Butaw, GVL to Construct Over U.S.$33 K Nurses Quarters

[Observer] Citizens of Butaw District in Sinoe County and Golden Veroleum Liberia on Friday, January 20, broke ground for the construction of four-bedroom modern nurses’ quarters at the Butaw Clinic, valued at US$33,395.80 and funded under the GVL Comm…

[Observer] Citizens of Butaw District in Sinoe County and Golden Veroleum Liberia on Friday, January 20, broke ground for the construction of four-bedroom modern nurses' quarters at the Butaw Clinic, valued at US$33,395.80 and funded under the GVL Community Development Fund program, a press release from the company said.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

House Renews Probe On ‘Missing Us$1.2 Million’

[Observer] The House of Representatives has mandated the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to investigate the US$1.2 million used on the 2013 Nationwide Oil Consultation tour, including US$100,000 which is believed to have “vanished into thin air.” The tour was intended for the passage of the New Petroleum (Oil & Gas) Laws.

[Observer] The House of Representatives has mandated the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to investigate the US$1.2 million used on the 2013 Nationwide Oil Consultation tour, including US$100,000 which is believed to have "vanished into thin air." The tour was intended for the passage of the New Petroleum (Oil & Gas) Laws.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

President Sirleaf in Ethiopia for 28th AU Summit

[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and delegation on Saturday arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to attend the 28th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government. The Summit is held under the theme “Harnessing the Demographic Div…

[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and delegation on Saturday arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to attend the 28th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government. The Summit is held under the theme "Harnessing the Demographic Dividends through Investing in Youths."

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Cuba Continues to Thrive

[Observer] Cuba’s Chargè d’Affaires, Yordenis Despaigne Vera, says despite U.S. imposed sanctions that are crippling the economic and infrastructural development of his country, Cuba continues to make tremendous strides in development.

[Observer] Cuba's Chargè d'Affaires, Yordenis Despaigne Vera, says despite U.S. imposed sanctions that are crippling the economic and infrastructural development of his country, Cuba continues to make tremendous strides in development.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Over High Currency Exchange Rate – Markets, Petty Traders Ignite Protest

[Observer] Businesspeople across the country are poised to vent their frustration today, January 30, over the unprecedented surge in the rate of exchange between the Liberian dollar (LRD) and the US dollar (USD). The business owners, including market w…

[Observer] Businesspeople across the country are poised to vent their frustration today, January 30, over the unprecedented surge in the rate of exchange between the Liberian dollar (LRD) and the US dollar (USD). The business owners, including market women, petty traders and some small businesses have agreed to embark on a protest, suspending all sales to the public until government can arrest the situation.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Naymote Trains VR Canvassers in Southeast

[Observer] The National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections (NAYMOTE) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has completed training of canvassers as part of the civic voter education (CVE) campaign for the upcoming voter r…

[Observer] The National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections (NAYMOTE) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has completed training of canvassers as part of the civic voter education (CVE) campaign for the upcoming voter registration (VR) process. The goal of the training was to increase citizens' participation in the democratic processes in southeastern Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

CDC Stalwart Denounces Vote One, Vote All Practice

[Observer] The “vote one vote all”(VOVA) political tactic being used by the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) in the last two general and presidential elections that ensured victories for many candidates on the party’s tickets may not wor…

[Observer] The "vote one vote all"(VOVA) political tactic being used by the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) in the last two general and presidential elections that ensured victories for many candidates on the party's tickets may not work this election year.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Browne Re-Elected Unopposed As LNOC President

[Observer] The twenty-nine member representatives of sports associations and federations last Friday re-elected incumbent President Philipbert Browne on a white ballot for the next four years.

[Observer] The twenty-nine member representatives of sports associations and federations last Friday re-elected incumbent President Philipbert Browne on a white ballot for the next four years.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Despite His Name, Yahya Turned Out to Be Truly a Bad Boy

[Observer] It is hard to understand how this happened–how such a good name came to be given to such a man as Yahya Jammeh, the brutal, dictator and tyrannical leader of The Gambia, who was forced to flee the country earlier last week, after 22 years i…

[Observer] It is hard to understand how this happened--how such a good name came to be given to such a man as Yahya Jammeh, the brutal, dictator and tyrannical leader of The Gambia, who was forced to flee the country earlier last week, after 22 years in power.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia