AllAfrica News: Liberia

World Bank Boosts Support for Sustainable Forest Landscapes
[World Bank] Monrovia -The World Bank and the Government of Liberia today signed a US$36.7 million grant from the Government of Norway to support the country's efforts to improve the integrated management of targeted forest landscapes and increase the sharing of benefits.

Libtelco Reportedly Buying Cellular Misfits Novafone for Millions
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -One of the worst-kept secrets in Liberian business circles appear to be gaining traction amid reports that the Government of Liberia is on the verge of entering into the already tight cellular phone market.

U.S. Report Indicts Liberia On Gay Issue
[Inquirer] The 2015 Human Rights Report released recently by the United States Department of State has indicted Liberia for discrimination against same sex individuals or gays. The report noted that the law prohibits consensual same-sex sexual activity, and the culture is strongly opposed to homosexuality.

President Sirleaf Reconfirms Commitment to Decentralization Process - Dedicates Bong County Service Center
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reconfirmed government's commitment to the process of decentralization in the country amid the dedication of Bong County Service Center in Gbarnga, Bong County.

President Sirleaf Dedicates Millennium Village, Several Projects in Bong County
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Sunday dedicated several projects in Bong County under the Millennium Development Village Project funded by the Norwegian government and the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Decentralization, CSC Take Center Stage in Gbarnga
[New Dawn] The National Decentralization Program and the dedication of the County Service Center for Bong County added extra impetus to a one-day meeting held on Monday April 25, 2016 in Gbarnga, Bong County during a review of the government's developmental roadmap, National Agenda For Transformation.

UK Tax Experts Access Liberia's Revenue Capacity for Support
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A delegation of two tax experts from the United Kingdom has concluded its weeklong mission aimed at accessing the capacity of the Liberia Revenue Authority LRA) for support and collaboration in enhancing tax administration in Liberia.

56 Containers At Liberia's Port Under Investigation By LRA and Police
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) acting on data and related intelligence has discovered a ring within APM Terminal that has been releasing containers from the port without payment of required lawful duties and taxes.

President Sirleaf Congrats Togo, Sierra Leone and South Africa
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent separate messages of congratulations to the Governments and peoples of the Republics of Togo and Sierra Leone, on the occasion marking their 56th and 55th Independence Anniversaries, respectively, on April 27, 2016.

Group Takes Issue With Duncan
[Inquirer] A civil society group the Societal Reform initiative of Liberia said it attention is seriously drawn to expression of support for Vice President Joseph Boakai's presidential bid, made by one Crayton Duncan at the expense of former Central Bank of Liberia(CBL) Executive Governor Dr. Joseph Mills Jones. The group said such expression of support by Duncan, accompanied by some utterances that termed to demean the character and rubbish the political ambition of Dr. Jones is regrettable, diabolical, unfortunate

Weah - Boakai Ticket - 10 Senators Reportedly Spearheading Collaboration
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Fresh general and Presidential elections are a little over one year away as politicians are making frantic efforts to be sworn into office in January 2018 to replace the regime of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Linu Urges Ellen to Do More
[New Republic] The political leader of the Liberian National Union (LINU), Dr. Nathaniel Blama, has urged President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to do more for the people of Liberia.

CSR 'Sours' Relationship
[New Republic] "There is no cordial relationship between CICO and the people of Louisiana Township. I see absolutely no relationship. We once blocked the road because we thought it was the only language the Chinese guys could understand," the Secretary General of Louisiana Development Committee is quoted as saying.

BWI Uses Scrap Iron in Trade Shops
[New Republic] The Vice Principal for Administration of Booker T. Washington Institute, Abraham Wowah, said scrap iron is being used to train students at the school.

UL Students Prevent Registration Process
[New Republic] Several students of the University of Liberia were engaged in tearing down schedules on the main campus as a means of preventing the entire registration process at the school.

Armed Robbers, Police Exchange Fire in Wood Camp
[New Republic] -Four Arrested

'Deception and Falsehood'
[New Republic] The Neo Progressive Movement of Liberia has described as an embellishment of deception and falsehood recent comments made by former Public Works Minister, Atty. Kofi Woods.

MOH Launches Vaccine Campaign in Ganta
[New Dawn] The Ministry of Health in collaboration with development partners has launched two vaccine campaigns in Ganta, Nimba County. They include vaccine for the genital human papillomavirus (HPV) and the Rotavirus vaccine forbabies age five and children age 10. The campaign will cover Bong, Margibi and Nimba counties, respectively.

Running On Empty - Liberia's Destiny Lies Within
[FrontPageAfrica] Politicians seeking Liberian Presidency Must Have More to Offer than Rhetoric in their quest for the presidency, legislative seats

Mount Coffee Residents Reject Claims of Obstructing Hydro Project
[FrontPageAfrica] Harrisburg -Latest assertion by Lands, Mines and Energy Minister, Patrick Sendolo, that residents around the Mount Coffee Hydro Dam are obstructing the ongoing electricity project is not going down well with the inhabitants.

'Better Than Boakai' - UP Lawmaker Pledges Support to Mcintosh
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Vice President Joseph Boakai's candidacy as standard bearer of the Unity Party is under a threat as the party's sole lawmaker from vote rich Nimba County has pledged his support to former Minister of Foreign Affairs and ECOWAS Vice President, Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh.

Ninety Percent of All Malaria Deaths Occur in Sub-Saharan Africa
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Saharan Africa has made historic progress in turning the tide against malaria. Global progress on malaria control has been unequivocal - the World Health Organization estimates that more than 6.2 million malaria deaths were averted worldwide.

Former Commerce Minister Beyslow Seeks Separate Trial
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Indicted former Minister of Commerce, Miata Beyslow, who is due to shortly go on trial with several former government officials, is seeking a separate trial from Criminal Court "C" at the Temple of Justice.

Senjeh District Honor Rep. Snowe for Huge Agro Investment
[FrontPageAfrica] Senjeh District -Representative Edwin Snowe rather huge agro investment, which has provided jobs and social opportunities for a large part of Senjeh District in Bomi County, appears to be paying off with a vote of confidence from the community.

UK Tax Experts Assess LRA's Capacity
[New Dawn] A delegation of two tax experts from the United Kingdom has concluded a weeklong capacity assessment of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) for support and collaboration in enhancing tax administration in Liberia.

Miata Beysolow Seeks Separate Trial
[New Dawn] Indicted ex-commerce minister Madam Miata Beysolow has filed papers with the Criminal Court "C" at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, seeking separate trial in an economic sabotage case that involves her and a number of ex-officials.

Pres. Sirleaf Reconfirms Commitment to Decentralization Process
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reconfirmed government's commitment to the process of decentralization in the country amid the dedication of Bong County Service Center in Gbarnga, Bong County.

Bong County Technical College Stage Protest in Gbarnga City
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -Students of the Bong County Community College on April 25, 2016 staged a peaceful awareness protest at the Bong County Administrative Building where President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was attending the National Development Summit.

Liberian Students in China Call On Govt to Pay Overdue Allowances
[FrontPageAfrica] Beijing -The Liberian Student Union in China (LSUIC), the umbrella organization for all Liberian students studying in China calls on the Government of Liberia to urgently come to their rescue and honor the scholarship contract signed between students and the Government of Liberia.

'Laughable' - Sen. Coleman Wii Not Submit to Weah's Call for Probe
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Senator Peter Coleman (CDC-Grand Kru County) says the call by the Political Leader of the Congress for Democratic Change, Senator George Weah, for the CDC Grievance and Ethics Committee to probe him for "Conflict of interest" as it relates to "Professional Services" at the JFK, is laughable.