AllAfrica News: Liberia

President Sirleaf Extols Grand Kru Citizens
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extolled citizens of Grand Kru County for the support and patriotism demonstrated in keeping the peace for 11 years stressing: "We are proud of you citizens of Grand Kru and your support; the peace we enjoy today could not have been possible if each of you did not play your part well, thank you Grand Kru County," she told jubilant citizens and residents of county.

President Sirleaf Makes Several Appointments in Government
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made several appointments in government affecting the National Social Security & Welfare Corporation, National Housing Authority, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Internal Affairs as well as the Law Reform Commission.

President Sirleaf Arrives in Greenville City - Commissions Marine Crafts
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has arrived in Greenville City, Sinoe County at the start of the third leg of County Tour, which takes her to the South-eastern part of Liberia. In Greenville, President Sirleaf commissioned marine crafts, patrol as well as pilot and tug boats.

Cabinet Reviews 150 Days Action Plan At Special Meeting
[Liberia Govt] A special meeting of Cabinet has carefully reviewed a 150-day action plan focusing on agriculture, education, energy, health and infrastructure.

Police Reports Three Mob Violence Killings in Bong County in One Month
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -The Bong County Police Detachment says three suspected criminals have been killed in the county as a result of mob violence in less than one month.

Liberia to Seek Election to International Maritime Council
[FrontPageAfrica] London -Liberia's Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization, Ambassador Isaac W. Jackson Jr. has announced the country's intention of seeking re-election as a Category C Member of the International Maritime Council.

Speaker Desperate for Power
[New Republic] By nature, human beings are addicted to certain things as they like to be in place of relevance. At times, this gives rise to undermining and/or wishful actions. But while those in higher places are being fought in some instances, they also endeavor to remain on course, doing everything within in their powers. At least, this is the position in which House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay finds himself ahead of October polls. Knowing that anything is possible in election - that he could be voted out. Therefore, he i

Cummings, Sulunteh Team-Up
[NEWS] Jeremiah Sulunteh, Liberia's former ambassador to the United States and Canada has joined the Alternative National Congress (ANC) of Alexander B. Cummings.

Tyler Granted Leave
[New Dawn] Ex-speaker J. Alex Tyler has been granted leave by his colleagues to allow him attend an economic sabotage trial that results from a Global Witness report which accuses him and others of receiving US$950,000 bribes from U.K. - based Sable Mining to change a concession law here.

Brumskine Fights Back
[New Dawn] The political leader of opposition Liberty Party or LP, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine has launched an attack against ruling Unity Party or UP standard bearer Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and those he considers as surrogates.

The Stakes Have Never Been Higher
[FrontPageAfrica] The stakes have never been higher in Liberia's recent political history. For the first time ever since the death in 1971 of President Tubman and the smooth peaceful accession to power of his Vice president, the country will be witnessing what is expected to be a peaceful transition of power from a 12yr. ruling incumbent to a new democratically elected successor.

Former Liberian Ambassador to U.S. Leaves Unity Party for ANC
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's former ambassador to the United States, Jeremiah Sulunteh, on Thursday announced his membership with the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) of Alexander Cummings.

EJS Visits Mary Brownell's Home
[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday evening, March 14, 2017 visited the home of the late veteran educator, outstanding and outspoken peace advocate, Mary Brownell to console the family and relatives for the death of their mother and grandmother.

Minister Kamara Signs U.S.$42 Million Grant
[NEWS] Liberia's energy sector receivedmajor boost following the approval of US$42.48 million grant,constituting a combined loan and grant financing agreement intendedto facilitate the smooth implementation of the Liberian Energy Efficiency Project (LEEAP).

Senator Wants Code of Conduct Repealed
[New Dawn] River Gee Senator Conmany Wesseh wants the controversial Code of Conduct for public officials repealed in order to save the country from unnecessary tensions, ahead of the October 10th Presidential and Representatives elections.

Body Parts Missing On Deceased Baby
[New Dawn] A two - year - old boy named Andrew Harris has been found dead in Gbargona Town, Bong County Electoral District #4, with several parts of his body extracted.

Govt Increases Gasoline Prices
[New Dawn] Government has announced the increase in prices of gasoline and diesel fuel on the Liberian market, with new prices indicating that a gallon of gasoline has increased from US$3.16 to US$3.26 or its equivalent in Liberian dollar.

EPA Probes Rotten Food Dealer
[New Dawn] Following report of the sale of rotten fish and poultry products at the Paynesville Red Light General Market by some unscrupulous Lebanese merchants, authorities of the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA have reportedly launched a probe of the incident.

Finance Minister Signs U.S.$42.48 Million Loan Agreement to Boost Energy Sector
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's energy sector received major boost following the approval of US$42.48 million, constituting a combined loan and grant financing agreement intended to facilitate the smooth implementation of the Liberian Energy Efficiency Project (LEEAP).

Nocal Provides Clarity On Accumulated Monthly Salary
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has denied reports that its annual salary for 37 employees is more than a million United States dollars.

Liberty Party Charles Brumskine Describes As 'Nonsense' VP Boakai Insinuations
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In his usual authoritative tone, the Liberty Party political leader Cllr. Charles Brumskine took time off to blast Vice President Joseph Boakai on his recent comment about President Ellen Sirleaf's alleged support to Liberty Party.

VP Boakai Supporters Commend NEC for Successful Voters Registration
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Leadership of the National Movement to Support Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai (NAMBO) has lauded the National Elections Commission (NEC) for successfully completing the Voter Registration Exercise across Liberia.

WFP, Partners Hold Organizational Dev. Training
[NEWS] The UN world Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with the Farmers' Assistance Program and Government of Liberia Wednesday began a three-day training session to strengthen the organizational and leadership capacities of targeted women farmer organizations in leadership, good governance practices and other associated elements.

'The End Is Near'
[NEWS] If anybody thinks that the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has ended and will never be resuscitated, that individual is in a state of delusion and must be awakened to the fresh reality that the "wheel of justice" will hunt those who committed some of the hideous crimes in Liberia.

President Johnson-Sirleaf Visits Home of Late Mary Brownell
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday evening, March 14, 2017 visited the home of the late veteran educator, outstanding and outspoken peace advocate, Mary Brownell to console the family and relatives for the death of their mother and grandmother.

Ellen Sets Up Office of Ombudsman
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 83 pertaining to the Office of an Ombudsman specially to handle the controversial code of conduct which bars several government officials from contesting the pending elections.

Weah Submits Ecowas Report
[NEWS] Senator George Weah has finally submitted an ECOWAS report to plenary of the National Legislature following speculation that he was petrified to do so before his colleagues.

'You're a Do Something President'
[NEWS] The saying, give a man his flower while he's alive was on Wednesday night demonstrated my Liberian ambassadors around the world when they honored President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Liberian Diplomats Honor Ellen
[New Dawn] Liberian ambassadors, embassy staffs and honorary consuls have honored President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf at the Executive Pavilion in Monrovia, in recognition of her successful working relationship with

Liberian Government Hikes Prices of Gasoline and Diesel Fuel
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The government of Liberia through the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has announced an increase in the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel on the Liberian market.