[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Liberia of government through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority has signed a partnership agreement with the government of Senegal through its Research Institute, "Senegalese Institute of Agriculture Research and the Oceanographic Research Center of Dakar Thiaroye (ISRA/CRODT)".
[FrontPageAfrica] BRAC Liberia Microfinance Company Ltd (BLMCL) is proud to be in the top spot in the first-ever 60 Decibels Microfinance Index. The index report shows the comparative social performance of 72 microfinance organizations (MFIs), based exclusively on the voices of nearly 18,000 clients.
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarpolu -- It was a scene of jubilation and huge excitement when several Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners gathered at Kongbor and Camp Alpha, Gbarpolu County respectively to receive mining equipment from the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL). With support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), mining equipment provided to the miners included a water pump, raincoats, rain boots, shovels, rog, buckets, and diggers. The donation to Artisanal and Small-Scale miners is an additional ef
[FrontPageAfrica] Abuja -- A member of Liberia's delegation to the ECOWAS Parliament has challenged member countries of the ECOWAS Region to muster the courage to take decisive decisions or stand the risk of losing its essence.
[FrontPageAfrica] Todee District, Montserrado County - Girls Get Equal-Liberia (GGE) joined the rest of Africa in celebration of the International Day of the African Child, calling on parents, religious and traditional leaders, government and stakeholders to disband the practice of early marriage.
[FrontPageAfrica] Atlanta -- The Liberia Chamber of Commerce in the Americas in partnership with Made in Liberia has announced the official launch of the Liberian Business Expo on July 30, 2022, in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
[FrontPageAfrica] Sand Beach -- Illicit miners are threatening the existence of a famous town in River Cess County with the help of an official of the Ministry of Mines, an investigation by The DayLight has revealed.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Four ANC women, Dr. Francien Chenoweth Richardson, Amanda Wright, Ysyndi Martin Kpeyei, and Elouise Page, are in Liberia for the next few weeks to partner with ANC women to conduct civics education in various communities in Liberia. For the first time, women of a political party have engaged in such exercise. Although the women are looking to target all Liberians, they are targeting Liberian women. Liberian women make up more than 50% of the population.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) through its Department of Policy, Compliance and International Relations, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 began a three-day stakeholders' assessment workshop to continue brainstorming efforts to ensure the country's preparedness for the conduct of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member States Audit Scheme (IMSAS).
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberians have once again shown how resilient they are, having weathered the civil war and Ebola. Though battered and bruised by COVID-19, they have stood strong, demonstrating a tremendous ability to withstand harsh times.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Ahead of Liberia's 2023 General and Presidential Elections, a Liberian based in the United States, Dr. Paul S. Wesay, has accepted a petition from the Friends of Wesay to contest Liberia's upcoming presidential and general elections for the Liberian presidency.
[New Dawn] Monrovia Football Academy-LEAD forward, Blessing Kieh, who left Liberia on July 11, 2021, to honor a full scholarship from Westminster High School in the United States, is currently in Liberia for a summer vacation, meeting with friends and family members.
[New Dawn] The Program Director of the United Methodist Human Rights Monitor (UMHRM) Jefferson B. Knight says it's very saddening that Liberia continues to celebrate the Day of the African Child when the Government of Liberia has regrettably failed to address the plight of children in the country.
[New Dawn] A Liberian-owned organization, Save The Future Generation Foundation, is passionate about helping less-fortunate children out of school to enroll in school and secure a better future for themselves.
[New Dawn] After over 15 years of post-conflict reconstruction and democratic governance, Liberians appear to agree that the country's governance isn't working as it ought to. And at the root of it is the high cost of running the government, which they say unless it is drastically reduced, the developmental dreams of the country would remain a mirage. They point out that even though the country has been borrowing to finance its budget for many years now, a larger percentage of the money goes into recurrent expenditur
[New Dawn] The Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC) Establishment Coordinator Cllr. Yvette Chesson - Wureh has urged women to ensure that they maintain the peace of this country ahead of the 2023 presidential and legislative elections.
