The trial will return to Finland in May and the case is scheduled for judgement in the Finnish fall. Holding a war crimes trial on Liberian soil is a major development in the campaign for the establishment of a war crimes court for Liberia. Despite the 2009 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Liberia’s Legislature is yet to pass a law to approve a war crimes court for Liberia. Together, the two groups destabilized the Mano River basin killing an estimated 250,000 in Liberia, 50,000 in Sierra Leone and 1,000 in Guinea. He joined the group at the age of 21 in 1991 after it raided his village of Pujehun in Southern Sierra Leone.
January 29, 2021 06:33 UTC
MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has reliably gathered that the Liberian Senate has written President George Weah advising him to call on the embattled Chairman of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. FrontPageAfrica also gathered from some employees of the LACC that Cllr. On many occasions when the Judiciary Committee was asked to report its findings and recommendations to the Senate plenary, there was always an excuse about lack of attendance for meeting by committee members. The Senate Judiciary Committee members include; Senator Sherman (UP-Grand Cape Mount County) Chair, Senator Morris Saytumah (UP-Bomi County) Co-chair and Steve Zargo (LP-Lofa County) amongst others. The authenticity of his naturalization documents, also came into questioning as his Liberian passports contained several dates of birth.
January 29, 2021 06:22 UTC
The NSA was left as the only agency solely responsible for gathering national security intelligence, but having to conduct special investigations, whenever the need arises. Later, on August 30, 1974, the Act creating the National Security Agency (NSA) was published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, Liberia. Dr. Cassell and his family, including wife-Bindu Coleman Cassell and two kids, are currently in the country, extending helping hands to ess fortunate citizens. When quizzed whether the agency is specifically tailing Dr. Cassell, Director Pearson responded “no”. Suffering like slavesSpeaking further, Dr. Cassell observed that Liberians continue to suffer like “slaves” in their own country.
January 29, 2021 06:22 UTC
MONROVIA – The head of the National Road Fund, Mr. Boniface D. Satu says the road sector remains seriously challenged and there is a need for stakeholders of the sector to collaborate in addressing it. Mr. Satu said the meeting was aimed at reassuring stakeholders of the sector and the need to work together with commitment in transforming the sector. He believes that the road sector is challenged but is at the same time strongly optimistic that working together can help to address the problems appropriately. Satu lauded stakeholders for expressing the hope that everything will be done to address challenges facing road connectivity across the country. “The African Development Bank has ensured that we have all the computers needed, vehicles, marketing and branding and cash to support the road fund,” Mr. Satu said.
January 29, 2021 06:11 UTC
The source further alleged that the institution’s administration has refused to provide feeding for students, something that has, accordingly, also forced them to find alternative shelter at an extra unanticipated expense. According to the source, the administration is reportedly unable to provide other major campus needs, to include sanitary for over three years, which is also creating public health concern among the students. Apart from lack of feeding and household needs, the source alleged that TNIMA administration has since “refused to give students their US$100 stipend due them over the years. The source further stated that students have continuously engaged the TNIMA administration on the matter, but the institution remains tightlipped on the matter. “During the regime of Charles Taylor, students were at the dormitory, but since 2015 up to this regime, no one sleeps on campus and the dormitory needs serious renovation,” the source asserted.
January 29, 2021 06:11 UTC
Monrovia – Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence has written the Plenary of the Liberian Senate requesting the body to cancel the Loan Financing Agreement between Eton Finance PTE Ltd and the Government of Liberia and the Loan Financing Agreement between EBOMAF SA and the Republic of Liberia to avoid future embarrassment to the Country and future Government. According to her, it is about time for the Senate to swiftly act and cancel them. But if the Body does not take the immediate action by cancelling these two agreements, they stand to be legal and binding on Liberia. Accordingly, the construction period as set for in the agreement is 48 months from the day of commencement after the agreement was ratified by the Legislature and approved by the President. The Senate has received her communication and forwarded it to the Joint Committee on Judiciary, and Ways Means and Finance for action in two weeks.
January 29, 2021 06:00 UTC
Monrovia – One of Liberia’s top female politicians, Edith Gongloe-Weh says unfavorable events against women candidates in Gbarpolu and Nimba Counties in the just ended special senatorial elections are calculated attempts to silence women in Liberian politics. The women of Nimba and Gbarpolu Counties stood up. The case was transferred to Monrovia after the first hearing in Sanniquellie on the request of Madam Gongloe-Weh and lawyers, citing security reasons. We were already following the Gbarpolu case where Madam Botoe was threatened with the country devil, beaten and one of her female supporters reportedly sexually abused. “Unfortunately, Madam Gongloe-weh who felt that she was cheated filed the complaints before NEC on the 13th of December.
