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Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings. (AllAfrica)

Afl Fallen Hero's Next of Kin Receives UN Benefit

[New Republic] The authorities of the Ministry of National Defense and the High Command of the AFL of Liberia on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, presented a check valued Seventy Thousand United States (70,000USD) Dollars to the next of kin of the late Pfc Ansu Ousmane Sheriff of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Fatim Sheriff and Fatumata Sheriff, wife and daughter of the deceased. The check is an international peacekeeping death benefit from the United Nations. (AllAfrica)

'Reckless' - Rep. Dopoh Hits Back At Mo Ali Over Warning To UP Lawmakers

[New Republic] Rivergee County electoral district three Representative Francis Dopoh has hit back at the vice chairman for Press and Propaganda of the opposition Unity Party (UP) over his warning to lawmakers of the party regarding alleged lobby for ten percent cut from the US$536million loan before members of the House of Representatives and Senate for ratification. (AllAfrica)

Weah's Request Annoys Lawmakers

[New Republic] President George M. Weah's request for the Legislature to pass a resolution confirming the newly suggested date (July 31, 2018) for the conduct of Montserrado and Bong Counties' Senatorial by-elections has annoyed several lawmakers with some Senators accusing the Liberian Chief Executive of breaching Chapter one Article three (3) of the 1986 constitution of Liberia. (AllAfrica)

'Plastic Fish' Cold Storage Shutdown

[New Republic] The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has with immediate effect ordered the closure of a Cold storage, pending the imposition of a fine for the usage of high 'unacceptable' level of concentration of formaldehyde (19.14mg/l) to alter the natural property of imported fish in the possession of the Cold storage. (AllAfrica)

Pay 500k or Face Prosecution

[New Republic] The Special Presidential Committee setup to investigate the bribery scandal with ExxonMobil in awarding Block-13 as reported by Global Witness has recommended those involved to restitute US$365,000.00 received in bonuses to the Government of Liberia or else they would be prosecuted for receiving 'unlawful reward'. (AllAfrica)

The Media Should Be Nationalistic

[New Republic] THERE APPEARS A serious twist and veering from the path of professionalism, considering the way the media in Liberia is conducting itself; reporting on issues that have significant bearing on the political, social and economic wellbeing of the nation and its people completely outside of ethical bar. This trend of unprofessionalism is worrisome and also speaks volume of how the media has allowed or is allowing itself to be used or to get fried in the 'gullibility culture' of Liberians. Cleary, we are the pa (AllAfrica)

Mark Keshen Thrills Paynesville Youth, Promises Lots of Assistance

[New Republic] One of Liberia's youthful entrepreneurs and current contender of the pending Montserrado County senatorial by-elections, Mark Keshen has called on Liberian young people to be law abiding and holistically concentrate on their beloved Country, Liberia could be a better place to live and be admired by the global community for positive things. (AllAfrica)

Two-Month-Old Baby Raped Along With Mother

[New Republic] As ascribed to popular Nigerian actresses, indeed 'Wonders shall never end'; and it was the case with Fahn Dehpelemeni (Not his real name) a father in his twenties when his young baby mother and their two months old daughter were rapped at the same time by a now behind bar rape suspect only identified as Junior from the Gold rich area of David Dean's Town. (AllAfrica)

'Revisit Securisk Contract'

[New Republic] The newly elected president of the Ministry of Internal Affairs' Workers Association (MIAWA) is calling on central administration to immediately put in place measures to revisit the current insurance contract with Securisk Company so as to positively impact the lives of workers. (AllAfrica)

Boy, 17 Discovered Dead

[New Republic] The dead body of a seventeen-year-old boy was at about 2:30 PM on Monday, May 28, 2018 discovered floating in the sea on 15th Street in Sinkor after drowning around Sophie in Congo Town. (AllAfrica)

Helping to Bring Perpetrators to Justice at Home

[allAfrica] Activists and victims of some of the worst crimes committed in West Africa sat down together in Banjul, Gambia recently to talk about how to bring to justice more people responsible for these crimes. (AllAfrica)

George Weah's Son Impressive in Debut for USA

[This Day] Timothy Weah - the son of former AC Milan and Liberia striker George - scored on his full international debut as USA beat Bolivia 3-0 on Monday night. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Donates to Muslims

[Govt of Liberia] Monrovia, Liberia: President George Manneh Weah has made a compassionate donation to Liberian Muslims in support of the Holy Month of Ramadan; a time Muslims commit themselves to fasting and praying. (AllAfrica)

Weah's Tariff Cut Ultimatum Backfires

[Observer] Today, May 29, is the deadline for LRA Commissioner General Elfreda Stewart-Tamba to make a report in compliance with the 72-hour ultimatum issued by President Weah to reduce import tariffs on consumer goods. (AllAfrica)

Ecobank Named Africa's Best Bank

[NEWS] Ecobank has won two major awards at the African Banker's prestigious ceremony held at the Paradise Hotel in Busan, South Korea. (AllAfrica)

Students Attending Classes Under Leaky Roof in Bong County

[Observer] Students of Dorothy Cooper School in Gbarnga have been attending classes under a leaky roof since the beginning of the year, and there is no help yet in sight for them. (AllAfrica)

On Africa Day - Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?

[allAfrica] Pan-Africanism -- the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity -- has played a crucial role in shaping the continent's development. (AllAfrica)

Stunna - the Next Big Star in the Making

[Observer] Every year in Liberia's struggling music industry, there are a lot of new artists who burst into the limelight with crisp sounds and unique voices that positioned them for a better future in the music industry. (AllAfrica)

EU to Build Cinema Arthouse for Liberia

[Observer] Hundreds, mostly youth, gathered at Tubman High School auditorium daily to view screenings of movies at the EuroLiberian Film Festival (AllAfrica)

Weah Suspends Deputy Minister

[NEWS] From all indications, President George Manneh Weah is ready to flex his muscles against any official who will engage in act that is unacceptable to him irrespective of how closed that person is to him. (AllAfrica)

UK Issues Terrorist Alert On Liberia

[Observer] The British Government's issuance of a "terrorist attack" alert on Liberia has sent the Liberian media into virtual overdrive, driven by an anxious public in search of answers to ease their growing concerns and apprehension about the consequences of such an attack. (AllAfrica)

Weah Vows Action On ExxonMobil Oil Block Purchase

[New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah has told a gathering of government officials and partners in the port city of Buchanan that his administration is ready to act on the Global Witness report, which alleges corruption into the purchase of the Oil Block 13 by Exxon Mobil. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Officials in 'Trouble' As Weah Vows To Implement Findings

[NEWS] Former officials in the Ellen-led government accused of corruption in the sale of Oil Block 13 by Global Witness are in serious trouble with President George Manneh Weah who has vowed to implement findings of investigation done into the matter by a special presidential committee. (AllAfrica)

McGill Defends Agreement With Chinese

[New Dawn] The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel McGill says the Eton Loan Agreement with the Chinese is one of the best loan agreements that the country has ever signed despite public criticism against the agreement. (AllAfrica)

Govt Denies That U.S. Rejected Ambassador

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Government of Liberia has described as 'blatant lie' speculations circulating that Liberia's Ambassador-designate to Washington DC has been rejected by the United States government. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Calls Cabinet to Action - Cabinet Ends First Retreat

[Govt of Liberia] Buchanan, Grand Bassa -A two-day Cabinet Retreat held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County has successfully ended. (AllAfrica)

Petroleum Products Prices Up

[Observer] The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company ("LPRC") has announced with immediate effect a twenty United States cents increase in both prices of gasoline and diesel (fuel) on the Liberian market. (AllAfrica)

Prosecution 'Looms' Over Exxon Sale

[New Republic] Liberia's celebrated President, George Manneh Weah has sent 'worry signal' to those implicated in the latest Global Witness report on Liberia concerning 'Oil Block-13' in the country. (AllAfrica)

Female Victim Pleads for War Crimes Court

[Observer] Against growing public chorus for the establishment of a War Crimes Court in Liberia, a number of prominent Liberians and institutions including the Catholic Bishops Conference and Liberia's most recent, Nobel laureate, Laymah Gbowee, have enjoined cause with Rights advocates and publicly declared their support for the establishment of a War Crimes Court in Liberia. (AllAfrica)

Doctors Suspend Strike After Govt Commitment

[Observer] The Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA) in conjunction with the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) have temporarily called off their strike that had paralyzed services in government health facilities across the country. The doctors laid down their tools on May 13 against arrears owed interned doctors, low pay of medical doctors and poor working conditions. (AllAfrica)