By: Ben Mabande |The Government and people of Sierra Leone along with several local humanitarian organizations need support to mitigate the human suffering ongoing in Sierra Leone because of the recent natural disaster. The citizens in and around the capital Freetown woke up in agony and grief after land slides and flooding hit many parts of the city around 5.00 am this past Monday morning. According to an account, around 5.00 am, heavy shower at Motemoh on the Sugar loaf of Regent hills. The second downpour of rain occurred around 6.00 am, swept over 200 shelters with an estimated 1,000 households. Read more of this storySource: Globe Afrique Media(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)Commentscomments
August 16, 2017 14:26 UTC
By Ben Mabande |The wife of Zimbabwe’s president, Grace Mugabe is scheduled to faces charges in South Africa. The First Lady of Zimbabwe handed herself in to South African police on Tuesday and is expected to be charged with assault after reports emerged that she attacked a young woman in Johannesburg, the police chief said. Facile Mbalula earlier informed international and local reporters that 52-year-old Grace Mugabe, considered a possible successor to her husband, 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe is a good person and has been cooperating with police. Read more of this storySource: Globe Afrique Media(Visited 51 times, 1 visits today)Commentscomments
August 16, 2017 10:41 UTC
By Paul Stevens |New York–– The United Nations Security Council on Monday slammed “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attacks on the sites of the UN mission in Mali, which killed more than nine people. The Security Council members also called on the Malian government to rapidly examine those attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice, said the council in a published release. The council members underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law. The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the global security situationThe council members echoed their full support for Minusma and the French forces that support it. Read more of this storySource: Globe Afrique Media(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)Commentscomments
August 16, 2017 07:07 UTC
At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC. President Ernest Bai Koroma earlier pleaded for “urgent support”, saying entire communities had been wiped out. Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead after a mudslide in the Regent area and floods elsewhere in Freetown on Monday. A mass burial of victims is planned on Wednesday to free up space in mortuaries. Read more of this storySource: BBC News(Visited 28 times, 3 visits today)Commentscomments
August 16, 2017 03:22 UTC
The latest community were violence is brewing is the Slipway Community in District #8, Montserrado County, currently represented by Rep. Acarous Gray, who is opting for re-election. Gray of taking siege of their Town Hall, and at the same time removing materials belonging to the community. “Rep.. Gray has not been very cordial to us. “He occupies our community town hall. "if the community people who elected me mandated me to tell Rep. Gray to leave the town Hall, I have no other options, but to have him booted out of the Town hall.
August 16, 2017 02:48 UTC
Upon the agreement of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the House of Representatives and Senate, the Bill of Referendum will be submitted to the National Elections Commission (NEC). Rep. Younquoi said the Legislature has resolved to approve the “Bill of Referendum” before their last break on August 30. The President’s letter on the referendum was sent to the Joint Committee on Good Governance & Government Reform and Elections & Inauguration. Meanwhile, the House Plenary also acted on several proposals as the Agenda for Referendum for the constitutional amendments. The reduction in the tenure of the president and legislators is one of the several propositions recommended by the Constitutional Review Committee for a referendum.
The United Nations will be counting on the next Liberian administration to make transitional justice a paramount concern, Andrew Gilmour, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, has said. The previous time I had visited, in 2004, the effects of the terrible war were everywhere. “High among those priorities were harmful traditional practices, many of which are in violation of international human rights treaties ratified by the Government of Liberia. “I also visited the Palava Hut Memorial in Paynesville, the site of a mass grave for victims killed during the war. It was a somber moment that served as a reminder of the unspeakable atrocities that some Liberians inflicted on others.
Dr. Kortu K. Brown, Pastor of the New Water in the Desert Assembly Apostolic Pentecostal Church says as concerning and troubling as the second opinion of the Supreme Court of Liberia was regarding the controversial Code of Conduct, it does not warrant impeachment of the Chief Justice and his Associates. The Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia ruled out of fear that political parties affected by the national Code of Conduct could results to violence if their candidates were rejected. The Court therefore painstakingly roll over from its previous ruling upholding the Code of Conduct as being consistent with the Constitution of Liberia apparently side-stepping the spirit and intent of the law. Brown said: “We do not think that it warrants the impeachment of Justices of the Supreme Court." Brown said the fear of the Supreme Court that led to the ‘watering down judgment’ also speaks to the challenges we face in consolidating the rule of law in the country.
August 16, 2017 02:26 UTC
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a condolence message to the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, following heavy overnight rains that triggered a mudslide and flood on the outskirts of Freetown, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday in a press release in Monrovia. According to the release, President Sirleaf, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia, and in her own name, extended to the Sierra Leonean President, and through him, the Government and people of Sierra Leone, especially families of the victims, Liberia’s heartfelt condolences, and best wishes for the speedy and full recovery of the injured. “During this difficult period of national tragedy, I wish to express our solidarity with you and the people of Sierra Leone,” President Sirleaf said. She stressed that it is the hope of the Liberian government and people that the resilience and strength that the people of Sierra Leone have always demonstrated when confronted by challenging circumstances will be manifested again in the face of this natural disaster. Heavy overnight rains triggered a mudslide and flood in the Regent area on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, early Monday, August 14.
It is the case with the ‘Nationality Clause’ in the Liberian Constitution, the 6,000-pound elephant in the room. One of the great intellectual and moral epiphanies of the modern era is the realization that human racial diversity is a tremendous asset. The issue of racial prejudice in Liberia is a worrying concern for many non-black investors. Dr. Panjabi didn’t start an organization in India, the birthplace of his parents, but in Liberia where he was born. Guinea accepts dual and non-negro citizenship, so does most every country in Africa, except Liberia.
August 16, 2017 02:15 UTC
Monrovia – There’s an ongoing scuffle between the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) over the awarding of pre-packed elections materials contract to a company which the PPCC believes didn’t win the bid. The NEC has awarded the contract to INKRIPT – a Lebanon-based company that delivers bespoke solutions in the fields of security printing, smartcards and trusted identification. Jerome Korkoya, announced the winner when PPCC had not given the green light or the review of the evaluation of the agreement. After Dorbor said they should give the contract to the legitimate winner, Korkoya, according to sources, went to complain to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, claiming that Dorbor was interfering with the elections. Korkoya insisted that he will not give contract to a company associated with a Liberian company.
August 16, 2017 02:15 UTC
-Submits Legislation for EnactmentPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has submitted to the House of Representatives a Whistle-Blower and Witness Protection Bill for approval. The President’s Bill was forwarded to the Committee on Good Governance and Government Reform upon plenary’s unanimous decision yesterday. The decision was reached following a motion from Montserrado County District #2 Representative Sekou Kanneh. She indicated that the legislation will help government achieve its objective of substantially minimizing if not eliminating the acts of corruption and other serious crimes. Section 6 of the bill says, a protected disclosure under section 5 can be made by an employee in respect of an employer, by an employee in respect of another employee or by a person in respect of another person, or an institution.
August 16, 2017 02:15 UTC
In Tappita, Mr. Cummings and his supporters received a massive welcome, illustrating the strength of his ability to connect with voters. Mr. Cummings said at the time: “I think we have seventeen months, we’ve made a start already. Alexander Cummings and Ambassador Jeremiah are the only people that have supported us.”Geso says his support for Cummings is without measure which is why he is using his music to convince Liberians how important the Cummings presidency could mean for the country. I will use my songs to sensitize citizens about what it means for the Cummings presidency. In a jab at his quest for the presidency, some of Mr. Cummings critics have suggested he transforms Liberia outside the presidency, as a private citizen.
August 16, 2017 02:02 UTC
Wright recently declared his intentions of contesting the Montserrado County District No. Never one to abandon his homeland, Wright returned to Liberia in 2011 to serve his people. Bolstered by a track of success and the wealth of knowledge gained from working in Lofa County, Wright was appointed Assistant Minister for Teacher Education in April 2015. Wright has remained committed to working hard to improve education, especially teacher education while embodying the creed, that in order to produce quality students, a nation has to have quality teachers.' For the foreseeable future, Wright hopes his emphasis on quality education will resonate with voters in the district.
August 16, 2017 01:41 UTC
Speaking at the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York recently, Wantoe said it was an honored to have emerged as the first scholarship recipient of the Friendship Ambassadors. “I want to begin by congratulating all of the Youth Assembly delegates from over 1010 countries who are joining us today on the 20th session of the Youth Assembly here at the United Nations. The youth advocate urged delegates at the 20th session of the United Nation Youth Assembly to serve the global village with passion and equity. He also served as the Secretary General of the National Children and Youth Advisory Board, and a member of the Global Youth Committee. In 2016, he traveled to Istanbul, Turkey to attend and deliver a preliminary statement at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit.
August 16, 2017 01:18 UTC