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Victims of Liberia gold mine collapse receive prayers from pope

Workers at a gold mine in Liberia, September 2011. Credit: DW Akademie - Africa via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). “His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by a mudslide in Gbanipea, and he expresses his heartfelt solidarity with you and all those affecte


Liberia: ‘Zero Percent Compliance’ – Anti-Graft Body, President’s Office Trade Barbs Over Assets Declaration

Monrovia – Just days after President George Manneh Weah suggested in a BBC interview that he could not force his ministers to declare their assets but rather only inform them to do so, a leaked communication exchanged between the office of the President and the head of the Liberia Anti Corruption Co


‘I Was Implementing the President’s Mandate’: Controversial Liberia Envoy to US Tells Senate

Monrovia – Mr. George Pattern, the man nominated by President George Manneh Weah to represent the Diplomatic interest of the Republic of Liberia in the United States of America has apologized to the Liberian Senate for taking up assignment without going through Senate confirmation.


Liberia: Residents of Nimba, Grand Gedeh Plan Protest against Deplorable State of Road

TAPPITA, Lower Nimba County – Residents of Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties have threatened to set a road blockade on the Tappita-Zwedru Highway because the government has failed to pave the road as promised.


Liberia: Four Leading Opposition Parties Form a United Front

Monrovia – The leaders of four leading opposition political parties in Liberia today signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to intensify efforts leading to the consummation of what many political observers say is the first step toward establishing a united front against the ruling Coalition f


EDITORIAL: Liberia’s President, George Weah, Must Be Stern And Firm On Matters Of Governance

IN HIS INTERVIEW WITH THE BBC AIRED this week, Liberian President George Manneh Weah missed a glowing opportunity to show the rest of the world how sincere and serious he is about his inauguration-day pledge to fight graft.


Liberia: Stakeholders Disappointed in Pres. Weah’s Inability to Show Leadership, Fight against Corruption

MONROVIA – For President George Weah, he does not see the need to make his declared assets public – pointing to security risk and the protection of his family – at the same time, compelling officials of his government to declare their assets is out of the question for him.


BIVAC to Stop Issuance of Import Permit for Some Products Already Manufactured in Liberia

Monrovia – In a bid to empower local businesses, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Commerce has placed a ban on the importation of several goods that can also be manufactured in Liberia.


Liberia: Supreme Court Justice Ja’neh’s Impeachment Hearing Delayed by 3 Days

Chief Justice to issue New Writ of Summons for Associate Justice and Team of Lawyers to Appear for Trial. Monrovia – It appears that the ongoing impeachment trial involving Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh will have to start from scratch as Chief Justice Francis Korkpor honored defense lawyers repre


AfDB approves $15m equity fund for SMEs for Five Anglophone West Africa States Including Liberia

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $15 million equity investment in Verod Capital Growth Fund III, a private equity fund that will make investments in high growth middle market companies in Anglophone West Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and


UAE Prince Nahyan Unveils Interest To Invest In Liberia’s Agric Sector

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arabs Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed al Nahyan, has expressed ‘great interest’ in exploring investment in the agriculture sector of Liberia.


A perfect partnership: From Liberia to Knoxville for mom and son

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Maryville College grad took a mission trip to Liberia a few years ago, and made a connection with a little boy in desperate need of help. Now, they're a little family living in Knoxville, grateful for the support of so many, including Variety of Eastern Tennessee.


Liberia: Pastor Faces ‘Rape, Kidnapping and Human Trafficking’ Indictment

Monrovia – Judge Roosevelt Z. Willie of Criminal Court “A” at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia is expected today to hear the guilty or not guilty plea of Defendant Revival Womo Sam, a Nigerian pastor accused of allegedly raping, kidnapping and trafficking a 12-Year old girl.


LIBERIA: Gov’t Re-Imposes Moratorium On Selega-Samodu Disputed Land In Lofa

Government through the Office of Lofa County Superintendent William Tamba Kamba has with immediate effect placed another moratorium on the disputed land between Selega in Voinjama District and Samodu in Quardu Gboni District in Lofa County.


LIBERIA: Police Charge Man, 33, For Raping 3 Year-Old Girl In Lofa

A 33 year-old man identified as Momoh Kennedy has been arrested by the Lofa County detachment of the Liberia National Police for allegedly raping a three year-old girl in Savalahun Town, Kolahun District, Lofa County.


MOTION DENIED: Liberia’s Chief Justice Rejects Request to Recuse Himself from Impeachment of Associate

Monrovia – Chief Justice Francis Korkpor has denied a petition from lawyers representing Associate Justice Kabineh J’aneh, requesting the head of the judiciary branch to recuse himself from the ongoing impeachment trial of Associate Justice J’aneh citing conflict of interest issues.


Pope prays for victims of Liberia mudslide

Pope Francis has sent a telegramme of condolences to the Bishop of Gbarnga in Liberia where over 40 people were killed in a mudslide in the north of the country. Pope Francis has expressed deep sorrow to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by a mudslide in Gbanipea, Liberia, and has assured


Liberia: Will it Hold? History Offers Chilling Lessons for Latest Political Party Alliance?

Monrovia – Egos, greed and the quest for power have always been at the center of reincarnated variations of attempts at alliances aiming to unseat a sitting government in Liberia through the ballot box.


Liberia: Painful Laughs Of War Aptly Captured In Netflix’s Dangerous World Of Comedy

Monrovia – What better place to find dangerous world of comedy than post-war Liberia? The brazen new Netflix documentary series, “Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy” under the direction of Borat, The Dictator and the hit sitcom, Seinfeld director, offers an unusual portrait into the funny bone


Liberia: Dr. Oniyama Files US$5 Defamation Lawsuit against Almaz Jallah, Courage B. Sunberg after Rape Allegation

MONROVIA – Almaz Jalloh of the Kingdom of Belgium and Courage Boyonnoh Sunberg of Sweden face US$5 million lawsuit for defamation against business tycoon, Dr. Nelson C. Oniyama.