By Khaama Press|Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group suffered heavy casualties in the latest airstrikes conducted by the US forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment in a statement said Wednesday that the latest airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours in Nazian and Achin districts of the province. The statement further added that 23 ISIS militants were killed in total in the airstrikes and another militant was wounded. The first airstrike was carried out using the unmanned aerial vehicles in Bandar Dara area of Achin district earlier today, leaving at least 11 militants dead, the statement said. Several weapons, ammunition, and explosives were also destroyed in the airstrikes, the police commandment said, adding that the local residents did not suffer any casualties.
October 19, 2017 07:41 UTC
“Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development”WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, October 19, 2017/ — Prominent African and international business executives and investors to explore business opportunities at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) (www.ATIGS2018.com); a prestigious biennial conference and exhibition to be held on June 24-26, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA. Designed to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, Europe, United Arab Emirates and Africa, the 3-days event will provide a unique platform to gain strategic knowledge about local investment opportunities and business networking. African markets are firmly on the radar of major investors and international trade as they hold many untapped opportunities for investors, exporters and companies. High-potential projects in Africa will be presented to international investors. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit.
October 19, 2017 07:30 UTC
Monrovia - The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) says amending the rape law is not in the interest of victims. Vivian Neal said AFELL wasn’t consulted prior to the amendment something she said was done to affect rape victims and survivors. The AFELL president said she expected the senate to add the prosecutorial budget that will empower them to have rape kits and also have fast tracked rape courts. Neal disclosed that the rape law was bailable but not in totality as it is now since the amendment was done. As a second degree felony rape is bailable.
October 19, 2017 03:33 UTC
Also, when these elected officials “overspend” their anticipated “election budget,” the probability for “corruption” to replenish their finances increases. The voters must be verified by the election commission roster and by “in person” contact with those voters to ensure transparency. Already, he has decisive wins in “voter rich” Bong county, River Gee county, and Rivercess county. This is because more Liberian voters prefer George Weah to be president than anyone else at this time. While one can infer that more Liberian voters prefer George Weah to be their next President, his team should not be complacent.
October 19, 2017 03:00 UTC
Monrovia - As Liberians are at the verge of making decision as to whom to be the next President to take over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, some older folks in rural Montserrado County have expressed disappointment in the decision making process of the country. Pap Yancy, as he is called in the area, could not hide his feelings on the current political struggle in Liberia. Pap Yancy said he voted for many of Liberia’s past and present Presidents including William V.S. Yancy is not the only older person in Lower Montserrado that has decided to leave the voting business with the young people. Jestina Tamba is another person, who strongly believes that previous leaderships has failed young people.
October 19, 2017 02:48 UTC
Monrovia - The World Bank Liberia Country office has joined the rest of the World Bank Group across the world to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the International Day to Eradicate Poverty. Speaking at programs marking the official celebration of the event in Liberia on Tuesady, October 17, the officer-in-Charge of the World Bank Liberia country Office, Sekou Kamara, reaffirmed the Bank’s commitment to fighting poverty in Liberia. Mr. Fernandez noted that GERLS project, sponsored by the World Bank, is being implemented in Montserrado, Margibi and Grand Bassa Counties by the MGCSP. Meanwhile, several beneficiaries, explaining their experiences during the Ebola crisis, thanked the World Bank, MGCSP and EDUCARE-a local implementing partner for the project. The Bank noted that the social status of one’s parents is as influential today as it was 50 years ago in determining a person’s future, in early findings from an upcoming World Bank report, “Fair Progress?
October 19, 2017 02:37 UTC
By David Yates and Robin DopoeThe Liberia Cancer Society (LCS) in partnership with the Seventh Day Adventist’s (SDA) Cooper Hospital will on Sunday, October 22, offer free breast screening and consultation to women and men between the ages of 15 and 90. Dr. Barnes urged women to get screened for cancer as breast cancer among young women in Liberia remains high. Addressing a news conference in Monrovia, Dr. Barnes emphasized the need for more support to fight breast cancer. According to her, the screening program will also raise breast cancer awareness and counseling regarding any breast problems that are found, teach women to get a yearly breast exam and to train more healthcare professionals to screen for breast cancer. Breast cancer starts when cells start to grow out of control and form a tumor or knot, she said, adding that the signs of breast cancer include a hard knot anywhere in the breast, swelling, thickening, or dimpling of the skin (looks like an orange peel), nipple drainage, and nipple retraction.
