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“Rise Up, Be Competitive,” Pres. Weah Stimulates Women

Monrovia, Liberia – Enveloped by a crowd of hysterical personnel and officials of the National Port Authority on his first visit to that “Gateway of the Liberian Economy,” on Wednesday, October 31, President George Manneh Weah asserted: “My passionate love for women and working with women has always been there and it is very strong; and I want women to wake up. You know why: because I live with my Grandmother, who was my best friend; we were very good and best friends.” The Liberian leader told scores of jubilant NPA employees that women must rise up and prepare themselves so that they are capable of securing their position in leadership because “they have a lot more to contribute to Liberia’s progress.” He said working with…

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Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Agency Boss Resigns after Pestering from Weah’s Officials

LIBERIA: President George Weah’s top petroleum official has tendered his resignation. Mr. Edward R.A. Smith, who served as head of the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Agency (LPRA) for ten months, resigned mid last week allegedly in wake of scheme by the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Mr. Nathaniel McGill and the President of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) Ms. Sefuah Mai Gray to have him dismissed. Credible sources have informed ConcordTimes.net that the President of NOCAL allegedly with support of the powerful Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, who is also Chief of Staff in the office of President Weah, tried to smear the reputation of Mr. Smith, one of the few Liberians who are trained in the United Kingdom in the field…

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Trump’s Caravan Fearmongering Sounds Just Like His Appalling Ebola Comments

Scott Olson via Getty Images Days before our midterm elections, President Donald Trump has once again made the immigrant the boogeyman that “real” Americans must fight. It’s déjà vu, except this time, the divisive, false and fear-stoking rhetoric is coming from the president of the United States ― not just a fringe potential candidate. In November 2014, my birth country of Liberia endured a devastating Ebola epidemic. The virus, which is transmitted through touch and contact with those infected, ripped through the population, infecting over 10,600 and killing more than 4,800 people. Donald Trump, then best known as a reality TV host who had relentlessly pushed the birtherism conspiracy about President Barack Obama, jumped on the issue. But he didn’t intervene to help the nation…

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Court fines recalcitrant drivers GH¢41,430 – For misuse of sirens, hazard lights

Ghana: The Accra Motor Court has fined 388 drivers a total of GH¢ 41,430 for the misuse of sirens and hazard lights to beat traffic during rush hours in the city. This followed a joint exercise launched by the Police and the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) to check motorists on the abuse of sirens and hazard lights in the country. The Director General at the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant  Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr David Senanu Eklu, who disclosed this in an interview with the Daily Graphic in Accra last Friday, said the drivers were apprehended at various points within the metropolis including Airport Aviation, Spintex, Pokuase, Amasaman and Accra Central. In all, he said, 400 drivers were…

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Ghana Library boss said he hasn’t been paid for 11 months

The Chief Executive of the Ghana Library Authority Hayford Siaw said that he was hopeful that the salary will be paid in due time. The Chief Executive of the Ghana Library Authority Hayford Siaw has disclosed that he has not been paid for the last 11 months even though he has been working for the state. In an interview with Accra-based Starr FM, he said that he was hopeful that the salary will be paid in due time.  “I have not started receiving my salary yet. I have been working for about 11 months now but have not been paid yet. It is a process.” He argued that a huge amount of the budget for libraries in the country goes into salaries. “The significant thing…

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Amnesty alarmed at number of protesters killed in Guinea

Guinean police gather to disperse demonstrators during an opposition rally in Conakry on October 23, 2018 GuAmnesty International voiced concern Wednesday at the number of protesters killed in Guinea — three in the last fortnight and 18 this year — urging the government to “take all necessary measures to ensure the situation does not spiral out of control”. “Over the past year, protests in Guinea have been marked by appalling violence from all sides, including excessive use of force by the security forces,” said Francois Patuel, West Africa researcher with the human rights group. And he warned “the deployment of a military unit notorious for human rights violations risks further inflaming the situation.” Amnesty International “has verified videos and images showing members of the ‘Berets…

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Supreme Court Halts Run-off Vote Until NEC Hears Fraud Claim

The Supreme Court of Liberia on Monday ruled to halt a presidential run-off vote scheduled for Tuesday November 7, until the electoral commission investigates claims of fraud in the Oct. 10 first round poll. Former football player George Weah was set to run off against Vice President Joseph Boakai, but third-place candidate Charles Brumskine issued a formal complaint about widespread irregularities during the poll, delaying the second round vote.

Red Cross Says $6 Million In Donations, Payroll Stolen During Ebola Crisis

As Red Cross teams were busy saving lives during the Ebola outbreak, other staff members were scheming plans to steal money from the humanitarian organization. In doing so, some staff successfully stole an estimated $6 million in aid, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) confirmed, saying that they are “outraged” by the evidence and have “zero tolerance for fraud.”

After Panama Papers: Paradise Papers shake and shock world

ISLAMABAD: A treasure trove of documents has further unmasked the secretive world of tax havens shining light on the connection between money and power, further expanding the offshore club of Pakistanis. Included among them is Shaukat Aziz.

Sutherland Springs: Men chased Texas church shooting suspect

 Two men are being hailed as heroes for pursuing the gunman suspected of killing at least 26 people at a Texas church. Johnnie Langendorff told local media he had chased the gunman after seeing “two men exchanging gunfire”. “The shooter… fled in his vehicle, the other gentleman came and said we need to pursue him,” he said. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County.

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

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