AllAfrica News: Liberia

Liberia's Selfish Lawmakers Do Not Deserve Re-Election
[FrontPageAfrica] MEMBERS OF THE LOWER House of the Liberian legislature took a recess hike to inflict more hardship on the Liberian people with their vote this week to for increment in tariffs on cellular calls.

CDC 'Dirties' Teahjay
[New Republic] The Opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has acerbically stroked at Senator Milton Teahjay's categorization of the party as a composition of 'bunch of hustlers,' classifying him as member of the state 'criminal cartel' bent on sucking the national coffers for self-aggrandizement.

Chieftaincy Election Endorsed for 2017
[Observer] The House of Representatives has endorsed a letter proposing the election of town, clan, and paramount chiefs to ensure that the Constitution of Liberia is fully adhered to.

"work, Be Ready to Take Risk" - President Sirleaf Challenges Liberian Women
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged the women of Liberia to cultivate the habit of hard work and be ready to take risk to earn seats in the National Legislature. She challenged them to fight hard to infiltrate the legislature.

Bridge Partnerships Assures Liberia of Improved Learning Outcomes
[Observer] Established in five countries with over 100,000 students, Bridge International Academies (BIA) says it gives quality education to the families that need it most because they can't afford it.

Liberia's New Oil Law - Breaking From Past for Transparency and Accountability
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -By requiring companies to publish the names of their owners prior to making a bid for petroleum play in Liberia, the post-war nation on the verge of a major drilling expedition by the US oil giant, Exxon Mobil is poised to separate itself from many budding oil industries and mark a historical-turning point that could put it in a comfortable position for the future.

AFL Chief of Staff Heads Ecowas Chiefs of Defense Staff
[Observer] The Chief of Staff (COS) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Major/General Daniel D. Ziankahn, has been appointed to head the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) chiefs of defense staff (CODS).

U.S. Historical Intervention in Liberian Agriculture - Who's to Blame for Our Farming Failure?
[Observer] Our Assistant Farm Reporter, Gloria Tamba, last week gave the public a glowing and highly promising report on yet another intervention by the United States government in Liberian agriculture.

Liberia to Reduce Malnutrition Through Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture
[Observer] Liberia, like other West African countries, continues to face high levels of malnutrition especially among children under five who suffer from stunting. Impeded (delayed) growth is one of the most common indicators of malnutrition.

European Union Trains Liberian Fisheries Inspectors
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -European experts will be arriving in Liberia this week to conduct a two-day training of Liberian fisheries inspectors and monitoring personnel. The capacity-building event will take place in Monrovia on 8-9 December.

Aunty Miatta Performs At Fundraising Dinner
[Observer] The Monrovia City Hall came alive on Saturday evening, December 3, 2016, when the popular Liberian diva Miatta Fahnbulleh, affectionately known as Aunty Miatta, stepped out to entertain a large crowd of distinguished invited guests who had gathered there to grace the first annual fundraising dinner presented by Ms. Brenda Brewer Moore, founder and executive director of the organization known as Kids Educational Engagement Project (KEEP). KEEP is a non-profit enterprise established by Brenda Moore in 2014 a

Friday Is 'Int'l Anti-Corruption Day' to Be Celebrated in Gbarnga
[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Friday, December 9, 2016 as "International Anti-Corruption Day" to be observed throughout the country as a working holiday.

Sinoe Lose Protests to River Cess, Montserrado
[Observer] Group II's second runners-up, Sinoe County; have lost two separate protests against River Cess and Montserrado counties for fielding "illegal players."

Government Urged to Invest More in Science Research
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The keynote speaker of the Thomas J. R. Faulkner College of Science and Technology at the 97th commencement of the University of Liberia, Prof. Dr. Mosoka Fallah of the National Public Health Institute at the Ministry of Health, has made an impassion plead for government to invest substantially in science research to move Liberia forward.

