Liberia

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[Observer] On April 12 1980, Liberians awoke to a new but sobering reality -- the yoke of the century-old ruling True Whig Party had been broken by a group of enlisted men of the Armed Forces of Liberia. The euphoria unleashed by this development lasted for weeks on end as groups of women, mostly market women danced in the streets of Monrovia to chants of "Native Woman Born Soldier".

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[Observer] Thursday, February 22, should have been the 13th day sitting of the House of Representatives, where Acting Speaker, Prince K. Moye was expected to preside, but the session has been suspended to compel members of that august body to form part of an ongoing three-day Orientation Training for the lawmakers.

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[Observer] "They [importers] bring in containers and containers of imported things and flood the market. For that reason, they won't take from the local producers; so everybody closes down," says Mai Urey of Wulki Farms, a leading local egg producer

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[Observer] Someone once said that those who forget history are likely to repeat their mistakes. In this regard, I rather say, those who forget their struggled heroes only bask themselves in the sun rays of ignorance and ingratitude.

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[Observer] The Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Program (mhLAP), an advocacy group for people suffering from some forms of mental illness, has called on the government, through the Ministry of Health, to place mental-related health and care on the front burner.

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[Observer] The Central Bank of Liberia, under media spotlight recently arising from its controversial disclosure about capital flight from the country, finds itself again under the spotlight with revelations on social media of allowances paid to members of President Weah's delegation currently on visits abroad.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Chinese UNMIL contingent, assigned at the Freeport of Monrovia, Thursday, February 22, turned over several items and equipment to the Liberian government for use by the Liberian National Police (LNP).

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia's (CENTAL) report has announced results of the 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) putting Liberia 122 out of 180 countries. The report states that Globally, Liberia ranks 122/180 with a CPI score of 31.

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[New Dawn] The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) announces with immediate effect suspension of one of its staff for allegedly positing on social media, a transaction involving the travel arrangements of a Government of Liberia delegation on an official visit.

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[New Dawn] The reduction of the high costs of land across Liberia is another area that is adding hardship on Liberians. The unprecedented hike in the sale of land is unbearable. There is an urgent need for very strong austerity measures taken by H.E. President Weah to arrest such an ugly scenario. This situation is causing Malham among Liberians in Liberia. Land prices should be moderate so that it can be affordable by Liberians who have the desire of purchasing a piece of land for their future. H.E. President Weah's

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[New Dawn] Police in Bong County have re-arrested rape suspect Benjamin Duncan, having earlier been released from a police detention center in Bong where he was confined for allegedly raping his daughter on Christmas night last year, in an act of incest.

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[New Dawn] The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has released the 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), globally ranking Liberia at 122, out of a total of 180 countries with a CPI score of 31.

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[New Dawn] The Chinese Contingents of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL's) has made a donation of riot gears and several other items to the Liberia National Police (LNP) to boost the operation of its riot police units here.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Kakata -Claims of alleged practice of nepotism and administrative improprieties hang over the Principal of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata, Margibi County as the Board of Governors has promised to launch a full scale investigation into the matter.

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[RFI] President George Weah met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron this week to jointly launch a fund that would support sports projects on the African continent. Former international soccer star and first African winner of the Ballon d'Or for footballer of the year, Weah had lunch with Macron and sports stars at the Elysee Palace to hail the launch of this new project which will be created in cooperation with the African Develoment Bank. Weah reportedly spoke to Macron on funding some 1500 kilometers o

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -It was in the French capital that George Manneh Weah shone and went on to conquer the world of football, but his return to Paris on Tuesday, February 20, as President of Liberia is a diplomatic move that looks to deepen Liberia's ties with the European economic powerhouse.