Bomi County Senator Morris Saytumah has responded to a recent situation in Bomi County where he was booed by people in the crowd at a political rally called by President George Weah, as if it were déjà vu. In his words, he experienced a similar situation when he ran for the position of senator. By Henry Karmo ([email protected])Last weekend, it was reported that scores of citizens in Bomi County rejected President Weah’s proposal to endorse incumbent Senator Morris Saytumah as the candidate supported by the ruling CDC for the Senate seat in Bomi County. This situation feels like déjà vu because they did a similar thing to me in 2014 when I ran for senator. Senator Saytumah originally won the Bomi County senate seat in 2012 as a candidate representing the Unity Party, which was the ruling party at the time.
August 30, 2023 13:54 UTC
MONROVIA — The opposition Unity Party has described as an “imminent life-threatening situation” against its standard bearer, Joseph Boakai, from the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) by its government operatives following the release of a CCTV footage of Boakai departing the Roberts International Airport early Monday morning. Mo Ali said: “The Rescue Mission Campaign through its Intelligence Bureau has now determined that there is an eminent threat to the life of our Standard Bearer from the CDC and its government operatives. “The CCTV footage is part of the Passenger Name Record (PNR) of the UP’s Standard Bearer and it is his privacy. The right to that privacy was clearly violated yesterday by the RIA and the government operating through the NSA and its surrogates.”In reference to the law governing CCTV footage, he further said. Said privacy could be leaked to surrogates of the CDC at any point in time for political or private sinister motives.
August 30, 2023 13:28 UTC
A 24-year-old Turkish man has been missing for almost a year after mysteriously disappearing during an expedition aboard a Liberian-flagged cargo ship. The vessel was en route from Egypt’s Suez port to Portugal’s Porto when Acar was last seen on Sept. 7, 2022. Acar, employed as an engineer on the 172-meter-long and 27-meter-wide cargo ship, was last seen on board the vessel during its journey across the open sea after transiting the Suez Canal. With 355 days since his disappearance, the family clings to hope while grappling with uncertainty. “My son’s shoes and the book he always carried with him are missing [in the suitcase].
August 29, 2023 22:44 UTC
The President reportedly said: "Losing young people to drugs will adversely affect the country's human capital, thus impeding national development. Indeed, armed conflict affects all aspects of child development, such as physical, mental and emotional stability. The war in Liberia has exacted terrible tolls on children, especially boys. ConclusionIndeed, the failure to address the plights of Liberia's children classified as Zogos, has now become a national disgrace. The President reportedly said: "Losing young people to drugs will adversely affect the country's human capital, thus impeding national development.
August 29, 2023 20:31 UTC
The question is why the Triple Bypass Coronary Surgery, when in-fact the former Vice President already has a Pacemaker? These are questions that needed answers because triple bypass coronary surgery is awfully expensive. He informed a close relative of the former Vice President about his decision, and he later met the former Vice President, and they discussed the US$30 Million support to his campaign. According to him during the press conference, he informed the former Vice President and the former Vice president agreed to the condition. Was this Political Chameleon working with a group that does not want the former Vice President to participate in the election?
August 28, 2023 16:30 UTC
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — A white gunman fatally shot three people inside a Jacksonville, Florida, Dollar General store Saturday in a predominately Black neighborhood in an attack that the local sheriff called “racially motivated.” The shooter then killed himself. “He hated Black people,” Sheriff T.K. The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. at a Dollar General near Edward Waters University, a small historically Black university. The father found writings and the family notified 911, but the shooting had already started, Sheriff Waters said. Edward Waters University students were being kept in their dorms, the school said in a statement.
August 28, 2023 01:19 UTC
Authorities believe the shooter acted alone, and that before the shooting he had authored “several manifestos” for media, his parents and law enforcement detailing his hatred for Black people. A white man armed with a high-powered rifle and a handgun killed three Black people at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday, before shooting himself, in what local law enforcement described as a racially motivated crime. “This shooting was racially motivated, and he hated Black people,” Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. The suspect, whom Waters described as a white male wearing a tactical vest, was not identified. Waters described his weapons as a Glock and an “AR-15 style” rifle, with swastikas on it, referring to a lightweight semi-automatic long gun often used in mass shootings.
August 27, 2023 22:21 UTC
Federation charges ‘lies’ over Women’s World Cup incident as football boss Luis Rubiales refuses to step down in sexism scandal. BY SARAH WHEATONThe uproar over a post-victory embrace is escalating, with Spain’s football federation threatening to take legal action over star player Jenni Hermoso’s latest statements over the incident. Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish football federation, is defying calls to resign over accusations that his celebratory kiss with Hermoso, a member of Spain’s World Cup-winning women’s team, happened without her consent. The fresh round of claims and counterclaims appears to be about Hermoso’s physical handling of Rubiales, distinct from the kiss. The RFEF statement highlights the second part of her claim, and includes a series of photos that the federation says show Hermoso lifting Rubiales off the ground.
August 26, 2023 13:23 UTC
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Jonathan Fonati Koffa has expressed sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the three members of the Girls for Weah Auxiliary Group, who lost their lives last week at the Kakata-Gbarnga Highway en route to participate in political activities of the Congress of Democratic Change (CDC). In his Face Book page, the Deputy Speaker who is also Representative of Grand Kru County District #2 craved for the Almighty to grant the families and friends of the deceased girls’ strength, and further prayed for speedy recovery of the survivors currently at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia. The Office of the Deputy Speaker also extends condolences to the CDC for the tragic loss of our partisans as we all keep solace in the Lord. Visited 13 times, 13 visit(s) today
August 26, 2023 13:08 UTC
Social business also empowers people to generate knowledge/acquire skill and use it to improve their quality of life. Governments will soon realize that the most suitable strategy to use, to empower those who are potentially weak in the social structure is “Social business”. Social business, as defined by Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Professor Mohammed Yunus (2010), is a business created and designed to address a social problem, a non loss, Non-dividend Company,i.e. The table below describes Charitable, NGOs and Social businesses:Having established the different terminologies, we deep dive into the leadership policies of the past Liberian presidents in relation to the social business ideology identified. A CLOSER LOOK AT TOLBERT’S POLICIES AND THEIR SIMILARITY TO YUNUS ‘ SOCIAL BUSINESS From Mat-to-MattressThis policy increased the standard of living for all Liberian.
August 25, 2023 22:16 UTC
Liberia’s President George Manneh Weah has lauded the African Development Bank for its “significant” support in fostering growth and development in the West African country. Ambassador King relayed the message to Mr. Rufus N. Darkortey, the Bank’s Executive Director representing The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Sudan, during a working visit to the Bank’s Abidjan headquarters. ED Darkortey thanked Ambassador King for her long service to the Bank as a former employee. Ambassador King was accompanied by the consular at the Liberian Embassy in Abidjan, Philip Scolo. Source: African Development BankVisited 10 times, 10 visit(s) today
August 22, 2023 16:41 UTC
VOA News|Russia said Tuesday its air defenses shot down Ukrainian drones over the Moscow region and the Bryansk area along the border between the two countries. The Russian Defense Ministry said the attack in the Moscow area involved two drones and that there was no reported damage. The Russian Defense Ministry said two Ukrainian drones brought down by jamming systems over Bryansk crashed without causing any casualties. Russia also said Sukhoi jets destroyed a Ukrainian reconnaissance boat operating in the area of Russian gas production facilities in the Black Sea. A defense ministry statement did not give further details on the incident, including where exactly it took place.
August 22, 2023 16:32 UTC
“Liberia too has set an example for other countries especially in Africa with its strong democratic traditions," Amb. “India and Liberia also share strong democratic credentials and a tradition of free and fair elections,” the Ambassador said. Rice is India’s main export to Liberia and let me clarify that there is no ban on the export of parboiled rice from India to Liberia, which is the variety of rice imported by Liberia. “We have provided numerous fully-paid scholarships to Liberian students, teachers, and Government officials including from the Armed Forces of Liberia,” Yadav noted. “India and Liberia not only share decades-old very warm and cordial relations but many other aspects too,” Yadav noted.
August 22, 2023 14:54 UTC
Source: Africanews.com|Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin has published his first recruitment video for the Wagner Group since organizing a short-lived mutiny against defense officials in Russia, according to Russian social media channels. In the video, the 62-year-old mercenary leader says the Wagner Group is conducting reconnaissance and search activities, and “making Russia even greater on all continents, and Africa even more free.”“We are recruiting real strongmen and continuing to implement assigned tasks which we promised to deliver,” Prigozhin says, toting an assault rifle and wearing military fatigues. The Associated Press is unable to independently verify the video which appears to show Prigozhin standing against a grey and brown backdrop with pick up trucks and people wearing military fatigues in the background. Russian social media channels linked to the mercenary leader said Prigozhin was recruiting for mercenaries in Africa and also inviting investors from Russia to invest in the Central African Republic through Russian House, a group which social media channels said Prigozhin controls. The Wagner Group has, since 2014, been a ruthless force-for-hire across Africa and has been used by the Kremlin as a tool to expand Russia’s presence in the Middle East and Africa.
August 22, 2023 14:45 UTC
The Peace Corps Liberia PCL has assigned twelve new volunteers to Liberian government high schools and health facilities to rebuild the educational and health sectors. When the civil war began, the Peace Corps was forced to suspend operations and evacuate all volunteers from Liberia. When the war ended, the Peace Corps returned to Liberia with a team of 12 Peace Corps Response Volunteers in October 2008 to restart the health and education programs. Despite these challenges, the government and the people of Liberia have consistently embraced Peace Corps Volunteers and welcomed them back home. Vernice Guthrie, Country Director, Peace Corps Liberia, said few Peace Corps posts have the level of support and recognition that they enjoy here in Liberia.
August 22, 2023 11:23 UTC