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Concession Conflict Management Meeting Gets Underway in Monrovia

Concession Conflict Management Meeting Gets Underway in Monrovia

As part of improving citizens’ engagement in concessions management and managing concession-related conflicts, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is organizing a two-day national multi-stakeholders platform meeting in Monrovia, according to a press release yesterday. The meeting brings together four Multi-Stakeholders’ Platforms (MSPs) from affected communities in concession areas in Grand Cape Mount, Maryland, Nimba […]

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Declares Assets As Tenure Comes to An End

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Declares Assets As Tenure Comes to An End

When Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in as Liberia and Africa’s first woman head of state, some eleven years ago, she pledged to set an example for others in her government to follow, starting with the declaration of assets. “I further call on all Presidential aspirants, to consider in their own interest to do the same” […]

Liberia’s former leader’s ex-wife charged with torture

Liberia’s former leader’s ex-wife charged with torture

The ex-wife of Liberia’s former president has been charged with torture, the Metropolitan Police said. Agnes Reeves Taylor, who was married to Charles Taylor, is to appear in court in London on Saturday. Ms Reeves Taylor, 51, faces charges related to alleged crimes committed during the first Liberian civil war, between 1989 and 1991. Some […]

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Says All Candidates Will Run

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Says All Candidates Will Run

President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf says all “political candidates” will participate in the October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, adding that the process will be successfully [conducted], though she did not make any further clarity whether or not those battling against a Code of Conduct here are inclusive. “… And that all Liberians will participate […]

‘Democracy Meaningless When the People Are Hungry’

‘Democracy Meaningless When the People Are Hungry’

The political leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Dr. J. Mills Jones has said that democracy as a form of government does not have meaning when those who are governed are hungry. As a result he said Liberians must not choose their leaders out of fear in October elections because they now have […]

Liberian Child Rights Advocate Appears in Court for Contempt

Liberian Child Rights Advocate Appears in Court for Contempt

Child rights advocate Abraham Keita Monday appeared before the Monrovia City Court to answer to charges of contempt after he failed to appear before the court to honor a citation served him last week. The court’s citation grew out of a formal complaint filed to it by Grand Gedeh District #2 Lawmaker Morias Waylee, accusing […]

Court Orders Child Rights Activist Keita, Others Arrested

Court Orders Child Rights Activist Keita, Others Arrested

The Monrovia City Court has ordered the arrest of child rights activist Abraham M. Keita and few of his followers. The order, a copy of which is in the possession of Daily Observer, has charged Keita and others with ‘criminal coercion,’ and was released to the Liberian National Police (LNP) by Stipendiary Magistrate J. Kennedy […]

Liberian Vice President Boakai – ‘At 72 I Am Not Too Old to Be President’

Liberian Vice President Boakai – ‘At 72 I Am Not Too Old to Be President’

Vice President Joseph Boakai, currently 72, is defying all odds to prove himself strong and healthy enough to be Liberia’s next President, despite his age. The age and health factor have been a major point of argument amongst his critics who think he is too old and unhealthy and may not be able to carry […]

U.S. TV Personality Greta Van Susteren Helps Transform Liberian Boy

U.S. TV Personality Greta Van Susteren Helps Transform Liberian Boy

For years, Greta Van Susteren has been a familiar face on US cable news network CNN and Fox. But it is what she recently accomplished in Liberia that has many singing her praise. The legal analyst who was a regular feature during the OJ Simpson trial first came in interest in the case of a […]

Liberia Likely to Experience Delay in 2017 Presidential Elections

Liberia Likely to Experience Delay in 2017 Presidential Elections

In only a matter of weeks, Liberia’s National Elections Commission will commence unveiling the list of candidates certified to contest the upcoming presidential and legislative elections. “The bottom line is if you do not have Ombudsman in place, everyone will be allowed to run because the Senate is dragging its feet on the confirmation process […]

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