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Pres. Weah Vows To Keep Pressure on Perpetrators of Corruption

The President of the Republic, Dr. George Manneh Weah, says while some of the public debates about corruption in the country is laden with unsubstantiated claims and propaganda-driven, his government has nonetheless made the fight against the vice a top priority. “We have acted without hesitation wherever and whenever there has been sufficient probable cause to do so – regardless of who was involved,” the President on Tuesday, September 16, 2020, told participants and panelists at the opening of an Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission in Congo Town. “These actions on the part of the government have led to dismissals, resignations, arrests and arraignment of many persons, including some of the high-ranking officials of this Government.” On his instructions, the President noted,…

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Senator Dillon’s ‘doctrine of stone and gun’ battles: See what this Writer Say about his psychological uprightness

Many Liberians were baffled by the reaction of a Liberian Senator, Darius Dillon to a clash between his supporters and those supporting his opponent in the pending midterm senatorial elections in Liberia. Dillon represents the opposition CPP. He recently threatened to stone the convoy and home of President George Weah if he (Dillon) was ever stoned again allegedly by people he claimed are supporting the Liberia leader. See below what this writer wrote about the Senator’s reaction. ‘I Will Stone Pres. Weah’s Convoy’: Is the Senator Alright? By Sherman C. Seequeh A senator of Montserrado County, in what is referred to as the “House of Elders”, and located in the “Seat of Powers”, Monrovia, has said this which I transcribed below unedited: “George Weah’s convoy?…

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China Pledges More Capacity- Building Opportunities to Liberia

The new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, accredited to Liberia has paid a courtesy call on Commerce and Industry Minister, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh, with capacity-building opportunities dominating the discussions. A Commerce Ministry release says during the discussions, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ren Yisheng expressed his country’s plans to promote ongoing cordial bilateral ties subsisting between Liberia and the People’s Republic of China at several constructive fronts, Topping the Tuesday, September 15, 2020, brief discussions between Minister Tarpeh and the Chinese envoy at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, are short and long term capacity- building opportunities for Liberians, including employees of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The release said Inferring from how the discussions between Commerce and Industry Minister Tarpeh and…

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FeJAL Wants Foreign Minister Designate Withdrawn Over Sexual Harassment Allegation

The Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) says its attention has been drawn to the grave allegation of sexual harassment levied against the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb Dee Maxwell S. Kemayah. The Association notes that it is glad that the President of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. George Weah, has launched an investigation to that effect. It says the President who is the Feminist-in-Chief needs to convince Liberians that he has a zero tolerance for sexual violence in any form as he proclaimed when he addressed the two-day anti-rape conference recently in Monrovia. “We crave the indulgence of President Weah to prove his commitment to ending rape by withdrawing the appointment of Amb Kemayah until he is purged off this grave allegation…

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Kenya Airways to Resume flights to Liberia and two other African nations

Kenya Airways said it will resume commercial passenger flights to Ghana and Sierra Leone on September 16 and to Liberia on September 17. The flag carrier said in an advertisement in the Daily Nation newspaper that it will fly four times a week to Accra and twice weekly to Freetown and Monrovia. In West Africa, the national carrier has already commenced operations on the Nairobi-Dakar (Senegal) route. Kenya Airways resumed international passenger service on August 1 with flights to Britain and Ethiopia while domestic service restarted on July 15 after the service was suspended in March to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Exhibit exceptional leadership for your country – Rawlings tells Malian military

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has urged the new leadership in Mali to use the transition period to exhibit exceptional leadership for the country and usher her into a prosperous era. The former President made the call when a four-man delegation of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) led by its Chairman, Colonel Assimi Goïta called on him on Tuesday. He urged the Malian leadership to mobilize their people into taking up productive activity through a positive vision to boost the country’s development. He also advised them to empower and encourage the people to own their political climate and to improve on the quality of multiparty democracy that Western powers “have hung around our necks.” “The level of…

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Rights Groups Write President George Weah on UNGA Speech and Accountability for Past Crimes

September 10, 2020 His Excellency George Weah President of the Republic of Liberia Re: 75th UN General Assembly High-Level General Debate Dear President Weah: We write ahead of the opening of the 75th UN General Assembly to follow-up on your comments during last year’s assembly on accountability for past crimes committed in Liberia. Specifically, we urge you to use your speech scheduled for September 23 during the High-Level General Debate to unequivocally commit to the establishment of a war crimes court for Liberia and to request the assistance of the United Nations in creating the court. Your statements at last year’s General Assembly on the establishment of a war crimes court were important and welcome: [T]hat we need to agree on a mechanism that would…

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Charles Taylor to remain in UK prison

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor will remain in a UK prison, a UN-backed court that tried him has said. Taylor, who waged a war in Liberia and ended up becoming its president, was forced out of office and later tried and convicted for his role in the conflict in neighbouring Sierra Leone. He was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2012 and sentenced to 50 years in jail. But the former Liberian president has always wanted to serve his term in Africa, a request that has been declined on security grounds. He launched his latest bid on grounds of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Special Court for Sierra Leone, which tried him, has since been replaced with the Residual Special Court…

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Liberia’s Cabinet Holds Special Meeting To act on Rape Recommendations

The Liberian cabinet is holding a special meeting today to deliberate on recommendations which came out of an anti-rape conference held recently in Monrovia. The President of Liberia, also referred to by many as the Feminist-in-Chief George Manneh Weah, has embarked on robust engagement with stakeholders and members of his government in tackling rape and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) which has become a pandemic in the country. In his closing remarks Wednesday, September 9,2020, at the end of a two-day Anti-Rape/SGBV Conference convened by his government at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, President Weah reiterated his zero-tolerance stance on issues of violence against women, vowing that he would leave no stone unturned in battling the pandemic and its perpetrators. “I have just been…

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Two GT Bank Employees Jailed For Allegedly Stealing L$10m from former Pres. Johnson-Sirleaf’s son Account

Two employees of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) has been sent to prison by the Monrovia City Court, for allegedly stealing over US$886 thousand and L$10 million from the accounts of former Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Deputy Governor Charles Sirleaf. The two GT Bank employees involved are identified as Andrea Doubah an Assigned Account Officer and Genesis David, Head of Operations. Both of them, according to investigation, allegedly affixed their signatures on several fake bank withdrawal slips to extract money from Sirleaf’s accounts. Defendants Doubah was charged with the commission of theft of property, forgery, aiding consummation of crime and criminal conspiracy while David was subsequently charged charge with criminal conspiracy, and criminal facilitation in line with Chapter 10, Section 10.4 and 10.4…

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

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