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2016-12-02 Ghana Presidential Candidates Sign Peace Pact
[Daily Trust] Seven political parties in Ghana have signed a peace accord, pledging to ensure a free, fair and credible ballot.

2016-12-02 ExxonMobil Set to Drill for Oil
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's oil industry is holding its breath waiting for the outcome of ExxonMobil exploration efforts by the end of the year.

2016-12-02 Liberia to Begin Testing Hydro-power Plant
[Observer] Testing of the first generating unit of the Mt. Coffee Hydro Power Plant in Harrisburg is set to begin tomorrow, Saturday, December 3. The turbine, which has a capacity of 22 megawatts, will be tested ahead of the December 15 commissioning of the Unit, according to a release from the Liberia Electricity Corporation.

2016-12-02 2017 Elections - Weah's Conundrum - 3rd Time Charmer or 3rd Time Loser
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Is Montserrado County Senator George Weah's best path to the Liberian presidency at the top or playing second fiddle?

2016-12-02 Stop Double-Dealing With One-China Policy
[Observer] As indicated in the InProfile Daily Newspaper Vol. 9, No. 010, Thursday, November 24, 2016 edition, the Liberian Association of Chinese Trained Scholars (LACTS) takes serious exception to the communications written by former speaker George Dweh to the authorities of Taiwan requesting to establish official trade links with Liberia in total disregard of the One-China policy resolution signed into law by the National Transitional Legislative Assembly, which Mr. Dweh served as speaker.

2016-12-02 Investors Back Snapper Hill Clinic Plan to Serve 50k Patients Annually
[Observer] London -TLG Capital announced on Wednesday, November 30, that it has invested growth capital in Snapper Hill Clinic (SHC), through its Credit Opportunities Fund, backed by a guarantee from the Medical Credit Fund (MCF). SHC is the largest private out-patient facility in Liberia's capital Monrovia, serving around 15,000 patients a year. While the dollar-amount of the investment remains undisclosed, TLG says it will enable SHC to deploy two 2 additional clinics and increase patient volumes to over 50,000 patients a

2016-12-02 Elections Coordinating Committee Wants New Threshold for 2017
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) in a communication to both Houses of the Legislature says it is deeply concerned that as the country approaches the 2017 election, a decision is yet to be reached between the National Election Commission (NEC) and the Legislature on setting a new threshold to reapportion constituencies for the 2017 Legislative elections in keeping with Articles 80 (d) and (e) of the Liberian Constitution.

2016-12-02 The Triple Fortunes of the Gola Forest Act
[Observer] We had actually thought that the Gola Forest, which stretches through Gbarpolu and Grand Cape Mount counties, had long ago, by Act of Legislature, been established as a national reserve.

2016-12-02 Maryland County Development Stalled
[Observer] Development activities in the southeastern county of Maryland are at a standstill. This is due to what residents say is either financial constraints or lack of accountability by the county's leadership.

2016-12-02 George Kennedy Makes His Intentions Clear
[Observer] A Liberian journalist, George Kennedy, on Tuesday November 29made his intentions known with regards to the lovely Abigail Antoinette Marshall when he finally got down to the business of officially asking for her hand in holy matrimony.

2016-12-02 Veep Boakai 'A Great Man'
[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has congratulated Vice President Joseph Boakai on the occasion of his 72nd birth anniversary, which was officially observed yesterday, ,. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described him as "a great man."

2016-12-02 Small Arms Commission to Popularize Firearms Act
[Observer] The British Ambassador accredited to Liberia, H.E. David Belgrove, was recently a guest of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA). The Ambassador's visit was in response to an invitation to witness the opening of a two-day training session (Nov 17-18, 2016) organized for selected interviewers of a planned public perception survey ahead of the popularization of the newly enacted Firearms and Ammunition Control Act across the country. The 'Firearms and Ammunition Control Act Popularization Pr

2016-12-02 Corrupt Practices in Liberia Could Mar Community Forestry Benefits
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Reaching the remote Garwin chiefdom in central Liberia isn't an easy feat. Only about an hour and a half of the journey takes place on a paved road.

2016-12-02 Liberian Senate Rejects Hummingbirds Resources Agreement
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Senate Joint Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental; Judiciary, Claims, Human Rights and Petition as well as Investment and Concession have declined to proceed with the ratification of the Mineral Development Agreement between Liberia and Hummingbird Resources.

2016-12-02 Siaka Toure of Aminata & Sons Let Off Corruption Hook By Court
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Aminata and Sons is the third to be let off the hook after its CEO, Siaka Toure, was indicted by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Agency (LACC) for the commission of multiple financial crimes and violating the Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) laws in a case surrounding the Japanese oil grant.

2016-12-01 Ousted Speaker Returns to Work as Lawmaker
[Observer] Bomi County District #2 Representative J. Alex Tyler has resumed formal work, by attending a session for the first time since his dethronement as Speaker in September. He said his moving to a Representative's office has delayed for a month.

2016-12-01 'Different From Sirleaf' - VP Tells Liberians
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Vice President Joseph faces a tough battle as he prepares to contest the presidency in the 2017 elections. Not only does he have to face the over a dozen opposition political parties, he also has to draw a thick line between who he actually is as an individual and the perceived failures of the ruling Unity Party under which he serves as Vice President to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

2016-12-02 Aminata Aquitted
[Observer] The Judge of Criminal Court 'C' at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia has acquitted Aminata and Sons Incorporated from charges levied against its management by the Liberia Anti-Corruption.

2016-12-02 National Aids Commission, Partners Celebrate World Aids Day 2016
[FrontPageAfrica] Ganta, Nimba County -The National AIDS Commission (NAC) in collaboration with National AIDS/STIs Control Program (NACP) of the Ministry of Health and partners on Thursday, December 1, commemorated this year's World AIDS Day target at leaving no one behind in HIV prevention.

2016-12-02 Education, Teaching Regulatory Authority - Laudable Effort By Pres. Sirleaf
[FrontPageAfrica] In my thinking thoughts I experienced a melancholic yet guilty emotion considering the frantic efforts "the Oldma", President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf continues to apply overtime in fixing the unexpected deficiencies in her administration especially the education sector which, more than other sectors, is frequently pruned and purged to prevent the looming dents, gaps, and crevices in her legacy when she finally leaves office.

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