Quote: If you by-pass your respect, you will meet up with your disgrace.
President Sirleaf Makes Additional Appointments in Government
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Friday, November 21, 2014) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made additional appointments in government especially affecting the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs and Local Government structures.
According to an Executive Mansion release, these appointments are subject to confirmation by the Honorable Liberian Senate, where applicable. Full story...
MACROECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF EBOLA: PERIPHERAL VIEW ON LIBERIA
Musa Dukuly (PhD)
The nation’s economy is in serious trouble (Liberia’s Minister of Finance, Amara Konneh). So, what are the problems with Liberia’s macroeconomic stability? After recording remarkable economic outturns in the last six years, the momentum to cruise the economy to sustainable path began to dissipate disguisedly in 2013. Many stakeholders acknowledged that the downside has largely been attributed to structural constraints (lack of electricity, water supply, poor production road network, weak human capital). Adding to the misery, the health crisis (ebola disease) is having devastating toll on the economy; thus undermining efforts of tackling earmarked projects to get on the path of sustainable socioeconomic transformation. Most of the government’s priority projects seem to be suspended indefinitely with focus now keen on addressing the health crisis. Indeed, the impact is reflective of multiple macroeconomic implications that are necessary for discussion to ascertain the efficient outlet. Full article...
Washington Brings Africa Under Military Control
Against the background of actively discussed recent developments in the Middle East, Washington's activity in Africa has been given less attention in foreign media. This could not happen without the active influence of the United States on the said process in order to reduce criticism of the White House's implementation of its hegemonic political and strategic plans, at least in this direction.
However, as a detailed study of the issue shows, the situation here is developing very revealingly, demonstrating Washington's desire to, using its military bases and intimidation by weapons,"spread American democracy on the African continent." Of the numerous methods to achieve these goals, the militarization of the African continent is being undertaken by the White House with the active use of the African Command (AFRICOM) of the US Armed Forces. Full story...
ECOWAS Pays Solidarity Visit, Commits Additional 1 Million And 131 Medical Personnel For Ebola Response
MONROVIA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014: The President of the ECOWAS Commission H.E. Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo on Tuesday November 18, 2014 paid a one day solidarity visit to Liberia and committed an additional one million United States Dollar to the Government of Liberia for the Ebola fight. Similar amounts were committed to Guinea and Sierra Leone that are most affected by the Ebola disease.
H.E. Ouedraogo disclosed that ECOWAS is expected to deploy 131 medical personnel to help in the fight against the Ebola virus that is ravaging the three West African countries.
The ECOWAS President was accompanied by Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas Special Representative of the UN-Secretary General for West Africa. Full story...
Henri Oliver Harmon appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia
On November 13, 2014, Mr. Henri Oliver Harmon name was submitted by the Indonesia government to the Liberian Government as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia in Monrovia, Liberia.
Mr. Henri Harmon a VP of Government Affairs at Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is also a Member of the Multi-Stakeholders Steering Group (MSG) of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LETTI). Mr. Harmon is a graduate of the University of Liberia (1976) with a BSc in Agronomy.
As Honorary consul Mr. Harmon is assigned to render consular services and develop commercial relations between Liberia and Indonesia.
LIBERIA: Rebranding Our Nation’s Image from Ebola
Francis W. Nyepon
Liberia has an international problem. Ebola has marred the image and identity of our country shoddily. The virus has shaking the country to its core. It has become a nuisance to our democratic governance process and remarkable GDP growth, which was trumpeted just a few short months ago, as one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. Regrettably, Ebola has trashed and stained that progressive record and image of Liberia by defining the country, as a place of contagious epidemic, marked by devastation, annihilation and death. Full article...
President Sirleaf Makes New Appointments in Government;
New Ministers of Public Works, Education, Health, Among Others
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Sunday, November 16, 2014) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made a number of new appointments in government especially affecting the Ministries of Public Works, Education, and Health, and the National Investment Commission, among others.
According to an Executive Mansion release, in a Special Address to the Nation on Sunday, November 16, the Liberian President emphasized that as government continue to combat the Ebola virus and strive to achieve the national objective of zero-new-cases by Christmas, Government must also attend to the difficult job of recovery. Full story...
President Sirleaf Meets With WHO Assistant Director General Dr. Bruce Aylward; He Urges Liberians Not to Let the Guard Down in the Fight against Ebola
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Thursday, November 13, 2014) The World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General for Polio and Emergencies has joined calls to all Liberians not to begin relaxing the measures aimed at stopping the transmission of the Ebola virus disease that has ravaged Liberia and its two neighbors, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Dr. Bruce Aylward said there were still traces of the virus popping up in a number of areas across the country and any change in attitude in relation to the Ebola fight could be devastating on the population. Full story...
House Gives NEC Green Light To Conduct Polls December 16
MONROVIA, November 11(LINA) -The House of Representatives has adopted a Resolution authorizing the National Elections Commission (NEC) to conduct the Special Senatorial Election on December 16,2014. Full story...
President Sirleaf Receives Resignation from Peace Ambassador George Manneh Weah; Thanked Him for Service to Country
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Tuesday, November 11, 2014) – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received the resignation letter of Ambassador George Manneh Weah as Liberia’s Peace Ambassador.
According to an Executive Mansion release, Ambassador Weah presented his resignation letter following a lengthy meeting with the Liberian President at her Foreign Ministry office on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Full story...