Sierra Leone Mudslides – a Preventable Social Disaster or an Inevitable ‘Natural Disaster’?

[Observer] What lessons can African countries learn from Sierra Leone’s devastating mudslides? Was the disaster due to natural events or is there a social dimension? Is there anything such as a ‘natural disaster’? What can be done to reduce risks?

[Observer] What lessons can African countries learn from Sierra Leone's devastating mudslides? Was the disaster due to natural events or is there a social dimension? Is there anything such as a 'natural disaster'? What can be done to reduce risks?

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

LEC Connects Hotel Business in Sinkor

[Observer] Zein Jaffal, chief executive officer (CEO) of Waves Inn, Incorporated, has lauded the authority of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) for providing power, which has helped to ease the cost of running his business. Mr. Jaffal spoke wit…

[Observer] Zein Jaffal, chief executive officer (CEO) of Waves Inn, Incorporated, has lauded the authority of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) for providing power, which has helped to ease the cost of running his business. Mr. Jaffal spoke with reporters on Wednesday when the management of LEC provided an MVA transformer to help ease the high cost of running his hotel business. Megavolt amperes (MVA) is the unit used for measuring apparent power. The apparent power refers to the total current and voltage in

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Land Rights Act Returns to Committee Room but Senator Chie Sure of Passage By 53rd Legislature

[Observer] Following over three hours of exhaustive debate, 20 members of the Senate plenary yesterday voted to return the proposed Land Rights Act to committee room for further work before the concurrent vote. Tuesday’s debate was focused on four cate…

[Observer] Following over three hours of exhaustive debate, 20 members of the Senate plenary yesterday voted to return the proposed Land Rights Act to committee room for further work before the concurrent vote. Tuesday's debate was focused on four categories of land ownership, namely; Government Land, Public Land, Customary Land, and Private Land. The Land Rights Act was submitted to the National Legislature in 2014 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, which according to the chairman of Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural R

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

NEC Calls Parties to Verify Ballot Layout Before Print

[Observer] The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Wednesday said it has completed the layout of ballots for the ensuing elections and has called on all political parties to send one representative each to the Commission for the verification of the …

[Observer] The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Wednesday said it has completed the layout of ballots for the ensuing elections and has called on all political parties to send one representative each to the Commission for the verification of the layout. The NEC also called on independent candidates to attend the process of verifying the layout of the ballots before the final printing of the ballots takes place. Addressing journalists at the weekly elections update press briefing held at the Commission's headqua

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Ellen Calls On NEC to Be Dependable

[Observer] The October 10 Presidential and Legislative Elections stand to be a very critical turning point in the history of the country as it would ensure the deepening of the country’s young democracy as well as ensure the smooth political transition…

[Observer] The October 10 Presidential and Legislative Elections stand to be a very critical turning point in the history of the country as it would ensure the deepening of the country's young democracy as well as ensure the smooth political transition that is expected place for the first time since 1944. And therefore, the need for a peaceful transparent electoral process cannot be overemphasized as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her administration have committed themselves to do everything in their power to en

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

We Commend the House for Dropping the Impeachment Case Against the Three Supreme Court Justices

[Observer] When the row between the National Legislature and the Judiciary over interpretation of the Code of Conduct began, the Daily Observer was quick to suggest a prompt intervention to prevent the problem from being exacerbated. We called on all r…

[Observer] When the row between the National Legislature and the Judiciary over interpretation of the Code of Conduct began, the Daily Observer was quick to suggest a prompt intervention to prevent the problem from being exacerbated. We called on all respectable Liberian institutions and the international community to intervene so as to bring the two branches of government to a cohesive understanding at this critical time of elections in our country. Our plea for intervention was predicated upon some negative consequ

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Cece United U-17 Crush Zahnty FC 3-1

[Observer] A brace from skipper Tony Shilley and Prince Sannah in the midweek was vital to Cece United collecting a win in its first group match of the ongoing Montserrado County community playoffs at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium. The Saye Town ambass…

[Observer] A brace from skipper Tony Shilley and Prince Sannah in the midweek was vital to Cece United collecting a win in its first group match of the ongoing Montserrado County community playoffs at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium. The Saye Town ambassadors took the lead in the 4th minute through their captain - Shilley, before completing his brace in the 60th minute.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

African Legal Support Attends First WAA

[New Dawn] The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) staff recently attended the first Women Advancing Africa Forum (WAA), a new flagship conference on women’s contributions to Africa’s development, its founders and organizers at the Graca Machel Trust…

[New Dawn] The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) staff recently attended the first Women Advancing Africa Forum (WAA), a new flagship conference on women's contributions to Africa's development, its founders and organizers at the Graca Machel Trust reported.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Boakai Drops in New Poll

[New Dawn] Vice President Joseph N Boakai popularity appears to be shrinking among voters here, at least according to a fresh opinion poll which places him third after soccer legend George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC and Charles …

[New Dawn] Vice President Joseph N Boakai popularity appears to be shrinking among voters here, at least according to a fresh opinion poll which places him third after soccer legend George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC and Charles Walker Brumskine of the Liberty Party or LP respectively.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia