AllAfrica News: Liberia

The State of the Race - It Is George Weah's to Lose
[FrontPageAfrica] Now that campaigning for the 2017 elections have finally open, there is a need for us, the pundits, to assess the race and provide our perspectives as to where things stand.

Well Said, Mr. Weah, but Why Escape Debate?
[Observer] The standard bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), George Weah, last Saturday made a number of promises to the Liberian people when the party launched its campaign for the 2017 general and presidential elections. Key among his promises were total elimination of bad governance, inclusive government without discrimination, citizen's equal rights, and fighting corruption to the extent where there will be no reshuffling of corrupt officials. These are cardinal national issues that Liberians year

New Electoral Violence-Free Campaign Started
[Observer] Humble Youth International (HYI), a local non-governmental organization, in collaboration with Peacebuilding Hub Liberia, yesterday began a civic awareness campaign against electoral violence during and after the upcoming October elections.

Weah Worries UP?
[New Republic] Barely three days after Monrovia witnessed the greatest assemblage of Liberians in recent political campaign history in support of the Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) and its standard-bearer, Senator George Weah, a surrogate body of the Unity Party (UP) has raised claims of his (Weah's) citizenship, thereby leaving many to wonder if the ruling party is now in the state of worry.

Peace, Security Essential for Prosperity
[NEWS] Christopher John Lewis, UNMIL Deputy Chief for Peace and Consolidation Services, has underscored the need for Liberia's youth to ensure that peace and security becomes the hallmark for prosperity.

Growing Concerns Over Absence of CDC Vice Standard Bearer At Campaign Rally
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -FrontPageAfrica has gathered that Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, vice standard bearer of the Coalition for the Democratic Change (CDC) is ill and out of the country.

Alexander Cummings Challenges Senator Weah for Debate - Brands Him a Copy Cat
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) Alexander Cummings has challenged Senator George Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to show up at the next debate to defend his policies he outlined in his campaign manifesto.

Monrovia Falls to CDC - Weah Promises Food for All Featured
[The Capitol Times] For the most part of Saturday, August 19, 2017, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) locked down the city of Monrovia as the party officially launched its campaign activities for the 2017 Presidential and Legislative elections.

Nambo Uncovers 'Senator George Weah's American Passport'
[Observer] After a successful launch of the Coalition for Democratic Change political campaign on Saturday in Monrovia, the National Movement to support Boakai (NAMBO), yesterday announced that it has discovered that Senator George Weah holds an American Passport as an American and therefore he is not qualified to run for political office.

Freetown Mudslide, Rainstorms Disaster - a Look At Possible Causal Factors
[FrontPageAfrica] On August 14, a severe landslide/mudslide and rainstorms disaster killed hundreds on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Govt, CSOs Acquire Skills to Monitor Service Delivery Through Community Scorecard
[FrontPageAfrica] Ganta -As part of its efforts to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness in sub-national government in Liberia, USAID-LEGIT conducted a three-day capacity building training in Ganta, Nimba County.

Local Journalists Attend Regional Training
[New Dawn] The Liberia Land Authority or LLA and the Land Governance Support Activity or LGSA have concluded two-day regional media training for journalists in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County.

Ellen Calls NEC to Attention
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf says the National Elections Commission (NEC) must ensure that it protects the State from any disturbance, ordering commissioners here to demonstrate efficiency and neutrality in the decisions they make in strengthening Liberians' trust in the electoral body.

'Unemployment Threatens National Security'
[NEWS] The Standard Bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) has identified unemployment as a major threat to national security.

U.S. Soldier Qualified for Elections
[NEWS] A month-long investigation has established that an American soldier is competing for a representative seat in the pending October 10 Presidential and Representative Elections in Liberia.

Boakai, Ellen 'Differ'
[NEWS] It appears that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and her Vice President Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai are not speaking with one voice regarding the ongoing impeachment saga of three Associate Justices of the Supreme Court.

