Africa: Liberia

Task Force Still Investigating Sable Mining Saga 

Friday, January 13, 2017 Monrovia, Liberia (12thJanuary, 2016) Contrary to speculations, the Special Presidential Task Force says investigation is still continuing in the Sable Mining bribery saga. Montserrdo County Attorney Daku Mulbah who also serves as the lead Prosecutor in the case, said tha ...

Task Force Releases Evidence

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Monrovia, Liberia (28th December, 2016) The Special Presidential Task Force (SPTF) has released over 500 pages of evidence relating to the ongoing sable mining bribery case to Criminal Court lsquo;C rsquo; as ordered by Presiding Judge Yammie Quiqui Gbeisay Jr. Minister ...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth and Sixth ECF Reviews for Liberia, Increases Access, Extends the Arrangement, and Approves US$37.1 million Disbursement

Monday, December 19, 2016 The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the fifth and sixth reviews of Liberia rsquo;s economic performance under the program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Completion of these reviews enables the immediate disbursement of SDR ...

The African Development Bank Group approves Africa Renewable Energy Initiative

Friday, December 16, 2016 Abidjan, C ocirc;te-d rsquo;Ivoire, 16 December 2016 ndash; The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have endorsed the proposal by the Bank rsquo;s Management to serve as Trustee to administer and manage the resources of Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), and also t ...

Liberia and Senegal Permanent Representatives present Credentials to AU Commission Chairperson

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Newly appointed Ambassadors of the Republics of Liberia and Senegal to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representatives to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), have presented their Credentials to the African Union Commission Ch ...

Liberia: Judicial harassment and threats against Alfred Lahai Brownell and the Green Advocates' staff

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Liberia. Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed by ...
UN peacekeepers, first deployed in October 2003, largely ensured Liberia's security until the end of June when they handed over responsibilities to retrained domestic forces.  By Zoom DOSSO (AFP/File)

Liberia asks UN to extend mission for another year

Thursday, December 8, 2016 Monrovia (AFP) - Liberia's government has asked the United Nations to extend its peacekeeping mission in the west African country for another year, until the next president takes office. Liberia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Lewis Brown, on behalf of his Government, is propos ...

EU trains Liberian fisheries inspectors

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 European experts will be arriving in Liberia this week to conduct a two-day training of Liberian fisheries inspectors and monitoring personnel. The capacity-building event will take place in Monrovia on 8-9 December. Representatives of the European Commission (EC), the European Fisheries Con ...

ALSF Management Board Approves Work Plan And Budget For 2017

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Abidjan, C ocirc;te d rsquo;Ivoire, November 30, 2016 ndash; The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) Management Board met in Abidjan, C ocirc;te d rsquo;Ivoire to provide strategic guidance for the ALSF rsquo;s planned future direction and operations. The meeting was held under the leadership ...

Government of Liberia and UNICEF call for increased investments in health and education, more action to prevent violence against children

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 The Government of Liberia and UNICEF called for increased investments to improve quality education services, health care, and prevent violence against children. The call for action came after a joint annual review of progress in 2016, and agreement on priorities for focus in 2017. ldquo;Lib ...

Prime Minister Trudeau concludes visit to Liberia

Thursday, November 24, 2016 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded his first official visit to Liberia. The visit will help Canada meet several of its top foreign policy objectives: empowering women and girls, promoting human rights, re-engaging with Africa, and addressing the pressing challenges facing the co ...
A worker cuts the bark of a rubber tree on a plantation of US company Firestone in Harbel, Liberia, on October 17, 2016.  By Zoom Dosso (AFP)

Burnt rubber: Firestone cuts back in Liberia

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Harbel (Liberia) (AFP) - US rubber giant Firestone, no stranger to controversy during its 90 years in Liberia, is again stoking anger, this time for firing hundreds of workers who now fear for their livelihoods. Firestone has carried out two waves of sackings over the last few months, aiming at a ...

IMF Staff Completes Combined Fifth and Sixth Review Mission to Liberia

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Performance on the economic program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) has been uneven IMF Executive Board consideration of the 5th and 6th reviews of the program could take place in December Liberia rsquo;s GDP growth is projected to recover to about 3 percent ...
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