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LCC Exposes Boakai-Says Corruption, Wanton Killings of protesters, Lawlessness Are the order of the day

The Liberian Council of Churches has Outlined widespread public Corruption, Willful Non-adherence to Rule of Law and Others within the Unity Party -led government presided over by President Boakai Boakai. In a statement signed by its President, Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr., the Council stated that despite the Unity Party government is relatively six months, yet there were critical conditions which continued to affect the country since the inception of the Boakai led Administration. The LCC in its situation report and assessment of the Boakai’s regime raised concerns overRead More


Speaker Koffa Gradually Becoming Spineless -As Rep. Wongbe Expresses Disappointment

Nimba County District #9 Representative—Taa Zogbe Kartoe Wongbe, has expressed disappointment in the conduct of House Speaker—Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa over the manner in which he has allowed himself to be remote controlled by the Executive branch of government. In a communication on his social media page, Representative Wongbe said the conduct of the Speaker is extremely strange and runs contrary to his campaign promises. See letter below: Dear Honorable Speaker Hon Cllr J Fonati Koffa, Greetings from Abuja! I am reminded of this picture during your Speakership election, whereRead More


LNP Dismisses Officer Trawally Over Killing of Minor

The Liberia National Police has announced the dismissal of one of its officers— Ismael Trawally, in connection to the death of a minor. Making the pronouncement at a news conference Thursday, Police Inspector General Col. Gregory Coleman said Corp. Ismael Trawally has been dismissed from the police due to his involvement in the shooting of little James Karnley in the ELWA Rehab Community on July 1, 2024. He said following preliminary investigation by the Professional Standard Division of the LNP, it was established that officer Trawally used force on theRead More


“Scrupulously Pursuing The Acquisition Process” Boakai Struggles To Clarify Arrival of Controversial Earth-moving Equipment

“We are currently in the negotiation phase. No formal agreement or contract has been signed with any party. The discussions are ongoing, and no financial commitment has been made by the Government of Liberia and not a dime paid,” says President Joseph N. Boakai in a communication dated July 9, 2024 to House Speaker Jonathan Fonati Koffa. In his controversial communication to Speaker Fonati Koffa after the House of Representatives raised a number of inquiries over the arrival of the earth-moving equipment, President Boakai said no formal deal have beenRead More


MOJ Clarifies Reported Closure of Central Prison

The Ministry of Justice has denied media reports alleging that authorities at the Monrovia Central Prison were no longer receiving inmates due to overcrowding of the facility and the shortage of essential food and non-food items. In a release dated July 10, 2024 under the signature of Charles G. Helb, Jr; Acting Director of Press and Public Affairs, the Ministry clarify that the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP) is open and has never been closed. “Despite facing various challenges, the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Justice’s Bureau of CorrectionsRead More


Liberia: Female Feeds Police Officers To Enforce Motorcycle Restriction

By: Abraham Sylvester Panto Sinkor, Monrovia – May 31, 2024: Showcasing her admiration for the workings of the Liberia National Police during its current operation to enforce cyclist restrictions, Sonnie Kollie, a concerned female Liberian, spearheaded a donation drive to provide food and water for Liberia National Police officers stationed at various checkpoints across the city. Madam Kollie’s initiative, launched on May 17, 2024, gained widespread support from both local residents and international donors, resulting in a substantial contribution of 500 plates of food, 50 sacks of plastic water, andRead More


VOL’s News Director Receives Certificate of Honor

Voice of Liberia News Director, Mafilla Kamara has received a certificate of Honor from the Second Chance Foundation for better Future for her outstanding role play in rendering services to her country and humanity through the Media as well as for being the paragon and the source of inspiration to the generation of young people in the media. This comes in the wake of Mafilla’s Commitment to upholding the ethical standards of Journalism and reporting factual and balanced information to the public. Madame Kamara who doubles as the team leaderRead More


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 (www.AfDB.org) 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