January 29, 2021 06:00 UTC
Darius Dillon took to Facebook to double down on his support for Musa Bility, the new chairperson of the Liberty Party. I know the CDC regime is a mess, but Darius Dillon is not the solution. I have never thought that the social degenerate Darius Dillon had any progressive bone in him, not least because of his phony credentials. First, one can credit his rise to political stardom to the degeneration of the CDC regime. Musa Bility exploited his connections with the erstwhile UP government to plunder and accumulate.
January 28, 2021 13:07 UTC
Monrovia – On January 20, 2021, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Millennium Challenge Account Liberia (MCA-L) marked the close of Liberia`s Compact. The closure of the Compact in Liberia is consistent with the fixed 5-year life span of MCC compacts. Liberia’s eligibility for a second compact will depend on its performance on subsequent MCC scorecards and a performance evaluation on the implementation of the initial compact. Last year, Liberia improved its scorecard performance bypassing 9 out of 20 indicators, compared to 8 out of 20 indicators in the previous year. If Liberia’s performance continues to improve, eligibility for a second compact is possible since a country needs to pass 10 out of 20 indicators.
January 28, 2021 12:45 UTC
Monrovia – Tough-talking opposition leader Alexander Cummings says President George Weah’s pledge to fight corruption in his State of the Nation Address was just another long list of broken promises he keeps making to the Liberian people. “Liberians do not need President Weah, or me to tell them that the promise to fight corruption was really another in a long list of promises made only to be broken. In the middle of his term, it is reported that the President has fulfilled only 8% of his promises made,” the CPP Chairman charged. The completed roads, the President noted, include 50 kilometers from Harper to Karloken and 16 kilometers from Harper Junction to Cavalla River. According to him, the past government worked with the international partners and established by legislation in 2015 the National Road Fund, with the sole objective of generating domestic resources to facilitate major investments in the maintenance and rehabilitation of the national road network across the country.
January 28, 2021 06:11 UTC
The grant is expected to boost their capacity to supply the local market. Over the weekend, the Ministry of Agriculture handed checks ranging from US$500 to US$700 to agribusinesses who were selected after a vetting process. A total grant of US$295,751.00 was provided to 109 agribusinesses in the formal and informal sectors. She said for the agriculture sector to develop, the capacity of food processors, aggregators, inputs suppliers and other value chains must be built. According to her, the administration of President George Weah is doing all it can to ensure transformation in the agriculture sector.
January 28, 2021 06:04 UTC
MONROVIA – Senator Darius Dillon (CPP-Montserrado County) has submitted a bill that seeks to amend several portions of the National Code of Conduct, especially relating to the use of government properties for political activities. In his bill, Senator Dillon laid emphasis on Part 5, Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 of the Code of Conduct. In his proposed amendment, Sen. Dillon wants the law to be applied both during and after work hours. The current law mandates officials of the executive to resign two years to an election year. In his opinion, officials of the executive should be given dispensation in the exercise of their political rights, especially during electoral processes.
January 28, 2021 05:48 UTC
Johannesburg – In a unique public/private partnership, MTN, Africa’s leading mobile network, has announced a donation of US$25 million to support the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. On 14 January 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairperson of the African Union, announced that the African Union had secured a provisional 270 million COVID-19 vaccine doses on behalf of its Member States, through advance procurement commitment guarantees of up to US$2 billion to the manufacturers by the African Export-Import Bank. This was an important milestone in efforts to ensure equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine for Africa’s people. Contributions by private organisations, like MTN, are therefore essential to help the continent reach its target. “In the coming months, MTN Group will look at similar support commitments for the markets in which we operate in the Middle East.”
January 27, 2021 15:11 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberia Football Association (LFA) will shortly kick-off its headquarters project on the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Boulevard. An architectural design by CESAF-Liberia Limited has been approved by the executive committee. The LFA and CESAF signed a US$1.4 million contract on 29 January 2020 to build its headquarters. LFA President Mustapha Raji and CESAF manager Diego Pol signed the project, which should have lasted for 20 months but was severely obstructed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In March 2017, CESAF-Liberia participated in a tender for the design and construction of the LFA future headquarters with funds from FIFA.
January 27, 2021 12:33 UTC
MONROVIA – In recent years, illicit drug abuse in Liberia has become a serious problem, as many talented individuals now transmute addicts and a problem for public health and law. “This is a holistic approach to the drug problem more than ever before and I am hopeful this will bring it down. From what we have seen so far, most drug addicts want to change and they are coming in by themselves.” she added. While hooked on drugs, Lady Piso said it made her to lose focus and to carry on foolish behavior. “The foundation is intended to STOP the stigma associated with drug addicts in Liberia by working with the individuals to grow their talents through education, rehabilitation, and self-sustenance.
January 27, 2021 12:00 UTC