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2017-03-01 VP Boakai Accuses President Sirleaf of Not Supporting Ruling Party
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf might be wiping her hands off the Unity Party as her tenure comes to an end and many are taking notice, including Vice president Joseph N. Boakai.

2017-03-01 Premier Says Africa Needs Economic Emancipation
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia and Liberia have taken bold steps to enhance their ties.

2017-03-01 The Executive Mansion Speaks On Frontpage Africa's Publication Attributed to H.E Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Vice President of Liberia.
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed surprise at a FrontPage Africa's publication reported to be a recent statement by Vice President H.E. Joseph Nyumah Boakai.

2017-03-01 The Naked Truth About 2017
[Observer] The dawn of 2017 signals a new beginning for many Liberians. In addition to the many New Year's resolutions, it is the year in which Liberians are expected to go to the polls to elect a president along with 73 representatives for the next six years. The process that has commenced with a voters' registration exercise has seen many first-time voters forming long queues just to exercise their right as Liberian citizens. While it is true that many are reluctant and do not see the need to vote, others have must

2017-03-01 21 Rural Reporters Undergo Training in Election Coverage
[Observer] Reporters from 21 community radio stations have completed a three day intensive training to effectively report on the upcoming presidential and legislative elections, the training organizers have said.

2017-03-01 CBL Lacks Capacity to Regulate Foreign Exchange
[NEWS] Senate Committee Chairperson on Banking and Currency, Marshall Dennis says the Central Bank of Liberia lacks the capacity to regulate Liberia's foreign exchange. The failure by the CBL has led to the depreciation of the Liberian dollars.

2017-03-01 Nocal Under Senate's Probe
[NEWS] The Senate has mandated the joint committees on Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment as well as Public Corporation and Ways, Means and Finance to probe allegation of huge salary in the amount of US$1M (USD 1,000,000.00) at the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL).

2017-03-01 Karnwea Tipped As Brumskine's Running Mate
[NEWS] From all indications, Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine will not be the running mate to Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, despite previous reports that he (Boakai) had been persuaded by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to consider the Liberian lawyer on the ruling party ticket.

2017-03-01 Liberian President Johnson-Sirleaf Admits Error in New Tax Law
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson has admitted that an error in the new tax law is responsible for an increase in taxes, thus becoming a burden especially on small and medium enterprises.

2017-03-01 General Auditing Commission Observes Abnormalities in Govt Finances
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The General Auditing Commission (GAC) has completed and submitted to the National Legislature audit of the Audit of the Government of Liberia (GoL) Consolidated Fund Financial Statements for the fiscal Period 2014/2015.

2017-03-01 National Elections Commission Registers 166,818 in Bong County
[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga County -The National Elections Commission local office in Bong County has reported the registration of 166,618 persons in Bong County.

2017-03-01 Defense Minister's Son Denies Shooting At Tropicana Beach
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Michael Samukai, son of the Minister of Defense, Brownie Samukai, currently on trial for the shooting incident at the Tropicana Beach says that he did not shoot anyone at the beach.

2017-03-01 UNFPA Launch Programme to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy in Southeastern Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Government of Liberia in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a 4-year programme aimed at the reduction of teenage pregnancies in the South East counties.

2017-03-01 Forestry Development Authority, USAID Sign Community Forest Agreement
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Peoples Rules and Organizations Supporting the Protection of Ecosystem Resources (USAID/PROSPER) in partnership with the Forestry Development Authority have signed a community forest management agreement in Monrovia.

2017-03-01 Liberian Senate Investigates 'Bloated' Nocal Payroll
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Senate has mandated its committee on Lands, Mines, Energy and Natural Resources to investigate a claim made by Rivercess Senator, Dallas Gueh, that the current payroll of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) is bloated.

2017-03-01 'Liberians Are Like Refugees in Their Own Country,' Macdonald Wento
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A Liberian businessman and standard bearer of the United People's Party (UPP), Mr. MacDonald A. Wento says bad governance and the lack of political will has reduced Liberians to nothing more than refugees in their own country.

2017-03-01 Iconic Ebola Fighter Died in Childbirth
[NEWS] The iconic ebola fighter who reportedly saved most of her kinsmen from the disease is reportedly dead. Salome Karwah died recently from complications of childbirth; triggering suspicion over the stigma of having previously had Ebola may have contributed to her death.

2017-03-01 Liberia Joins Global Campaign
[NEWS] The National AIDS Commission of Liberia, in collaboration with civil society and human rights organizations in the West African states, joins the United Nations, partners and the world over to commemorate "Zero Discrimination Day" on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

2017-03-01 Ellen Writes Lawmakers
[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has written the House of Representatives, informing that body that she will submit the Firestone and Arcelor Mittal agreements for amendment and other Legislative considerations.

2017-03-01 Program to Reduce Teenage Pregnancies Launched
[Observer] The Government of Liberia in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a 4-year program aimed to reduce teenage pregnancies in the Southeastern counties.

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