Defeated Candidate Asks U.S. to Refrain From Liberian Politics

[New Dawn] Defeated Montserrado County electoral district # 8 representative candidate Mr. Jacob Barnes is urging the United States through its embassy near Monrovia to refrain from the body politics of Liberia. “I think the United States should diseng…

[New Dawn] Defeated Montserrado County electoral district # 8 representative candidate Mr. Jacob Barnes is urging the United States through its embassy near Monrovia to refrain from the body politics of Liberia. "I think the United States should disengage from our body politics as a nation, because they are the father of modern democracy, they must not meddle into our affairs," Mr. Barnes said on Thursday, 16 November when he appeared on Prime Fm in Monrovia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

GOL, Arab Mission Revise Financing Allocation for Project

[New Dawn] A joint-mission comprising representatives of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has ended a three-day visit to Liberia during which discussions were held with the relevant authorities …

[New Dawn] A joint-mission comprising representatives of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has ended a three-day visit to Liberia during which discussions were held with the relevant authorities in Liberia and an agreement reached after series of technical meetings to propose a revised financing arrangement for each contributing donor.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

LRA Seizes Heroin At RIA

[New Dawn] The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) says it has seized a consignment of two kilograms of heroin brought into the country on an Arik Flight from Nigeria. According to a press release, the bag containing the heroin was sent to Achebe Joseph Uw…

[New Dawn] The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) says it has seized a consignment of two kilograms of heroin brought into the country on an Arik Flight from Nigeria. According to a press release, the bag containing the heroin was sent to Achebe Joseph Uwadioma (AKA, Don Joe), a Nigerian national, who operates a business at Waterside and Mechlin Street, respectively in Monrovia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Why Criticize America?

[New Dawn] There have been barrage of criticisms unleashed by some Liberians against the United States of America after the U.S. Embassy near Monrovia issued a statement here last week on the political stalemate in the country, urging the expeditious c…

[New Dawn] There have been barrage of criticisms unleashed by some Liberians against the United States of America after the U.S. Embassy near Monrovia issued a statement here last week on the political stalemate in the country, urging the expeditious conduct of disputes and litigation in an expeditious manner to permit the timely conclusion of Liberia's electoral process and a peaceful transition.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

The Nexus Between Culture and Corruption – Liberia’s Burden

[LACC] As Liberians elect new leaders, our nation is faced with new windows of opportunities and challenges. One of these challenges is the age-old problem of corruption. There have been countless articles, analysis and interventions aimed at addressin…

[LACC] As Liberians elect new leaders, our nation is faced with new windows of opportunities and challenges. One of these challenges is the age-old problem of corruption. There have been countless articles, analysis and interventions aimed at addressing this vice. However, it continues to plague the nation unabated. In this article, I seek to shed light on some elements of our practiced culture and their causal link to the challenging fight against corruption.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Malanji Threatens ‘Renegade’ Councillors

Kwacha Constituency lawmaker Joe Malanji has branded Riverside Ward Councillor Chanda Mbao and Ipusukilo Ward Councillor Mwango Sata as renegades for allegedly working to tarnish his image. Malanji and his supporters are disappointed that Mbao and Sata were working in … Continued

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Kwacha Constituency lawmaker Joe Malanji has branded Riverside Ward Councillor Chanda Mbao and Ipusukilo Ward Councillor Mwango Sata as renegades for allegedly working to tarnish his image. Malanji and his supporters are disappointed that Mbao and Sata were working in isolation and side-stepping the MP. The officials have complained described Mbao and Sata’s activities as an attempt to undermine the leadership of Malanji in the constituency. Mbao and Sata have been accused of shunning events called by Malanji as a way of protesting. “On several occasions meetings have been called and these two have not attended. We convened a meeting with the District Chairman (Christopher Kang’ombe) to address the issues and all seemed well but we have observed that the working relationship has not improved,†a PF official in Kwacha constituency narrates. “Of course we are worried because this is going to affect development. The MP may have plans and if councillors are not willing to work with him then it’s a problem and we have to get worried as a party.†When contacted, Mbao rubbished the claims saying he enjoyed a good working relationship with Malanji. “Whoever is peddling such lies must have details but as far as am concerned we are working well with Hon. Malanji,†he said. His counterpart, Sata said he had no time to discuss such allegation saying his interest was to fulfill the promises he made to the people. Meanwhile, Malanji says he was working towards meeting people’s expectations adding that those not willing to with him will be exposed at an appropriate time. “Team work will always bring results, service delivery is the only thing that will make government show its relevance to the electorates. We get excited when voted but the primary thing is service delivery. “If there are people that feel they are not willing to work with me, am here to drive the vision of the President and I will do anything within my powers to fulfill people’s expectations,†he said. Malanji says it will be folly for him to fall prey to individuals that did not mean well insisting only time will expose such people’s skeletons. The post Malanji Threatens ‘Renegade’ Councillors appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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The Way Forward For the Stalled Liberian Election Process

[CFA] Washington, DC -Liberia held its presidential elections on October 10, 2017, which marked the first peaceful transfer of power in the country since 1944.  President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, who has led the country coming out of a devastating civil war, is stepping down as President after her constitution-mandated two-term limit.

[CFA] Washington, DC -Liberia held its presidential elections on October 10, 2017, which marked the first peaceful transfer of power in the country since 1944.  President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, who has led the country coming out of a devastating civil war, is stepping down as President after her constitution-mandated two-term limit.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Warning Signs Flash As Governance Progress Slows

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Forty of Africa’s 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline. But the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Forty of Africa's 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline. But the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Nxasana Loses Bid to Introduce Answering Affidavit Over ‘Golden Handshake’

[News24Wire] Former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana has lost his bid to introduce his version of events in an application to have his golden handshake set aside.

[News24Wire] Former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana has lost his bid to introduce his version of events in an application to have his golden handshake set aside.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

War Vets Vow Not to Leave the Streets Until Mugabe Quits

[Daily Maverick] At a press briefing on Monday, the war veterans indicated that though they were pushing for a change of leadership in the governance of the country, there was no guarantee that all was going to be well. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA.

[Daily Maverick] At a press briefing on Monday, the war veterans indicated that though they were pushing for a change of leadership in the governance of the country, there was no guarantee that all was going to be well. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe