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Liberia amongst Four Countries that Are Ideal Birthplaces in Africa

Bill Gates, co-founder of tech giant Microsoft, philanthropist, and one of the world’s richest men scares some people, especially those on the extreme political right. But say what you will, he has given gazillions of his money to good causes around the world, and in Africa, and he is a very clever chap. A few days ago, he was talking about Exemplars of Health, an international research project that compiles data on the countries that have made the most progress on health with limited resources, and which can teach the rest of the world a lesson or two. He puts a bit of his money into that too. He talked about nine countries, but we will be tribal and stick to the four African ones.…

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House ratifies eight Financing Agreements

The House of Representatives has ratified eight financing agreements pending concurrence by the Liberian Senate. It followed reports from the joint Committee on Ways and Means and Judiciary on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. The pacts are a financing agreement on the upgrading of the Konia to Voinjama Road project in the tune of twenty-million US Dollars, an eight-million financing agreement to Finance the River Gee Hydro Power and a financing agreement on Renewable Energy for Electrification in Liberia amounting to five-million dollars. Others are a financing agreement for the Institutional Foundation to Improve Services in Health valued at fifty-four-million dollars, a financing agreement on Mano River Union Road finance contract between Liberia and the European Investment Bank. Meanwhile, Plenary has also ratified the amended financing…

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Bad Road Condition Causes Hike In Prices In Sinoe County

(LINA) – Citizens in Sinoe County are facing series of challenges, especially regarding cost of transportation and basic commodities, due to the deplorable condition of the coastal highway leading to the southeastern region of the country. People travelling to the area have to stay for at least three days in commercial vehicles before getting to their destinations, with passengers travelling from Maryland and Sinoe counties to Monrovia paying thousands of Liberian dollars as transportation fare. Local business people told the Liberia News Agency in Greenville that they are forced, as a result of the bad road condition, to increase the prices of commodities as commercial vehicle owners charge high fares to transport goods into the county. Madam Marie Johnson, a local businesswoman in the Sinoe…

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VTF Identifies With Women Group -Donates L$150,000 Check

A Local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Varnie Taylor Foundation (VTF) on Thursday, September 24, 2020 presented a check of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Liberian Dollars (L$150,000.00) to a women group under the banner, Organization for Women and Children (ORWOCH). Presenting the Check, VTF’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO), Vamuyah S. Sherrif, lauded ORWOCH for its efforts in advocating for the rights of women and children against all forms of gender-based violence in Liberia. Sherrif who is also a Principal of the Sekou I. Sherrif Elementary, Junior and Senior High School in the JJY Community in Gardnerville, noted that the money was the Foundation’s way of identifying with the beneficiary; he encouraged members of ORWOCH to continue to be committed to the defense and promotion of…

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In Wake of Rise in Crimes in Liberia, Citizens Urge Lawmakers to Increase Funding to Police

In wake of increase in the rate of crimes in the country, a number of Liberians have called on the National Legislature to increase the operational budget of the Liberian National Police to protect lives and properties. Liberia National Police (LNP) is responsible for enforcement and maintaining law and order. Its functions include preserving peace, protection of life, limb and property, recovery of lost and stolen property, arresting violators of the law, prevention and detection of crime, enforcement of all laws and ordinances, and testifying in court. The LNP is comprised of the regular LNP, Emergency Response Unit (ERU), and the Police Support Unit (PSU). Regular LNP police are deployed in the counties and districts; the ERU responds to emergency security situations, and the PSU…

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Brownie Samukai to Contest Mid-term Senatorial Elections; has he restituted US$1.1 Million Stolen from Soldiers?

By Our Reporter One of the two persons who were found guilty for stealing US$1.1 Million from the savings of soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Brownie Samukai, is said to be contesting the senatorial seat of Lofa County in the pending Mid-Term senatorial elections. Thought the National Elections Commission has not officially clear the former Liberian Defense Minister; sources in Lofa County told Concordtimes.net that Samukai has registered to participate in the upcoming Unity Party primaries to contest for the senatorial seat in the county. Concordtimes.net has not been able to reach Mr. Samukai on this latest information. But it can be recalled that Criminal Court ‘C’ Judge Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay on Thursday, April 23 sentenced former Defense Minister Brownie Samukai and former…

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Lonestar Cell MTN and WorldRemit launch international remittances

Lonestar Cell MTN, Liberia’s GSM and Mobile Financial Services Company, has partnered with WorldRemit to make it possible for Mobile Money customers to now receive international remittances straight to their Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Money accounts, free of charge. This service presents the exciting prospect for the Liberian community to receive seamless international remittances from their family and friends, anywhere in Europe, Canada and the USA. Now, with over 7,000 Lonestar Cell MTN cashpoint locations across Liberia, the service eliminates the stress, risks and long queues in banking halls associated with receiving remittances sent by loved ones. In addition to the MoMo services which has a vast and rapidly expanding MoMo ecosystem, using MoMo for international remittances and daily financial transactions makes life easier, safer…

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Pasofino Takes 49% stake in Dugbe JV

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources reports that 49% of its Dugbe gold project in Liberia will be transferred to Pasofino Gold as part of the latter’s acquisition of ARX Resources. Prior to the acquisition, ARX Resources held the 49% stake in the Dugbe gold project, which it was operating under a joint venture with Hummingbird. Pasofino also completed a C$10.02-million equity financing fundraise. It plans to use the net proceeds for exploration and development work at the Dugbe project. As part of its earn-in agreement for the Dugbe project, Pasofino will need to meet certain criterion over a two-year earn-in period, including the completion of a mutually agreed exploration programme and completing a definitive feasibility study under joint management committee oversight. In addition, Pasofino will cover all…

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Liberia Fears Potential Spillover of Crisis in Guinea, Ivory Coast

By Reuben M. Kollie The Government of Liberia has expressed concern of a possible spillover of the political instability in neighboring Guinea and Ivory Coast. Liberia’s Defense Minister Rtd. Major General Daniel Dee Ziankahn, told a ELBC Radio interview Friday, the situation in the two countries are serious worrying signs that deserves attention. Minister Ziankahn disclosed that the Guinea/Ivory Coast political instability is a major security threat that every Liberian should be concerned about because the prevailing situation in the two countries has the propensity to spill over into the country. He pointed out that he sees similar signs of the situation that plunged Liberia into 14 years of civil crisis, in what’s prevailing in Guinea and Ivory Coast right now. Minister Ziankahn disclosed that…

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Pres. Weah To Address United Nations General Assembly on Thursday

President George Manneh Weah will on Thursday, September 24, address the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly. According to an Executive Mansion released, this will be the third time Dr. Weah, as President of the Republic of Liberia, will address the UNGA. President Weah’s virtual address will focus on a range of pertinent global issues, including the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on economies of developing countries; maintenance of global peace and security; as well as national issues such as the fight against corruption and rape, and the Government’s efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to an Executive Mansion press release, other events expected to characterize the 75th Session of the UNGA include the High-Level meeting on the twenty-fifth anniversary…

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

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