AllAfrica News: Liberia

U.S. Proposes Remedy for Budget Shortfall
[NEWS]United States Ambassador Debora Malac has asked the Liberian Government to desist from spending money it does not have.

Remembering Gyude Bryant, Liberians Reflects On Legacy
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -A day after the sudden death of former Interim Liberian leader Charles Gyude Bryant, who headed the National Transitional Government of Liberia, many Liberians are expressing shock about the passing on of a man many describe as "a true realists and patriot."

Why Gyude Bryant Died - Neglected By GOL - Frustrated to Death
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Unlike many of Liberia's recently-departed former heads of state, Charles Gyude Bryant was not looking for a handout, all he wanted was to be awarded his tugboat contract that he legitimately won through a competitive bidding process.

Dr. Sawyer Leads ECOWAS Delegation for Bissau Elections
[FrontPageAfrica]Bissau -The Chairman of the Governance Commission, Prof. Amos C. Sawyer led an ECOWAS observer mission to the legislative and presidential elections in Guinea Bissau which took place on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Boost for Zubah Town, Duport Road Market - $25k Check From President
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has presented a check of US$25,000 to the Lighthouse Full Gospel Church (LFGC) for the two lots of land hosting the Zubah Town, Duport Road Market in District #4, Montserrado County. She also handed over the deed of the property to the leadership of the marketing association.

Recalling April 14 Rice Riot
[FrontPageAfrica]Thirty-Five years has passed since the famous Rice riot occurred in Liberia but the memory still remains fresh in the minds of the older generation of Liberians particularly the progressives.

Bryant Played Role in Redeeming Liberia, LP Expresses Sorrow
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The opposition Liberty Party has described fallen former Liberian interim leader Charles Gyude Bryant as making significant contributions to the redeeming of the state years of civil war.

Life Hard for Teachers - Salary Wahala At Education Ministry
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Ministry of Education which has over the years seen protest from teachers and other education workers over unpaid salaries and other incentives is once again in the spotlight over salary arrears to some education workers.

Conditions of 1979 Still Persist
[NEWS]Panelists at a forum of the April 14, 1979 uprising say conditions that triggered the rice riot in Liberia still persist.

'Not Accomplished' - NEC Admits Shortcomings in Voter Roll Update
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The National Elections Commission of Liberia through its Chairman Cllr. Jerome Korkoya has admitted shortcomings in the process of the voter roll update just completed by that body.

Audit Agency's Head Raps Accountants At Cuttington University
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Director General of the Government's Internal Audit Agency (IAA) has admonished members of the Association of Accounting Students of Cuttington University to seek the highest possible qualification in the accountancy field.

Ebola Death Rate Grows - 13 Persons Passed Already As Govt Steps Up Measures
[New Republic]Latest update from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on the effects of the Ebola virus showed that 13 persons have so far died of the virus since it was reported to have emerged here three weeks ago.

Liberia Establishes New Diplomatic Relations
[New Dawn]The Government of Liberia has established diplomatic relations with the Governments of Montenegro and Latvia.

Voter Update Nets 104,000
[New Dawn]Contrary to the earlier projection by the National Elections Commission of generating 400,000 eligible Liberian voters during its voters' roll update across the nation, the Commission has announced that the recent exercise (Voters' Roll Update) shows a total of 104,710 Liberians were registered, indicating a sign of voters apathy.

President Sirleaf Congratulates Zimbabwe, Israel
[New Dawn]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulation to the Government and People of the Republic of Zimbabwe on the auspicious occasion commemorating the 34th Independence Anniversary of that country.

EU Increases Funding to Community Outreach
[New Dawn]The European Commission is allocating 300, 000 Euros to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the work of the Guinea Red Cross in preventing the Ebola virus from spreading.

KRTTI Reopens After Mass Protest
[New Dawn]The Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) in Kakata, Margibi County Wednesday reopened its doors after more than a month of closure.

Minister Tarpeh Warns CEOs, DEOs Against Politicking
[New Dawn]Education Minister Etmonia Davies Tarpeh has warned County and District Education Officers against engaging in active political activities in their areas of assignment.

Former Interim President Dies
[NEWS]Former transitional Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant has passed following a brief illness. He died Wednesday at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.

Bong Lawmaker Completes Campaign Promises in Two Years
[FrontPageAfrica]Samay, Bong County -The scorecard of the man who prefers the simple title of Comrade Lawmaker or 'Kpaku' to the most fanciful and elegant 'Honorable' or 'Representative', is a matter of intense debate among the people of the three clans in the district.

Newspaper Proliferation Dilutes Press Freedom
[NEWS]A former news editor of The News newspaper Philip Moore, Jr., says the proliferation of newspapers in Liberia dilutes press freedom.

Liberia's Business Environment Encouraging
[NEWS]Following decades of political turmoil, Liberia has now set its sight on development and national recovery as evidenced by 10 years of unbroken peace.

Jones Lawyer Eye New Trial in Disputed Vamoma House Verdict
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice Thursday was the scene of another legal battle in the long running Vamoma property case involving Nancy B. Doe, wife of slain Liberian President Samuel K. Doe and that of former Finance Minister G. Alvin Jones.

Mercenary Leader Identified
[NEWS]Ivoirians testifying on behalf of the Liberian government Thursday identified defendant Nyezee Barway as the alleged ring leader of the mercenaries who allegedly crossed into Ivory Coast and killed seven United Nations Peacekeepers in 2012.

Zubah Town, Duport Road Market Now Property of the Marketing Association - President Sirleaf Presents Cheque of U.S.$25,000 to Lighthouse Gospel Church for Two Lots
[Liberia Govt]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has presented a cheque of US$25,000 to the Lighthouse Full Gospel Church (LFGC) for the two lots of land hosting the Zubah Town, Duport Road Market in District #4, Montserrado County. She also handed over the deed of the property to the leadership of the marketing association.

Ken Best Among 66 'World Press Freedom Heroes' in Cape Town This Weekend
[Observer]"A Celebration of 20 Years of Freedom," exclaims a banner in bold, electric print on the website of the International Press Institute's 2014 World Congress opening up this weekend in Cape Town, South Africa.

Indeed, the Outbreak of the Ebola Virus Must Not Be Politicized
[Heritage]While sensitizing students of the St. Theresa's Convent in Monrovia early this week about the deadly Ebola virus, a professional Liberian nurse working at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town cautiously called on politicians not to politicize the outbreak of Ebola in the country.

World Bank Approves U.S..$150 Million
[NEWS]The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa.

Kojee - CDC Will Not Be Used As 'Attacking Dog'
[Heritage]The Chairman of the Youth League of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Mr. Jefferson Kojee, says the party will not be used as what he called an 'attacking dog' for other politicians to take state power.

Supreme Court Postpones Contempt Hearing
[New Dawn]At the Finance Ministry's contempt proceedings before the Supreme Court's full bench, Liberia's Solicitor-General, Betty Lamin Blamo requested the high court Wednesday for ten days continuance (postponement), because the principal contenders were not available.