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2015-01-29 Harvard Scientist Claims Selenium Can Treat Ebola
[FrontPageAfrica]In an article just published in the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, Harvard University researcher Dr Boguslaw Lipinski claims that selenium can treat Ebola virus disease (EVD). His paper says that a specific form of selenium, sodium selenite, found in nutritional supplements can reduce the infectivity and therefore the reproduction of Ebola and HIV viruses.

2015-01-30 Senate Wants Schools Re-Open in March, 2015
[Legislature of Liberia]The Liberian Senate has adopted a report from the Joint Legislative Committee on Health and Education on the readiness of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of health to reopen schools within Liberia.

2015-01-30 House Endorses March Two for Reopening of Schools
[Legislature of Liberia]The Plenary of the House of Representatives has endorsed March 2, 2015 for the reopening of schools in the country.

2015-01-29 Imminent Overturn - Could Rep. Chambers Become Senator?
[FrontPageAfrica]Barely one month after the senatorial election results were announced, winners declared and some seated, the Supreme Court has entertained final argument in the writ of prohibition filed against the winner of the controversial senatorial election in Maryland County. The writ of prohibition was filed with the high court against the winner of the election Gbleh-bo Brown, by one of the candidates Bhofal Chambers, who is claiming victory in the election. The writ prayed the high court to allow a re-count and a

2015-01-29 Liberian Police Cites Gay Rights Activist Over Child Support
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Gay rights activist, Archie Ponpon, has been cited by the Police over allegation of persistent non-support to a child. Mr. Ponpon was cited to appear before the Police on Wednesday, January 28, at 10:00 am to answer to a formal complaint of persistent non-support filed by Madam Monah Sarkoh, the mother of Ponpon's one -year old son. Ms Sarkoh, in her complaint to the Police, also accused the gay rights activist of forcibly withholding her personal properties, including clothing and cell phones against her

2015-01-29 Former Liberian Army Chief, Abdurrahman, Dies in New York
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Major General Suraj Alao Abdurrahman, who led post-war Liberia's Armed Forces resurgence has died. The former Commander In Charge of the AFL died Wednesday in New York, where he was undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment he had been battling for some time now. Defense Minister Brownie Samukai told FrontPageAfrica late Wednesday that Liberia and the AFL is indebted to Major General Abdurrahman for the immense contributions he made to help transform Liberia's postwar military.

2015-01-29 Girls On Loose Ends - Pregnancy Stalling Education
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -In Monrovia's biggest slum community of West point, many girls might not attend school this year, though there has been a clamor for the government to reopen schools after the long break caused by the deadly Ebola epidemic. Siah Saah, 15, has never been to school before but said she wanted to go this year. She feels she has lost every opportunity of a bright future because of being so young and having a two-month-old baby.

2015-01-30 Liberia Tightens Ties With China, Egypt
[New Dawn]On the margins of the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Liberian delegation on Monday, January 26, 2015 held productive discussions with representatives of the governments of China and Egypt, respectively.

2015-01-29 I'll Only Account for U.S.$900,000
[Inquirer]The Chairperson of the consultation committee, Hans Bachue, says he is ready to give an account of the US$900,000 budget presented to Representative Emmanuel Nuquay which was endorsed and all relevant documents on how the money was expended but not the US$1.2M. Recently, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) wrote Deputy Speaker Bachue informing him that the Commission has launched an investigation into the US$1.2M received from NOCAL to conduct a nationwide consultation tours across the counties.

2015-01-29 Nationwide Consultative Tour, No Regret
[Legislature of Liberia]The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Hans Barchue says there has been no regret for the national sacrifice made by the Honorable House of Representatives in 2013 as it relates to the nationwide consultative tour, realizing that views gathered from around the country have shifted the reform law to be Liberian centered, thereby giving the National Oil Company of Liberia Act of 2013 and the Exploration and Production Act of 2013; a sense of national ownership.

2015-01-29 Pres. Sirleaf Expresses Gratitude
[New Dawn]President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has expressed gratitude to the international community for standing by Liberia in the wake of the deadly disease.

2015-01-29 Ebola Faces Total Eradication
[New Dawn]The Government of Liberia's Incident Management System on the Ebola Virus Disease has declared 13 of the country's 15 political subdivisions Ebola free, while Grand Cape Mount County, which had renewed outbreak, has gone 12days without any new cases, and Montserrado had two confirmed cases three days ago in the St. Paul Bridge community on Bushrod Island, suburb of the capital.

2015-01-29 LACC Clarifies, But...
[New Dawn]The Liberia Anti Corruption Commission or LACC says it has not conducted an audit of how the Ebola money was spent here but rather it did an assessment of the systems and procedures used in the handling of Ebola resources by government ministries and agencies.

2015-01-29 Gbowee Foundation Empowering Female Groups
[FrontPageAfrica]"We have worked with many community based organization, but our partner African Women Development fund is very interested in how we can engage females directly on grounds that females are the primary caregivers in the home." Williametta Saydee-Tarr, Executive Director Gbowee's Foundation

2015-01-29 SKD Jr. Meets EJS, Endorses Need to Foster Reconciliation
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received in audience Mr. Samuel Kanyon Doe, Jr., when he paid her a courtesy call.

2015-01-29 Chinese Netizens Set a New Guinness World Record Supporting WFP
[WFP]By Alexandra Murdoch -What happens when you combine a hundred thousand individuals, the World Food Programme, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and one of the world's largest Internet companies? They set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD within a day!

2015-01-29 NEC Board of Commissioners Reaffirms Tornolah's Election
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has reaffirmed the election of Jim Womba Tornolah of the People's Unification Party (PUP) as Senator of Margibi County during the December 20, 2014 Special Senatorial Election.

2015-01-29 Several Bhp Billiton Employees in U.S.$78,600 Theft
[Inquirer]The police have processed seven persons for court prosecution in connection with the commission of the crimes of criminal conspiracy, facilitation, forgery and theft of property for allegedly plundering over US$78, 000 from BHP Billiton's Ecobank Liberia Account.

2015-01-29 Citizens Petition Legislature for Rep. Cooper Prosecution
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Citizens from Electoral District #6 Lower Bong County have described as dishonorable, disingenuous and disdainful recent attack meted against Rep. Bill Corneh by Rep. Roland Opee Cooper of Margibi County in the House of Representatives chambers. In a petition written to plenary of the House of Representatives Tuesday, the citizens requested the august body to institute a speedy investigation into the matter and take stringent action in accordance with the house standing rules. The citizens said this measur

2015-01-29 Court Releases Suspects in Paynesville Baby's Burning Case
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Paynesville magisterial court has granted an application filed by lawyers representing three suspects who voluntarily admitted to burning the feet of an eight month old baby in Soul Clinic Paynesville.

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