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2015-05-27 'Boakai No Threat' - Opposition Not Bothered By Incumbent Factor
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Amid long speculations over the political future of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, the incumbent Vice President at the weekend accepted a petition from citizens of his native Lofa County to contest for the presidency in 2017 putting to bed all speculations. A day after the declaration by Boakai that he will be a presidential candidate in 2017; an official of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change has said the Vice President is not a strong political force. Jefferson Koijee told FrontPageAfrica tha

2015-05-27 Boakai No Different From Sirleaf
[New Dawn] Just days after accepting a petition to contest the 2017 Presidential election on the incumbent ticket, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai's ability to lead a regime that will bring about the much anticipated economic reforms and developments here has been questioned.

2015-05-27 'X-Ray Candidates Ahead of 2017'
[NEWS] The Political Leader of opposition Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) Simone Freeman has challenged journalists across the country to x-ray individuals aspirating for elected posts during the 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections.

2015-05-27 Liberian Senator Weah Not Among FIFA Officials Arrested in Zurich
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's 2017 political twists went into speculations mode Wednesday following the arrests of some top officials of football's world governing body, Fifa who were picked up at a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, on suspicion of receiving bribes totaling $100m (£65m). They were arrested before Fifa's annual general meeting on Friday in an early-morning raid by Swiss police, acting on a request from the US authorities. The officials are all facing extradition to the US.

2015-05-27 Financial Inclusions Through Loans - How Central Bank Governors Work
[FrontPageAfrica] In recent time a massive program spearheaded by Central Bank of Liberia governor, J. Mills Jones has seen the CBL chief reaching out to the rural communities, providing loans to people in several counties.

2015-05-27 House Concurs With Senate On Decent Work Bill
[LINA] At long last, the Decent Work Bill has been passed into law as members of the House of Representatives Tuesday unanimously concurred with the Liberian Senate for its passage.

2015-05-27 House Concurs With Senate to Pass Decent Work Bil
[New Republic] The House of Representatives yesterday concurred with the Senate to pass the overly delayed Decent Work Bill which lingered from committee rooms to another for 5 years, thus putting to rest the debate about what Liberian workers should earn as daily wage.

2015-05-27 AFL Receives Arms Marking Machine
[LINA] The Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LINCSA) has turned over a weapon marking equipment to the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).

2015-05-27 AFL Receives Arm Marking Machine
[New Republic] In an effort to bring to fruition the signing of a memorandum of understanding signed between the Ministry of National Defense and the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LINCSA), a weapon marking equipment has been turned over to the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) by the Small Arms Commission.

2015-05-27 ECOWAS At 40 - Regional Community Recollects Achievements, Goals & Challenges
[FrontPageAfrica] Abuja -The Federal Government of Nigeria celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Monday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja by paying homage to the founding fathers and reflecting on the achievements and challenges of the regional body over the past four decades.

2015-05-27 After Ebola, Liberia's Mt. Coffee Rehab Set to Commence
[FrontPageAfrica] Recent reports suggest that the Liberian government is looking after their interests related to their major development goals, making sure that their priority investments are properly managed and moved forward, with the following "Press Release" being publicized in the international media on 14th May, 2015: High-level visit to Voith: Liberian Energy Minister gets information about hydropower technology.

2015-05-27 Liberia Indebted to AfDB Pres. Sirleaf Hails Donald Kaberuka
[FrontPageAfrica] Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire -President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has extended a depth of gratitude to the outgoing President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Donald Kaberuka for the dynamism, efficiency and commitment which he brought to the task as President of the Bank, building on the efforts of his predecessors. She indicated that Dr. Kaberuka encouraged efforts to tackle the longstanding structural deficiencies in the economies of the continent, and emphasized infrastructure as a means of expanding diversity and promoting

2015-05-27 PPCC Establishes Vendors Registry
[NEWS] The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) has established Vendors Registry aimed at ensuring efficiency in public procurement, enhancing the level of participation of businesses in government procurement, and facilitating the implementation of the Small Business Act.

2015-05-27 President Sirleaf Delivers Keynote Address At AfDB 50th Anniversary Celebrations - Commends Outgoing President Donald Kaberuka for His Innovative and Progressive Leadership
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson has extended a depth of gratitude to the outgoing President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Donald Kaberuka for the dynamism, efficiency and commitment which he brought to the task as President of the Bank, building on the efforts of his predecessors.

2015-05-27 Attempted Arson Attack @ Capitol Building
[New Republic] The Capitol Building yesterday survived what is said to be an attempted arson attack blamed on unknown wicked insiders who might have differences with lawmakers.

2015-05-27 'Ellen Supports My Candidacy'
[NEWS] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai is claiming that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is supporting his candidacy to contest the 2017 presidential election.

2015-05-27 Protesters Besiege Finance Ministry
[NEWS] A group of young people, mainly women besieged the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning in Monrovia Monday, putting temporary halt to normal activities in demand for eight months salary arrears.

2015-05-27 Nine Million Drinking Water Imported Annually
[NEWS] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has expressed disappointment over Liberia's decision to import US$9,947,000 drinking water annually.

2015-05-27 Nimba Citizens Approve Over $130,000 for Development
[New Republic] More than US$130,000 has been approved by citizens of Nimba County electoral district eight to undertake separate development projects in the area.

2015-05-27 Gbowee Advises South Korea
[New Republic] Liberia's Leymah Gbowee who is in Seoul, the South Korean Capital, took advantage of an interview with Hankyoreh news agency to proffer advices to the Government of Korea of the kind of approach they need to adopt to end the conflict on the Korean Peninsula, suggesting that no amount of weapons bring the war to an end, rather than a peaceful dialogue.

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