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.”
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.
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.
-As NEC Declares 2nd Round Campaign Opened Montserrado County Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change is going head on with Vice President Joseph Boakai of the ruling Unity Party in the Presidential round off vote. Final official results from Liberia’s presidential election put former football star George Weah ahead with 38.4 percent of the vote, almost 10 percentage points ahead of his closest rival. His rival Vice President Joseph Boakai, got 28.8 percent, in a run-off next month.
The All Liberian Party (ALP) is demanding a re-run of the October 10 elections under the leadership of a new National Elections Commission (NEC), whose Chairman and Board Members will be more competent and impartial. ALP in a statement signed by it National Chairman Secretary General David Kiamu and National Chairman Theodore Momo, Jr. said “We are drawn to this determination by virtually the same inclination of other political parties who have suffered afflictions, as the All Liberian Party.”
The National Elections Commission of Liberia (NEC) says it has nullified almost 85,000 votes during counting of ballot papers during the just ended elections. The nullification is due to wrong marking of preferred candidates on the ballot papers by electorates during voting. If NEC’s claim is correct, this very alarming almost 85,000 is a combined votes of two small counties in the Southeast of Liberia.
Ahead of the a potential second round of polls in the Presidential elections between the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the governing Unity Party, the UP has embarked on a massive reconciliation discussions with several disenchanted UP supporters including Margibi strongman, Representative Ben Fofana.
By Associated Press A woman drowned her infant son and his 5-year-old half-brother in a bathtub hours after she called police and told them she was worried about being deported, a Delaware police chief said Tuesday. Kula Pelima, a native of Liberia who has lived in the U.S. for two decades, called 911 about 3:45 a.m. Monday, fearing that her visa had lapsed, Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy said at a news conference.
MONROVIA (Reuters) – George Weah has been here before: on the goal line of the Liberian presidency, one run-off vote from victory. Unlike in 2005, however, his support is much wider and many expect him at last to succeed. The 1995 European soccer player of the year won 39 percent of votes in first round presidential polls last week, with 95 percent of votes counted. The final result is due on Wednesday.
A former US sniper instructor, nicknamed “Rambo” and currently serving 20 years in prison, has been accused of being part of an even bigger conspiracy.