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The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) wants dissolved the Fonati Koffa led Presidential Task Force set up by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to probe the damning Global Witness Report linking some former and current officials of the Liberian government to bribery.
In a press release issued yesterday, May 23, ALJA said it wants the task force disbanded because its chairman, Counselor Koffa, lacks the integrity to head such an important investigation.
“Because of Cllr. Koffa’s past criminal history in the United States, he is not credible to handle such a high profile case,” ALJA said in a release signed by its president, Moses Sandy. Read more...
News Flash: Special Presidential Task Force to Effectuate Arrests in The Global Witness Bribary Case
Investigators of the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC) and the Liberia National Police (LNP) are today in the process of effectuating probable cause arrests in the ongoing Global Witness bribery scandal probe being conducted by the Special Presidential Task Force set up by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to investigate the matter.
These arrests will continue until all of the targets of the investigators have been apprehended.
WAEC Exams Scheduled to begin today Monday, May 23, 2016 has been Cancelled
After Test Questions were Stolen from Konola Campus. The WAEC exam for 12th graders have been rescheduled for June 27 thru July 1.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a long history of involvement in African affairs, so Sunday's reports that the 1962 arrest of Nelson Mandela came following a CIA tip-off don't come as a huge surprise.
Most incidents came during the Cold War, when the US and the Soviet Union battled for influence across the continent.
CIA covert operations are by their very nature hard to prove definitively. But research into the agency's work, as well as revelations by former CIA employees, has thrown up several cases where the agency tried to influence events. Here are four examples: Read more...
Monrovia - Mr. Sebastian Muah, Managing Director of the Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (Libtelco) has told members of the Senate Committee on Post and Telecommunication that political pressure led to the cancellation of the purchase deal between Novafone and Libtelco.
Mr. Muah made the disclosure Thursday when he appeared before the senate committee on Post and Telecommunication Committee chaired by Senator Nyonblee Karngar-Lawrence of Grand Bassa County. His appearance is a result of a mandate given by the plenary of the Senate. Read more...
Monrovia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the government may be constrained to increase the level of domestic expenditure in Liberian dollars and that it is likely to affect the salary payments for all employees of government.
In a communication to the legislature she said currently, the level between Liberian Dollars and the US Dollars is 20% to 80% percent respectively for salaried Presidential officials and uniform fifty percent for the general Civil service. Read more...
The recent Daily Observer's Article questioning the right of the Lonestar Phone Company to use the "Lone Star" as a trade name, is unfortunate and sad that a Sports' Writer operating under "shekels" sponsorship would select to veer into the territory he has limited knowledge about and would select to irresponsibly incite the public to take up arms against the Phone Company that has contributed and continues to contribute immensely to the growth and development of this Country". Mr. Jackson might need to consult the legal team of his institution or his editorial board to seek guidance on proprietary rights. Read more...
(Abuja, May 18, 2016:) The 2016 First Ordinary Session for the Fourth Legislature of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States otherwise known as ECOWAS Parliament kicked off on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the International Conference Center in Abuja, the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, the opening session was characterized by calls for the enhancement of the powers of the Sub-Regional Parliament. Read more...