AllAfrica News: Liberia

Rwanda Reinstates Ebola Checks After Liberia Reports New Cases
[East African] Rwanda has issued a public notice that reinstates mandatory self-reporting for travellers from Ebola affected countries in the wake of new infections reported in Liberia.

Former Health Minister Concedes Ebola Embarrassed Govt
[FrontPageAfrica] Liberia's former Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale has disclosed that the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in Liberia seriously caught the government of Liberia pants-down, saying the outbreak came at a time Liberia was not prepared but had such devastating virus outbreak.

Keynote Speech At the Press Union of Liberia Congress Delivered - John S. Morlu, II Former Auditor General of Liberia November 27,2015
[NEWS] Mr. Kamara A. Kamara, President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Members of the leadership of PUL PUL Members Ladies and Gentlemen

Lawmakers in 'Emergency Session' On Capitol Hill
[Observer] The 103 members of the 53rd Legislature are taking up another extraordinary session, beginning today, due to a request from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the House's Press and Public Affairs Director, Isaac G. Redd, has announced.

Ellen Calls Legislators Back to Session
[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has reportedly requested members of the National Legislature to return to session for two weeks.

Compensation for Demolition - Lawyer Pleas for Over U.S.$1 Million Payment
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A prominent citizen of Nimba County and lawyer representing the legal interest of residents whose homes are being destroyed in Nimba due to the current road construction has called for the immediate compensation of private properties affected by the project. Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah has appealed to the authorities of the county to compensate citizens of the six affected cities in Nimba including Ganta, Tappita and Bahn among others cities affected by road rehabilitation in the county. Cllr. Kruah told a news

Sodomy - Freeman Says Men Sleeping With Men High in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Barely few weeks after the pronouncement by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection of young men being sodomized, the political leader of the opposition Movement of Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman has joined the forces raising the alarm of increase number of men having men as sex partners.

Former Auditor General Slams Liberia's 'Family Hegemony'
[FrontPageAfrica] Since Liberia became an independent nation on July 26, 1847 the country witnessed long years of rule by one party, the Grand True Whig Party which was the focus of criticisms from many Liberian including current President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who criticized the TWP for turning the country into a family hegemony. President Sirleaf and others constantly blasted the regimes of former Presidents including William R. Tolbert for running the country as a family establishment, with family members holding key pub

CBL Governor Jones Says - 'Idea Whose Time Has Come'
[FrontPageAfrica] Central Bank Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones says economic empowerment of Liberians--economic emancipation of the Liberian people--at all levels of society is an idea whose time has come.

Mother Patern Dean Urges Gol to Cater for PLHIV
[Observer] Sister Barbara Brillant, Dean of the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences (MPCHS) of the Catholic's Stella Maris Polytechnic, has called on the Liberian government to cater to People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV).

LBDI Climaxes Golden Jubilee Celebration
[New Dawn] The Liberian Bank for Development and Investment or LBDI has climaxed celebration marking its 50th anniversary with Honoring and Gala reception for chairpersons, past and current presidents of the bank.

HIV Remains a Threat
[NEWS] Ahead of the celebration of World Aids Day, the Chairman of the National AIDS Commission (NAC) of Liberia, Dr. Ivan F. Camanor, has released a scary statistics that HIV is still a threat to national development in the country.

Ellen Runs Patronage System - Former Auditor General
[NEWS] Former Auditor General John S. Morlu has told a gathering of journalists that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is running the biggest patronage systems in the country.

Funding Withheld From Liberian National Red Cross
[NEWS] The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) has suspended funding to the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) following allegation of fraud of some US1.8 million intended to fight Ebola.

Nimba Politics On High - Aspirant Muppet Rocks Sanniquellie
[FrontPageAfrica] Sanniquellie -The political capital of Nimba County, Sanniquellie, came alive over the weekend when the people of District 2 came together in what can be considered an attempt to change leadership at the level of the House of Representatives in 2017.

