MFWA, Partners Promote Media Safety Ahead of Sierra Leone’s 2018 Election

[MFWA] The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) in partnership with the International Media Support (IMS), Denmark and in collaboration with ECOWAS and Sierra Leone-based Media Reform Coordinating Group (MRCG) is implementing a rapid response interv…

[MFWA] The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) in partnership with the International Media Support (IMS), Denmark and in collaboration with ECOWAS and Sierra Leone-based Media Reform Coordinating Group (MRCG) is implementing a rapid response intervention aimed at addressing media safety issues before, during and after the 2018 elections in Sierra Leone.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Is Liberia Broke?

[Observer] The announcement by President George M. Weah that ‘the economy is broken, and the government is broke,’ contrary to declarations by his predecessor, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who maintained that her administration left over US$150 million …

[Observer] The announcement by President George M. Weah that 'the economy is broken, and the government is broke,' contrary to declarations by his predecessor, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who maintained that her administration left over US$150 million in the national coffers, has compelled members of the House of Representatives to vote to summon three public financial institutions to appear before it to clarify the confusion.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Mayor Koijee Promises 100 Jobs for Disadvantaged Youth

[Observer] Several disadvantaged youth from various areas in Monrovia yesterday paid a courtesy visit to the Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson T. Koijee, who promised to provide at least 100 jobs for them.

[Observer] Several disadvantaged youth from various areas in Monrovia yesterday paid a courtesy visit to the Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson T. Koijee, who promised to provide at least 100 jobs for them.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Senate Should Be Meticulous in Its Confirmation Process

[Observer] One thing that is responsible for the poor performance of public servants in Liberia is favoritism, without regard for competence, honesty and qualification. This unfolds especially on the basis of friendship, politics and family connection.

[Observer] One thing that is responsible for the poor performance of public servants in Liberia is favoritism, without regard for competence, honesty and qualification. This unfolds especially on the basis of friendship, politics and family connection.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

EPs Dismisses Reports of Lapses, Disenchantment, Irregular Recruitment

[Observer] An agent of the Special Security Service (SSS) during the first administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The SSS, through an act of Legislature, later became known as the Executive Protection Service (EPS)

[Observer] An agent of the Special Security Service (SSS) during the first administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The SSS, through an act of Legislature, later became known as the Executive Protection Service (EPS)

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Sierra Leone – Can the ‘Lion Mountain’ Ever Roar Again?

[Observer] After the recent fiercely contested presidential election in Liberia, world attention has turned to neighbouring Sierra Leone, which has its own crucial vote on 7th of March 2018. Both countries share so much in common, not just political hi…

[Observer] After the recent fiercely contested presidential election in Liberia, world attention has turned to neighbouring Sierra Leone, which has its own crucial vote on 7th of March 2018. Both countries share so much in common, not just political histories, but devastation of symbiotic civil wars.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

House Mulls Passage of National Student Cadet Act

[Observer] A Joint Committee on Education, Judiciary, Labor, Youth and Sports and the Ways, Means and Finance of the House of Representatives is reviewing an Act entitled: “National Student Cadet Act of 2018.”

[Observer] A Joint Committee on Education, Judiciary, Labor, Youth and Sports and the Ways, Means and Finance of the House of Representatives is reviewing an Act entitled: "National Student Cadet Act of 2018."

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Amid Biting Hardships, Senate Wants Full Disclosure On Actual Status of Liberian Economy

[Observer] The Senate at its 13th day sitting yesterday voted unanimously to mandate it’s Committees on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget, Banking and Currency to cite the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Liberian Central Bank (CBL) and Ministry of Finan…

[Observer] The Senate at its 13th day sitting yesterday voted unanimously to mandate it's Committees on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget, Banking and Currency to cite the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Liberian Central Bank (CBL) and Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) "to present the actual status of the country's economy."

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia