OHCHR’s Ebai Emetine said to ensure the government’s compliance, the national human rights watchdog in Liberia will monitor, document, and report any human rights violations and acknowledge government’s compliance to human rights obligation during the state of emergency. Monrovia – In the wake of the Government of Liberia declared state of emergency, the Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform (CSO Platform) with support from the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) has launched a technical working group to monitor the human rights perspective of COVID-19. He revealed a monitoring template has been developed to guide all human rights officers in the field to report weekly and how to receive complaints from the public on human rights issues within communities. To ensure the government’s compliance, the national human rights watchdog in Liberia will monitor, document, and report any human rights violations and acknowledge government’s compliance to human rights obligation during the period, she revealed. And since the establishment of OHCHR-Liberia Country office, it has been working with the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR), the CSO Human Rights Platform and other partners carrying out its overall mandate of protecting and promoting human rights of persons in Liberia.
May 31, 2020 22:39 UTC
MONROVIA – President George Weah’s COVID-19 awareness song ‘Let’s Stand Together to Fight Corona“, will be a part of the second phase of UNESCO’s #DontGoViral campaign. “The Liberian leader was also asked to be the public ambassador of the campaign in order to mobilize innovators and artists across Africa,” President Weah’s office confirmed. Weah’s office said he penned it himself. Liberia has 280 declared cases so far and 27 COVID-19 deaths. During the 2014 Ebola crisis, when he was a senator, he released an awareness song.
May 31, 2020 22:15 UTC
In fact, she has become the epitome of courage, strength —mental and physical—and determination to physically challenged people in Bong County. In fact, I have my own house and sending my children to one of the expensive schools in Gbarnga,” she said. Esther said the admonishment from friends and family members to never give up in life continues to inspire her. “I would urge employers to look past people’s disabilities and value what they have to offer for their employment,” she adds. Esther has become the embodiment of courage, strength and determination for many in Bong County.
May 31, 2020 22:15 UTC
Johnson Chulutay, the stepfather of the 15-year-old girl he raped and impregnated was captured Sunday night, hiding out in the Mount Barclay area. Monrovia – Johnson Chulutay, the stepfather of the 15-year-old girl he raped and impregnated has been captured. Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean confirmed to FrontPageAfrica late Sunday that Mr. Chulutay was arrested in the Mount Barclay area. Last Wednesday, Mary Chulutay, the mother of the survivor was arrested and is currently helping police with the investigation. The survivor lamented: “That day, when my ma was going to sell, she told me to lock the door.
May 31, 2020 22:01 UTC
The project communities are in Gbarpolu, Grand Cape Mount and Sinoe Counties. The total cost of the intervention in the four Counties including Montserrado is in the tone of US$78,000. The organization also provided a total of 420 bags of rice to the targeted communities outside of Montserrado County. SCNL is also carrying out sustained education and awareness through radio jingle, drama, interviews, news broadcast on local radio stations in both English and local languages spoken in the project communities. Receiving the materials on behalf of Montserrado County Health Team, Mr. Sapleh Duo lauded SCNL for the materials and promised to use the items for its intended purpose.
May 31, 2020 21:58 UTC
MONROVIA – The Global Outreach and Development Foundation, Inc. (GODF), in collaboration with the Joseph Nyuma Boakai Foundation has donated medical, sanitary, protective, and self-care resources to augment the current efforts by healthcare professionals at the Tappita Hospital. The Global Outreach and Development Foundation is a US-based organization that provides charitable services to the citizens of the countries in which it operates. “The Tappita Hospital is a major regional health facility serving a lot of people in Nimba and surrounding counties. Providers at the facility including; doctors and nurses are in need of essential medical, protective, sanitary and other self-care supplies. The global outreach and development foundation and JNB Foundation have pleaded to continue to work together with the hospital and other facilities helping communities around the country in the fight against the scourge.”
May 31, 2020 21:56 UTC
MONROVIA – Liberia’s Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Musu Jatu Ruhle, has on behalf of the Liberian Embassy donated an outdoor a 200-liter hand washing tank to security officers at the Liberia-Sierra Leone border. Other items donated include hand sanitizers, spray peddler along with over 200 masks to be used by the security, Liberians and other foreign nationals going through the border. Upon receiving the sanitary hand washing tank, Col. Saxon Tamgbo of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) who serves as the commander of the Liberia-Sierra Leone joint security apparatus at the Mano River border expressed his appreciation to Embassy for the gesture. He said it will help to save travelers as well as the security personnel against the COVID-19 scourge. She said, the Embassy recently supplied several dozens of sanitary kits to a COVID-19 quarantine center within the Mano River Border and to the Liberian Integration Camp in Waterloo, on the outskirts of the capital, Freetown.
May 31, 2020 21:45 UTC
MONROVIA – The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) says it is deeply troubled by persistent sexual and gender-based violence and attacks on women and girls especially during this COVID-19 crisis when everyone should be practicing social distancing. Sexual and gender-based violence at this time undermines the fight against COVID-19. These onslaughts mostly against women and girls must be stopped. These acts of savagery against women and girls also perpetuate gender inequality in the society. AFELL stands ready to collaborate with the Ministry of Justice in the prosecution of the alleged perpetrators.
May 31, 2020 21:43 UTC
Monrovia – President George Manneh Weah has donated 300 bags of rice and 700 face masks to the Liberia Football Association (LFA). Making the presentation on Friday, May 29, Youth and Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson said it was the president’s way of identifying with the male and female national teams during the coronavirus pandemic. Receiving the items, LFA Vice President Wilmot Smith thanked the chief patron of sports, while promising that the items will be used for the intended purpose. Smith also lauded the cordiality that exists between the LFA and sports ministry. The LFA will begin the distribution of the items to players on Monday.
May 31, 2020 21:42 UTC
MONROVIA – United Bank for Africa (UBA) celebrated Africa Day 2020, by bringing together global leaders at the 2nd UBA Africa Day Conversations, screened live across the continent. UBA helps set the debate around African economic development through its series of “Africa Conversations”. Leaders emphasised the need for meaningful collaboration between governments and the private sector, as a requirement for the quick recovery of the economy of the African continent post Covid-19. “African governments need to accept the support of the Private Sector in alleviating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. The UBA Africa Conversations concluded with the need to act quickly and effectively, highlighting that Africa has lessons to teach the world in containment, but was economically vulnerable.
May 31, 2020 21:42 UTC
Monrovia – The Collaboration of Political Parties (CPP) expresses grave disappointment over the decision of the Liberian Senate to investigate Senator Darius Dillion for making comments critical of the Liberian Senate. The CPP acknowledges the bravery of Sen. Dillon to expose bribery in the Senate, which understandably caused embarrassment to Senators, but done in the best national interest of Liberia. The CPP vehemently objects and will oppose any attempt to silence, suspend or remove Dillon from the Senate. The CPP strongly condemns the Senate’s harassment and intimidation of Dillon for doing the right thing. We call on all well-meaning Liberians to stand against this injustice and ensure that Sen. Dillon remains in the Senate to continue fighting for you.
May 31, 2020 13:30 UTC
Group of 17 pre-trial detainees released from prison by court order. The LNBA is an umbrella organization responsible for serving and regulating the practice of all legal practitioners. Over the past 2 months, LAC advocacy has triggered the court ordered release of nearly 200 PTDs. Since 2017, LNBA/LAC staff have been advocating for the immediate release of these PTDs with support from USAID’s Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption Program (LPAC). Mr. Furnari also praised the LNBA Executive Committee for creating a special COVID-19 Committee led by Dr/Atty.
May 31, 2020 11:48 UTC
The Movement Against Violence and Impunity in Africa (MAVIA) is calling on the Supreme Court of Liberia to immediately release rulings into the case, Isaac Jackson versus Government of Liberia. This case is long overdue and stalled the effective running of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, United Kingdom. Jackson took his case to the Supreme Court, there has been no ruling. You know Isaac Jackson represents Liberia at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, United Kingdom. Isaac W. Jackson, embattled Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization and the Government of the Republic of Liberia.
May 31, 2020 11:37 UTC
President Weah, organizers of the online sports conference, along with Youth and Sports Minister Zoegar Wilson“We are all aware, there have been millions of people who have contracted the disease in the past few months. In addition, many of the world’s largest and most prosperous economies are being shattered by the effects of Covid-19, causing businesses’ failures, massive unemployment, and the reduction of productivity and growth,” President Weah said. He added: “The fact remains that the negative impact even a small downturn in our economies is magnified and aggravated. “Without a doubt, sports have been an important unifying factor in maintaining social cohesion, youth development, and peace in our respective countries. Weah: ‘Without a doubt, sports have been an important unifying factor in maintaining social cohesion, youth development, and peace in our respective countries’.
May 31, 2020 06:56 UTC
he Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat urged the authorities in the United States of America to intensify their efforts to ensure the total elimination of all forms of discrimination based on race or ethnic originAddis Ababa – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has strongly condemned the murder of George Floyd that occurred in the United States of America at the hands of law enforcement officers, and wishes to extend his deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Recalling the historic Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU) Resolution on Racial Discrimination in the United States of America made by African Heads of State and Government, at the OAU’s First Assembly Meeting held in Cairo, Egypt from 17 to 24 July 1964, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission firmly reaffirms and reiterates the African Union’s rejection of the continuing discriminatory practices against Black citizens of the United States of America. He further urges the authorities in the United States of America to intensify their efforts to ensure the total elimination of all forms of discrimination based on race or ethnic origin.
May 29, 2020 09:56 UTC