Senate Receives Special Economic Zone Bill

[Observer] A bill seeking the establishment of a special economic zone in Liberia, to be known as “The Special Economic Zone Act 2017,” has been submitted to the Liberian Senate by Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan Kaipay.

[Observer] A bill seeking the establishment of a special economic zone in Liberia, to be known as "The Special Economic Zone Act 2017," has been submitted to the Liberian Senate by Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan Kaipay.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

LNP, LIS Receive Six Patrol Boats From Japan

[Observer] The Liberia National Police (LNP) and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) last Friday received 6 patrol boats or dinghies, 2 Toyota Land Cruiser Hardtop motor vehicles, 32 desktop computers, 32 Laser jet printers and 100 camp beds valued a…

[Observer] The Liberia National Police (LNP) and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) last Friday received 6 patrol boats or dinghies, 2 Toyota Land Cruiser Hardtop motor vehicles, 32 desktop computers, 32 Laser jet printers and 100 camp beds valued at US$371,336.22, shared equally between the two agencies.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Lonestar, LRA Compromise On U.S.$2.3 Million Tax Evasion

[Observer] Court documents showed that the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and Lonestar Communications Corporation (Lonestar) have reached a compromise on the controversial US$2,376,098.78 tax evasion allegation without the intervention of the Tax Cour…

[Observer] Court documents showed that the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and Lonestar Communications Corporation (Lonestar) have reached a compromise on the controversial US$2,376,098.78 tax evasion allegation without the intervention of the Tax Court, although tax is imposed and collected by law, and is not to be compromised.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Finance Minister Gives L$1 Million to ULSU Scholarship, Financial Aid Scheme

[Observer] The Minister of Finance through the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has contributed one million Liberian dollars to raise the hopes of hundreds of students of t…

[Observer] The Minister of Finance through the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has contributed one million Liberian dollars to raise the hopes of hundreds of students of the University of Liberia who feared being dropped for the second semester of academic year 2016/2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Murder of UN Investigator Puts Congo Under Mounting Pressure

[IPS] New York -The United Nations is stepping up pressure on Congo to ascertain the reasons for the brutal murder of Swedish Zaida Catalán who was investigating human rights abuses in the country. “The latest news is that the inquiry will continue” says Carl Skau, Sweden’s ambassador to the UN.

[IPS] New York -The United Nations is stepping up pressure on Congo to ascertain the reasons for the brutal murder of Swedish Zaida Catalán who was investigating human rights abuses in the country. "The latest news is that the inquiry will continue" says Carl Skau, Sweden's ambassador to the UN.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

ECC Ends Policy Dialogue in Eight Counties

[The Capitol Times] The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC), has concluded a policy dialogue with representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, local government officials, youth groups and women organizations in Gbarnga, Bong Co…

[The Capitol Times] The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC), has concluded a policy dialogue with representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, local government officials, youth groups and women organizations in Gbarnga, Bong County. The forum brought together more than 60 participants.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Kenya Impasse Cripples East African Parliament

[Observer] In a declaration on June 1, Dan Kidega, the speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) dissolved the 3rd Eala assembly ahead of the June 5 cancelled inauguration of the 4th Assembly.

[Observer] In a declaration on June 1, Dan Kidega, the speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) dissolved the 3rd Eala assembly ahead of the June 5 cancelled inauguration of the 4th Assembly.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Angola Grapples With its DR Congo Foreign Policy Problem

[ISS] Congolese foreign minister Léonard She Okitundu has been touring the continent for the past few weeks in an attempt to rally African leaders’ support for the current political arrangement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This arrangement is one that disrespects key aspects of the 31 December political accord, and has been resoundingly rejected by the political opposition.

[ISS] Congolese foreign minister Léonard She Okitundu has been touring the continent for the past few weeks in an attempt to rally African leaders' support for the current political arrangement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This arrangement is one that disrespects key aspects of the 31 December political accord, and has been resoundingly rejected by the political opposition.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Alleged Armed Robber Shifts Blame On Pres. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -One of Paynesville City’s alleged notorious armed robbers who was recently arrested by the Liberia National Police along with four others in connection with armed robbery in the Paynesville community, has shifted blame on th…

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -One of Paynesville City's alleged notorious armed robbers who was recently arrested by the Liberia National Police along with four others in connection with armed robbery in the Paynesville community, has shifted blame on the Ellen led government for failing to build a rehabilitation center at the Monrovia Central Prison.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Peace Cup Quarter-Finals Set for June 18

[New Times] The 2017 Peace Cup quarter-finals first leg will be played on June 18 and 19 while the second leg matches will be played four days later, according to Rwanda Football Federation, the local football governing body.

[New Times] The 2017 Peace Cup quarter-finals first leg will be played on June 18 and 19 while the second leg matches will be played four days later, according to Rwanda Football Federation, the local football governing body.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda