Ladies and Gentlemen, it's a great pleasure for me to be hosting this Newsmaker conversation with the President this afternoon. It seems that the Liberia story is getting more and more newsworthy by the minute, so we couldn't have asked for a better time to host this event. I went into the "green room" just about a half hour ago to meet with the President ahead of this. She ...
Publication of a full audit of how Liberia awarded its resource concessions between 2009 and 2011 is a global first, said campaigning watchdog Global Witness today. The audit, which was published last week, reveals significant violations of Liberia's laws that the government now urgently needs to address. The publication of the audit also helps set a new standard for implementation within ...
The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has released its asset declaration variation report, in which several government officials have been listed as "non-cooperative" while others were also listed for "intentional and material misrepresentation" of assets declared. The LACC asserts declaration process is intended to fully vet, verify and certify the truthfulness of ...
Liberian media has lifted the block-out on activities surrounding President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and her chief bodyguard Othello Warrick. The decision was taken by the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) following a unanimous decision to end the 18 days media block-out. In a statement, which contained a caveat, the union said "No manner of threats by Warrick and his EPS will cause us to waver ...
Since the formation of Liberia's republican governance system, public service has largely been regarded by most Liberians as shortcut to prosperity. When an official leaves public life without owning huge properties and colossal bank accounts, he's regarded a stupid person. This quick-wealth mentality of Liberians toward public service not only sustains the culture of loot, plunder and ...
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The leadership of the Press Union of Liberia announced in Monrovia yesterday that the union has ended its fortnight-long news blackout of the presidency. The union's action followed series of policy consultations with its member institutions, members of the Liberian civil society, and the union's international affiliate organizations. "We come today to disappoint our President ...
The superintendent council for the fifteen political subdivisions of the country has registered to the new Minister of Internal Affairs Morris Duckley that superintendent are not in word with individual legislative caucuses and the lack of logistical components. Speaking on behalf of the council, the superintendent of Rivercess County, Willington Gevon Smith told journalists that the council ...
"WHAT A FRIEND We Have in Jesus," is the title of an old Christian spiritual. It goes to say that all who toiled, and are heavily laden, should take their burdens, pains, and sorrows "to the Lord in prayers" because He knows "our every weakness". This is a song found in many old Christian hymnals; it might not match contemporary spirituals in the recognition God as ...
Gbapolu County Senator Armah Z. Jallah has suggested that the country's remaining natural resources be given to Liberians. Speaking to reporters, Senator Jallah explained that several concession companies did not have the technical and financial capacities but were awarded concession rights in the country. He said it will be in the interest of the country, if the remaining concession ...
Despite huge international support to Liberia's health sector, the problems facing the sector are undeniably far from over. For the past two budgetary years, health has had huge allotments, the country's health conditions continue to depreciate on a daily basis. For instance in Grand Bassa County, the newly elected Senator, Nyonblee K. Lawrence revealed recently that the health ...
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29 April 2013 150 The Security Council today welcomed the joint declaration of non-violence signed last week in Conakry between the main Guinean stakeholders in which they committed themselves to resolve all differences exclusively through peaceful means.
In a statement issued to the press, the 15-member Council also welcomed the declaration by President Alpha Cond233; whereby he expressed his readiness to ensure the transparency and the credibility of the electoral process, and committed himself to accepting the results of the upcoming legislative elections.
In March, protests in the West African nation related to the polls led to several deaths and hundreds of injuries. At that time, both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN human rights office appealed for calm amid the violence and urged political actors in Guinea to pursue dialogue to create conditions for peaceful elections.
The Council, which was briefed last Thursday on the situation in Guinea by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, expressed its concern over the "volatile situation" in the country.
"The members of the Security Council deplored the violent incidents that occurred during the demonstrations in Conakry on 25 April 2013, which resulted in the death of one person and injured a number of others. ...
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