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“The evening will celebrate the 2017 Ibrahim Prize Laureate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, who will receive her award on stage,” the Foundation said. “This three-day event convenes prominent African political and business leaders, representatives from civil society, multilateral and regional institutions ...
Perhaps the players of Junior Lone Star, the national U-20, yesterday returned to the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex to engage their second opponents, Guinea Bissau, in continuation of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU). The Liberians in their attempt to reclaim their honor defeated Guinea ...

Nairobi — "We are trying to reach out directly to the president". Chiefs across Liberia are petitioning lawmakers while activists prepare for a sit-in protest in the nation's capital as they push to secure ancestral land rights, regarded as key to averting renewed bloodshed in the resource-rich country. About 100 ...
Monrovia - Revenue Authority (LRA) reinstate 31 dismissed employees of the agency and settle salary arrears for the period they have been out of work. In its report Wednesday, the House Committee on Claims and Petitions, Judiciary and Labor recommended that the LRA settle the worker salaries for the ...
On this day in 1822, the capital city of Liberia, Monrovia was established by the American Colonization Society, a group which advocated for the permanent migration of freed African-American slaves to Africa. Initially known as Christopolis, the city was renamed Monrovia after ex U.S. President James ...
PAYNESVILLE, Montserrado – The 2018 West African Football Union Under-20 competition has kicked off with host Liberia being humiliated on an opening day in the presence of former football world player of the year, Pres. George Weah. While Liberians were hoping that their past poor performances in ...

It's been a long journey for David Fahnbulleh; at the age of 7 his family fled war in Liberia. At 11, he and his family traded a refugee camp for the United States, settling first in Wilmette and then in Evanston. Now he's a 22-year-old soccer-loving Purdue University student set to graduate May 11 with a degree ...
One witness told the court how he had ordered the heart of a captive to be cooked for his fighters. Around 250,000 people were killed in Liberia's brutal 14-year civil war. Campaign group Amnesty International has welcomed the verdict as the "first case to provide some justice for victims of Liberia's civil war" ...
The Managing Director of the National Housing Authority, Hon. Duannah Siryon, Friday, April 5, 2018 held an important meeting with few representatives of the Liberia Builders Association. The meeting was held in the conference room of the NHA, near the Executive Mansion Grounds in Monrovia.
"Liberia has a troubling history of libel lawsuits where applicants ask for exorbitant damages simply to harass and intimidate journalists, resulting in their imprisonment or the closure of news outlets. The government should move swiftly to reform Liberia's libel laws to guard against their abuse in this way.
United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) completes its mandate UNMIL completed its mandate after almost 15 years of supporting the transition to peace after the civil war, where 250,000 people were killed. At a ceremony in Monrovia on 22 March 2018, attended by President George ...
Liberian health authorities issued an alert on the possible outbreak of monkeypox, an infectious disease which is found mostly in central and western Africa. Liberia's chief medical officer Francis Kateh said the disease, caused by the monkeypox virus, has already been discovered in the southern county of ...
In an open letter to the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, Liberia's Chief Justice Francis Korkpor and several local and International Journalism Institutions including the West African Journalism Association (WAJA), the PUL called on them to intervene in asking President George Manneh ...
Since the mysterious death of an employee of the Malaysia run palm plantation in Liberia, the Sime Darby Plantation Liberia (SDPL) operating in both Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties which has led to the go-slow of its workforce, many of the citizens are said to be apportioning blame on the General ...
(LINA) – Chinese Ambassador Fu Jijun has extolled Sino-Liberia diplomatic relations, saying that “China has made and will make more contributions to the development of Liberia.” He said the bond between the two nations “has won wholehearted support of our two peoples and the international ...
The project addresses impunity for Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases in Liberia through a twofold approach. Firstly, it recognizes that effective engagement with traditional and cultural structures as a necessity for changing societal views and attitudes towards SGBV and ensuring the ...
Monrovia – A Liberian delegation to Hong Kong and Japan is due back in the country today after what officials in George Weah-led government are describing as a successful mission aimed at jump starting a key pledge by the new government, the construction of a coastal highway.

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) deployed in October 2003 to a country which, after 14 years of brutal civil wars, was a failed state being pulled apart by warring factions. The public sector was in total collapse, the country's infrastructure lay in ruins, the economy was destroyed and the ...
MONROVIA – Liberia's Justice Minister Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, recently appointed by Liberian President George Manneh Weah to lead the investigation into a Global Witness report alleging that the US oil giant Exxon's purchase of Liberia's Block 13 was tainted with corruption has recused himself over ...
WASHINGTON, DC —Liberia's ex-president Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf knew, ordered and approved of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL's) “Bonus” Payments to several professionals and officials of her administration who worked on the Block #13 oil drilling deal. Here are the facts: In 2011 ...
Iceland will help to develop the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the African state of Liberia, Front Page Africa Online reports. Iceland will provide technical assistance for capacity building of the national fisheries and aquaculture staff, as well as ensure the improvement of smoking ovens. It will also ...
Following the Government of Liberia's encampment policy for refugees announced in 2012 and ended in June 2013, assistance to refugees in the communities –- where most of those fleeing the electoral dispute were settled -- was discontinued. LRRRC/UNHCR relocated refugees to LWC on a voluntary ...
There's one person she leans on more than most for advice in such decisions – her mother, Magdalene Menyongaro, 48, who came to the US from Liberia 24 years ago, fleeing the country's civil war. Gworlekaju and Menyongaro live in a modest apartment in the north-west suburbs of Minneapolis, an area ...
Tony Hage has lived in Liberia for more than 50 years. It is where he went to university. Where he met his wife. Where he set up his successful business. He has stayed when so many others have fled the country's years of unrest- determined to see the country he loves and calls home succeed. But Mr Hage ...
Monrovia – Liberia has actively participated in the conference, which drafted the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Kigali, Rwanda. According to a Foreign Ministry release, the purpose of the agreement is to establish a single market for goods, services, and ...
“I George Manneh Weah, Sr. President of the Republic of Liberia by virtue of the power in me vested do hereby acknowledge that Hon. Charles R. G. Bright, my advisor for Economic Affairs, has the status of a Cabinet Minister, with full courtesies and benefits appertaining thereto and commission him as ...
Thank you, Mr. President, and distinguished members of the Government, for being here today as we mark the closure of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, UNMIL. This ceremony is a wonderful demonstration of the Liberian Government's success and strong relationship with UNMIL, its leadership and ...
Leveraging next-generation technologies, the Government of Liberia taps the private sector to build effective climate information and early warning systems. In Liberia, farmers are experiencing extreme weather like never before. With heavy rain and strong winds, eroding coasts and degraded soils, ...
Monrovia - A top UN official on Thursday urged Liberia to implement the recommendations of a truth commission, dating back to 2009, which included prosecuting eight ex-warlords for alleged crimes against humanity. "Liberia is at a turning point", Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a ...
Monrovia, Liberia - President George Manneh Weah has commended the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for its numerous interventions in fostering and maintaining the peace Liberia now enjoys. The Liberian leader underscored UNMIL's enormous contributions in maintaining the nation's ...
Officers and members of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF Liberia Chapter were inducted into office on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The induction ceremony which took place at the Royal Grand Hotel in Monrovia brought together representatives of the World Bank, the International ...
22 March 2018, Liberia – Africa's first Green Climate Fund-financed project to support National Adaptation Plans was launched in Liberia earlier this month. The National Adaptation Plans project kicked off on 12 March in Monrovia and benefits from US$2.3 million in financing from the Green Climate Fund ...
“Liberia has made enormous progress in the past 15 years,” said Ms. Mohammed at an event in the capital, Monrovia, commemorating the completion of the work of the UN peacekeeping mission, known as UNMIL, acknowledging its support for Liberians in restoring their country and building sustainable ...