Peace Messengers await the outcome of the vote counts and the results of possible run-off elections. As we prepare for the possible run-off election in November 2017, Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia would continue its enhanced youth participation project – made possible by funds from UNDP and the Peace Building Funds. We would continue to mobilize the youth, inform them and communicate their choices in the next possible election. Our next training workshop on Mediation and Dialogue in Gbarnga provides answers to some of the concerns among young Liberians. Until next week, when we come to you with yet another piece on Dialogue Among Peace Messenger- A Meaningful Elections: Be the Vote, Part 2, it is Peace First, Peace above all else, may peace prevail in our time.
The celebration of World Food Day last Monday, was a scene that afforded the audience a profound understanding of migration, investment in food security and rural development. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on October 16 to commemorate the founding of the organization, which was established in 1945. Events commemorating World Food Day are meant to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who go hungry, and to also ensure food security and nutritious diet for all. FAO Country Representative Marc T. Abdala cautioned that creating conditions to mitigate internal migration is crucial in tackling migration challenges. At the event, an exhibition of products showed the results of countless awareness activities sown in the country’s food sector over the years.
The conference, which was organized by the World Bank Group, brought together representatives of English speaking African countries and featured Girls Ebola Recovery Livelihood Support (GERLS) Project in Liberia. Low levels of upward mobility are particularly pronounced in the developing world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. All of the 15 economies where people’s education level is most closely tied to their parents’ education level are developing economies. The study points to three broad pathways forward to increasing economic mobility from generation to generation. Actions at the local level, from regions down to neighborhoods, are crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Monrovia –The barrage of suspected electoral fraud and irregularities has made political parties who did not make it to the runoff elections hesitant to endorse any of the two parties contesting in the November runoff election. From all look of things, the Liberty Party will not throw its weight behind any of the two political parties expected to contest the runoff election which is about three weeks from now. Urey remains tight-lipped over who he will support during the runoff as he awaits the hearing from the NEC. Cummings said he cannot make any endorsement at the moment though some political parties have been reaching out to him. The numerous complaints coming from political parties have triggered very huge security personnel at the headquarters of the National Elections Commission.
October 19, 2017 02:15 UTC
Artists and basically anyone in the entertainment industry should have the freedom to talk about Liberian politics, especially if they are citizens, too. I believe the money will be kept in the country and his government will show development and improvement, education, job protection,” he passionately shared. And Bassiour has stressed his right to have his opinion, even on foreign business people in Liberia. Meanwhile, no matter his political view or job description, entertainers should also have the right to speak about politics. “Ownership of Liberia is something we need the new government or the George Weah government to stand up for.
(LINA) -The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, has said that meeting the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 will be a bigger challenge if the world does not alter the way it invests in its children, particularly those coming from less advantaged backgrounds. Meanwhile, the Officer-in-Charge of World Bank Liberia Office, Sekou Kamara, has said the “End Poverty Day” is a very important day for the world because it is a day that the World Bank reaffirms its commitment to the World to endeavor to end poverty. He said the day is also important because it is when the World Bank listens to stories of people it has worked with to see how their work is positively impacting them. “End Poverty Day” is celebrated on October 10 every year across Africa. This year, the day was observed under the theme “Africa Can.”(Visited 14 times, 13 visits today)Commentscomments
October 18, 2017 22:30 UTC
Mostly civilian villagers, prosecution witnesses brought with them stories of cannibalism, sexual enslavement and beheadings. One said Jabbateh sliced a baby from a pregnant woman’s stomach and strung her intestines up as rope. Another recalled that Jabbateh in 1994 ordered his soldiers to kill a town chief whose heart was then boiled and eaten. “Jabbateh sought to escape to the United States and start anew, where he lied about his extensive and horrific criminal background on federal immigration forms and to the faces of U.S. immigration officers,” Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen wrote in a statement. “Jabbateh committed atrocities in Liberia that ravaged communities in ways that will be felt for generations.”Read more of this articleSource: AP/ABC News(Visited 8 times, 8 visits today)Commentscomments
October 18, 2017 22:07 UTC
Tension is high among adherents of political fixtures idolized by mainly street gangs and semi illiterate youth groups in various political parties, but more so in the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) party headed by former soccer star George Manneh “Oppong” Weah. Both presidential and legislative elections were held on 10 October 2017. While the legislative election went largely peaceful, the presidential election has been chaotic with several, if not all, political parties are accusing the country’s National Election Commission (NEC) of fraudulent activities, vote rigging, data manipulation, and incompetence in the NEC’s leadership. Others say the president’s interference is an attempt to secure a political footing for her son, Robert Sirleaf, and his associates in Liberian politics. Read more of this storySource: Globe Afrique Media(Visited 24 times, 24 visits today)Commentscomments
October 18, 2017 21:56 UTC