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2014-07-24 Man Sets Health Ministry Ablaze in 'Ebola Vengeance'
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -What seemed an unprecedented form of protest against the Liberian government's handling of the deadly Ebola virus erupted on Wednesday when a Liberian man identified as Edward Wellington Dellay set the conference room at the ministry of health and social welfare in Congo Town on fire in the early afternoon.

2014-07-24 U.S.-Liberia Partnership 'Strong' Despite Visa Cancellation - Embassy
[U.S. Embassy Monrovia]We are aware of reports that several Liberian government officials had their U.S. visas cancelled recently. Under U.S. law, we cannot comment on individual visa cases.

2014-07-24 Dispelling the Myths of Ebola
[IDS]The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and its spread to other areas of West Africa has caused global alarm. As one of the world's most infectious and deadly diseases, with no cure, the level of fear surrounding Ebola is to an extent expected. However, much of the fear is rooted in misunderstandings. Dispelling these misunderstandings is perhaps the biggest challenge in tackling Ebola and is critical to furthering our knowledge about the disease and efforts to control it.

2014-07-24 Senatorial Election Nominations End Today
[Inquirer]The candidate nomination process which started on July 2, 2014-July 24, 2014, is expected to end today at the headquarters of the National Elections Commission in Monrovia.

2014-07-24 UNMIL, UN Commit to Ebola Fight
[New Dawn]The Special Representative of the Secretary General to Liberia, Madam Karin Landgren, has told a conference in Monrovia that the United Nations Mission in Liberia and the United Nations country team are fully committed to supporting critical government activities in fighting the deadly Ebola virus.

2014-07-24 Ebola Strikes Doctor At Phebe
[New Dawn]A doctor at the Phebe Hospital in Bong County has been tested positive of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, barely a month after a head doctor at the Redemption Hospital in the Borough of New Kru Town died of the disease at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia.

2014-07-24 Much Ado About 'The List' - Liberia Panic Follows Visa Cancellation
[FrontPageAfrica]At the completion of the Truth and Reconciliation process in June 2009, it was recommended that the government of Liberia adopt measures for lustration and vetting to ensure that individuals personally responsible for violations of human rights do not serve as state officials or employees in the post-war government. "Such measures must include due process protections for those individuals," the findings noted.

2014-07-24 Back in Race - Chris Neyor Unveils Platform for Montserrado
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Few weeks after he released a damaging open letter to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and subsequently left for the United States of America, Christopher Z. Neyor, the embattled former head of the lucrative National Oil company of Liberia has termed his departure from Liberia in the aftermath of the open letter as a tactical retreat that was intended to give a space to Liberians to fully digest the issues raised in the communication to the President.

2014-07-24 RIA to Hit Modern Standard Soon, New Airport Works Underway
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -The Roberts International Airport is the largest airport in Liberia and is one of the oldest airports, perhaps in Africa with its origin dating far back in 1942 when the United States signed a defense pact with the country, but the airport has been in ruins for years since some parts were destroyed as a consequence of the Liberian civil wars. Located 35 miles from Monrovia, the airport was built by the US Government in 1943, and was used to support U.S. Air Force activities during World War II.

2014-07-24 Govt Seeks Clarification From U.S On Visa Revocations
[VOA]Liberia said it has made "proper representation" to the US embassy seeking clarification on why the visas of three senior government officials were revoked after they had left Liberia.

2014-07-24 Bribery Claim Hangs Over Lawmakers
[Inquirer]Members of the 53rd National Legislature have been accused of receiving huge bribes from some western companies to ratify certain oil blocks in the country.

2014-07-24 House Passes Act to Establish Technical College in Nimba
[Heritage]The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed an Act to establish a Vocational and Technical College in Ganta, Nimba County and sent it to the Liberian Senate for concurrence.

2014-07-24 Foreign Ministry Forwards Handbills to House
[Heritage]The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has forwarded 75 copies of each of four Acts of the National Legislature printed into handbills to the House of Representatives.

2014-07-24 Chris Neyor Changes Gear
[Inquirer]The former President and CEO of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), Christopher Neyor, says that those who mistook his temporary retreat as a sound of fear or weakness will be in for a shock as he and the people of Montserrado County are advancing on to victory, come October 14 in the 2014 Special Election.

2014-07-24 Margibi Provides $39k to Ebola Task Force
[Heritage]The head of the Ebola Task Force in Margibi County has disclosed that authorities of the county have made available US$39,000 to help contain the disease in the county.

2014-07-24 Human Development Threatened - UNDP
[New Dawn]The United Nations Development Program or UNDP says persistent vulnerability threatens human development. The UNDP made the pronouncement today, July 24 at the launch of the 2014 Global Human Development report. In Liberia, the report is being presented to the Minister of Internal Affairs Morris Dukuly by the UNDP Resident Representative Antonio Vigilante.

2014-07-24 Min. Konneh Briefs Donors On New Budget Projections
[New Dawn]Finance Minister Amara Konneh says the Liberian government remains committed to addressing the needs of its people utilizing resources allocated for the next budget period.

2014-07-24 U.S. Ambassador Wants Perpetrators Behind Bars
[New Dawn]The United States Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Deborah Malac, is calling on the Government of Liberia to prosecute perpetrators of sexual base violence in the country. Ambassador Malac said perpetrators should not go with impunity, but be made to face the law to curtail the wave of violence against women and young girls here.

2014-07-24 Man Sets Health Ministry On Fire
[New Dawn]An arsonist identified as Edward Willington on Wednesday, 23 July set ablaze the Ministry of Health building in Congo Town in protest of the death of his younger brother, whom he claimed died from the deadly Ebla virus.

2014-07-24 De-Certificated Parties Lose Supreme Court Battle
[New Dawn]Liberia's Supreme Court has endorsed a lower court's decision, de-certificating several political parties that did not fit in the crateria of the National Elections Commission or NEC. Among others, a key guideline set by the NEC is that a party shall maintain an updated bank balance account of not less than US$10,000 or its equivalent.

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