NEC Rejects Kanweah and Sulunteh

The Code of Conduct in Liberia has started to take effect, with the rejection of two vice presidential candidates. NEC said it rejected the vice standard bearers of the opposition Liberty Party, Harrison Kanweah and the Alternative National Congress, Jeremiah Sulunteh.

George Weah Gets Ready For Campaign

-Dedicates Three New Buses, Visits Cape Mount County The Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) George Manneh Weah is concluding preparations for a robust campaign for the October presidential and representative’s polls. The former soccer star has promised to surpass opponents in gathering campaign logistics, and it appears he has done just that. He brought into the country dozens of four-wheel jeeps, hundreds of motor bikes and logistical Lorries, and over the weekend, he unveiled three huge buses.

Multitude Follows Brumskine To File Nomination Papers

Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine yesterday drew massive crowd when he went to file his nomination papers with the National elections commission. The crowd mostly young people, market women and nearby shop owners chanted slogans and sang as Brumskine made his way through the SKD sports stadium where the nomination process is taking place.

Angry ‘Killer Bean’ Drivers Storm LNP Headquarters

A conglomeration of drivers, under the banner Yelow ‘Bus Driver Association’ has stormed the Liberia National Police Headquarters in Monrovia, demanding the LNP to provide security for their buses. Yellow Buses are commonly referred to as ‘Killer Bean’ because of their reckless style driving in the city. Speaking in separate interviews with our reporter, the angry drivers said their demand is in respond to the constant burning of their vehicles by reckless and angry motorcyclists.  

ECOWAS Court Expresses Dismay over Proposed Reduction of Judges from Seven to Five

The Community Court of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), has expressed dismay over the proposed reduction of the number of Judges from seven to five. It said the institutional reforms announced in Monrovia, during the recent statutory meetings held in June 2017, did not augur well for the development of community justice in the sub regional space.

Drama Over Failed ADA Rice Project At Capitol

Serious drama occurred recently at the House of Representatives when Unity Party lawmakers rejected to hear a communication from Grand Bassa County Representative Jeh Byron Brown seeking plenary intervention to probe a collapsed US$30 million agreement which was intended to do mechanize rice production in Lofa County. The African Development Aid (ADA) Project was funded by the late Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Kadhafi with some US$30 million intended to mechanize the production of rice in Foya District, Lofa County.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Announces The 2017 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows From Liberia, Botswana And Senegal

LONDON:  The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced today the 2017 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows, who will make up the programme’s sixth cohort. The three Ibrahim Fellows are Robtel Neajai Pailey (Liberia) who will join the African Development Bank (AfDB), Ndapiwa Segole (Botswana) who will join UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Oulimata Fall (Senegal) who will join International Trade Centre (ITC). The programme is designed to mentor future African Leaders. The candidates, chosen from among a pool of over 2,000 applicants, will take up posts in these three multinational organisations and benefit from direct mentorship of their current leaders.

Senate Pro-tempore Meets Chinese Envoy

 The President Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate and Chairman of Gbarpolu County Legislative Caucus Sen. Armah Zolu Jallah has lauded the bilateral relationship which subsists between Liberia and Mainland China, which he said has accrued many dividends to both countries including reciprocal diplomatic ties, road construction, sports, and health. The Pro tem was speaking when he received in audience on Wednesday, July 5th at his Capitol Building Office, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China.

The Crucifixion of Liberianization: Why Give A Whopping 30-Year Tax Break To A Lebanese-owned Hotel?

In a bid to be re-elected in 2011, Africa’s first female President signed an official contract with all Liberians through a solemn pledge consisting of twenty promises. As part of those 20 promises, these were Madam Sirleaf’s words to all Liberian voters during the campaign period in 2011: 1.    We pledge to ensure that Liberian businesses/companies have increased access to finance. 2.    We pledge to ensure double-digit growth to address poverty. 3.    We pledge to ensure no fewer than 20,000 jobs every year.

Open Letter To Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai

July 4, 2017 His Excellency Joseph Nyumah Boakai Vice President and President of Liberian Senate Republic of Liberia Ref: When Liberians Become Foreigners in Liberia: Where is your voice and why aren’t you standing up? Dear Vice President Boakai: In search of a flourishing democratic space with new hope which propels our nation towards an irreversible dais of equality, justice, economic freedom, national unity and peace, I profoundly bring you thoughtful compliments ahead of Liberia’s 170th Independence Day celebration.

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Video of the day

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