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Thousands of Homes at Risk of Sliding into Sea

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Monrovia -Thousands of homes are at risk of sliding into the sea in Monrovia's densely populated slum community (AllAfrica)


Student Urges Govt to Address Challenges Posed By WASSCE

[Observer] Student P. Owen Freeman, 2018 valedictorian of GUMS: "If proper mechanisms and priorities needed are ordered and maintained, we will not experience such devastating results, as it was during these last exams." (AllAfrica)


Liberia's Senatorial By-Elections (2018) - Why These Voting Queues Are Empty

[Observer] The photo above is of Voting Precinct # 30242 (in the compound of the Episcopal Church/Mason Center High School, in the Old Road Community, Sinkor, Monrovia) of the Montserrado County's Senatorial by-election between candidates Saah H. Joseph (incumbent Representative of District #13), Josephine George-Francis (former Representative of District #1, Montserrado County), Yekeh Kolubah (incumbent Representative of District # 10) Bernard "DJ Blue" Benson (Music entertainer/Disc Jockey and co-owner of Hott FM/T (AllAfrica)


This Must Claim Pesident Weah's Urgent Attention

[Observer] I could not in good conscience vote for Mr Charles Taylor, and did not only refuse to vote for him; I also ran against him as a candidate in the 1997 Special post-war election. (AllAfrica)


'Work for Single Liberian Currency Regime Begins 2019'

[Observer] Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Executive Governor, Nathaniel Patray, said that the Bank under his leadership, together with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), will in 2019 commence work with the Legislature and other stakeholders on a revised framework for de-dollarization to revert to a single Liberian currency regime. (AllAfrica)


Kanvee Adams Distances Herself From Beef Rumor

[Observer] Award-winning gospel singer and songwriter, Kanvee Adams, has trashed rumors of a beef between she and cultural ambassador Julie Endee. (AllAfrica)


Pres. Weah Reconstitutes Monrovia City Council

[Observer] President George Weah yesterday reconstituted Monrovia City Council to include City Mayor Jefferson Tamba Koijee, Chairman, Forestry Development Authority Managing Director, C. Mike Doryen, member, Mrs. Bernice Freeman, member, Deputy Labor Minister, Attorney Phil Tarpeh Dixon, member, the Minister of Gender and Children's Protection, Williametta Saydee-Tarr, member, and Garriston W. Bailey member. (AllAfrica)


Simple Logic and the Law - Annie Constance And Son Break Their Silence

[Observer] "WE LOVE YOU TOO," THE HOLIDAY CHEER RANG OUT. AND SUPPORTERS OF JUSTICE KABINEH JA'NEH'S WERE SHOCKED. IT WAS A 90-YEAR-OLD WIDOW RETURNING THE JULY 26TH SEASON'S GREETINGS--WITH A BENEDICTION ATTACHED. IT WENT OUT TO THE SCOLDING AND MOCKING SUPPORTERS OF JUSTICE KABINEH JA'NEH'S, WHO HAD HEAPED ON ANNIE AND THE REST OF THE CONSTANCE CLAN, ALL THAT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE WISHED ON THEMSELVES. AND IT HAD BEEN THAT, WHICH OVER THE HOLIDAYS HAD URGED OUR INTERVIEWEES: (AllAfrica)


Chamber of Commerce Election Set for August 6th

[Observer] Lifting the court's stay order, Judge Scheaplor Dunbar said Ananaba's accusation was cleverly calculated to mislead the court. (AllAfrica)


Education Ministry Inducts 16 CEOs , 124 Deos

[Observer] The Ministry of Education (MoE) on August 1, 2018, inducted into office 16 County Education Officers (CEOs) and 124 District Education Officers (DEOs) in the 15 political sub-divisions of the country. (AllAfrica)


Where Are Our Patriots - - Lost in the Woods Somewhere?

[Observer] The Miriam Webster Dictionary defines Patriotism as having or showing love that a person feels for his or her country. George Orwell, in his essay, "Notes on Nationalism" maintains that Patriotism means "devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force upon other people. Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally". (AllAfrica)


Vosieda Craves Improvement in Timber Sector

[Observer] The Volunteers to support international efforts in Developing Africa (VOSIEDA) has called for a collective effort from all stakeholders within the Liberian timber industry to improve the trade for the benefit of all, especially the country. (AllAfrica)


NaFAA, MOA Staff Complete AfDB Training On Enhanced Data Collection

[Observer] Participants at the opening ceremony of the Training Course in Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) for Agricultural Surveys in Monrovia. (AllAfrica)