Local Farmers Explain Economic Benefits of Pig Farming
[Observer] Although pig farming has not really picked up in Liberia like other parts of Africa, the number of small-scale pig farmers is, however, increasing despite inadequate extension services and the low percentage of agriculture investment.

President Sirleaf in Group Photo With Ecowas Task Force On Trade Liberalization Delegation
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 met a delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Task Force on Trade Liberalization Scheme at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia and received updates on the team's assessment mission, which focused on reinforcing economic integration in West Africa as well as the need for a common market.

Executive-Legislature Holds Retreat Thursday
[Liberia Govt] The Executive through its Cabinet and Honorable Members of the National Legislature will this Thursday, December 8, 2016 hold a retreat in the Joint Chambers of the Capitol Building in Monrovia.

President Sirleaf Declares December 10 'International Human Rights Day
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Saturday, December 10, 2016 as "International Human Rights Day" to be observed throughout the country as a Working Holiday.

Female Liberian Journalists Urged to Exert More Effort On Profession
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Veteran journalist, Janet Johnson, has told female journalists to avoid sleeping with their bosses and newsmakers just to get accommodated in the media.

Liberia Begins African Peer Review Self-Assessment
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The African Peer Review (APRM) Liberia Country Program through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and four Technical Research Institutions have signed agreements aimed at conducting the Country Self-Assessment Study.

AFL Chief of Staff Appointed Ecowas Chairman of Chiefs of Defense Staff
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As Liberia moves in line of securing peace and security within the ECOWAS region, the Armed Forces of Liberia Chief of Staff, Major General Daniel Ziankahn, have been appointed as the Chairman of the ECOWAS Chiefs of Defense Staff.

Cummings Africa Foundation Trade Fair Lives Up to Expectation
[Observer] Yes indeed, the Cummings Africa Foundation's (CAF) innovation and entrepreneurship fair came at a time when local arts and crafts entrepreneurs were finding it difficult to generate much needed revenue after the US Embassy cancelled its annual (December) fair.

Your Creation Is Your Asset
[Observer] The Liberian art scene has expended greatly in the last few years - from more exhibitions to Liberian artists gaining international recognition and prominence for their work.

Total-Liberia Commissions Modern Refueller At Spriggs Payne Airport
[Observer] TOTAL Liberia yesterday achieved a milestone in the aviation sector in Liberia when it inaugurated a new modern refueller at the nation's second major airport, the James Spriggs Payne Airfield, in Monrovia. The new facility is a 1, Om3 refueller.

Dr. Slawon Threatens Legal Action Against 'Illegal' Tertiary Institutions
[Observer] Dr. Michael P. Slawon, Director General for the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE), has described as criminal and unacceptable the operations of the International Miracle Institute, a Nigerian-owned tertiary institution of learning that is currently offering Bachelor and Doctorate degrees to Liberian students.

Despite Bad Road Condition - Logatuo Port 'Back to Pre-Ebola Times'
[Observer] Despite the bad road condition facing the rural parts of Nimba, one of Liberia's land ports, the Loguatuo Rural Port of entry is said to be gaining its pre-Ebola traffic, in terms of the movement of goods and services.

USAID/Liberia Mission Director Commissions Biomass Energy Plant
[Observer] The United States Government has turned over the completed and operational Kwendin Biomass Energy Plant to the people of Kwendin in Nimba County, a press release has said. The project, according to the release, was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) using locally available biomass.

Can Liberia's Media Help Curtail Language Extinction?
[Observer] Few years from now, Liberia will witness a decline in linguistic diversity for the first-time in history; and yet, most people seem not to care about this growing problem. And worst of all, some are even happy about it.

Liberia's Audit Commission Discovers Over Us$10m Waste On Executive Mansion Renovation
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The audit of the Executive Mansion Renovation Project is the first undertaken by the Auditor-General of Liberia on the Executive Mansion Renovation Project.

Samaritan Purse Offers Free Surgery for Cliff Lip Patients in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -For the first time in 50 years, a mother of five Kpanah Fallah smiles normally as a result of a surgery done by the Samaritan Purse surgical team.