‘Justice Banks Violated Article 72’

[Observer] The chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has accused Supreme Court Justice Philip A. Z. Banks of violating Article 72 (b) of the Constitution of Liberia, when he issued a writ of prohibition on impeachment proceedings by membe…

[Observer] The chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has accused Supreme Court Justice Philip A. Z. Banks of violating Article 72 (b) of the Constitution of Liberia, when he issued a writ of prohibition on impeachment proceedings by members of the House of Representatives. Senator H. Dan Morais said: "Constitutionally Justice Banks has no authority to issue such a writ, because in doing so he violated Article 72 (b) of our Constitution which states clearly that he should have been retired, or is retired

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

President Sirleaf Joins Sierra Leonean Counterpart At Mudslide Victims’ Burial

[Observer] In a gesture of sympathy and solidarity, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last Thursday joined her Sierra Leonean counterpart, President Ernest Bai Koroma, for the burial of last Monday’s mudslide and flood victims at the Paloko Cemetery in W…

[Observer] In a gesture of sympathy and solidarity, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last Thursday joined her Sierra Leonean counterpart, President Ernest Bai Koroma, for the burial of last Monday's mudslide and flood victims at the Paloko Cemetery in Waterloo on the outskirts of Freetown.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Boakai States Top Agenda

[Observer] Unity Party standard bearer Joseph N. Boakai says the priorities on his agenda are sustained road networks, an agriculture driven economy, youth development and women’s empowerment.

[Observer] Unity Party standard bearer Joseph N. Boakai says the priorities on his agenda are sustained road networks, an agriculture driven economy, youth development and women's empowerment.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Lone Star Begins Preparation for Wafu

[Observer] Following its exit from the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifiers after a 1-2 aggregate defeat against Mauritania, the Lone Star will today kickstart preparations for its next tournament, the West African Football Union Nations Cup sl…

[Observer] Following its exit from the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifiers after a 1-2 aggregate defeat against Mauritania, the Lone Star will today kickstart preparations for its next tournament, the West African Football Union Nations Cup slated for September in Ghana. Liberia's Lone Star was paired against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in Group B during the FOX Sports sponsored tournament draw held in Ghana on July 28, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

‘Land Rights Act Must Protect Rural Landowners’

[Observer] Global Witness has called upon the Liberian legislature to pass a Land Rights Act (LRA) that protects the land rights of rural Liberians and reject any versions of the LRA that strip rights from these communities. Jonathan Gant, Global Witne…

[Observer] Global Witness has called upon the Liberian legislature to pass a Land Rights Act (LRA) that protects the land rights of rural Liberians and reject any versions of the LRA that strip rights from these communities. Jonathan Gant, Global Witness campaigner, said: "The LRA, if passed, should recognize that communities own their land and ensure local communities - and only local communities - have the power to say where their lands are and how they should be managed." Global Witness believes that any Act that

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

‘No Amount of Negativity Will Distract Me From the Presidency’

[Observer] CDC standard bearer George M. Weah, atop a vehicle with the party’s newest member, Gbehzohngar Findley, waves to a doting crowd of supporters as they march across town to the party headquarters

[Observer] CDC standard bearer George M. Weah, atop a vehicle with the party's newest member, Gbehzohngar Findley, waves to a doting crowd of supporters as they march across town to the party headquarters

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Losers Malombe, Ranguma Skip Swearing-in Ceremonies

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Whereas Evans Kidero was available to hand over power to his successor Mike Sonko in Nairobi, the situation was not the same in Kitui and Kisumu, where former governors skipped the swearing-in events as they plan to challenge the …

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Whereas Evans Kidero was available to hand over power to his successor Mike Sonko in Nairobi, the situation was not the same in Kitui and Kisumu, where former governors skipped the swearing-in events as they plan to challenge the elections in court.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Let Us Not Be Hearers Only, but Serious Followers of the Issues

[Observer] The presidential debate last Thursday was the first of its kind in our politics. It brought together major candidates to share their views on important national issues. Admirers of politicians and undecided voters were all glued to their rad…

[Observer] The presidential debate last Thursday was the first of its kind in our politics. It brought together major candidates to share their views on important national issues. Admirers of politicians and undecided voters were all glued to their radios and televisions to hear the candidates. They included All Liberian Party's Benoni Urey; Alternative National Congress' Alexander Cummings; Liberty Party's Charles Brumskine; and Unity Party's Joseph N. Boakai, Vice President of Liberia. We may safely say that many p

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Kenyatta Lauds Kidero for ‘Good Sportsmanship’ in Nairobi Contest

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended Evans Kidero for exhibiting a democratic spirit as he handed over command to new Governor Mike Sonko at Uhuru Park.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended Evans Kidero for exhibiting a democratic spirit as he handed over command to new Governor Mike Sonko at Uhuru Park.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya