Inspiration of the week: "A well ordered life isn't necessarily one that is free of messes; but one that is disciplined enough to process the mess into a mission of grace and redemption."
Pres. Sirleaf Brokers Deal for Modern Airport
The Central African state of Equatorial Guinea has promised to embark on two major projects in Liberia beginning the next dry season.
Speaking to reporters yesterday at the Robert International Airport (RIA) shortly after her returns from the United States and Equatorial Guinea, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf disclosed that the President of Equatorial Guinea in the spirit of solidarity has agreed to support Liberia to modernize the Robert International Airport (RIA) and undertake a housing project. Full story...
Article: Excessive speed a factor in fatal crash
By Wynfred Russell
The grim toll of pedestrians killed in the last few months in crashes involving cars and motorcycles in Monrovia continue to climb with the death of one more person, prompting cries from residents to law enforcement to look for ways to promote safe driving and arrest reckless drivers.
The latest victim was an unidentified man in his late 20s killed recently in Sinkor.
Witnesses said the driver of a late model white Toyota 4runner sport utility vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Tubman Boulevard just after 7:15 p.m. last Tuesday (Unification Day) when he hit a man walking on a crosswalk near 5th street (across from the Total gas station). The car dragged the man 100 yards near the Sinkor branch of Ecobank, splattering his blood along the sidewalk.
The male driver was not injured. He later took the victim to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Onlookers jammed traffic in both directions; a large crowd assembled at the gristly scene where the man's blood was seen running down a nearby drainage mixed with what seemed like radiator fluid leaking from the damaged vehicle. The victim's tattered slippers laid nearby. Full story....
'Liberia's Success Will Be America's Success,'
On the second day of her visit to Washington, D.C., President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addressed a meeting of the Corporate Council on Africa's new Liberia Working Group, laying out her country's potential, as well as its challenges, and inviting U.S. companies to come in and invest, as other countries are doing, citing opportunities in such areas as construction, power, ports, and housing, to name a few.
What can you do? What's your potential? President Sirleaf asked the U.S. business sector, and added, "You're letting it get away from you! Asia, China and Europe are seeing the great potential in Africa, in Liberia, responding to it, and you're not there. Why?" Full story...
The Changing Face of Land Disputes in Liberia
Monrovia — The Liberia Land Commission, which was set up in 2009 to help settle land disputes between returning refugees and their neighbours, is making significant headway, say land experts, but non-conflict related land disputes are increasing, most of them as a result of weak land laws.
Tens of thousands of Liberians were displaced during the 1999-2003 civil war. Many returned to their villages to find their land had been sold on or taken over by neighbours. Full story...
“NATIONAL UNIFICATION – A TRUE REMEDY TO NATIONAL RECONCILIATION”
DELIVERED BY T. NELSON WILLIAMS, II
I first of all want to thank God for this day and for this opportunity to speak to you on the topic “National Unification – A True Remedy to National Reconciliation”. I also want to thank the National Unification Day Committee spearheaded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs for selecting me to do the honors this year. I am extremely humbled by this experience and I hope I can meet your expectation. Full message...
Min. Foreign Ngafuan Lights AU’s 50th Anniversary Torch
Monrovia, May 14, 2013: Liberia’s version marking the Official Lighting of Torch of the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity/African Union (OAU/AU) has taken place in Monrovia as Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan performed the ceremony. Full story...
Centennial Celebration of the 100th birth anniversary of Late President William Richard Tolbert, Jr. May 13, 1913-May 13, 2013.
The Tolbert family of Liberia in collaboration with the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary, Liberia Baptist Missionary Education Convention, Baptist World Alliance and Friends of President William Richard Tolbert, Jr. will from May 12, 2013 to May 13, 2013 during a series of events celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the 19th President of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. William Richard Tolbert, Jr. Full story...
Game, Set, Match: The Uncommon Courage of Albert Porte
by Jackie N. Sayegh
Growing up in Liberia, the name of Albert Porte was whispered amongst older relatives with varying emotions: anger, admiration, resignation, frustration, but never with apathy or indifference. Many expressed frustration over his constant “buzzing” thereby upsetting the powers that be while others secretly admired his courage. Secretly being the operative word here. As a child, the name was not significant in my world. Childhood friends, play and school took precedence and life went on as life is meant to do. Full story...
Statement by H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the Nation on "Curbing Indiscipline"
Friday, May 10, 2013
My Fellow Citizens:
I am concerned about an evolving trend in our society. Especially among young people, we are witnessing a creeping wave of intolerance, indiscipline and repeated threats of violence to express disagreements.
Some common features used to express disagreements include the setting up of roadblocks, assaults on other citizens, damaging private and public properties, locking up of instructors, hurling rocks at police, and even preventing fellow students from attending classes. Full story....
President Sirleaf Bids Farewell to Outgoing USAID Mission Director, Patricia Rader
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Thursday, May 9, 2013) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has thanked the outgoing Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ms. Patricia Rader, for the tremendous services to the country while on her tour of duty in Liberia. Full story...
The OAU/AU at 50: The question of African unity
At the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) 50 years ago, the leaders who attended the 25 May 1963 meeting in Addis Ababa set themselves two major objectives: the liberation of Africa from colonial rule and apartheid, and the unification of independent Africa. Independent leaders dedicated to the liberation of the continent recognised that without strong political and economic union, Africa would have no chance of achieving genuine independence. Full article...
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