consumption. Cabinet approved the Implementation Plan for the Pres

Supreme Court Summons Senate in Konneh Contempt Hearing
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Legislative sources have hinted FrontPageAfrica that the Senate has been summoned to appear at a conference at the Supreme Court based on an invitation emanating from the high court to the Senate. The decision by the Senators to go to the Supreme Court was reached late Wednesday evening after a long leadership meeting. According to one Senator who spoke to FPA in confidence, the Finance Minister has prayed the Supreme Court to issue an injunction on the Senate's decision to hold him with contempt.