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2015-04-24 Ebola - UN Launches Push to Engage More Women, Community Leaders in Fight Against Disease
[UN News] With fresh statistics on the Ebola outbreak reflecting a halt in the decline in West Africa, the United Nations today began a campaign to engage more women - who have been disproportionately affected by the disease - as well as local traditional healers, to encourage communities to become more involved to bring down infection rates to zero.

2015-04-24 NPA MD, Others Only Accused, Not Guilty,' - Says Gov't
[LINA] The Government of Liberia has clarified that the suspension of the Managing Director of National Port Authority (NPA), Matilda Parker, and others by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf does not in any way suggest that they are guilty of committing any crime.

2015-04-24 Over U.S.$104.8 Million Needed for UNMIL Drawdown
[Observer] The Senate Committee on Defense, Security, Intelligence & Veterans Affairs, has reported to Senate plenary that the proposed UNMIL drawdown plan developed by the Government of Liberia and UNMIL covering the three fiscal periods of 2015-2018 will cost US$104,848,878.45, an amount which it concedes the government cannot handle alone.

2015-04-24 Pres. Sirleaf Suspends NPA Boss, Comptroller, Others
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has suspended with immediate effect the Managing Director and Comptroller of the National Port Authority (NPA), Mrs. Matilda W. Parker and Mrs. Christina K. Pealay, respectively based on findings of an investigation by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).

2015-04-24 'VP Boakai Wants Expanded Indonesian Assistance for Youth Empowerment'
[Legislature of Liberia] On April 21, 2015 the President of the Liberian Senate and Vice President, the Honorable Joseph N. Boakai, made a called for greater cooperation between Indonesia and Liberia with particular emphasis on youth empowerment and job creation. He said there is a need to create new skill sets for Liberian youth, many of whom, the Vice President observed, were unemployed.

2015-04-24 Pres. Sirleaf Wants More Time to Submit Draft Budget
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has requested the National Legislature to extend the deadline for the submission of the draft budget for Fiscal Year 2015/2016 from April 30 to May 31, 2015.

2015-04-24 Liberia Deposits Ratification of Arms Trade Treaty
[LINA] Liberia has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty to fulfill its national and international obligation to prevent illicit trade and transfer of Conventional Weapons worldwide.

2015-04-24 Govt. Defends Arrest of 20 Persons in Paynesville Incident
[LINA] The Government of Liberia has described as a demonstration of respect for the rights of citizens and the rule of law, the formal charge of 20 persons arrested in connection with the recent violence in Paynesville by the Liberia National Police (LNP).

2015-04-24 A Healthy, Hopeful Sign - Strict 'Preventive' Enforcement Meets Guinea Border Reopening
[Observer] Our Nimba Correspondent Ishmael Menkor recently reported that the Republic of Guinea government had finally reopened its border with Liberia, amid strict enforcement of all preventive measures.

2015-04-24 Sannoh, Massaquoi Fail to Appear Before House
[LINA] Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh and Police Director Chris Massaquoi have failed to honor an invitation from the House of Representatives to appear before Plenary on Thursday, April 23.

2015-04-24 IMF Ranks Liberia 181st Poorest Economy in the World
[LINA] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has ranked Liberia 181 of 184 countries with the lowest and poorest economy of the world today.

2015-04-24 30 Motorcyclists Charged With Multiple Crimes
[Observer] The Liberia National Police (LNP) has completed its investigations, charged and forwarded to court thirty motorcyclists for their involvement in the Thursday April 16, violent protest in the City of Paynesville that led to the burning down of a police station and five other stations vandalized.

2015-04-24 A Closer Look At Alternative Land Dispute Resolution (ALDR) Systems
[Observer] As inscribed in the Act establishing the Land Commission, one of the duties and functions is to promote "prompt and fair resolution of conflicts over land." Even though the Commission itself does not have an adjudicatory or implementation role, notwithstanding, the Commission has the mandate to initiate activities that facilitate the settlement of land conflicts in such a manner that will promote "equitable and productive access to the nation's land, both public and private;" "security of tenure in land an

2015-04-24 Muslim Council Writes GOL, UNMIL
[New Dawn] The Muslim Reformation Council of Liberia has written series of letters to the Government of Liberia and the United Nations Mission in Liberia or UNMIL, outlining series of grievances and demanding immediate action.

2015-04-24 Senate Dissects GC's Communication
[New Dawn] The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has mandated its committee on Internal Affairs to take a critical and holistic look at a formal communication forwarded to the Upper House by the Governance Commission or GC, headed by Professor Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer.

2015-04-24 W.H.O. Alerts Regional Challenges
[New Dawn] The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, says the region still faces tremendous problems of capacity, emergency response, and so many needs in weak health systems.

2015-04-24 Over 2000 Liberians Trained in China
[LINA] The Chinese Embassy near Monrovia has disclosed that China provided 187 Chinese Government Scholarships to Liberians in 201 and will provide 19 more scholarships in 2015.

2015-04-24 Kupee Officially Takes Over LPRC
[LINA] The former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), T. Nelson Williams Jr., has challenged employees of the company to remain dedicated to ensure that all targeted projects are completed by the 2016 timeline.

2015-04-23 Samukai Calls for Non-Lethal Support for Liberia's Security
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, Jr, has called on the European Union (EU) for non-lethal support to Liberia's security sector as UNMIL effects its draw down plan. The Minister says it is indispensible for the EU to lend logistical support as Liberia's security sector prepares to play its constitutional role in protecting the strategic depth of the country.

2015-04-23 Liberian Police Arrest 30 Motorcyclists - Forwarded to Court
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -At least 30 motorcyclists have been arrested, charged and forwarded to court for prosecution on criminal charges. They were arrested following their alleged involvement in the April 16, 2015 violence in Paynesville after the death of the colleague Alfred Tarnue who was allegedly killed by a Police officer. According to the Liberia National Police Charge sheet they have completed an investigation on the motorcyclists that led to the burning down of a Police station, and vandalizing of five others.

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