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

Davido, Wizkid Make AFRIMA List

[Leadership] Fast rising dancehall act, Etnik-Dyragga, popularly called Etnik, narrowly lost out in the race to be crowned the “Best Artist Male Category from West Africa at the ongoing AFRIMA Music Awards. The ragga artiste who is tipped to be the nex…

[Leadership] Fast rising dancehall act, Etnik-Dyragga, popularly called Etnik, narrowly lost out in the race to be crowned the "Best Artist Male Category from West Africa at the ongoing AFRIMA Music Awards. The ragga artiste who is tipped to be the next biggest thing in Africa will have to wait next year for his second attempt at the trophy.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

President Kenyatta Returns From Kigali, Rwanda

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived back in the country from Kigali where he attended the inauguration of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame following his re-election in elections held on August 4.

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived back in the country from Kigali where he attended the inauguration of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame following his re-election in elections held on August 4.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda