Chiloba – Despite the Hurdles, We’re On Course for August 8 Elections

[East African] The chief executive of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Ezra Chiloba spoke to Fred Oluoch about the electoral body’s preparedness to hold free and fair elections. We are generally on course, since EOP was rolled ou…

[East African] The chief executive of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Ezra Chiloba spoke to Fred Oluoch about the electoral body's preparedness to hold free and fair elections. We are generally on course, since EOP was rolled out in January 2016, despite the various challenges that include transition of the Commission and the courts halting certain processes.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Intrigues As Nasa and Jubilee Vie for 19.7m Kenyan Votes

[East African] Two major political groups in Kenya will be scrambling for 19.7 million votes in the August 8 general election as talks on amending the country’s seven-year-old Constitution take shape.

[East African] Two major political groups in Kenya will be scrambling for 19.7 million votes in the August 8 general election as talks on amending the country's seven-year-old Constitution take shape.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Whistleblower Protection Bill Workshop Ends Today

[Observer] The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) in collaboration with integrity institutions, government functionaries and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will end a three-day workshop for stakeholders to create a platform for discussions o…

[Observer] The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) in collaboration with integrity institutions, government functionaries and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will end a three-day workshop for stakeholders to create a platform for discussions on the drafting of a Whistleblower and Witness Protection Bill in Monrovia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

NSA Disagrees With ‘Illegal Gun’ Charge Against Samukai

[Observer] Disagreement broke out yesterday in Criminal Court ‘A’ when the National Security Agency (NSA) denied that the defendant ‘possessed’ the gun in question illegally. Illegal firearm possession is one of the series of charges brought against Mi…

[Observer] Disagreement broke out yesterday in Criminal Court 'A' when the National Security Agency (NSA) denied that the defendant 'possessed' the gun in question illegally. Illegal firearm possession is one of the series of charges brought against Michael Samukai by the Liberia National Police (LNP).

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

ULD Candidate Emerges Winner in Lofa By-Election

[Observer] The National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday announced Francis Sackila Nyumalin, Sr. winner of the representative by-elections held in Lofa County Electoral District 1.

[Observer] The National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday announced Francis Sackila Nyumalin, Sr. winner of the representative by-elections held in Lofa County Electoral District 1.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Abidjan-Dakar Highway Construction in Sight

[Observer] Phase II of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) experts meeting to construct a six-lane road to connect seven coastal countries in West Africa will end today in Monrovia.

[Observer] Phase II of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) experts meeting to construct a six-lane road to connect seven coastal countries in West Africa will end today in Monrovia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

PYJ Submits Ecowas Parliament Report to Senate

[Observer] Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ), in compliance with a mandate by the Senate, yesterday submitted an eight-page, “comprehensive” report covering a two-day meeting of members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWA…

[Observer] Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ), in compliance with a mandate by the Senate, yesterday submitted an eight-page, "comprehensive" report covering a two-day meeting of members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament in Abuja, Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

President Trump Calls for Unity, Hope and Massive Economic, Infrastructural and Military Transformation

[Observer] In stark contrast to the extremely negative campaign he waged well into the days prior to the election, extending even into his gloomy inaugural address, President Donald Trump delivered a highly optimistic and visionary address Tuesday nigh…

[Observer] In stark contrast to the extremely negative campaign he waged well into the days prior to the election, extending even into his gloomy inaugural address, President Donald Trump delivered a highly optimistic and visionary address Tuesday night, his first to the Joint Session of Congress.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Messengers of Peace Awards First Youth Guest Columnist

[Observer] Messengers of Peace-Liberia Incorporated, in collaboration with the Daily Observer newspaper, has provided L$10,000 to the first winner of its monthly Youth Peace Dialogue Writing competition.

[Observer] Messengers of Peace-Liberia Incorporated, in collaboration with the Daily Observer newspaper, has provided L$10,000 to the first winner of its monthly Youth Peace Dialogue Writing competition.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia