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2016-08-30 House of Representatives Leadership Crisis Spillover to Liberian Senate
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The fight for leadership change at the House of Representatives has stalled major national undertakings for more than a month with crucial bills including the Land Rights Act and other essential instruments such the draft national budget 2016/2017 currently getting dusty at the Legislature.

2016-08-30 Speaker Tyler Must Go - but All Accused Must Be Recused
[FrontPageAfrica] REV. KORTU BROWN struck a chord at the weekend when he called on both indicted and accused persons in the Global Witness Report, captioned: "The Deceivers", from the Legislative and Executive Branches of Government [of Liberia] to recuse themselves from their various official functions in the interest of peace and a fair trial.

2016-08-30 Choosing the Hero - a Story of Triumph of the Human Spirit Over Adversity
[FrontPageAfrica] The recently published book - Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa's First Woman President, is highly informative and insightful.

2016-08-30 Finance Ministry Official Nudges Students to Maintain Integrity
[LINA] The Assistant Finance Minister for Expenditure has challenged Liberian students to maintain integrity and strive to succeed in their professional careers.

2016-08-30 Sen. Gaye Wants Stakeholders Intervene in Lower House Crisis
[LINA] Grand Gedeh County Senator G. Alphonso Gaye has called on the Inter-religious Council of Liberia, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), ECOWAS and the US Embassy to mediate the crisis at the House of Representatives.

2016-08-30 Health Minister, JFK Board Appear Before Senate Today
[Observer] The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Peter Coleman: "There is a need for change of administration at the JFK and the way it is run."

2016-08-30 LTA Nabs 145 Illegal Calls On Novafone Network
[Observer] The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) says anti-fraud key indicators have uncovered illegal calls being made by Novafone SIM numbers to international numbers.

2016-08-30 Mills Jones Presidential Bid Gains Support
[Observer] Dr. J. Mills Jones's quest for the presidency gained momentum from hundreds of residents in Montserrado County Electoral District #15 who pledged their support to his campaign.

2016-08-30 Nurses Spot Danger Signs in Babies At Healthcare Clinic in Buchanan
[Observer] Ebola exposed the weakness of Liberia's health system but some clinics are now offering more effective diagnosis and streamlined services

2016-08-30 Liberian Senate to Intervene in House of Representatives Leadership Saga
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate said his legislative body has set up a peace committee to try to resolve the stalemate in the House of Representatives.

2016-08-30 Amb. Brown Assures UN Security Council of Liberia's Security
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Lewis Brown, II has told the UN Security Council that the country is safe and stable, assuring that the Liberian Government wishes to reassure the Security Council and the broader international community of its renewed commitment to take every measure necessary to safeguard the peace, security and stability.

2016-08-30 GYCCN Targets Street Selling Children for Education
[Observer] The Global Youth and Children for Christ Network (GYCCN) is targeting children who sell on the streets to offer them 'free education' as schools are about to open for the 2016/2017 academic year, the executive director has said.

2016-08-30 President Sirleaf Suspends Tariff On Rice
[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 80; effectively as of August 25, 2016 extending Executive Order No. 70 on the suspension of tariff on rice.

2016-08-30 Global Fund Commits U.S.$24 Billion to African Health Sector
[LINA] Global Fund has committed itself to investing US$24 billion in Africa over the next three to five years.

2016-08-30 Govt Provides Over 10,000 Local, Int'l Scholarships
[LINA] The Liberian Government has provided about 10,400 local and international scholarships to Liberian students over the past 10 years, according to officials of the Ministry of Education.

2016-08-30 UN Strategic Assessment Team Arrives in Liberia Today
[LINA] A strategic assessment mission from the United Nations headquarters in New York is expected to arrive in the country today, August 29, to advance recommendations on the withdrawal of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

2016-08-30 Liberia Must Learn to Honor Rights of Rural Residents to Manage Land
[FrontPageAfrica] Liberia, the first African country to declare itself a republic and one of three African nations to take part in the establishment and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, is on the brink of its own landmark achievement in human rights. Internal peace and security is within sight, an amazing vision after the recent Ebola epidemic devastated a country still scarred by decades of civil war.

2016-08-30 Liberia - the Lesson From Rio Olympics
[Observer] By now the Liberian delegation to the XXXI Olympiad - the 2016 Summer Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is back home and we must commend Liberia National Olympic Committee president Phillibert Browne for being able to 'secure money' from a local bank to honor Liberia's presence in Rio.

2016-08-30 Bong College Prexy Calls for Financial Support
[LINA] The Chairperson of the Interim Management Team of the Bong County Technical College (BCTC), Dr. Roland Massaquoi, has called on citizens of the county to galvanize financial support for the college to enable it run as a full university in the future.

2016-08-30 Kamara Wants Salaries of Public Officials Sliced to Support Education
[LINA] Press Union of Liberia (PUL) President K. Abdullai Kamara has recommended that the salaries of government officials be sliced and the amount realized used for the education of Liberian youths.

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