Late Justice Obaseki Buried in Benin Amid Eulogies

[Leadership] It was a gathering of eminent Nigerians from all works of lives as the late retired Supreme Court Justice, Andrews Otutu Obaseki, was on Friday laid to rest at his home in Benin City, as leaders from across the country extolled the virtues…

[Leadership] It was a gathering of eminent Nigerians from all works of lives as the late retired Supreme Court Justice, Andrews Otutu Obaseki, was on Friday laid to rest at his home in Benin City, as leaders from across the country extolled the virtues of the astute jurist.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Artists Lament Lack of Local Patronage

[Observer] “We are confronted by a number of challenges including lack of art centers, machines, micro-loans and failure of Liberians to appreciate their own local carvings; and these make our occupation to be of no value,” Ndorbor Yoryor, president of…

[Observer] "We are confronted by a number of challenges including lack of art centers, machines, micro-loans and failure of Liberians to appreciate their own local carvings; and these make our occupation to be of no value," Ndorbor Yoryor, president of the Union of Liberian Artists (ULA) lamented as the Chinese Embassy near Monrovia presented the union with art materials worth US$10,000 on August 13.

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President Sirleaf Signs Book of Condolence for Sierra Leone Mudslide, Flood Victims

[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday led an array of senior government officials to sign the Book of Condolence for victims of Monday’s mudslide and flood in Freetown, Sierra Leone at the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Monro…

[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday led an array of senior government officials to sign the Book of Condolence for victims of Monday's mudslide and flood in Freetown, Sierra Leone at the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Monrovia. The mudslide and flood took place on the outskirts of Freetown and led to over 300 deaths. Heavy overnight rains triggered mudslide and flood in the Regent Area on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, early Monday morning. A section of the Sugar Loaf

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Flood Leaves 82 Dead, 5 Million Stranded

[Leadership] More than 5 million people have been stranded in Bangladesh as monsoon flooding submerged more than one-third of the South Asian country and left at least 82 people dead, officials said on Friday.

[Leadership] More than 5 million people have been stranded in Bangladesh as monsoon flooding submerged more than one-third of the South Asian country and left at least 82 people dead, officials said on Friday.

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Ellen Signs 2017/2018 Budget Into Law

[Observer] The 2017/2018 Fiscal Budget in the amount of US$563.6m as submitted by the Legislature has become law following its approval and printing into handbills by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

[Observer] The 2017/2018 Fiscal Budget in the amount of US$563.6m as submitted by the Legislature has become law following its approval and printing into handbills by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Senate Passes Into Law Four Amended Chapters of Elections Law

[Observer] The Liberian Senate has voted unanimously into law four amended portions of the Elections Law, following exhaustive debates. The plenary’s decision followed a report from the Committee on Judiciary, Claims, and Human Rights and the Committee…

[Observer] The Liberian Senate has voted unanimously into law four amended portions of the Elections Law, following exhaustive debates. The plenary's decision followed a report from the Committee on Judiciary, Claims, and Human Rights and the Committee on Autonomous Commissions and Agencies on an Act seeking clarification on the Powers and Authority of the National Elections Commission with Respect to the Qualifications of Political Parties and Organizations and Independent Candidates for the Ensuing Election(s), Det

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Kissi Women Campaign for Peace Through Song

[Observer] Warmth calmed the room when a group of traditional singers graced the Monrovia City Hall on August 4, 2017 as Madam President made her way through the crowd of people who were there to show her their gratitude for the peace instilled in Libe…

[Observer] Warmth calmed the room when a group of traditional singers graced the Monrovia City Hall on August 4, 2017 as Madam President made her way through the crowd of people who were there to show her their gratitude for the peace instilled in Liberia today. In the Kissi dialect, the women's choir sang, "Thank you God and bless us with many more great people like Madam President."

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

FGM Excluded From Domestic Violence Act

[Observer] Officials from the National Working Group Against Female Genital Mutilation calling for President Sirleaf’s timely intervention to include FGM into the passed Domestic Violence Act

[Observer] Officials from the National Working Group Against Female Genital Mutilation calling for President Sirleaf's timely intervention to include FGM into the passed Domestic Violence Act

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia