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Monrovia – Liberian President George Manneh Weah says Liberia has lost a great champion of social justice and a stalwart of the country’s body politics. “Counsellor Charles Brumskine was a legal luminary whose contributions to our justice system and political sphere will truly be missed,” the President said Wednesday.

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Monrovia – Nobel Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee will headline the 4th Annual Kids Engagement Education Project fundraising dinner Saturday, as guest speaker, the organization announced Thursday. “This means a lot to us as when we started 5 years ago, the Gbowee Peace Foundation was the first organization that donated to our work followed by ActionAid […]

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PERHAPS, PRESIDENT George Manneh Weah and his team responsible for fixing the economy need to be stripped of all amenities and privileges, denied access to their bank accounts and left without a penny for weeks, then they would understand what Liberians mean by the economy is hard.

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Monrovia – The Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) will on Saturday, November 30, 2019 hold its 61st General Assembly (Congress) at the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) headquarters on Randall Street, Monrovia. At least 25 delegates are expected to attend the 2019 LAF Congress to participate in the deliberations for the promotion and development of athletics.

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Monrovia – Oxfam in Liberia and the global Enough Campaign delight in sharing the experiences of five partners drawn from women’s rights groups in Liberia who participated in regional and international Enough Campaign convenings.

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Paris, France – Liberian Education Minister, Professor Dao Ansu Sonii was an honored guest and keynote speaker at the 40th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, France on the 15th November.

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Kakata, Margibi – Students of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) School System in Kakata, Margibi County on Monday, November 18, went on the rampage against the administration’s prolonged delay to provide their uniforms after the school’s authority mandated parents and guardians to pay US$40.

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Kakata, Margibi – Former Margibi County Senator, Roland C. Kaine, has departed Liberia at the invitation of the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Honorable Moustapha Cisse Lo, to participate in the 2019 Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament convening at its headquarters in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Monrovia – Mr. Charles Walker Brumskine, political leader of the opposition Liberty Party and senior partner of Brumskine & Associates, has died. He was 68. Mr. Brumskine who has been ailing for quite some time, spent some time at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Monrovia – The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) in partnership with UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance (CA) has begun the process to develop a comprehensive national urban policy (NUP) for Liberia. According to organizers, the NUP is a part of a broader endeavor aimed at poverty reduction and fostering sustainable and resilient Liberian cities.

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Monrovia – Mobutu Nyenpan, Minister of Public Works and Board Chair of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to ending open defecation in the country. He said there is an urgent need to tackle open defecation to save lives.

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District Two, Bong County – Deputy House Speaker Prince Moye says he has concluded plans to begin selling locally-produced and branded rice on the market. Deputy Speaker Moye, who is also the lawmaker of Bong’s second district, said the move is part of measure ensuring food security.

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THE INDECISIVENESS of lawmakers to return to the Capitol adds absolutely no insult to the injury Liberia is already enduring. In essence, it would save the country hundreds and thousands of dollars they are desperate to pocket in exchange for doing what the president wants – printing new banknotes.

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Unification Town, Margibi – The 43rd Administrative Council of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), began Monday, November 18, in Liberia, at the Farmington Hotel in Unification Town, Margibi County. The three-day Council is being attended by representatives from the 19 Member States of ARIPO and IP practitioners and agents from around the world.

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KPANDU, LOFA COUNTY – Andrew Saah Kendema expected a big harvest, not the big fire that swept through his farm and thousands of acres of forest land in the Foya Tengia District of Lofa County in March this year.

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Monrovia – In recent weeks, the cellular giant, Orange Liberia has been raising alarm over surcharges resulting from new regulations imposed by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority and upheld by the Supreme Court of Liberia.

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Monrovia – The National Executive Committee of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has with immediate effect suspended the membership of Madam Jemima Wolokolie for alleged extortion of money, corruption and fraudulent misrepresentation.

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MONROVIA – The Government of Liberia (GOL) has launched a pilot project with a South African company for the pavement of roads using different chemicals and methods in a bid to help curtail wasteful spending on roads construction in the country.

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Monrovia – For weeks now, both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have been on the backs of the George Weah-led government to make significant fiscal adjustment by mobilizing additional domestic revenue and rationalizing spending, especially in the wage bill, while securing needed fiscal space for social and capital spending.

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EVERY LIBERIAN politician, who has appeared on the national stage to perform or leave their prints, has spoken of making Liberians take ownership of their economy. Liberians being in charge of their country’s engine is always on the lips of those politicians.

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Monrovia – Amid the increasing inflation rate and a dwindling economy, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has introduced a set of new monetary policies aimed at reviving the Liberian economy. At a press briefing on Monday at the CBL headquarters in Monrovia, the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the CBL, Dr.

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Monrovia – Judge Roosevelt Willie Monday, November 18, recused himself from further hearing the murder case involving Oliver Dillion, who has been in detention for the last seven months. Dillion’s case was ordered transferred by Judge Willie to the Criminal Court “B” at the Temple of Justice for this November Term.

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Gompa, Nimba County – In his first public speech as President of the University of Liberia (UL), Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson Jr., has urged strong coordination and collaboration among education stakeholders, advocates for the adoption of a different ‘mind-set’ in tackling problems confronting the sector.

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Monrovia – A local NGO has attempted to break the barrier to tutor Islamic women on two topics that are not usually discussed within the Islamic religion. Even in the larger Liberian society, Family Planning and Menstruation  Hygiene Management are things that are less talked about publically.

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Monrovia – The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection says it is strengthening coordination and collaboration with partners to ensure that children participate in advocacy and play leadership role in engaging decision-makers for their rights and wellbeing.

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