AllAfrica News: Liberia

Address By President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the U.S. Capitol
[Liberia Govt]Washington, DC -Following are the prepared remarks by Her Excellency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at an event hosted By Congressman Chris Coons and the U.S. Institute of Peace at the Hart U.S. Senate Office Building

Liberia's President Thanks U.S. for Helping Control Ebola Epidemic
[USIP]In August, West Africa’s outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus exploded into Liberia’s capital, filling its hospitals beyond capacity and killing many of the city’s already-too-few doctors and nurses. With her government struggling and Liberians dying in Monrovia’s streets, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf placed urgent calls to both Democratic and Republican members of Congress, “who I awakened at night,” she recalled today.

President Sirleaf Meets Ranking U.S. Congressional Leaders and Members; They Express Strong Commitment to Assist Liberia's Post-Ebola Efforts
[Liberia Govt]President Ellen Johnson has met with key Congressional leaders and ranking members of both Houses of the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C.

President Sirleaf Meets Ranking U.S. Congressional Leaders and Members - They Express Strong Commitment to Assist Liberia's Post-Ebola Efforts
[Liberia Govt]President Ellen Johnson has met with key Congressional leaders and ranking members of both Houses of the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C.

Nocal Bribery Scandal - Indictees Validity of Bonds Questioned
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -After seven out of ten indictees secured over US$ 1million in bond fees in relations to criminal charges, including Economic Sabotage and bribery case involving former high-ranking officials of the National Oil Company, others have gone into hiding according to credible information gathered by FrontPageAfrica.

'No Report, No Burial' - 12-Yr-Old Rape Victim Still Awaiting
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Justice Ministry and the Liberian National Police officials are tightlipped over the results of an autopsy conducted almost a month ago on the mortal remains of a child rape victim in the Brewerville community outside Monrovia.

Liberia Sells Off Valuable Oil Assets Amid Brewing Scandals
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Liberia has been struggling to get back on track- lacking infrastructure, basic social services, with huge unemployment characterized by raging poverty, but the country is blessed with vast natural resources which have not transcended into making an impact in the lives of a population of less than four million people. The country has huge deposits of iron ore, which attracted several companies during postwar years, but the operations of these companies did not leave behind any tangible development after to

Three Liberian Lawmakers Suspended for Misconduct
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The plenary of the House of Representatives has suspended three of its members without pay and mandated two others to write to plenary a letter of apology for their actions. Representatives Roland Opee Cooper (LP-District #1 Margibi County), Henry Fahnbulleh (UP-District #4 Montserrado County) and Samuel Korgar (NUDP-#5 Nimba County) were suspended in keeping with rule 47.1 the committee stated.

'Disrespectful & Discourteous' - Senator Weah Cites Nagbe
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe might not go unpunished for what appears to some Lawmakers as his denigrating response to the Senate Ad-hoc committee on Youth and Sport, after he was requested to appear before plenary to answer to concerns about the pending county sports meet.

No Order to De-Certificate Senators
[NEWS]The National Elections Commission has clarified that the Supreme Court's recent rulings do not call for a reinvestigation or decertification in any of the alleged elections fraud cases before it as being perceived in the public and the media.

Pres. Sirleaf to Thank Americans for Support Against Ebola
[LINA]Today, amid a cold snowy morning, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and delegation go to Congress to thank the American Government and people for their continued partnership and support in the ongoing fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.

EU Invites Pres. Sirleaf to Co-Chair Confab On Ebola
[LINA]The European Union (EU) has invited President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to co-chair a High Level Conference on Ebola where she will serve as spokesperson for the Mano River Union (MRU).

Ellen to Thank Americans for Support Against Ebola
[Heritage]Today, amid a cold snowy morning, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and delegation go to Congress to thank the American Government and people for their continued partnership and support in the ongoing fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.

Pres. Sirleaf to Address Ebola Confab in Belgium
[New Dawn]The European Union (EU) has invited President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to co-chair a high level conference on Ebola in Belgium next month. President Sirleaf is currently visiting the United States and is expected to meet President Obama.

U.S. Joint Forces Command Departs Saturday
[New Dawn]The Joint Forces Command United Assistance of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division departs Liberia this Saturday, 28 February 2015 for the United State of America after five months of vigorous support to the Government of Liberia's fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

CBL Records Growth in Banking Sector
[LINA]The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) says the total assets of commercial banks in the country amount to L$73,554 million.

Major Roads Will Be Completed in Time - Min. Moore
[LINA]Public Works Minister William Gyude Moore has expressed optimism that portions of major road projects will be completed before the next rainy season.

We Hope New Corruption Fight Not a Façade
[NEWS]The Liberian Government has lugged a number of former officials of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) to court as a new battle line against corruption has been drawn. The former Chairman of the oil company, Clemenceau B. Urey, former President and CEO, Dr. Fodee Kromah and former comptroller Fulton Reeves are among seven others who have been indicted with Economic Sabotage, Bribery and Criminal Conspiracy.

Three Lawmakers Suspended
[NEWS]The House of Representatives has suspended three of its members for disgruntled behaviors.

Ex-NOCAL Comptroller, Others in Hiding?
[NEWS]Barely a week after the Grand Jury of Montserrado County came down with an indictment against former officials and members of the 52nd Legislature, there are reports that some of the individuals already indicted by the Liberian government have reportedly gone into hiding.

EU Braces for Ebola Recovery Confab.
[NEWS]The European Union (EU) has invited President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to co-chair a High Level Conference on Ebola and to speak as spokesperson for the Mano River Union (MRU).

Three Lawmakers Suspended Without Pay and Allowances, But...
[Heritage]The Plenary of the House of Representatives has suspended three lawmakers for calling House Speaker J. Alex Tyler"rogue" and obstructing the functions of that august body two consecutive times.

'The Road to Zero Cases Is a Very Bumpy One'
[Ebola Deeply]Ebola Deeply spoke with Sierra Leone government spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay about a recent spike in cases, the government's pledge to reach zero cases by mid-May and the audit that revealed some Ebola funds were not properly accounted for.

WHO Reports Overall Decrease in Ebola Infections
[Deutsche Welle]The transmission of Ebola in West Africa is on the decline, the World Health Organization has announced. Sierra Leone, however, warns that unsafe burial practices threaten to turn that trend around again.

Bomi Quarantines Catholic Priest
[New Dawn]Health authorities in Tubmanburg, Bomi County have quarantined a Catholic cleric, Father Gary Jenkins, to conduct Ebola tests on him, a correspondent for Monrovia-based Radio Veritas in Bomi says.

House Suspends Three
[New Dawn]Three members of the House of Representatives have been suspended with their salaries, allowances and benefits being affected.

House Suspends Three Members Over Session Disruption
[LINA]The Plenary of the House of Representatives has suspended three of its members for acts incompatible with their status.

Inflation Contained At Moderate Level in 2014, Says CBL
[LINA]The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) says the inflation rate in 2014 was contained at a moderate level despite the exchange rate pressure and low domestic food production caused by the Ebola outbreak.

Pres. Sirleaf Urges Private Sector Role in Post-Ebola Recovery
[LINA]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on the private sector to be repositioned to drive Liberia's post-Ebola recovery.

VP Boakai Pledges Support to FOI Law
[LINA]Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has pledged his full support to the timely and effective implementation of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Law.