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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A decision by the Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), C. Mike Doryen, to skip a conference with donors in Cote d'Ivoire which would have enabled him to secure a funding of US$16.8 million through the Tai-Grebo-Krahn-Sapo Park project has reportedly cost the Government of Liberia "a major loss", FrontPageAfrica has gathered.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Investigation in the cold-bloody murder of 29-year-old Gibson Jerue, Jr, also known as Baby Gibson, proceeds slowly but with the first suspect, a community chairman, Michael Gleh, charged and sent to the Monrovia Central Prison awaiting trial. Michael Gleh spent his first night at South Beach on June 14th, after three charges were levied against him.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Southeastern Health Workers Network of Liberia has announced the call off of its go-slow action following a series of negotiations between the Ministries of Health, Finance and Development Planning, and Civil Service Agency which has resulted to the relevant agencies and ministries of government committing to respond to some of the immediate needs requested by them.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The University of Liberia Faculty Association (ULFA) has with immediate effect passed a vote of no confidence in the President of the state-owned institution, Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson, for allegedly removing some of them from the payroll following a mandate from the Government of Liberia (GOL).
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Rev. Dr. Cynthia Jackson, a judge of Jersey City Municipal Court in the State of New Jersey, Jessica Poitevian of travelandleisure.com, Ronda Penrice of Ebony Magazine, and France 24 are expected to arrive in Liberia alongside other African Americans who have expressed interest in the country (Liberia) and its potentials to get on par with other countries in West Africa and beyond-that are making lots of significant progress in development and governance.
[FrontPageAfrica] Professor Amos Claudius Sawyer lived for 77 years, with 50 of those years committed to scholarly inquiry on the African society --particularly his native Liberia--and a struggle to end poverty, build democracy, educate, and deliver peace, reconciliation and prosperity in Liberia. He did not live to see the Liberia he envisioned. His lofty ideals sometimes made him a utopian thinker to others; but he believed they were possible. He wanted sound political and economic governance, social justice and equitable
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A team of Liberian educationalists representing the Ministry of Education(MoE) is in Paris, France at the International Institute for Educational Program-UNESCO headquarters to do some final validation of the Liberia Education Sector Plan(ESP) for the 2022-2026 period.
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -- With less than two years to the 2023 presidential elections, residents of Bong County have called on President George Weah to attempt using the remainder of his first six-year term to assuage the pains of Liberians on many fronts due to "poor governance".
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- To support local manufacturing and infrastructure development in Liberia, the International Finance Corporation IFC has announced a partnership with Fouta Cement Corporation (Fouta Cement), Liberia's second-largest cement supplier, to help it increase production and reduce Liberia's reliance on imported construction material.
[New Dawn] The newly elected president of the Pharmaceutical Association of Liberia (PAL) Ms. Matilnue Dukuly Fahnbulleh says Liberia is faced with difficult healthcare services that pose threat to the growth of the country.
[New Dawn] According to earlier data released by the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa experienced its first recession in 25 years when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. This has resulted in a difficult recovery for the region and has also brought to the fore new economic growth challenges, compounded by the Russia Ukraine war.
[New Dawn] Liberian presidential hopeful and renowned human rights lawyer Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe has promised to form his cabinet with 50 percent female ministers if he is elected president in the 2023 presidential and legislative elections.
[New Dawn] Maryland County -- Police in Maryland County, Southeast Liberia have charged a commercial motorcyclist with reckless riding, leading to the death of the Chairperson of the Grand Kru County Council of Chiefs Matthew Tweh.
[New Dawn] As Liberia joins countries around the world to commemorate the Day of the African Child today, June 16, 2022, the Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection reiterates here that violence against children and adolescents, especially girls, including rape, abuse, harassment and exploitation remain a daunting challenge in the country.
[New Dawn] Families, friends, comrades and associates of the late Dr. Amos C. Sawyer on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 held a one-day symposium to reflect on the life and work of the deceased former Liberian interim president and academic.
[New Dawn] The Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Lydia Mai Sherman, has filed a lawsuit against a Liberian citizen identified as Saye Maye Cole, for falsely accusing her of being in a relationship with the former Director of SOS Children's Village Augustine Alieu, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in December 2021 at the Village.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- In February this 2022, a big announcement came from the Capitol Building. Liberia's House of Representatives finally passed amendments to existing elections law - to allow firm commitment from political parties and the National Elections Commission to improve the number of women in elections. The news was too good to be true - but it was true. The House did pass the amendment, and sent it to the Liberian Senate for concurrence, where it still is waiting action.
[FrontPageAfrica] Abuja, Nigeria -- The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament Y Dr. Sidie Mohamed Tunis has stressed the importance of finding the best possible ways that would ensure a peaceful electoral process in Liberia in 2023. He said Liberia is one of three countries in the ECOWAS region including, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Sierra Leone that will be holding an election.