Monrovia – The Liberia Football Association’s double champions, Barrack Young Controller are expected to depart the country for Conakry, Guinea, today, Monday, November 26, to honor their CAF Champions League clash with Guinean champions, Horoya Athletic Club. BYC is taking a 30-man delegation to Guinea comprising of players, technical staff, team management, and an official of the Liberia Football Association as head of delegation. On Saturday, November 24, the head coach of Barrack Young Controller, Robert Lartey, named a strong 19-man squad for Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Champions league preliminary round trip to face Horoya Athletic Club. Horoya AC ended their 2018 champion’s league at the quarter final stage and will be hoping to advance to the group stage. Midfielders: David Tweh, Abdullah Bility, Tapia Fornah, James Walatee, John Jaysay, Fallah Sheriff, Kelvin Potis, Ketu Jerbo, and William Freeman.
November 26, 2018 00:14 UTC
Monrovia – Liberia’s representative to the Confederation of African Football Cup, LISCR FC, has arrived in Algeria to honor its showdown with USM Bel Abbes. Report by Christopher C. Walker 0777898224/0886723075 [email protected]LISCR also called ‘Shipping Boys,’ departed Liberia on Saturday, November 25, with a 30-man delegation to Algiers. LISCR FC, which is making their debut appearance in the CAF Cup, took off at 4 p.m. and arrived in Abidjan, La Cote d’Ivoire they transited for three hours before flying to Tunisia and onward to Algeria. According to the flight schedule, the team landed in Algeria on Sunday, November 25 at 10:45 a.m. via the Houari Boumediene Airport before making their final flight to Abbes where the game will be played. Full list of delegation:
November 26, 2018 00:08 UTC
Montserrado County District One Representative Lawrence Morris and Tamba Boimah HaliMonrovia – A Liberian-born American-based National Football League (NFL) player, Tamba Boimah Hali, has returned home after over 25 years, to invest in the country. Report by Christopher C. Walker 0777898224/0886723075 [email protected]Mr. Hali, through his NFL career, has earned him millions of United States dollars. Tamba, born November 3, 1983, played in the NFL for 15 years for Penn State. He won trophies with Penn State between 2002 and 2005 and for Kansas City Chiefs from 2006 to March 2018. In about six months, operations of the poultry are expected to start because pre-fabricated structure will be imported and erected.”
November 25, 2018 23:59 UTC
PRESIDENT WEAH has of late been exhibiting early signs of the dictatorial tendencies which defined some of his predecessor including late President Samuel Kanyon Doe and former President Charles Ghankay Taylor. WHAT WE ARE puzzled about is why is Mr. Weah allowing his presidency to degenerate so soon? ALL THIS COMING as reports continue to linger about the training of a militia outside of Monrovia to protect President Weah and his personal properties currently under construction. The late President established a Special Security Service which had overlapping functions to other security agencies resulting into problems with the “unruly” behavior of the security forces. As Doe’s power base diminished, he began to rely on the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) to carry out atrocities.
November 25, 2018 20:48 UTC
Monrovia – The Civil Law Court in Monrovia has issued a Writ of Ne Exeat Republica on the Managing Director of the National Housing Authority (NHA), his deputy for administration, Tugbe C. Tugbe, and Augustine Weah, representative of GELPAZ Construction in Liberia for allegedly soliciting and paying of bribes, respectively. Report by Lennart Dodoo, [email protected]The court has also ordered their immediate arrest. According to a Ministry of Justice press release, the trio are not to leave the bailiwick of Liberia until investigation into their alleged actions is concluded. The travel ban was issued after they attempted leaving the country, the Writ of Ne Exeat Rebuplica, a copy of which in the possession of FPA disclosed. In this connection, the Ministry of Justice affirms that the ongoing investigation into the conduct of Messrs. Duanah Siryon and Tugbe C. Tugbe, Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director of the National Housing Authority, respectively.
November 25, 2018 11:02 UTC
Monrovia – Duanah Siryon, Managing Director of the National Housing Authority (NHA) has been arrested by the Liberia National Police, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission and the National Security Agency, following a FrontPage Africa publication of a leaked tape in which he was heard soliciting bribes from a Burkinabe construction firm. Report by Lennart Dodoo, [email protected]He was arrested Friday afternoon along with one of his principal deputies while the other is still at large. The pair who were picked up at their NHA offices are undergoing investigation at the Liberia National Police headquarters in Monrovia. Weah further alleged that the NHA Managing Director requested and was offered a percentage in the construction, but pleaded that such would be kept secret from his principal deputies. Weah had said he was confronted about the money by the President via a WhatsApp message when he was in Paris, France in September.
November 23, 2018 14:46 UTC
George Weah, the president of Liberia, announced in October that all tuition for undergraduates attending Liberia’s public universities would be free. Many student protests around the world have happened have been calls for free education, with various degrees of success. https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/seven-university-protests-around-world-resonate-feesmustfall/The announcement by the president came after he met with students who complained that administrators have increased the tuition fees. Just as in South Africa, the free education announcement was met with joy, but also a lot of skepticism especially as to where the money for the free education would come from. They have called on him to extend this to Liberian children by making primary education free and compulsory in all schools across Liberia.
November 23, 2018 08:48 UTC
Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Youth Wing Secretary General Emmanuel M. Johnson congratulating Edward Flomo, alias ‘Color Green’ for winning the by-election over their candidateMonrovia – The National Youth League of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has conceded defeat in the just-ended Montserrado County District #13 by-election. Report by Augustine T. Tweh, [email protected]The party at the same time congratulated independent candidate Edward P. Flomo, alias “Color Green” for being elected the new representative of the district. We assemble you here to send a message of congratulations to Mr. Edward P. Flomo, the newly elected representative of District #13, Montserrado County,” Emmanuel Mulbah Johnson, Secretary General of the CDC Youth League said Thursday, November 22. We believe that under the presidency of George Manneh Weah, it is so great indeed that others participated in District #13 by-election,” he noted. So that alone is a plus for the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change.
November 22, 2018 13:51 UTC
ALJA is further proposing that the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Liberia National Bar Association, Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) and a representative of civil society organizations in the country be included on the panel’s membership. The Association says an independent probe of the current situation is necessary for ensuring impartiality in the adjudication of justice in the matter. Also, ALJA is recommending that President Weah ensures that all alleged perpetrators including CDC and opposition political parties’ supporters linked to the violence are arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the laws of Liberia. ALJA says it regrets the reported reckless destruction of human lives and properties, and the brutality suffered by some innocent Liberians. ALJA said unless President Weah and the CDC government demonstrate leadership in this matter, it has the propensity of undermining the prevailing peace and unity in the country.
November 21, 2018 09:11 UTC
Report by Lennart Dodoo, [email protected]There have been speculations about the pulling out of several investments, including Total Liberia, Exclusive Supermarket, amongst others. FrontPageAfrica has received unconfirmed reports that Total Liberia has already sold several of its filling stations outside the nation’s capital, including the ones in Sinoe, Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties. Total Liberia is the largest importer of petroleum products in the country and second highest tax payer. Unlike other stores and investments said to be on the verge of closure, DITCO did not hold back its reason for the sudden closure. He said major issues affecting businesses in Liberia, especially local businesses are taxes, particularly custom duties.
November 12, 2018 02:15 UTC
Mr. James Biney, Chairman of the former ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP)Monrovia – Mr. James Biney, Chairman of the former ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP), says the Party is engulf in crisis because Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has an ambition to contest for the office of the presidency in 2023. While the relationship with VP Taylor remains bitter, Biney has been operating on the orders of President Weah. Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor is being accused of having an eye for the Presidency“The Vice President is under pressure to merge the NPP with the CDC. The Vice President, as we are told, might suffer some consequences if she refuses to allow this to happen,” a member of the governing council told FPA. All efforts to get comments from the President’s camp proved futile, but office of the Vice President denied having tense relationship with the President, noting, both the Vice President and the President have been working cordially and in the interest of the Liberian people.
November 12, 2018 02:03 UTC
Monrovia – Young Liberian artists brought a new and creative perspective to the National Justice Conference, held this past week in Monrovia. The young artists were tasked with illustrating interpretations of key quotes from speakers while also expressing their own opinions through drawings. “The way that these students combine art and justice is an inspiring example of bridging the generation gap of memories of the Liberian Civil Wars,” said Nathaly Leduc from Civitas Maxima. Civitas Maxima and the GJRP have been among the main contributors to the momentum for war crime accountability in Liberia. “With all these trials abroad, it is crucial that local populations are well informed and that all voices are included,” said Lisa-Marie Rudi from Civitas Maxima.
November 12, 2018 01:52 UTC
Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas appeared at the three-day event in South Africa wearing colorful African beads neatly threaded together to completely mask his face in order to obscure his identityJohannesburg, SA – African investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has once again voiced his motto: “naming, shaming, and jailing,” people who break the law at the detriment of the majority of the ordinary people. He reiterated his motto of ‘naming, shaming and jailing’ recently when along with other investigative journalists, attended the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. This true that President Obama talked about is Anas’ investigative report, which exposed 47 corrupt judges receiving bribes in Ghana. At the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC), Anas had few clips of his investigative documentaries shown. Prof. Thompson shared her top tips on conducting interviews based on her experience as an investigative journalist for over 30 years.
November 12, 2018 01:37 UTC
LINSU New Leadership at the Induction CeremonyMonrovia -The Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Mr. Samuel D. Tweah, has called on the new leadership of the Liberian National Student Union (LINSU) to become the national force for galvanizing and mobilizing patriotic young Liberians that will transform Liberia. Webster Clayeh (0770745986)[email protected]LINSU, over the weekend, inducted its corps of new officials to stair the affairs of the Liberian student community for the next two years. In doing so, Minister Tweah said both government and citizens need to fulfill their respective responsibilities. Students now have the responsibility to take advantage of these opportunities and study,” Minister Tweah said. LINSU was founded by in 1952 and enacted into law by an act of the Legislature on January 20, 1957.
November 12, 2018 01:29 UTC
Wayzohn, Grand Bassa County – The United Methodist Church of Liberia in collaboration with the Gand Bassa County authorities on Thursday, November 8, 2018, dedicated a 45 room health center in Gorblee, District # 3. Report By Elton W. TiahThe Gorblee Health Center is the first biggest health center constructed outside of Buchanan. Jonathan Kaipay, Senator, Grand Bassa County, said the construction of the health center is a dream come true for him. Stephen James, Community Health Director of the county, said that Grand Bassa County Health team will ensure that the newly dedicated health center becomes functional within the next few weeks. The Construction of the Gorblee Health Center was placed at the cost of $235,000 United States Dollars.
November 12, 2018 01:18 UTC