WASHINGTON, DC — The United States announced today, Tuesday, that it will halt issuing certain visas to Guinean officials and Eritrean nationals as of Wednesday, September 13, 2017. A released obtained said the new State Department’s restrictions are geared at four Asian and African nations that have rejected to take back citizens of their countries who’ve been deported. Under specific federal law, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can halt all or specific types of visas from being issued to such nations. The U.S. Embassy in Eritrea said in a release that they will stop issuing business and tourism visas to Eritrean nationals, with “limited exceptions. In Guinea, a West African nation, the U.S. Embassy declaration said the new restrictions on business, tourism and student visas will distress only government officials and their immediate family members.
September 13, 2017 07:41 UTC
Yet, Vice President Boakai, who now seeks to become President, is arguably moving strong in his own way, perhaps crying in the rain. The case, however, appears to be different for Vice President Boakai who has been a long time buddy of President Sirleaf, spanning over 35 years of friendship. Appearing on BBC just a couple of weeks after FrontPage Africa’s exclusive interview, he was quizzed on his relationship with President Sirleaf. Then FPA asked the Vice President of the wild speculation of the President’s involvement with the Liberty Party. This was shortly before Vice President Boakai could name Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay as his running mate.
September 13, 2017 03:11 UTC
Tubman University located in Harper, Maryland County. Mae Enanoria Gonzales, daughter to the Carbajosa family is also working at the University while her husband Chris Gonzales is another employee of the Tubman University. Over the years, we have spent thousands investing in buses, utility vehicles, and vehicles for administrators”, the Tubman University officials stated. Filipino Represents Liberia abroadDr. Carbojosa, according to sources, is very influential at the Tubman University is behind every major decision at the institution. The Filipino is currently the face of the University as she makes foreign travels representing the University at foreign conferences.
September 13, 2017 03:00 UTC
On Tuesday the three were charged with criminal malevolence, false public alarm, false statement, false report to law enforcement and disorderly conduct. Mr. Kailondo is the UP Montserrado County Campaign Chairman while Minister Samukai is a staunch supporter of Vice President Boakai’s bid for the presidency. For Mustapha Sesay, he recounted that he was hired in 2014 to cause instability at the PHP between supporters of George Weah and Robert Sirleaf during the special senatorial elections. “We were told that George Weah needed to be assassinated because we have done it before and they know we can do it again. During the alleged meeting with Kailondo and Cole at Kailondo hotel, nothing was discussed relative to Vice President Joseph Boakai, Defense Minister Brownie Samukai neither CDC political leader Weah.
September 13, 2017 02:48 UTC
Monrovia – Opposition Liberty Party has revealed that there is a “dark horse” in the race for the presidency of Liberia and fears the unpredictable candidate could be a surprised package to many. Speaking on the SKY FM talk Show 50-50 on Monday, Dillon said elections are all about commitment so it is time electorates show their respective Parties loyalty by voting for them or the “Dark Horse” could emerge victorious. “There is a dark horse in this race, the Alexander Cummings dark horse , a lot of people overlook him, I have eyes for elections, I got ears for politics and have got a passion for it, I am in the field , there is someone they called Alex Cummings in this race,” Dillon said. It can be recalled that Mr. Cummings deliberation at the first edition of the presidential debate organized by the Press Union of Liberian and partners might have been key reasons for Mr. Dillon assertion of the ANC being a dark horse in the race. Reflecting on previous elections Dillon said “there always a surprise, in the last two elections we had, Prince Johnson.
September 13, 2017 02:37 UTC
Although the NEC is still in compliance with legal deadlines for its finalization, presidential candidates and political party officials have expressed concerns to The Carter Center about its status. Overall, political parties expressed measured confidence in the impartiality of the NEC. Presidential candidates and political party officials have also raised concerns regarding the perception of bias in the media and the need to pay for coverage. The Carter Center notes with concern that allegations of the misuse of state resources in the campaign are widespread, and will be closely observing this throughout the process. “This election is an important stage in the consolidation of Liberia’s democracy,” said Jordan Ryan, vice president of the Carter Center’s peace programs.
September 13, 2017 02:37 UTC
By Hannah N. GeterminahMargibi County District # 4 Representative Ben Fofana has expressed concern over the constant absence of some of his colleagues from the regular session of the House in the last few days. The lawmaker made the observation on Tuesday, September 12, when only 20 lawmakers, a minority, showed up in session at the House on Capitol Hill. However, it appears that the Executive and the Legislature have not reached any agreement for the requested money to be paid. Meanwhile, after the House failed to have a quorum, the few lawmakers who were present went for an executive session. Last week, members of House in a closed session invited the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Boima Kamara, to justify the reason why the requested money has not been paid.
September 13, 2017 02:29 UTC
But President Conde, who recently attended two separate international economic cooperation events hosted by China, told African journalists that Africa’s challenge is managing the aid. We want the people to identify with the AU, especially youth and women,” the AU assembly chair said. “Our cooperation with China covers wide range of issues including agriculture, education and improvement of industrial chain”. In Yichuan city, northwest China, Conde then led discussions during the China-Arab Expo to lure more Chinese investments to his country. Government officials of Mauritania and Egypt attending the Expo also highlighted the significance of trade cooperation with China.
September 13, 2017 02:26 UTC
Monrovia - A former staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Baccus Manipakei Carr, is alleging that his refusal to allow his boss at the ministry sodomize him cost him his job. “My temptation at the ministry began when I refused to give in to the demands of my boss,” he said. The delegation, according to him, comprised of Deputy Minister B. Elias Shoniyin and Eesiah, who was accompanied by Benedict Roberts, Head of the ECOWAS office in Monrovia. In his plot, according to Carr, Eesiah misinformed Minister Shoniyin that he received Shoniyin’s ticket reimbursement and did not deliver the exact amount. Carr said several misleading information orchestrated by Eesiah eventually led to his dismissal from the ministry.
September 13, 2017 02:26 UTC
– Author tells Diaspora LiberiansA Liberian author and motivational speaker has told hundreds of Diaspora Liberians in Greensboro, North Carolina, in the United States, that they cannot continue to remain spectators in the efforts to rebuild the country. B. Zonen, speaking on the theme, “The Audacity to Act – claiming the spirit of independence,” at a special program commemorating the 170th Independence of Liberia, said “We cannot be coaches without credentials. The work required for the change we need cannot be passed down to the next generation. We must disenthrall ourselves and then we shall save our country.” Zonen said the work of saving Liberia requires boldness in “our actions and it demands our participation. We cannot detach ourselves from the work required and expect the country to function.
September 13, 2017 02:26 UTC
The report said Koijee and another CDC executive, Sheik Sackor, denied the allegation when they appeared before the LNP investigation board. Their charges include criminal malevolence, false public alarm, false statement, and false report to law enforcement officials. When Sesay realized that the caller was Koijee, he immediately informed Barry that it was Koijee on the line. Later Cole and Dahn allegedly introduced Barry, Sesay, and Weh to Kailando. “Barry, Sesay, and Weh never had any conversation with VP Boakai and Defense Minister Samukai,” the report said.
September 13, 2017 02:26 UTC
It Takes a Village Africa, Founded by Matu Davis and her two artistic daughters, Erica Davies Cole (Spokesperson) and Evonne Adebo, have begun focusing on their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program, and have now incorporated Arts (STEAM) to improve competitiveness in science and technology development for children who require a more creative way of learning. “The first program that we are doing, called Girls in Technology, is another aspect of the STEM. My sister is an artist and she recommended that arts be added into the STEM program,” Erica added. It engages students in incorporated learning as they explore the world around them, thus allowing them to create innovative solutions to problems, and communicate their results while learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Meanwhile, the international focus of the STEM program is to develop rigorous math and science skills through engineering, while the STEAM initiative embraces the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics to engage all students in authentic learning STEM is a global initiative, and for Erica and It Takes a Village Africa, their inspiration is the children.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday received in audience World Bank Group Country Director to Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone, Henry G. Kerali at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia, an Executive Mansion release said. According to the release, President Sirleaf welcomed Mr. Kerali to Liberia, and said her country is pleased to partner with the World Bank in pursuit of her government’s development agenda. Both sides reviewed and took stock of a number of critical areas such as the macroeconomic and fiscal situation; how to ensure sustainability in the bank’s program implementation during the transition period; the preparation of the budget support operation, including timeline; and make follow-up on the previous meetings and discussions regarding the emergency road maintenance works coupled with the SECRAMP project timeline. Mr. Kerali was accompanied by Ms. Larisa Leshchenko, World Bank Liberia Country Manager and Ivo Imparato, program leader, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone country management unit.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday commissioned the executive director of the National Elections Commission (NEC), C. A. Lamin Lighe at the headquarters of the Commission in Monrovia. President Sirleaf used the occasion to challenge the commission to conduct the upcoming October elections in a free, fair and transparent manner. “We know that the Commission will face challenges, mainly legal difficulties,” President Sirleaf added. He promised to always justify the confidence reposed in him by President Sirleaf to serve as executive director of the NEC. Korkoya and the Board of Commissioners led the president on a tour of the NEC facilities before bidding her farewell.
An appeal filed before the Supreme Court by Nimba County District #9 representative aspirant Michael P. Slawon challenging a decision taken by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to disqualify him from contesting the October 10 elections was yesterday denied by the court. The court’s decision was based on the failure of Dr. Slawon’s lawyers to file his bill of exception in time. Slawon’s lawyers said the delay was due to a recent political rally that created a traffic gridlock that prevented them from submitting their document to the court on time. Accordingly, Justice Yuoh granted the NEC’s final ruling against Slawon and denied Slawon’s appeal. The Supreme Court, meanwhile, indicated that Article 83(c) of the Constitution that speaks on post-election complaints and challenges was inapplicable to Dr. Slawon’s appeal.