Liberia and a Chinese company signed Friday the first ever steel manufacturing agreement in the West African country in more than 169 years, heralding the end to the exportation of its rich unprocessed iron ores. The $200 million agreement was signed between Tidfore Investment Company and the Liberian government that was represented by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Finance and Lands and Mines ministers and other senior government officials. “This is the first boost to our economy,” and “the first time our own local raw materials will reach the finish point and exported to other countries”, Johnson Sirleaf said. “This investment will bring so much relief in the economy sector of Liberia,” he added. Liberia is Africa’s third largest iron ore exporter after South Africa and Mauritania, and ranks 22 in the world.
June 25, 2017 12:47 UTC
Some 110,000 Syrians crossed the border after waiting for hours amid blazing heat to return to their houses, daily Milliyet reported on June 25. They arrived in front of the border gate in the early hours of the days from different parts of Turkey and waited for many hours to cross the border. Many Syrians who had to take refuge in Turkey voiced their hopes that their country would become a land of peace. I don’t have many relatives left in Syria, but I want to see my country. Another migrant who was waiting to return to Syria, Ali Davut, 45, said he missed his country a lot.
June 25, 2017 12:04 UTC
Muslims around the world including Liberia are today celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Local radio stations in Liberia are been jammed by messages congratulations from Christians on the observing of Eid al-Fitr to their fellow Muslims around the country. Liberia, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen announced Sunday as Eid al-Fitr. The fasting month of Ramadan — the ninth month on the Islamic calendar — ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which is one of the main Muslim holidays. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad performed the Eid al-Fitr prayers along other worshipers at al-Nouri Mosque in the west-central city of Hama on Sunday.
June 25, 2017 11:48 UTC
Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, left behind a trail of surprise, disappointment and even anger in the minds of many Nigerians. It also left heavy question marks on the future of ECOWAS, because of the receptive consideration given to the Morocco’s request for membership of the Community by the Heads of State in Monrovia. ECOWAS has since its establishment been central to Nigeria’s foreign policy, because of the importance of the sub-region in Africa and the world. Since then ECOWAS has gone through thick and thin, and today it is the most active Regional Economic Community (REC) in Africa. If any country should take credit for this achievement, it is no doubt, Nigeria.
June 25, 2017 09:10 UTC
By John Owen NwachukwuA preacher identified as Nnamani, has been hacked to death by gangsters for telling them to repent. It was learnt that the village hooligans had threatened few days earlier to deal with the preacher for disturbing them with message about repentance. Chief Isemin said, “His offence was that he used to disturb them with his preaching. They said that he would be going around asking people to give their lives to Christ. “They carted away N305,000 that was in my bag which was supposed to be given to somebody.
June 25, 2017 08:15 UTC
By: Nicholas KristofRIVERCESS COUNTY, Liberia — He’s a 2-year-old boy named Sunday Dahn, lying in a coma in a rural health center with cerebral malaria. In Washington, we’ll see debates about President Trump’s proposal to slash humanitarian aid, and politicians will emerge as winners or losers depending on the outcome. Yet he will profoundly shape their lives, and deaths, for American health assistance benefits half the Liberian population. It’s not, of course, that Trump is responsible for Sunday’s coma. And our Liberia journey underscores that saving lives is often complicated, and harder than we think.
June 24, 2017 18:22 UTC
MONROVIA- Golden Veroleum Liberia says its headquarters will fully move to Sinoe end of July 2017 with several staff members in Monrovia reassigned to headquarters office in Sinoe and sub offices in Grand Kru County. GVL is expecting various government services to be made more available in Sinoe and Grand Kru not necessitating presence in Monrovia. It is the hope of GVL that banking, telecommunications and other social services be standardized to be able to greatly support GVL operations in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties. Golden Veroleum Liberia operates a mini mill with an operating capacity of 5 tones per hour. At least 3,600 Liberians are currently in the employ of Golden Veroleum Liberia.
June 24, 2017 14:26 UTC
President Trump spent Thursday and Friday calling senators to mobilize support for GOP healthcare legislation. Cruz was one of four conservative senators who announced their opposition to the bill in a statement Thursday. Trump is expected to be in contact with more senators in the coming days. On Friday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump is optimistic about getting the bill passed. Read more of this reportSource: News Now/ The Hill(Visited 5 times, 5 visits today)Commentscomments
June 24, 2017 14:15 UTC
The PRC comprises of Ambassadors and High Commissioners of all the ECOWAS countries accredited to ECOWAS in Abuja. A release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says Ambassador Conteh turned over the mantle to Ambassador Dimban recently during a special meeting of ECOWAS ambassadors and high commissioners which was held in the conference room of the Liberian Embassy. In brief remarks, Ambassador Conteh expressed thanks and appreciation for the collaboration he had from all ECOWAS Ambassadors and high commissioners over the past 12 months. “We also developed a method for the deployment of Ambassadors to ECOWAS Electoral Observer Missions and other ECOWAS Programs. He stated that the main concern of ECOWAS Permanent Representatives of Member States was how to be relevant as instituted by ECOWAS Protocols, Acts and Decisions.
June 24, 2017 14:15 UTC
TEHRAN (FNA)- A US Navy reconnaissance plane was spotted flying over the Russian fleet in Eastern Mediterranean Sea where the warships recently launched a heavy missile attack on ISIL positions inside Syria, media outlets disclosed on Saturday. The sites that are monitoring flights reported that a P-8A Poseidon aircraft took off from the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily Island and flew for several hours over Syria’s Mediterranean coast where Russia’s naval task force launched multiple missile strikes on ISIL’s strongholds in Syria. The Russian defense ministry said on Friday that two Russian Navy frigates and a submarine fired six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIL’s targets in Syria. Read more of this storySource: News Now/Fars News Agency(Visited 17 times, 17 visits today)Commentscomments
June 24, 2017 13:52 UTC
Situated at the bank of Farmington River, few yards from the nation’s international airport, the Roberts International Airport, the Farmington Hotel has added more taste to the country’s tourism sector, bringing pride to the country and its people. Farmington Hotel which has 164 rooms and suites including three Presidential suites 300 Millimeter Square is the largest in the Country, and is management by renowned international hotel management experts. The hotel General Manager Ronald Stilting, with 20 years’ African hotel experience, is in Liberia since several months preparing to open the project. The Farmington Hotel is owned by Liberia-based AJA-Group and partners. Apart from the commitment to tourism development The Farmington Hotel will also get strongly involved in capacity building.
June 24, 2017 12:56 UTC
By Aneri PattaniI considered leaving my suitcase at a government hospital in Liberia last week. One reason for the paucity of supplies is that most health care in Liberia is free. From prenatal checkups to surgeries and even birth control, the majority of services are offered at no cost. (Yes, it’s strange to realize that birth control, which can be expensive without insurance in America, is actually free in Liberia!) Read more of this storySource: News Now/ New York Times Online(Visited 19 times, 19 visits today)Commentscomments
June 23, 2017 14:26 UTC
Banks delivered what several lawyers described as “Justice Banks’ shortest judgment,” yesterday. Justice Banks, since his ascendancy to the Supreme Court, is believed to be one of the justices with the longest judgment (opinion). At his extremely brief judgment, Justice Banks advised Tipoteh, and his lawyer, Cllr. “You can file your case to the Civil Law Court, there it will take evidence before the Supreme Court can decide it,” Banks’ short judgment stated. Banks’ decision comes three days after he heard arguments on the matter to prohibit Korkoya from further conducting activities of the NEC as chairman.
June 23, 2017 01:52 UTC
Monrovia - The Chairman of the National Elections Commission, Cllr. The National Elections Commission on June 12, 2017, commenced the Exhibition of the Provisional Voter Roll at all 2080 Exhibition centers (formerly Voter Registration Centers) across the country. The exercise is a cardinal electoral date as per Article 9.2 of the Voter Registration Regulations and in keeping with section 3.6 of the New Elections Law of Liberia. The total number of people who file challenges is about 141 which is equivalent to 0.01 percent while 534 accounts for missing photos 0.003. "We started voter registration very late due to the late supply of voter registration materials,” he added.
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June 23, 2017 01:41 UTC
Monrovia - The credibility of the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has come under questioning as the country is left with less than 140 days to go to the polls. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Unity Party National Headquarters, Curtis V. Dorley, National Vice Chairman for Youth Affairs of the UP National Youth Congress said the Youth Congress of the UP is seriously worried about the statement emanating from the Chairman of the NEC, adding that the statement has cast doubts over the credibility of the entire electoral process. “We strongly reject the statement from the NEC chairman and call on him to retract such statement." He also said the national youth congress has observed that there are several voter registration centers that have the same code in the NEC database. “Adhering to the COC is also a concern for the UP Youth Congress as it is a law that has been enacted, approved and published into handbill.
Source:Front Page Africa
June 23, 2017 01:30 UTC