Liberia

Liberia: 'Our Democracy is Irrevocable' - Sirleaf Bids Farewell to Presidency

12 years ago, on the 26th of January, 2006, I had the privilege to address you, the people of Liberia, for the first time as your president. We were …

West Africa

Chinese peacekeeping police serve for peace in Liberia

Members of the fifth Chinese peacekeeping police team in Liberia take part in an integrated tactical drill in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, last …

News (China)

Liberia ruling party expels President Johnson Sirleaf

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has expelled the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whom they accuse of meddling in last year’s presidential elections in which its candidate suffered a bruising defeat.<p>Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. REUTERS/Thierry …

George Weah

Liberia:Broh Sheds Light On Seizure of Govt. Vehicles

[New Republic] The Director General of the General Services Agency (GSA) of Liberia, Mary Broh has shed light on ongoing seizure of government …

Empiricism

Liberia:President Sirleaf's Legacy, Failures in Liberia's Arts and Culture

[Observer] Carol Alexander the consultant who spearheaded the renovation and redesign the National Museum, guides President Sirleaf through the …

George Weah

New Lawmaker Supports Barchue

[New Dawn] River Gee County District #3 Representative -elect Francis Saidy Dopoh says he supports Mr. Hans Barchue's quest to become the Speaker of …

West Africa

Liberia:Liberia's Election Commission Certificates Officials Ahead of Historic Inauguration

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Elections Commission (NEC) Thursday certificated the President-elect, Vice President-elect and 66 of the 73 …

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia: Peaceful Election Represents Major Milestone for Liberia's Democracy

A woman casts her ballot at a polling center situated on Monrovia's Tubman blvd<p>opinion<p>Tears welled up in my eyes as I read the Concession Statement …

George Weah

Liberia's big school experiment

<b>Liberia, which elected a new president last week, has among the highest percentage of out-of-school primary children in the world.</b><p><b>In a bid to improve the availability and quality of schools, the West African country has been carrying out a controversial experiment.</b><p><b>It has asked a range of</b> …

Education

President-elect Weah says Liberia 'open for business', vows to fight corruption | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Dec 31, 2017 01:15 am | Updated Date: Dec 31, 2017 …

West Africa

Weah elected as new Liberian leader - World

MONROVIA, Liberia - Celebrations have begun in Liberia after former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah won the West African nation's …

News (China)

Ex-footballer George Weah faces many challenges in Liberia

<b>Ex-footballer George Weah has been elected to the highest office in Liberia. But will he be equal to the country's many challenges, asks Umaru Fofana.</b><p>On the pinnacle of Monrovia are the remains of what used to be an impressive five-star hotel - DUCOR. There stands the black-and-yellow statue of …

Africa

White House - Liberia transfer of power a 'major milestone' | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Dec 30, 2017 12:32 am | Updated Date: Dec 30, 2017 …

The White House

Nigeria: Liberia - Fayose Congratulates Weah, Rejects Obasanjo As UN Mediator

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has congratulated the newly elected President of Liberia, George Opong Weah , describing him as someone …

West Africa

Vote counting underway in Liberia elections

Liberians queue to cast their ballots at a polling station during the second round of presidential elections in Monrovia on December 26, 2017. Photo: …

News (South Africa)

African Press Review 27 December, 2017

The Presidential election in Liberia; consolidating democracy and making Africa proud. And, continuing fuel shortages in Nigeria, as usual.<p>Counting …

Africa

Vote counting underway after presidential run-off in Liberia - World

MONROVIA - Vote counting is underway in polling units across Liberia following a presidential run-off in the country on Tuesday.<p>The counting started …

News (China)

Liberians head to the polls in historic, delayed election

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia went to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election that voters hope will mark the country's first democratic transfer of power in over seven decades, despite it being tarnished by allegations of fraud.<p>Former world footballer of the year George Weah is squaring up …

World News

U.S. Embassy in Monrovia Warns Citizens of Possible Electoral Violence

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The United States Embassy in Monrovia has warned its citizens of possible violence before or after Tuesday's elections.

Joseph Boakai

Liberia's Boakai declares 'victory is mine' ahead of vote

Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai. Photo: Wikimedia Commons<p>MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberia's Vice-President Joseph Boakai said Sunday he was "very, …

News (South Africa)

Liberia Votes 2017 - Who's Best for Liberia - Weah or Boakai?

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -On December 26, right after Christmas, Liberians would go back to the polls to put the destiny and future of Liberia in …

Joseph Boakai

Liberia:Govt's 'Secretly Tax Waiver' Threatens Forestry Sector - Global Witness

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A US$13 million secret tax waiver to logging companies by the Government of Liberia would severely threaten forest …

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberian loggers’ secret tax break wipes US$13 million off country’s finances

website<p>https://www.globalwitness.org/en-gb/press-releases/liberian-loggers-secret-tax-break-wipes-us13-million-countrys-finances/<p>Global Witness and …

Taxes

Polar v650 GPS cycling computer - first ride review

<b>Okay, so this isn’t strictly a first ride review as I’ve used the v650 a few times now, but it’s basically early impressions on whether the new</b> …

Sierra Leone

Liberia presidential runoff set for Dec 26

FILE PHOTO: George Weah, former soccer player and presidential candidate of Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), votes at a polling station in …

News (South Africa)

"Integrity Idol" celebrates honest civil servants in West Africa

DAKAR, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A reality TV show that celebrates honest civil servants in corruption-plagued countries has grown to reach new audiences in Mali and Liberia and aims to enlist the public’s help in fighting graft, the organisers said.<p>“Integrity Idol” asks the public to …

Africa

Liberia: Bad Roads, Unfavorable Price Hamper Cocoa Sector

(File photo).<p>As harvesting and selling of cocoa increases, farmers and dealers are complaining of the deplorable roads across the county as well as …

Ivory Coast

Liberia:President Sirleaf Appeals for Support to Rebuild Liberia's Educational System

[Govt of Liberia] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed for support to rebuild Liberia's educational system, which was destroyed during the …

Disease

Sweet as honey: the African killer bees providing a living in Liberia

A corps of master beekeepers is leading a drive to produce honey for the growing domestic market, offering subsistence farmers a new livelihood<p>Liberian beekeeper Cecil Wilson is holding up a honeycomb, crawling with hundreds of so-called killer bees. They are the most aggressive in Africa, but the …

Bees

EDITORIAL: Building Brand Liberia

“Austrian Businessman Donates Office Equipment to Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” a recent Front Page Africa headline read. The featured photo showed …

Disease