Three New Ambassadors Present Letters of Credence
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received the Letters of Credence from an additional three new Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries accredited near Monrovia. They include Her Excellency Ms. Tove Degnbol, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark with residence in Accra, Ghana; His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Fadel Khalaf, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait with residence in Dakar, Senegal and His Excellency Mr. Vanapalan Punjanathan Moodley, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa with residence nea

Court Affirms H&A Sole Distributor of FG Wilson Generator
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Following legal wrangling at the Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice, the circuit Judge Yussif Kaba has declared H&A as the sole importer and distributor, dealer and user of F.G Wilson Generator sets, parts, service and user of F.G Wilson's trademark in Liberia. It can be recalled on August 6 of this year, H&A filed an 8 count petition for Declaratory Judgment praying the court to issue a writ of injunction restraining Beever Company from importing into the country two containers of F.G. Wilso

PUL Postpones By-Election Over Member's Death
[FrontPageAfrica] Buchanan -Members of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) gathered in the Port City of Buchanan Grand Bassa County over the weekend for a mini congress that would have voted a new Secretary General into office, but the sudden passing of Journalist Sengbe Johnson, Former Director General of the Liberia Broadcasting System, disrupted the entire process, on the second day of the event. Many journalists started weeping and leaving the hall, hence leaving PUL leadership to postpone the elections for a later date.

Pres. Sirleaf Pays Homage to Liberia's 18th President Tubman
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joined family members and well-wishers to pay homage to Liberia's 18th President, the late William V. S. Tubman, on the occasion of his 120th birth anniversary. "We've come today on the anniversary of the birth of our beloved President, William V.S. Tubman, who served our country for 27 long years with dedication and commitment; who brought Liberia forward from where it was and put it on a path that led towards development," she said.

UL Calendar of Events for 96th Commencement Convocation
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The University of Liberia has released the calendar of events leading to the 96th Commencement Convocation exercises during which 2,433 candidates who have completed all academic requirements will graduate. For the first time, this year's graduation is college-based. According to the calendar of events, the Commencement exercise will kick-off on Saturday, November 28, 2015, with an Oaths and Honors Program for candidates of both the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy in the Acade

Liberian Govt Official in Court for Alleged Theft of Services
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Patrick Sendolo plus the Comptroller only identified as Fahnbulleh are expected to appear before the Debt Court at the Temple of Justice to answer to charges of theft of services. The Management of the Pan African Travel Agency thru its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jemima Wolokollie filed the lawsuit against the Minister and Comptroller for an alleged services that the agency provided the ministry since March 2013 which are yet to be paid for.

Internal Affairs Ministry Holds First Town Hall Meeting
[FrontPageAfrica] The Ministry of Internal Affairs on Friday, November 27 held the first Town Hall meeting on the government's decentralization support program in Grand Bassa County. Over 150 persons from all five districts in the county attended the meeting which focused on the basic services provided at County Service Center in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Shocking Death of Singbe Johnson
[NEWS] It is still uncertain what may have led to the demise of veteran broadcaster and media celebrity, Singbe Johnson, who reportedly died at his residence in New Matilda on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Gov. Jones Hits At Creating Second Class Citizens
[Observer] The Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. J. Mills Jones, has said that any attempt to create second-class citizens because of the fear of competition in the political arena will not stand the scrutiny of the Liberian people.

Mental Health Group Steps Up Awareness
[Observer] The Liberia office for the Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Program (mhLAP) has moved one step further in its awareness campaign to highlight mental health issues in Liberia with the introduction of a newsletter.

A Wreath for Nathan, Jr.
[Observer] Yet another young and promising Liberian has been struck down by Ebola. The demise of 10 year old Nathan Gbotee, Jr. only two days after he was diagnosed with Ebola should NOT be taken lightly.

Life Saving Liberia Holds 2nd Graduation for 22
[Observer] Life Saving Liberia (LSL), a life-saving training program founded in 2010 by a team of retired Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Coast Guard officers, held its second graduation exercise for 22 "trained life-savers" over the weekend.

Ex-BYC Coach Joins Liscr FC
[Observer] The fortnight rumor on the hire of former BYC II and BYC I coach, Robert 'Pello' Lartey to FC Fassell, LISCR FC and Watanga FC was brought to an end on Saturday.

Nissan Pathfinder Drags Motorcyclist At Elwa Junction
[Observer] A Nissan Pathfinder, with license plate number REP 29 last night dragged an unidentified commercial motorcyclist across ELWA Junction and climbed a side fence, sending street vendors running for dear life.

Journalist Singbe G.f. Johnson Dies
[Observer] The Director of Public Information at the Temple of Justice, Singbe Gerald Flomo Johnson, Jr., died early Saturday morning from "hypertension" upon arrival at the JFK Memorial Hospital in Sinkor, family sources told the Daily Observer. He was 45.