Liberia's Finance, Development Planning Minister Samuel D. Tweh told local journalists here Friday March 16, that elections are not necessary, a statement which has been described as alarming and tantamount to undermining democracy.
A one-day forum was held on Friday, 16 March at the YMCA in Monrovia under the theme: “Enhancing conflict prevention and peace consolidation through increased food security in the fishery sector,” with support from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The head of NAFFUL, Madam Kona S.
The extent of harm inflicted on the consuming public by Abi Jaoudi Trading Company in the sale of rotten poultry products in Liberia might never be established, but no doubt, there are victims of such unwholesome and unscrupulous business practice.
Buchanan, Grand Bassa County – Hundreds of citizens, county officials, dignitaries and local and international guests joined the Orange Liberia team to launch its new 4G LTE sites in Buchanan Grand Bassa County on Tuesday, March 13th. Buchanan is one of the ten cities that the telecommunications ...
May I use this opportunity to extend my sincere greetings to you and the family at the Ministry of Justice, Republic of Liberia. It is indeed a pleasure writing to you. Hon. Minister, my name is Maxson Kpakio a Liberian residing in the United Kingdom, a journalist, and work for an online radio station, Radio Lib ...
Monrovia – Cocoa farmers in three of Liberia's 15 counties will shortly benefit from a three-week training workshop aimed at improving and building their capacity. According to a press release signed the Country Representative of Solidaridad, MacArthur Pay-Bayee, the workshop intends to provide ...
Monrovia – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. David Kay, says Liberia must align her local laws on free press and expression with international laws in order to consolidate gains made in granting free speech in Liberia.
Monrovia — The Association of Liberian Rice Importers (ALRI) has reiterated its commitment to the reduction of rice price on the Liberian market. According to the importers, this reduction has been in place since February, following two separate meetings with the president of Liberia which led to the ...
(London) – Liberia's Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization was part of a select group of Maritime Representatives who held a privileged discussion with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Security and Ports during her visit to the headquarters of the International Maritime ...
The Registrar and Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Segun Ajiboye, on Tuesday said only teachers who were registered with the TRCN would be considered for teaching appointment in Liberia. Recently President George Weah requested the Nigerian Government to ...
I thank His Excellency Ambassador Olof Skoog, Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission configuration for Liberia, for convening this meeting of the Commission. Honorable Samuel D. Tweah, Minister for Finance and Development Planning, Your Excellency Ambassador Lewis Garseedah Brown, II.
The United Nations' support to Liberia will then be provided by the Country Team. I recognise and commend the important contribution UNMIL has made to peace and security in Liberia, including the loss of 200 peacekeepers who gave their lives in the service of peace. We honour their sacrifice.
Monrovia — As Liberia's trade representative Gurly Teta Gibson was instrumental in leading delegations of business investors to Liberia, trumpeting the country's image while helping to reap much-needed direct foreign trade investments. Her responsibilities are poised to get an upgrade of even greater ...
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), with support from USAID-funded Revenue Generation Growth Generation (RG-3) has officially launched an Electronic Filing (e-filing) platform for the annual filing of Business Income Tax Returns. The e-filing platform is a system which enables taxpayers to easily file ...
The Carter Center, MAP International, and the Liberian Ministry of Health have formed a new partnership to combat a growing mental health crisis in Liberia. MAP International, is joining with The Carter Center, to provide neuropsychiatric medicines and supplies to the Liberian Ministry of Health.
At a time of much upheaval in the world it is a distinct pleasure to meet here today to acknowledge Liberia's impressive progress and discuss the path forward as the country enters the next phase of its development. While the era of peacekeeping will come to a successful close at the end of this month, ...
The Government of the Republic of Liberia and the People's Republic of China, Friday, March 9, signed an Emergency Humanitarian Food Assistance grant to Liberia. The food assistance is aimed at consolidating and strengthening the existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries. According to ...


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