Liberian Female Painter With a Mission

[Observer] Lewinale Havette the aspiring Franco-Liberia fine artist who artworks touches race and the legend of African Eve. (AllAfrica)


MOCI Warns Businesses Against Hoarding, Hiking Onion Price

[Observer] -US$6.00 for onion bag (AllAfrica)


FMCA Graduates 23

[Observer] Ford Madden Christian Academy over the weekend held its 13th Senior graduation convocation for 23 senior students who obtained a diploma each. The students completed courses prescribed by the institution in line with the Ministry of Education's (MoE) standard for high school students. (AllAfrica)


Ex-Deputy Justice Minister Calls for Saving Country's Image in Dr. York's Case

[Observer] Attorney Morris Kaba, a former Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Justice, has called on the government to see reason to fast track its re-engagement of Dr. Malachi Z.K. York's case in the United States of America to save its own image abroad. (AllAfrica)


Eric Geso's 'Taya' Is an Apology Song

[Observer] An aide to Eric Geso has revealed that the artist's recent hit single "Taya" is an apology song to his twins' baby mama. (AllAfrica)


Legislature to Support Fight Against Human Trafficking

[Observer] As Liberia Celebrates World Day against Trafficking in Persons (TIP), Senate President Pro-Tempore Albert T. Chie has committed the Government of Liberia (GoL), most especially the Legislature, to enact stronger laws and provide budgetary support to the fight against human trafficking and other related crimes. (AllAfrica)


SOS Children's Villages, Penn State University Empower 30 Adolescent Girls

[Observer] Girls from the SOS Children's Villages-Liberia with foreign partners. (AllAfrica)


Cental Wants President Weah's Assets, Others Published

[Observer] The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has called on the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) to timely and independently verify and publish all declared assets, income and liabilities, including those of President George M. Weah. (AllAfrica)


African Finance Ministers Urged to Improve Tax Policies

[Observer] View of participants at the just ended meeting. The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) was represented by Deputy Commissioner for Administration Dekontee King-Sackie (2nd row, 3rd from right). ATAF Governing Council Member and former LRA Commissioner General, Elfrieda Stewart-Tamba (next to King-Sackie) also attended. (AllAfrica)


'Take Steps to Eliminate FGM'

[Observer] -Says group against 'harmful' traditional practices (AllAfrica)


Senatorial By-Elections - Montserrado's Joseph 55.1 Percent, Bong's Tokpa 47.8 Percent

[Observer] Amid voter fatigue, frustration, disenchantment and a host of other reasons responsible for the poor turnout in the Tuesday, July 31, Senatorial by-elections held in Montserrado and Bong counties, two men, Saah Hardy Joseph and Dr. Henrique Tokpa could be the candidates replacing George Manneh Weah (now President) and Jewel Howard Taylor (now Vice President), respectively, at the Liberian Senate. (AllAfrica)


Reggie Browne - Reflecting the Impact of MFA's Effort

[Observer] In December of 2017, it was an emotional and inspiring moment for other kids at the Monrovia Football Academy (MFA) after a farewell match was played to mark the official sendoff for one of their colleagues, Reggie Browne, to the United States-first player of the Academy to depart the country for academic and football opportunities. (AllAfrica)


Liberia Development Conference Anthology - "Engendering Collective Action for Advancing Liberia's Development"

[Observer] The Liberia Development Conference Anthology (book cover) (AllAfrica)


CSO Platform Wants GOL Comply With UNHCR Reports On Human Rights Violation

[Observer] Adama K. Dempster (center) addresses Journalists at a press conference held in Monrovia (AllAfrica)


Rhoda Weeks, One of Liberia's Top Students, Now Heads the IMF Legal Department

[Observer] Liberians, indeed Africans throughout the world, rejoiced this week when they heard the announcement from the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund that Mrs. Rhoda Weeks-Brown, a Liberian honors graduate of Harvard Law School, had been appointed General Counsel and Head of the IMF's Legal Department. (AllAfrica)


Pochano Returns

[Observer] Hipco rapper and producer Pochano has released his first ever single nearly after a five-year break from the music industry. (AllAfrica)


Parents Angry Over US$220 'Graduation Fee'

[Observer] Threaten to take school administration to court (AllAfrica)


Over L$15 Billion Outside Banking System

[Observer] The acting chairman of the Board of Governors and incoming Executive Governor of CBL, Nathaniel Patray, has revealed that Liberian dollar banknotes outside the banking system amount to about L$15,242,000,000 (fifteen billion, two hundred forty-two million Liberian dollars). He has also announced the introduction of licensing requirements for all foreign exchange bureaux. (AllAfrica)