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Current Laws Inadequate To Dispense Justice
- Cllr. Sannoh Wants Executive and Judiciary to Find Solutions
Prolonged pretrial detentions, the huge backlog of court cases and other shortcomings are impeding the effective dispensing of justice in Liberia, Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh has said.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniquellie, the Justice Minister pointed out that the current laws in Liberia are inadequate to address injustices and "therefore the Executive and the Judiciary branches of the government must find a solution."
Quoting a famous American lawyer, Howard Taff, the Minister said "'Frequently, nations are faced with situations that those who make the laws never took into consideration while formulating the laws.' That is the situation currently facing the Liberian state," he said. Read more...
MONROVIA, November 25, 2015, The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are deeply saddened by the many brutal and violent acts committed against women and children in Liberia. According to recent statistics released by the Ministry of Gender, 610 GBV cases were reported between the months of January to June of this year. 299 were rape cases, with 260 being children below 16 years. 5 of the girls below 14 years of age died as a result of rape.
Alpha Phi Alpha condemns these inhumane acts against the most vulnerable among us. We must work together to stop this senseless behavior. We did it together to stop Ebola; we can do it again to stop violence against women and children. Read more...
Three new confirmed cases in previously Ebola-free Liberia: WHO
Monrovia (AFP) - Three new cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been confirmed in Liberia, the country's health ministry and World Health Organization said Friday, after the nation was declared Ebola free in September.
An official in the West Africa country that has been devastated by the worst ever outbreak of the virus urged calm, insisting that health workers had the means to contain the latest outbreak. Read more...
Sell Liberian Products: Ellen Orders Supermarkets, Stores
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered supermarkets, shops and stores operating in the country to begin selling Liberian products, saying that it was disadvantageous to the country for businesses to only sell foreign goods. Read more...
ACE submarine cable: launch of the Sao Tomé & Principe to Cape Town segment
PARIS, France, November 18, 2015/ -- Orange, together with the other members of the ACE consortium, announces the start of the next phase of the ACE submarine cable system to expand broadband connectivity and digital services in Africa.
Second phase of the ACE cable
For this phase II, the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable system is being extended to South Africa: a 5,000km extension from island of Sao Tomé & Principe, in the Gulf of Guinea, to South Africa that will further strengthen the role ACE is playing in critical infrastructure development in the continent. Read more...
Pres. Sirleaf Prods Liberian Entrepreneurs On 25% Market Share
MONROVIA, November 17 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged Liberian entrepreneurs to take advantage of the 25 percent allotted in the national budget for government agencies to procure goods and services from Liberian businesses.
She observed that it is critical to empower Liberian businesses through that process, and called on Liberian businesses to register with the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) to be identified officially by government. Read more...
The United States lifted economic sanctions against Liberia on Thursday as President Barack Obama cited the country's "tremendous progress" and commitment to democracy since emerging from civil war in 2003, the White House said. "The United States congratulates the people of Liberia for their determination, ingenuity, and commitment to peace and democracy that has made this possible," National ...