“We hope the closure of the bush schools will pave the way for the elimination of all harmful practices against women and girls in Liberia,” says Marie Goreth Nizigama, UN Women Country Representative for Liberia. “As the custodians of culture and traditional practices, traditional leaders play an important role in ending all forms of violence against women and girls. COVID-19 conditions are putting a lot of people under strain and increasing the risk of violence against women and girls. The Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations. In Liberia, the Initiative seeks to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls including Female Genital Mutilation.
May 16, 2020 14:37 UTC
In picture: Above is Solicitor General Sayma Cyrennius Cephus; (Below left to right) Mr. Charles E. Sirleaf, Mr. Milton A. Mr. Sirleaf is now a free man, while others, who were charged along with him were reduced to lesser charges and one still has all the original charges. When they went to Crane Currency, Crane Currency printed and delivered every other thing that they needed.”According to him, Sirleaf printed an entirely “new money”, containing L$500 denomination, which he said wasn’t the original objective and it was infused into the economy. Cephus said; adding, “That constitutes theft.”“They conspired, they concealed, they grossly misled and sabotaged the Liberian economy,” Cephus stressed. “All these monies were logged by the CBL (Central Bank of Liberia) and delivered into the reserved vaults of the CBL.”
May 16, 2020 03:33 UTC
Monrovia – Youths of Blogwein Community in Logan Town have launched an initiative to feed struggling parents, physically-challenged people, the underprivileged and the blind. By Edwin G. Genoway, Jr (231886458910)[email protected]The initiatives titled: “Help Blogwein Smile to Fight COVID-19,’ was initiated in order to raise food and non-food items as their (youths) way of giving back to the community they all grew up together. “This is not about politics, it’s about us giving back to the community we all grew up. As you can see, the bags of rice and other items were all provided by us and some friends that support our initiatives who have not lived in Blogwein,” Grant said. And we want to appreciate everyone whether in Liberia or abroad for the contribution you made.
May 16, 2020 03:00 UTC
Paynesville – In the wake of alleged xenophobic attacks meted against Africans living in China, the head of the St. Kizito Catholic Church, Father Ambrose Kroma has advised against any forms of retaliatory actions by Africans. In recent weeks, there have been reports of xenophobic attacks against Africans in the People’s Republic of China in the wake of a so-called second wave of the Coronavirus outbreak emanating from infections outside of China. While the authorities in China have denied these incidents, there have been documented accounts of some forms of maltreatment meted against the African community in Guangzhou, Southern China. This is not the time for accusation and this is not the time for retaliation,” he urged. May God in his mercy give us that deeper faith, that deeper courage and that deeper love to always forgive and to mend our broken fences.”
May 16, 2020 02:11 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), through its President Bishop Kortu K. Brown has called on the leaderships of various denominations and churches to optionally resume regular Sunday worship services, despite a request from President George Manneh Weah, calling for the reopening of churches this Sunday, May 17. Previously, the Liberian Chief Executive mandated the closure of all churches, and mosques, among others following the outbreak of Covid-19 in Liberia. Kortu Brown, President, Liberia Council of ChurchesBut addressing a news conference in Brewerville on Friday, Rev. Brown pointed out that the resumption of normal regular worship services in churches across the country lies in the preview of churches and denominations. “Reopening of churches or resumption of regular worship services should remain optional to every denomination or church based on the individual assessments of the situation”.
May 16, 2020 00:00 UTC
Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf underscored that the deadly Ebola virus could not be easily contained or restrained if the necessary support was not accorded Liberia during the 2014 outbreak. Nearly 5000 persons died in Liberia as a result of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the country in 2014, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Madam Sirleaf disclosed that following the outbreak of the killer disease in the post-conflict nation, she personally made a telephone call to President Obama, and wrote a letter to the world soliciting help and support. “President Obama responded so graciously and fully. Lockdown is temporarySince the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus across the world, including Liberia, authorities have introduced a lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus in their respective countries.
May 16, 2020 00:00 UTC
The Jackson Village gold mine collapsed last week, killing at least four miners and trapping more than ten others underground, police in Bong County told FrontPage Africa recently. The artisanal miners never emerged Wednesday, May 6 from after entering the night before, police said. As efforts to rescue the miners continue, authorities don’t know yet the exact number of trapped miners, although four are feared dead, Bong County police commander told FrontPage Africa. Togba said they had to step on dead bodies and there was a possibility of a high number of miners still underground. Those who survived were reported to have sought refuge in an area once drilled by miners who were looking for samples during exploration.
