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April, 2024


LRA Customs Turns Over 69 Smuggled Phones To Police

[Monrovia, Liberia – April 17, 2024] – The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), acting through its Customs Department, has turned over sixty-nine (69) pieces of assorted mobile phones that were intercepted during an attempted smuggling operation into the country. The interception occurred at Roberts International Airport (RIA) on Saturday, April 13, where officers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) intercepted a suitcase containing the 69 pieces of assorted mobile phones brought aboard the aircraft Air-Peace SIV-107. Prime suspect Roland Dolo Sr. and accomplices were identified as the perpetrators who attemptedRead More

Covering recovery in Ukraine – a win-win for journalism?

Some media outlets in Ukraine are looking to carve out space for stories focused on solutions and recovery. This approach is not done to sideline traditional news and frontline reporting, but to encourage agency and hope. News Reporters in Ukraine go to places of tragedy. Buildings and homes are destroyed, people killed and injured. But even in such circumstances it is still possible to focus on something constructive: those who help, those who rebuild. For Ukrainian online media outlets Rubryka and ShoTam, choosing a solutions-oriented angle to their journalism isRead More

African Development Bank publishes report on callable capital

The report presents the circumstances leading to a call on callable capital, and the processes for such a call being made by the Bank and met by shareholders ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 15, 2024/ — The African Development Bank ( has published a report clarifying the legal framework, processes and governance for a call on the callable capital by the institution. Callable capital refers to the portion of the Bank’s capital that is subscribed by shareholders but not immediately paid. It represents a commitment to make additional capital available toRead More

Pres. Boakai Impersonator Drags To Court

A 33-year-old man identified as— Jordan David; purporting to be President Joseph Boakai has been arrested, charged and forwarded to court for prosecution. An indictment was unsealed against the 33-year-old after several individuals alleged that he collected money from them under the disguise of appointing them into several governmental positions. The victims alleged that they presented money to suspect Jordan David who in return presented appointment letters to them bearing the signature of President Joseph Boakai. It is alleged that defendant Jordan David forged the signature of President Boakai toRead More

Liberia: Police Gives Motorcycle Operators Ultimatum As No-Go Zone Policy Goes Into Effect

The Liberia National Police has given an ultimatum to operators of motorcycles and tricycles to abide by the No-go zone policy instituted several years ago to regulate safety and traffic. Addressing a news conference over the weekend, Police Inspector General Col. Gregory Coleman said, as of May 15, 2024 no motorcycle rider will be allowed to ply the major streets of Monrovia and its environs. The Police Chief asserted that the measure is intended to minimize the high rate of accidents, crimes and deaths resulting from commercial motorcycle accidents. OverRead More

Liberia: Notorious Scammer Acquitted But…

A notorious and popularly scammer identified as George B. Wade alias Nicholas Jack Davis has been acquitted by Criminal Court “D” of  the crime of Armed Robbery. Davis, who is said to have multiple indictments hanging over his head, was acquitted after the prosecution failed to provide evidence linking the accused to armed robbery. Delivering the verdict, Judge Mamietta Jabateh-Sireleaf said prosecution did not establish its allegations to convict the accused. According to Judge Jabateh-Sireleaf, prosecution also failed to sustain the principle of burden of proof by not providing aRead More


Representatives of the Government of Liberia Civil society Development partners Ladies and gentlemen All protocols observed Good morning, I am honored to be here today to launch this national-level campaign aimed at improving access to and availability of donated medicines for the people of Liberia. This campaign marks a pivotal moment in our collective efforts to address a critical issue that affects the health and well-being of every Liberian. Last year, USAID and the Global Fund donated 14 million US dollars in life-saving medicines and other health commodities to theRead More

Liberia: Public Hearings On Nat’l Budget Starts Wednesday

The 55th Legislature Joint Committee on Ways, Means and Finance will on Wednesday commence public hearing on the 2024 draft National Budget, 17 April in the joint Chambers of the Capitol Building. The hearings will be presided over by the joint committee chair Rep. Dixon W. Seboe and co-chair by Sen. Prince Moye. According to House Press and Public Affairs Director Robert Haynes the public hearing will begin at 9:00Am with various ministries, corporations and agencies of government appearing to defend their respective budgetary allotments. Haynes in a statement saidRead More

EcoMedia Expresses Deep Concerns Over Garbage Piling & Burning

The EcoMedia Development Initiative (EcoMedia) says, it is deeply troubled by the alarming accumulation garbage in various parts of Monrovia and its surroundings. The Environmental Media Watch NGO has highlighted the dangers posed by this practice, emphasizing its detrimental effects on both the environment and public health. In a statement released in Monrovia, EcoMedia underscored the grave consequences of the substantial garbage heaps in parts of central Monrovia, around ELWA Junction, Duala and the Redlight Markets, among other neighborhood.  These towering mounds of waste not only mar the cityscape butRead More

Grand Kru Technical College Embarks on Two-day Workshop for Workplace Efficiency

To help craft a strong and positive future for Liberian students, the Grand Kru Technical College in Barclayville, Southeastern Liberia has embarked on a Two-day Faculty and Support staffs capacity development program under the theme: Improving Workplace Efficiency, Train, Inspire and Equip. The session runs from April 11-12, 2024. About 150 participants from Grand Kru, Maryland and Montserrado Counties, particularly students, faculty, as well as representatives of traditional elders, civil society and women leadership will be in attendance. The two-day academic session which  geared towards quality teaching,   learning and practicalRead More