‘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

NGO Questions Presidential Polls Results

[New Dawn] A local non-governmental organization, the African Development Associates or ADEAS, is challenging results of a recent poll conducted by the Liberia Holding Consortium on three top candidates in the presidential race, calling for its retract…

[New Dawn] A local non-governmental organization, the African Development Associates or ADEAS, is challenging results of a recent poll conducted by the Liberia Holding Consortium on three top candidates in the presidential race, calling for its retraction.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Brumskine Steals the Show

[New Dawn] Liberty Party presidential candidate Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine’s last Thursday walk away from the first presidential debate among four of the six presidential candidates vying in the October elections smiling, with many callers grading …

[New Dawn] Liberty Party presidential candidate Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine's last Thursday walk away from the first presidential debate among four of the six presidential candidates vying in the October elections smiling, with many callers grading him at 98%.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Govt. Gives Earthquake Alert

[New Dawn] The Government of Liberia urges all citizens to remain calm but alert in the wake of confirmation last Friday, 18 August that an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale occurred approximately 880 kilometers off the coast of Liberia.

[New Dawn] The Government of Liberia urges all citizens to remain calm but alert in the wake of confirmation last Friday, 18 August that an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale occurred approximately 880 kilometers off the coast of Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

We Mourn With Sierra Leone

[New Dawn] The people of neighboring Sierra Leone are still counting the toll both in human lives and infrastructure as a result of last Monday’s 14 August flood and mudslide, which left about 400 dead and thousands others homeless.

[New Dawn] The people of neighboring Sierra Leone are still counting the toll both in human lives and infrastructure as a result of last Monday's 14 August flood and mudslide, which left about 400 dead and thousands others homeless.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone