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February, 2024


‘I Killed Her For Cooking Cassava Leaf’ – Man Pleads Guilty For Murdering Fiancée’

A resident of Crusoeville Township in rural Montserrado County— Samuel A. Porte has pleaded guilty to killing his fiancée’ Sarah Y. Morris for cooking cassava leaf after he reportedly warned her not to cook such a soup. The incident occurred on September 2, 2023. Wearing a yellow orange prison outfit with yellow slippers to match, defendant Porte appeared before Criminal Court “A” at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, appealing to the government as well as the deceased families regretting his actions. While pleading for mercy, defendant Porte said hisRead More

Daniel Nyakonah, Resigns from Press Union Leadership As Acting President

Daniel Nyakonah, Jr., the acting President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), has tendered his resignation from the Union’s leadership effective immediately. In a statement made during a Mass Meeting of the Union on Friday, February 23, 2024, Mr. Nyakonah cited the prolonged impasse stemming from the 2022 elections as the primary reason for his decision. He expressed concern that this impasse has led to disunity, hindered collective efforts, and impeded operational efficiency within the Union. Mr. Nyakonah attributed the deteriorating state of the Union to a smear campaignRead More

In PUL Dispute – Trial Judge Dismisses Motion as Team Kanubah Wins Again

Press Release 22 February 2024 The Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Bong County has denied and dismissed a motion to strike filed by the lawyer representing the former administration of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL). Judge J. Boima Kontoe made the decision on Friday, 16 February 2024 during a hearing into the motion to strike which was filed on 23 December 2022. The lawyer of the PUL former administration had filed the motion, challenging the 12 December 2022 Amended Petition filed by the legal team ofRead More

Liberia: Government Drops All Charges Against Sekou Sheriff

State prosecutors in Liberia have dropped all charges against Journalist Sekou Sheriff, Chief Executive Officer of Voice of Liberia due to the prosecution’s failure to proceed with the case against the defendant. Journalist Sheriff was dragged to court and charged with Criminal Coercion, Harassment, Blackmailing, and Disorderly Conduct following a complaint from former Commerce Minister Mawine G. Diggs. However, in a notice of clearance, the court said: “This is to certify that a careful perusal of the court’s records in these proceedings shows that the case has been dismissed withoutRead More

President Boakai Expressed Condolences To The People Of Namibia For The Death Of President Geingob

Executive Mansion, Monrovia –The President of the Republic, H.E Joseph Nyuma Boakai joins world leaders to express sympathy and condolences to the people of Namibia for the passing of their President, Dr. Hage G. Geingob. In a dispatch from Monrovia, President Boakai extended heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Namibia for what he called ‘a great loss’ not only for Namibians but also for the entire African Continent. “I have just learned of the sad and distressing news of the passing of H.E Dr. Hage G. Geingob, PresidentRead More

Mano Manufacturing Company Accused of Defrauding Government

Voice of Liberia has officially written the 55th House of Representatives; over allegations of tax evasion involving Mano Manufacturing Company. In a communication addressed to the Houses’ Committee Chair on Public Accounts—Hon. Clarence G. Gahr, VoL indicated that it has investigated and obtained credible information reportedly linking the Mano Manufacturing Company; with Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) 500135098 located in Tweh Farm, Bushrod Island to an alleged practice of widespread tax evasion which has grossly undermined government’s revenue generation. According to the station, during its independent investigation, it established how theRead More

Who Using Voodoos On Boakai? 

Some aggrieved supporters of Liberian President Joseph Boakai have expressed dismay over the refusal of the President to liaise with those who were heading his campaign. The President has appointed several individuals to key positions, including the Ministry of Finance, the National Port Authority, commerce, National Investment Commission, and economic advisor, among others. But the appointments have been met with some disquiet, especially from financiers of the Boakai 2023 presidential campaign. Stanton Witherspoon, the major financier of the then candidate Boakai campaign, and other supporters have expressed dissatisfaction with whatRead More

President Boakai Makes Additional Appointments in Government

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2024 Monrovia, Liberia – The President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr. has nominated additional officials to positions in government affecting the Ministry of State, the National Port Authority, National Investment Commission, Ministry of Defense, as well as the Armed Forces of Liberia, and the Office of the President. The nominees include: 1.    Madam Mamaka Bility, Minister of State Without Portfolio, Ministry of State 2.    Mr. Samuel A. Stevquoah, Minister of State without Portfolio/Special Services, Ministry of State 3.    Attorney Cornelia KruahRead More

Swedish Scholars Network Host Post-Election Peace Dialogue Elects New Batch of Officers

[Monrovia, Feb 1, 2023] — In an effort to address the aftermath of the 2023 general and presidential elections, the Swedish Institute Alumni Network Liberia (SIANL), with the support of the Swedish Institute, is set to host a one-day post-election peace and reconciliation dialogue on Friday, February 2, in Paynesville City. Gathering at the New Hope Community on Peace Island, over 100 participants, predominantly comprising students and young individuals, will delve into the theme of “Maintaining the Peace: A call to Young People in Post-Elections Liberia.” Reverend Augustine S. Akoi,Read More