MONROVIA – The Ministry of Justice has denied any intentions to arrest prominent figures of the opposition Unity Party, including Rep. Yekeh Y. Kolubah (District #10, Montserrado County), and Senator Abraham Darius Dillon. A live Facebook podcast featuring Rep. Kolubah and key supporters of the Unity Party alleged that the police were not only planning to arrest key figures of the UP but also to intimidate them in the lead-up to the vote counting process. The Ministry of Justice, however, dismissed these claims, asserting that there are no plans to arrest or intimidate anyone. Reports from Montserrado County on election day indicated incidents of violence, with allegations that supporters of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) assaulted Unity Party partisans—an accusation denied by the CDC. Anti-riot police were called to restore order, and the ECOWAS election observer mission chief, former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, visited the scene to appeal for calm.
November 15, 2023 06:51 UTC
MONROVIA – Lonestar Cell MTN has debunked reports that it is planning to leave Liberia. In recent days, news has been circulating that the MTN Group, the parent company of Lonestar Cell MTN, might be contemplating an exit from Liberia. Bloomberg previously reported negotiations between MTN Group and Axian Group Ltd, a Madagascar conglomerate, potentially impacting these West African countries. Moreover, in Liberia, Lonestar MTN faces stiff competition from Orange Liberia. For Lonestar Cell MTN, it has been a key player in Liberia’s telecommunications landscape since its launch in 2001.
November 15, 2023 06:51 UTC
As polling centers were poorly attended to during the presidential runoff around the country as compared to the October 10, 2023 general and presidential elections, the former Nigerian President, H.E. Goodluck Jonathan today warned Liberian voters of any attempts to manipulate elections. The former Nigerian leader who is also the head of the West African Elders Forum, gave the warning today during his tour at various polling places in Monrovia and its environs to observe the ongoing process. He urged Liberian voters to be peaceful during the process, noting that such unscrupulous actions by Liberians which will have the propensity to disrupt the process are undemocraticVisited 18 times, 3 visit(s) today
November 14, 2023 22:54 UTC
Accra, Ghana – To accelerate the expansion of its carrier-neutral, open-access broadband infrastructure, CSquared today announces new equity investment from both new and existing shareholders to finance its ambitious growth objectives. CSquared Link Holdings (Mauritius) Limited (“CSquared” or the “Company”) is a pan-African technology company committed to digitally connecting Africa by making impactful investments in telecommunications infrastructure throughout the region. The new investment into the Company will be used for network expansion as CSquared continues to drive digital infrastructure developments across its footprint and the broader African region. Commenting on its investment in CSquared, Sarvesh Suri, IFC’s Regional Industry Director for Infrastructure, Africa, said “Broadband connectivity is critical for Africa’s development. For more information, visit www.ifc.orgAbout the IDA Private Sector WindowThe International Development Association’s (IDA) Private Sector Window was launched in 2017 to catalyze private sector investment in the poorest and most fragile countries.
November 14, 2023 20:27 UTC
“ECC Election Day Observation and Deployment Methodology In preparation for observing this election, the ECC trained and deployed 1738 observers — 1500 short-term observers, 73 electoral district supervisors, and 19 county coordinators. The 146 district observers, county coordinators, and supervisors will also be mobile, reporting on the general electoral environment on election day. “The ECC will issue two statements on its observation of the run-off election process, including a mid-day/situational statement on election day and a preliminary statement following election day. The election day situational statement will highlight observations of the opening and setup of observed polling places. The two major political parties are encouraged to inform their supporters to turn out peacefully and vote on election day.
November 14, 2023 14:10 UTC
MONROVIA – The early hours of the run-off Presidential election have witnessed a low turnout, particularly in some of the densely populated communities. Gibson Public School, C. Williams Brumskin Public School, Cathedral Catholic School, Solidarity Elementary School, West Central Mosque, First AGM High School, AB Massaquoi School, and others across Central Monrovia were noticeably empty. John Kerkula, an observer at Solidarity Elementary School in West Point, mentioned that despite the absence of electoral violence, the turnout is significantly low. She expressed concern about the poor turnout but remained optimistic, calling on all well-meaning Liberians to participate in the electoral process. “The turnout is poor, but I believe that people will come out during the day.
November 14, 2023 12:31 UTC
If President George M. Weah wins the election, he will be stopping the reoccurrence of the election of 1869. Joseph N. Boakia wins the election, he will be broking the political record of President Edward James Roye of 1869. In the election of 1869, the sitting President James A. Paynes was defeated by Edward James Roye. It was the first time in Liberian history for a sitting President to be defeated. So we are looking to see if the record of President Roye will not be repeated or will be broken and repeated.
November 14, 2023 11:24 UTC
The workshop covered various topics, such as environmental and social impacts, risk management, resource efficiency, pollution prevention, biodiversity protection, and community health and safety. It also showcased best practices and high-standard health, safety, and environment regulations, aiming to foster a culture of excellence and responsibility among the contractors and workers assigned to the project. A component of this project is the construction of the University of Liberia Fisheries College and Regional Center of Excellence. BITAR and MAK construction companies are contractors of the University of Liberia Fisheries College project. They emphasized that investing in health and safety education will protect their workforce and positively influence productivity for constructing the University of Liberia Fisheries College and Regional Center of Excellence.
November 13, 2023 23:58 UTC
In the build up to the Presidential runoff, a US-based Liberian entrepreneur and business woman, Madam Eva Youboty has intensified campaign in the southeastern county of Grand Gedeh for the re-election of President George M. Weah. Speaking on the qualities and attributes that make President Weah best suited to continue leading the country at this moment, Madam Youboty said President Weah is progressive and energetic and has international contacts and respectability that are critical to political leadership in the 21st Century. At a well-attended meeting in the Zwedru Town Hall in Grand Gedeh County, Madam Youboty used the platform to provide some of the achievements of the President in the past 6 years. She made the point that in his second term, the President will pay more attention to the southeast. Madam Youboty attended primary and junior high schools in Grand Gedeh County before completed her secondary and first degree studies at the Booker Washington Institute in Kakata, Margibi County and the University of Liberia, respectively.
November 13, 2023 22:18 UTC
MONROVIA – The Women NGOs Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL)wants the Coalition for Democratic Change(CDC) and the Unity Party (UP) to ensure peaceful run-off election in the country. Madam Yango made the statement over the weekend as Liberians are preparing to go to the poll on Tuesday for run-off election for the presidency. She stressed that WONGOSOL also commends the National Elections Commission and the Liberia Joint Security for a peaceful conduct of the October 10, 2023, General and Presidential Election. ” Thus, as we enthusiastically await the November 14, 2023, Run-off Election, we are calling on all Liberians most especially the women, to turnout in their mass to vote as they did on October 10, 2023″ She asserted. Madam Yango noted that the results of these elections determine the fate of Mama Liberia for the next six years and Liberia is all we have therefore let us have a peaceful run-off election.
November 13, 2023 17:56 UTC
This measure will assist in detecting tampered ballot boxes; all sealing and unsealing of ballot boxes take place in the presence of all observers, including political party agents. All polling places must account for all ballots (ballots issued must equal ballots cast). How to mark the Ballot PapersThere are three ways to mark the ballot papers. Reconciliation means checking that the number of ballot papers received for a polling place equals all ballot papers that were used, unused, and spoiled. Sorting is the separation of the ballot papers into smaller groups based on the candidates.
November 13, 2023 14:22 UTC
TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) – The Zionist Israeli regime army has confirmed that 7 troops were hurt in a mortar attack from Lebanon. “Seven soldiers were lightly wounded in a mortar attack from Lebanon on the Manara area earlier today,” the Zionists regime military said in a statement on Sunday afternoon, after local Lebanese media reported that as many as 15 Israeli soldiers were killed or wounded in a Hezbollah’s guided missile attack. “All the soldiers were taken to a hospital for treatment,” Times of Isreal quoted the army’s statement. The Lebanese news website Al-Ahed News has reported on Sunday that 15 Zionist regime soldiers were killed or wounded in an operation carried out by the Hezbollah forces against “Dovev” military outpost. The Al-Manar correspondent further said that “Israeli post near Mais Al-Jabal Lebanese border town was targeted.”MNAVisited 16 times, 16 visit(s) today
November 13, 2023 10:19 UTC
US European Command stated that search and rescue operations were launched immediately following the crash, and an investigation into its cause is underway. Five United States servicepeople were killed when a military helicopter crashed over the eastern Mediterranean Sea during a training mission, US officials said. The military’s European Command said on Sunday that all five crew members on board were killed when the aircraft went down “during a routine air refueling mission as part of military training.”The military first announced the crash on Saturday and said that the cause is under investigation, but there are no indications of any hostile activity involved. European Command said that out of respect for the families of the service members and in line with Department of Defense policy, the identities of the crew members are being withheld for 24 hours until the families of those killed have been notified. It wasn’t immediately clear which military service the aircraft belonged to.
November 13, 2023 10:10 UTC
-Weah urges Liberians, as scores of supporters show up at campaign rally closurePresident George Weah has called on Liberians to vote for the country's future by reelecting in the runoff elections on November 14. "We will also take on new initiatives that will further justify the vote of confidence being placed in us by these numerous endorsements,” he said. President Weah also pledged to continue to listen to their concerns and aspirations and use them as compass for shaping a Liberia that truly represents the wishes and dreams of its people. This runoff election is not just about re-electing me as president for a second term. It is about your children, your families, your communities, and the generations to come," President Weah said.
November 13, 2023 07:45 UTC
By GNN Staff Reporter /Nimba County/Several supporters of the opposition Unity Party have been hospitalized at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital after been reportedly attacked in Zor Zualay Town on the Sanniquellie – Karnplay High Way in district number 3 in Nimba County. According to our Nimba County correspondent those been hospitalized were on-board the three vichels been used in front of the rest of the vehicles. Report says the attackers reportedly used strikes,Guns and others weapon’s to carry on the attacks again the Unity Party Vice Running Mate Senator Jeremiah Koung and Senate Prince Johnson who join the Unity Party Vice Running Mate to extend thanks to Nimbaians for giving senator Johnson 27 years and others campaign for the Unity Party. Several vehicles belonging to the Unity Party were destroyed while 12 people have been hospitalized at the Ganta United Methodist hospital in Ganta, Nimba County. When contracted Anthony Quinwonkpa who alledgly pay and arms several Young people to carry out the act has refused to respond to call and text messages been placed to him by our correspondent.
November 13, 2023 03:19 UTC