Liberia

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[New Republic] Liberia's longer serving Defense Minister, under the regime of former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is expected to appear in court Thursday for corruption charges.

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[New Republic] Deputy Agriculture Minister for Planning and Development has assured international partners that government prioritizes agriculture within the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

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[New Republic] President George M. Weah has signed into law the amended Petroleum Act of 2019.After consultations and in keeping with international and regional practices, the amended law gives rise to executive allocation of blocks to the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and increment in the block size from 2,000 sq.km to not exceed 3,500 sq.k

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[Observer] The Last Well, an American nonprofit organization based in Rockwall, Texas, in partnership with the office of Montserrado County Senator Saah Joseph, on Friday, October 11, 2019, commenced the County 2020 Water Project.

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[Observer] The Committee to Help Save the Government Hospital in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, has raised over US$4,872 and L$2,621,355 to help save the hospital from its present stage which lacks essential drugs and other facilities."

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[Observer] Determine Girls FC and LISCR FC on Wednesday, October 16, emerged as champions of the traditional 'Who Owns the Land' tournament in the women's and male's football categories respectively.

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[Observer] The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Liberia on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, changed the face of digital banking with the latest introduction of its innovative online banking platform, Leo.

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[Observer] The Human Rights Advocacy Platform says its attention has been drawn to incidents of abuses in recent times in the country where citizens continue to witness violence amounting to human rights concerns as a result of protests, a release said on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

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[Observer] Deaconess Imogene M. Collins, a Liberian woman who held key leadership responsibilities within the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention (LBMEC), as well as the Liberia Council of Churches and other professional pursuits, has died. Answering her call from labor to reward, Deaconess Collins took her last breath on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Aspen Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia.

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[Observer] As Criminal Court 'C' at the Temple of Justice begins hearing today, October 17, 2019, into multiple charges, specifically the "money laundering" accusation against former Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai. The case has generated serious debate among legal minds.

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[Observer] Future Kids International (FKI), a not-for-profit Liberian organization, has extended its outreach program to orphans, physically challenged and other less fortunate children attending the Feleta Children's Village School and the Balamah Children's Ministry School in Bong County.

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[Observer] Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, ahead of the 2020 mid-term senatorial election in which 15 of the 30 senators are seeking reelection, has challenged her women colleagues to begin preparation now in order to make themselves politically relevant to the constituents if the Legislature can have a good number of them.

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[Observer] An uneasy calm prevails over Monrovia. Public schools are shut with some private schools following suit out of fear of reprisal attacks by public school students who have threatened to ensure that learning activities at private schools will be disrupted as long as public-school teachers are not paid. This is the result of the student solidarity protest which turned violent and left several students injured.

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[New Dawn] A five-day refresher teachers training workshop sponsored by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) began here Wednesday, 16 October at the Bentol Public School in Bentol City, Montserrado County, with at least 200 classroom teachers, 50 of them females, from government, private, and faith-base schools attending.

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[New Dawn] The High Command of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has commended the Liberia Contingent (LIBATT 6) for being extremely professional and well-trained in all aspects of peacekeeping activities in Mali.

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[New Dawn] The discharge of teargas canisters against protesting public school students by riot officers of the Liberia National Police in Monrovia on Tuesday, 15 October was excessive and unnecessary. The public school students were protesting in demand of their teachers who had laid down chalk in quest of salary arrears owed them by the government.

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[New Dawn] The World Bank Country Office in Liberia celebrates 2019 End Poverty Day today, Thursday, 17 October in Oldest Congo Town, German Embassy Compound.

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[Observer] The John P. Saah Family writes Mines and Energy Minister Murray (pictured): "We requested the Ministry to investigate the Class B License (MBL 2724/17) issued in March 2017 which overlapped our Class C license that was issued February 2016 and since April 5, 2019, the Ministry has not responded nor carried out any investigation in this matter. Sections 6.4 & 6.7(a) of the Mineral & Mining Act (2000) are too simple and easy for anyone to under that an overlap is a violation."