May 15, 2020 19:30 UTC
“The fact remains that we do not have the capacity to pay the surcharge as the industry has not generated that level of income. As we were under the belief that the surcharge was on hold, there were no attempts to pass this on to the customer,” the GSM Companies insisted. The surcharges would place Liberia as one of the most expensive countries for communications across Africa.” – Orange Liberia & Lonestar Cell MTNAre GSM Companies Depriving Government? In a recent analysis by T. Moses Saywah, he noted that despite the crumbling effect COVID-19 is having on businesses and the Liberian economy, GSM Companies in the country continue to flourish in their business. When business is good, that means tens of millions of dollars for both GSM companies.
May 15, 2020 16:18 UTC
A local official of Tappita, Nimba County said, speaking on condition of anonymity said the police beat Austin Gbor, a motor cyclist, broke his arm and abandoned him as he cried for help. But Police Spokesperson Moses Carter aid the motorcyclist got injured while running from the police, and the police did not intentionally injured him. Tappita, Nimba County – Reports from Tappita, Nimba County say officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and the Police Support Unit (PSU) of the Liberian National police assigned in the area to enforce Government’s lockdown mandate have injured a motorcyclist. But Police Spokesperson, Moses Carter, quoting the Nimba County Police Commander, said the motorcyclist got injured while running from the police, and the police did not intentionally injured him. However, since their deployment in the area, there have been reports of the use of excessive force against the residents.
May 15, 2020 14:26 UTC
ANC Political Leader Alexander B. Cummings (r), COP Acting Chairman, Menipakei Dumoe (l) and some officers of the LNP. “The constitution is regarded as the organic law of the land,” Mr. Cummings added. The police accorded us the opportunity to see Mr. Dumoe and I want to commend them for the opportunity”. Mr. Cummings added that Mr. Dumoe has done nothing illegal, or violated the laws of the country, through his comment posted on Facebook was “ill-advised”. The ANC leader has meanwhile promised to provide the necessary support to lawyers representing the legal interest of Mr. Dumoe in the matter.
May 14, 2020 23:26 UTC
Monrovia – Three (3) religious denominations in Liberia have rejected President George Manneh Weah’s pronouncement on the recommencement of divine worship services in churches operating in the country beginning this Sunday, May 17, 2020. Previously, the Liberian Chief Executive mandated the closure of all churches, and mosques, among others following the outbreak of Covid-19 in Liberia. In a statement issued under the signature of the Vicar General of the Episcopal Church in Liberia, The Ven. It remains whether or not churches of other denominations or beliefs will follow the decision taken by the Catholic, Bethel and Episcopal churches in Liberia to delay the commencement of regular worship services. Meanwhile, the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) is expected to reportedly issue a statement very soon.
May 14, 2020 23:14 UTC
By: Bishop D. Jensen Seyenkulo, Presiding BishopIn consultation with the Senior Pastors of the Monrovia District of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, I have come up with a plan for our Church. The ministry of the Lutheran Church in Liberia is in three-fold: Preaching, Teaching and Healing. We will update our church leaders and members on a weekly basis. God bless you; God bless the Lutheran Church in Liberia and God bless our nation, Liberia! D. Jensen SeyenkuloBishop, Lutheran Church in Liberia
May 14, 2020 20:48 UTC
Minister Dean said an investigation by the Joint Security Forces, which includes the examination of materials from Dumoe’s home, is continuing. Monrovia, May 14, 2020: Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean Jr. has ordered the release of opposition politician Menikpakei Dumoe. Dumoe was arrested on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after a search of his home – which was sanctioned by the courts – for making comments deemed threatening to national security. Minister Dean said an investigation by the Joint Security Forces, which includes the examination of materials from Dumoe’s home, is continuing. Liberia currently faces an existential threat that should claim the attention of all of us.
May 14, 2020 17:48 UTC
Senator Peter Coleman, Chair of the Senate Committee on Health says wants churches to remain closed, says opening could undermine the fight to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Monrovia – The Senate Committee on health has advised against President George Weah’s call for the resumption of worship services at churches and mosques across the country. Last week, President Weah announced the resumption of services with restriction to 25% of congregation present at one time. “I, and the people of Nimba County disagree on this announcement and want churches remain closed as was previously announced. Foreign travelers are prohibited from entering Liberia and the country’s land borders with Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Cote d’Ivoire remain closed, although transportation of essential goods is exempt.
May 14, 2020 14:42 UTC
Monrovia – Part of President George Weah’s stimulus Package plan is to provide free electricity for citizens during the lockdown under a declared State of Emergency. However, the company responsible for distribution, the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has told a Senate Oversight Committee that it is not capacitated to provide free electricity. The question is, how do they provide free power when their production level cannot meet the demand? The forty-five thousand household is a small percentage of the more than three hundred thousand households in Montserrado County. The question is, how do they provide free power when their production level cannot meet the demand?
May 14, 2020 14:19 UTC