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2014-12-19 'Ebola Outbreak Far from Over' - MSF
[MSF]Three months after MSF called for states with biological-disaster response capacity to urgently dispatch human and material resources in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the outbreak remains far from over and more help is still needed.

2014-12-19 UN Secretary General Visits Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The United Nations Secretary General, His Excellency Mr. BAN Ki-moon arrives in Liberia Friday morning, December 19, 2014 for a one day official visit. The UN Secretary General is leading an 18-member delegation which includes Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization. While in Liberia, the UN Secretary General and his delegation will meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other high officials of government.

2014-12-19 House Passes 50 Laws Out of 180 Bills
[Observer]House Speaker Alex Tyler has revealed that the Lower House has ratified a total of fifty (50) Laws out of the One Hundred Eight (108) bills which were introduced during the 3rd Session of the 53rd National Legislature.

2014-12-19 Govt Urged to Reopen Schools
[Observer]The significant decline of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country makes the re-opening of schools a matter of urgency, a press release from the Potential Youth for Education and Societal Empowerment of Logan Town, (PYESE) states.

2014-12-19 U.S.$22 Million 'Oil Block 16' Leased
[Observer]The lease of Block LB-16, off the shores of Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties, has been ratified by members of the House of Representatives and immediately transmitted to the Liberian Senate for concurrence in accordance with Article 35 of the Liberian Constitution.

2014-12-19 Mass Citizen Movement for Cheap, Stable Electricity in Sight
[Observer]The National Legislature may enter the New Year (2015) under strong pressure from some Liberians who have begun serious mobilization to converge there in February to compel Legislators to pass a new energy law, denouncing the Liberia Electricity Corporation's monopoly over electricity.

2014-12-19 Roman Catholic Cleric Pays Solidarity Visit to Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -A top cleric of the Roman Catholic Church has reaffirmed the commitment of the Catholic Church in helping to combat the deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia. Speaking Thursday at a meeting with the National Catholic Church Ebola Response Team in Monrovia, Cardinal Peter Turkson thanked members of the Catholic Church in Liberia who have been at the forefront in helping to fight the deadly Ebola virus while assuring the willingness of Pope Francis to help Liberia eradicate the disease.

2014-12-19 'Greatest Day' - Robert Sirleaf Campaign Rally Wows Monrovia
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -As campaigning for the 2014 special senatorial election draws to a close and electorate left to make a decision in the 15 counties of Liberia Saturday, candidates are busy wrapping up their campaign process and the densely populated Montserrado County Thursday locked down as Independent Candidate Robert Sirleaf campaign made a last-minute pitch to woo voters.

2014-12-19 Incumbent Edge? Why Jewel May Be Re-Elected in Bong County
[FrontPageAfrica]Sanoyea District -Although the odds seem to favor the incumbent senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, the much-awaited senatorial election in Liberia, particularly Bong County, which comes up on Saturday, December 20, 2014, promises to be a titanic battle between Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor of the National Patriotic Party (NPP), Unity Party's (UP) Ranney Banama Jackson and Augustus Jonathan Flomo of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).

2014-12-19 Liberia's National Legislature Ratifies Oil Block 16
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The National Legislature has finally ratified the production sharing contract between the Republic of Liberia and the Liberty Petroleum Corporation, Petroleum Oil Limited and the New Millennium Oil and Gas on Liberia's offshore oil block 16.

2014-12-19 World Bank Group Supports Budget Management Fiscal Transparency
[FrontPageAfrica]Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$30 million grant to support the Government of Sierra Leone in its efforts to respond to the unprecedented challenges posed by the Ebola crisis. Today's financing includes a US$10 million grant from the World Bank Group's International Development Association's (IDA)* Crisis Response Window (CRW), which is designed to help low-income IDA countries recover from severe disasters and crises.

2014-12-19 Election Violence - NEC Must Take Responsibility
[New Dawn]On Saturday, December 20, 2014 Liberian voters across the country go to the poll to elect fifteen senators in the Special Senatorial Elections. Thirteen out of the fifteen incumbent Senators, who've already served for nine years, are racing alongside one-hundred and twenty six other candidates for the fifteen senatorial seats in the fifteen political subdivisions of Liberia.

2014-12-18 UNMIL Mandate Extended
[NEWS]The United Nations has extended the mandate of its mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to 30 September 2015. The Security Council said it has determined that the situation in Liberia continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region.

2014-12-18 UN Warns One Million People Could Be Hungry By March Due to Ebola
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Rome -Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve, two United Nations agencies warned on Wednesday.

2014-12-18 Ebola - UN Secretary-General Will Visit West Africa to 'Show Solidarity With Those Affected'
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced he will leave today for the countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak "to show my solidarity with those affected and urge even greater global action" to fight the epidemic, which two United Nations food agencies said could push the number of people facing food insecurity to more than one million by next spring.

2014-12-19 MOH&SW to Deploy 4700 Thermometers At Polling Centers
[Observer]In support of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country and the holding of the special senatorial election, the Ministry of Health Social Welfare has disclosed the deployment of 4700 thermometers at various polling centers across Liberia.

2014-12-19 Despite Ebola, Some Serious Progress Proceeds
[Observer]The signing last Wednesday of the US$37.28 million Ganta-Yekepa Pavement Agreement is a tacit indication that despite the havoc Ebola has inflicted on the country, we are making some serious progress.

2014-12-19 Bassa Lawmaker Faces U.S..$18,877 Damages Lawsuit
[Observer]Representative Gabriel B. Smith of Grand Bassa County District# 3 has been charged by the Buchanan City Court

2014-12-19 NOCAL Gives Update On Oil Bid
[Observer]The National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has provided clarification on the current bidding process for the four oil blocks, including blocks LB-17, LB-7, LB-6 and LB-16.

2014-12-19 Marketers Committed to Ebola Fight
[Inquirer]The Liberia Marketing Association through its president Madam Lusu Slong has committed itself to the "Ebola Must Go" Campaign which was recently launched by President Ellen Johnson_sirleaf.

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