'Popular Mandate Brought Me in Politics'
[NEWS] The Standard Bearer for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Ambassador George M. Weah says he was drawn into the limelight of the Liberian politics by popular mandate of the people.

Disaster in Sierra Leone Puts Politics Forefront
[Observer] The mudslide that claimed hundreds of lives in Sierra Leone during the early morning of August 14 has left an overwhelming gloom across the country. Additionally, the smell of death due to the hundreds of corpses retrieved from the epicenter of the disaster, Regent, on the outskirts of Freetown, has overwhelmed the people. There is fear among surviving family members, who are not sure if the disaster is over. The epicenter of the mudslide, Sugarcane Mountain, once a lofty symbol of beauty and protection in

State Witnesses Against Ex-EPS Director 'Abscond' Trial
[Observer] After two of Esther Glain's witnesses refused to attend her trial against former Executive Protection Service (EPS) Director for Operations, Darlington George, who she accused of brutalizing her, it was enough yesterday for Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court 'B' to drop the charges, declaring George a free man.

National Movement for Support of Boakai Accuses George Weah of Being U.S. Citizen
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As Liberians anticipate going to the polls and electing a new leader for the first time in 12 years, the process continues to be marred by twists and turns.

VP Boakai Vows to Prioritize Road Construction If Elected
[The Capitol Times] Vice President Joseph N. Boakia has said his key priority when elected president will be road construction and rehabilitation across the country.

Weah Holds Us Passport - Nambo Alleges - Calls for His Resignation
[The Capitol Times] The National Movement to Support Joseph Boakai (NAMBO) is calling on the Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) George M. Weah to resign as senator of Montserrado County, and immediately disengage from the presidential race for allegedly bearing an American passport.

Gregory Coleman Vows to Keep Country Safe During October Elections
[The Capitol Times] The Inspector General (IG) of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Gregory Coleman, has assured that the police will do all it can to keep the country safe during this crucial election period.

Cummings Wants Debate With Weah
[The Capitol Times] Alexander B. Cummings, Political leader of the Alternative National Congress ANC, said he would love a debate with Montserrado County Senator George that focuses on addressing fundamental issues on the economy and job creation.

Darlington George Set Free - As Court Dismisses Criminal Charges
[The Capitol Times] The Presiding Judge of Criminal Court B" in Monrovia, Peter Gbenewelleh, has dismissed the case against former EPS boss Darlington George and James Tamba who reportedly beat up Esther Glain on September 13, 2015 in Barnesville Estate and were charged with aggravated assault and criminal facilitation.

Finance Minister Cautioned Graduates Against Manipulative Politicians
[Observer] Finance Minister Boima S. Kamara has cautioned Liberian youth against allowing themselves to be used by anyone or a group of politicians to engage in violent behavior that will lead to the destruction of lives and properties during the electoral process. He said the government is committed to holding free, fair and transparent elections because the country needs a sustained transformation in which peace gained over the last fourteen years is maintained. Minister Kamara made the statement last Saturday when

Cece United U-17 Secures First Target
[Observer] Following its qualification to the Big 5 of the Central Monrovia Community League, the next target of the Sinkor based academy/club was to advance to the Montserrado Community Playoffs and subsequently win the championship. The team has accomplished its first target of qualifying to the playoffs after a verdict from the sub-committee against its previous opponent Real Sociedad.

Who Won the Debate?
[Observer] Presidential hopefuls Benoni Urey, VP Joseph Boakai, Alexander Cummings and Cllr. Charles Brumskine.

Liberia Electricity Corporation Cancels U.S.$55 Prerequisite Connection Fee
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -New customers of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) will no longer be required to pay the US$55.00 service connection fee as perquisite for connection.

'Access to Education, a Right for All Liberians' - Finance Minister Kamara
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Finance Minister Boima S. Kamara has cautioned the young people of Liberia against allowing themselves to be used by anyone or a group of politicians to engage in violent behaviors that will lead to the destruction of lives and properties during the electoral process.