Liberia

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[New Liberia] In the wake of the sex scandal implicating a former employee of the 'More and Me' charity, President George M. Weah has expressed that his government is deeply concern over reports of an alleged rape scandal involving tons of teenage girls and one official of an American Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) named and styled 'More Than Me'.

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[IPS] United Nations -Not long ago, images of child soldiers and the nation of Liberia were wedded in the minds of the international community. The country was struggling to end a horrific civil war, but military efforts were going nowhere.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Ganta, Nimba County -Disaster control and management is not only a concern to Liberia but the world at large, due to the risk disaster poses on the livelihood of inhabitants within affected environments.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Many had thought that the handshakes and embrace between President George Manneh Weah and ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the opening ceremony of the international SHEROES forum on Wednesday were signs of rebuilding their 'rocky', if not 'sour relationship' in the wake of the alleged missing L$16 billion saga.

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[FrontPageAfrica] ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 18, a group of Liberians or protesters under the banner, '#UNPROTECTED,' marched throughout the principal streets of Monrovia to call the attention of key stakeholders to the plight of some teenage girls, who were allegedly raped at the very place that should have provided protection for them against what they went through.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Morris Town, Bomi County -Watta Kanneh, 68, struggles to draw water from a creek next to towering palm trees, where she and other villagers make palm oil in two blackened drums sitting over huge fire hearths. Kanneh still suffers from wounds she received 16 years ago during the 2003 killings that became known as the Maher Massacre. Long scars on her back peek out from a sleeveless blouse. The tight scar tissue makes it difficult for her to lift the bucket.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has begun preparations for the establishment of Collaborative Management Associations (CMAs) in coastal counties across the Country, beginning with Montserrado County.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The government of Liberia on Thursday October 18, 2018 announced that the new system of Mobile Money Payment being rolled out to spending entities is to intended to reduce cost in getting salary across the country to employees.

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[Deutsche Welle] Ghanaian networker Flossy Menson champions the cause of Africa's women. The SHEROES Foundation director is hosting the non-profit's 2018 forum in Liberia. She tells DW about her efforts to make women more visible.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Over the weekend, the Management of Orange Liberia called a press conference to announce a major new promotion, which the company says is geared at following its tradition of bringing early Christmas joy to its more than one million subcribers.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President George Manneh Weah on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, turned another historical page in his presidential manifesto by conferring upon himself the enviable appellation of "Liberia's Feminist-In-Chief."

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Today scores of women and sympathizers will take to the streets of Monrovia demanding justice for girls that were reportedly raped while in the custody of More Than Me (MTM), an American charity.

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[NEWS] The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has called on electoral management bodies (EMBs) in the region to reappraise election funding towards making the electoral process more cost-effective but at the same time, free, fair and credible.

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[Observer] "The Committee condemns to the highest degree, the abuse, molestation, and rape of our disadvantaged daughters," says Rep. Julie F. Wiah , Lofa County District #2 lawmaker and chairperson of the House Committee on Gender Equity, Child Development and Social Protection. MTM's co-founder, Katie Meyler , is stepping down from the day-to-day operations of the organization, pending an investigation by its Liberia Advisory Board.

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[Observer] It has been nearly two years since then Judge George Smith of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, cleared a Lebanese businessman, identified as Abbas Debes, of multiple crimes including illicit trafficking of human beings on grounds that at the time state lawyers were not licensed and lacked direct evidence for the case.

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[Observer] Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner General Thomas Doe Nah says achieving the government's Pro-poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity remains a challenge in the absence of a strategic domestic resource mobilization (DRM) strategy, a release said.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Government of Cuba, through her embassy in Liberia, is calling on its Liberian counterpart, through the UNGA, to join her in calling on the US Government to lift the blockade imposed on it.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Following the announcement by the Liberian Government that it is re-opening the alleged rape case involving a former staffer of the American-backed Charity, More Than Me, several government officials and civil society groups have joined their voices to array of condemnations meted against the organizations.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Following months of being in hiding, a Nigerian identified as Nanda Morris Davies, has been arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP) for allegedly duping a Lebanese, Mohammed Bouelala, of US$500,000.

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[ProPublica] An acclaimed American charity said it was saving some of the world's most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. But from the very beginning, girls were being raped.