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Lonestarcell/MTN Boss Transferred To Benin According to MTN Group Statement

MTN has said the Group is pleased to announce the appointment of new chief executive officers for two of its West African operations, MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin. Stephen Blewett, the current CEO of MTN Benin, will take the helm at MTN Cameroon on 1 August 2020 while Uche Ofodile, the current CEO of Lonestar Cell MTN, will become the CEO of MTN Benin. “I would like to congratulate Stephen and Uche on their appointments,” said MTN Group president and CEO Rob Shuter. “Both are renowned for harnessing the power of people to move businesses forward. This is evident in the significant improvements in employee engagement, as well as overall performance, at MTN’s operations in Benin and Liberia in the past few years.” Karl Toriola,…

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LonestarCell/MTN In Crises As CEO Resigns

The controversial Lonestarcell/MTN mobile phone company based in Liberia is said to be in crisis with credible information suggesting the resignation of its hardworking Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Insiders at the mobilephone company say Ms. Uche Ofodile is leaving Lonestarcell/MTN due to lack of cooperation from some members of the board. Lonestarcell was formed by conies of now war crimes convict, former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Benoni Urey who was the Maritime boss under Charels Taylor and Emmanuel Shaw who was a special aide to Taylor are the main organizers of the phone company, eventhough, differenct stories of direct Charles Taylor connection continued to unraval before MTN International bought some of its shares in controversial faction. Experts told this medium that Uche joined the company…

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Liberia’s COVID-19 cases On The Rise

CVID-19 is said to be on the increase in Liberia, the West African country which was ravaged by EBOLA in 2014. The country has recorded two new Coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to seven-hundred-seventy, according to institutions in charge of fighting the pandemic. The Montserrado County where the country capital is located and Nimba in the North are places the new cases have been reported. The Incident Management Team’s Monday, also reported two new deaths, while fourteen new recoveries have also been recorded. The total death toll stands at thirty-six and recovery is at three-hundred-twelve. The report added that four-hundred-twenty-two active cases are currently in the Treatment Center, while one-hundred-ninety-eight contacts are being followed up. Meanwhile, Deputy Finance Minister for…

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Lawmakers summon Firestone Liberia over Planned Redundancy

The House of Representatives, through its Statutory Committee on Investment and Concessional Matters, has summoned the Management of Firestone Liberia. The House’s action comes, amid growing tensions in Firestone concession area in Harbel, following the company’s notification of an eminent redundancy to affect more than 370 of its employees beginning July 26, 2020. According to a press release, the Committee’s Head, Representative Tibelrosa Tarponweh, requested the August Body’s Secretariat to invite Firestone Liberia to provide the Legislature tangible reasons for her plan action. The release quotes Representative Tarponweh as calling on the Workers, through their Union, to remain calm as the House of Representatives exerts efforts to remedy the situation. The Lawmaker added that the reduction in the rubber plantation Company’s operational cost to sustain…

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Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities, according to the State of World Population 2020, released today by UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. At least 19 harmful practices, ranging from breast ironing to virginity testing, are considered human rights violations, according to the UNFPA report, which focuses on the three most prevalent ones: female genital mutilation, child marriage, and extreme bias against daughters in favour of sons. “Harmful practices against girls cause profound and lasting trauma, robbing…

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African Development Fund approves $9.52 million to enhance coordinated COVID-19 response

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) have approved grants totaling $9.52 million to strengthen responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in East Africa and the Horn, and in the Comoros. The grant, approved on 26 June, is part of the $10 billion COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility (CRF) approved by the Board of Directors in April 2020 and complements the Bank’s direct support to regional member countries across the continent. The beneficiaries are Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Funding will also go toward the procurement of essential medical supplies, including testing kits and to train health workers. The funds will be used to bolster health systems and disease surveillance, enhance infection prevention and control,…

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Liberia’s President Calls for Delay to Regional Currency Reforms

Liberian President George Weah urged francophone West African nations to delay regional currency reforms to get the implementation of the so-called eco back on track. The West African Monetary Union, led by Ivory Coast, in December agreed to change the name of the CFA franc to the eco and end a requirement that the authority keep a portion of its reserves in France. Central African states that use a different version of the CFA franc aren’t party to the reforms. The name eco was previously chosen for a future common currency in 15 west and central African countries including Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Ghana. Weah said talks should be held between regional leaders and Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, who announced the adoption of the eco…

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Fake currency printers arrested

The police have arrested two persons suspected to be involved in the production of fake currency notes in Accra. The two suspects have been identified as Kamara Seidu, a Liberian, and Judith Koadue, a Camerounian, both aged 40. They were in possession of counterfeit GH¢50 notes and pieces of paper cut to the size of the GH¢50 note. Arrest Briefing the Daily Graphic yesterday, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mrs Effia Tenge, said at about 2 p.m. last Wednesday, the Baatsona Divisional Police, acting on a tip-off, arrested the two suspects at a hotel along the Baatsona-Spintex Road. The two, she said, were lodging in a room in the hotel and the police team…

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Investigation Exposes Sierra Leone President in Sale of Seabed “GET YOUR KNEE OFF OUR NECK” Reports-Is Liberia Reading?

Following the liberation of the State House Intelligence Unit archives whose content details the reversals of democracy, and destroying the security sector, hard-fought, reforms of the past 20 years, within the appalling files dated May 2018 to Q1 of 2020, emerges the evidence of an unholy triumvirate, or grouping, that is State House, the Petroleum Directorate and Getech-ERCL (www.getech.com & www.ercl.com). Sierra Leone’s prosperity, in a large part, rests on how well we utilize our natural resources including our potential vast wealth that is oil and gas including that in our sea awaiting extraction. According to our findings, the knee on the necks of our people, in the context of being fleeced of our natural resources, is the above grouping, who spin deals in London,…

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Pres. Weah Extends State of Emergency By Proclamation

Monrovia, Liberia: The President of Liberia, H. E. Dr. George Manneh Weah has by proclamation extended the State of Emergency (SOE) by additional 30 days, in consultation with the National Legislature. The President said the decision will afford the government the opportunity to re-examine its COVID-19 response strategy. The proclamation, which was issued on June 22, 2020, quotes the Liberian Leader as saying that despite the measures that have been put in place to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus disease in the country, including the compulsory wearing of facemasks, handwashing and social distancing, cases and deaths from the disease continue to rise. The Liberian Government declared a State of Emergency in April in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic. At the time, movements were…

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All Liberia Party Standard Bearer Benoni Urey speaking to media executives at his residence in Careysburg.

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