Liberia News News on Liberia continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. en-us 240 Copyright 2017, Topix Topix // Liberia:Deputy Police Commissioner Flogs Junior Officer for 'Loving to His Fiancee' John Saah, the deputy commissioner and chief of public safety of the Liberia National Police , accused of authorizing the flogging of a Police Inspector Mark Kardamie for having extra-marital affairs with the commissioner's fiance, has been charged and forwarded to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution. Saah, together with Superintendent Kais Sampson, Chris Doe and Rodney Macauley of the Major Crimes Unit, are currently standing trial for the commission of the crime of aggravated assault.

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Capillaria Ova and Diagnosis of Trichuris trichiura Infection in Humans by Kato-Katz Smear, Liberia Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Fischer K, Gankpala A, Gankpala L, Bolay FK, Curtis KC, Weil GJ, et al. Capillaria Ova and Diagnosis of Trichuris trichiura Infection in Humans by Kato-Katz Smear, Liberia. Emerg Infect Dis.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:45:29 GMT 180718VANDM7 0
Kagame could be the next Mandela - if he steps down 'For a generation of leaders, Paul Kagame is a paradox. Here is a man who fulfills the promise of visionary, progressive leadership - on every count from improving gender parity in government to free and competent healthcare.'

Mail & Guardian Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:00:33 GMT 180717LP9HMC 0
Liberia:Independent Economist Critiques U.S.$1 Billion Loan An economics professor at the University of Liberia has urged the Government of Liberia to institute measures to curb illicit financial flow and reduce tariffs on goods and services if it would make any gain on the combined US$1 billion loan deal. He also said the deals should not have been sealed.

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West Africa:Liberians Still Seek Justice for War Crimes As Liberia appears before the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Liberians ask why the government has failed to prosecute those responsible for atrocities committed during the country's two civil wars. Peterson Sonyah was only 16 years old when he sought refuge in St Peter's Lutheran church on the outskirts of the Liberian capital, Monrovia.

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Liberia:Govt Launches Coastal Defense Project President George Weah on Friday launched the Liberian Coastal Defense Project to prevent sea erosion in the Monrovia suburb of New Kru Town. Hundreds of houses have over the years been washed away by the sea due to coastal erosion that affected the township, displacing thousands of residents.

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Liberia:Rubber Planter Association New Leadership Vows to Revamp Sector The new leadership of the Rubber Planters Association of Liberia has unveiled an ambitious plan to resuscitate the 'ailing' rubber sector. In her induction speech, the new president of RPAL, Wilhemina G. Mulbah-Siaway outlined that her leadership intends to transform the sector from the age-old exportation of raw materials to a manufacturing industry.

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The Dreams Of Today's Teen Girl Activists Shennel E.P. Henries, a 19-year-old Liberian member of Girl Up, decided to become an activist when she was around 5, Pearl Mak/NPR hide caption Shennel E.P. Henries, a 19-year-old Liberian member of Girl Up, decided to become an activist when she was around 5, When Shennel E.P. Henries was a little girl growing up in Liberia, maybe 5 years old, she remembers seeing a woman speaking out to get help for people who needed it. For people displaced by the country's civil war.

National Public Radio Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:40:06 GMT 18071240PGMV 0
Liberia:Liberia - Supreme Court Reserves Ruling in Controversial Imo Appointment Monrovia - Both petitioner and state lawyers represented by Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean put out strong arguments Tuesday before Justice-In-Chamber Jamesetta Wolokollie defending and challenging Isaac Jackson's appointment as Deputy Commissioner and Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization The argument comes contrary to Jackson's lawyer, Cllr. Arthur Johnson, who is claiming that his client was wrongfully replaced by President George Weah as Deputy Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority.

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Liberians still seek justice for war crimes Like other survivors of Liberia's two civil wars, which raged from 1989-1997 and 1999-2003, Peterson Sonyah is still waiting for justice. As Liberia appears before the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Liberians ask why the government has failed to prosecute those responsible for atrocities committed during the country's two civil wars.

Mail & Guardian Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:09:25 GMT 180710DGDR3P 0
A Tribute to Cllr. David A.B. Jallah, B.Sc., LL. B, LL.M. Former Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law of the University of Liberia By Al-Hassan Conteh, Ph.D Ambassador of Liberia to Nigeria Delivered at the Wake/Vigil Service for Cllr. David A.B. Jallah Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church, Monrovia Good evening Excellencies, families, and friends.

The Perspective Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:59:25 GMT 1807104I74J4 0
Liberiaa s Exchange Rate: IMF Blames Central Bank Of Liberia, Etc. What factor continue to depreciate the Liberian currency against the American currency? The rate was LD 54 to the US $1 in 2005; LD 131 to the U.S. $1 in 2017; and now it is LD160 to the US $1 in 2018. Former Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia , Mr. Milton Weeks, during a Press Conference in 2017, asserted that the outflow of $144 million remittances was the culprit.

The Perspective Tue, 10 Jul 2018 05:34:26 GMT 18070964B25U 0
Liberia: A Country on the Brink of Total Socioeconomic Collapse Everywhere in Liberia, the social crisis has reached its terminal stage. There is massive unemployment with no prospect of increasing the productivity of labor through productive economic activities in key sectors of the economy.

The Perspective Tue, 10 Jul 2018 05:34:25 GMT 180709AIK1UG 0
How a tiny charity founded by a Vancouver nurse is helping save lives in Africa WATCH: A tiny charity founded by a Vancouver nurse is behind a massive campaign to ship unused medical supplies to West Africa where, as Kristen Robinson reports, the equipment is being used to save lives. A warehouse in Delta is full of hundreds of unused supplies from B.C. hospitals and nursing homes that will be loaded into shipping containers bound for the Liberian capital of Monrovia.

GlobalNews Sun, 08 Jul 2018 20:05:23 GMT 180708BTS50R 0
Liberia:Business Community Petitions Legislators The Institute for Research and Democratic Development and four other business organizations yesterday presented a petition to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Petition, Claims and Human Rights, chaired by Rustonlyn Suacoco Dennis, for tax policy reforms. Liberia Business Association , National Customs Brokers Association of Liberia , Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia , Federation of Liberia Youth and IREDD, are business organizations that signed the petition statement.

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Liberia:Pres Weah Rejects Hummingbird Deal "By virtue of the authority in me vested under Article 35 of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia, I hereby disapprove, veto the Act to ratify the Mineral Development Agreement between the Government of Liberia and Hummingbird Resources Incorporated for several reasons stated supra," President George Manneh Weah has informed the Senate. In a communication, dated July 3, 2018, which reached the Senate Chamber as that body was going for executive session, the President stated: "In view of my disapproval of this Act as provided for in Article 35 of the Constitution of Liberia, I herewith return to your honorable body the said Act.

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Cote d'Ivoire:Court Approves 8 Gbagbo Loyalists' Extradition Eight Ivorians believed to have been loyal to ousted Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, who have legally challenged their extradition from Liberia, are expected to be turned over to the Ivorian government as soon as the Monrovia City Court yesterday approved their deportation . The Ivorians were accused of crossing into Liberia after committing war crimes during Cte d'Ivoire's 2010-2011 post-election crises, accusations which they have repeatedly denied during their five-year hearing.

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