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  SSF Operation  Halted With Immediate Effect

SSF CEO, Mr. Shawki Fawaz     The Liberian Government has with immediate effect halted the operation of a Lebanese construction company, the SSF or Sekou Sheriff Faiwah, this is a result   following media report that the company operations has posed a danger to residents in the Towel Hill Community on the Monrovia/Robert field highway, Margibi County. According to a press release from the Executive Mansion, the government last Thursday intervened into the matter by organizing a meeting with both parties aimed at finding solution to the matter. During the meeting with the citizens, the County Legislative Caucus and SSF Company, it was agreed that the Company halt its operations until the matter is thoroughly investigated. The Government through the Ministry of Lands, Mines and…

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“You Will Not Regret Having Me As Your President,” Pres. Weah Tells Liberians as he Dedicates Doe Community Road

    Community to Clara Town Road Dedication Ceremony   Monrovia, Liberia: President George Manneh Weah has assured Liberians that they will never regret having him as their president. He said his government will continue to commit the country’s resources towards initiatives beneficial to the country and the people. The President gave the assurance when he dedicated a 2.7-kilometer paved road in Samuel K. Doe Community on the Bushrod Island on Monday, December 24, 2018. The asphalt pavement project is one of several road projects embarked upon by Government consistent with the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development which places emphasis on critical social services to disadvantaged communities and people. President Weah said his vision to put into action great ideas for the development of…

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 Court Grants Onanuga Medical Leave

    Defendant Christopher Hayes Onanuga has been granted medical leave to travel to Nigeria and later to the U.S. between December 14 and January 14. Questions abound whether he will abscond as GT Bank manager did recently There are reportedly growing fears amongst prosecution lawyers about the likelihood of  Christopher Onanuga, one of those accused in the Sable Mining US$950,000 alleged bribery case, who was granted permission to travel to Nigeria for medical purposes that he would jump bail as done by dismissed Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) Liberia, Managing Director Ayodeji Bejide, also a Nigerian national. Bejide, who was granted two weeks’ medical leave by the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice, is yet to return to stand trial for allegedly…

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Findings Of ‘Missing Billions’  prospond to next week

According to information gathered by this news outlet, the committee constituted few months ago by the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah following news of the alleged missing sixteen billion Liberian dollars is expected to release its findings early next week, perhaps after the X-Mas. The committee comprised of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Liberia National Police (LNP), National Security Agency (NSA) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) was given the mandate by the Liberian leader to bring to book those linked to the missing monies. The technical committee at the center at the findings should have addressed the media during the Ministry of Information regular press conference on this gone Thursday, December 21, 2018 was rescheduled to another date due to what our source…

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Road connectivity is a genuine path to accelerating Liberia’s infrastructural development

Bai Zhongren, the president of China Railway Group     The Management of China Railway No.5 Engineering Group has termed road connectivity as a genuine path to accelerating Liberia’s infrastructural development as well as enhancing economic growth. China Railway No.5 Engineering Group is a subsidiary of the transport construction conglomerate, China Railway Group Limited. The state-owned Chinese company is noted for the construction of subway lines and high-speed rail. It also has expertise in road construction, hydro, tunnels, project management and general construction, among others. The company, which came to Liberia in 1999, also has contracts for road projects in Benin, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Cameroon, among other African nations. It is currently in charge of the 66 kilometre Fish Town-to-Harper and the 50 kilometre…

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Expert Emmulate  critical lessons learned  from Liberia to prevent the spread of Ebola in DR Congo

  The Conversation is funded by the National Research Foundation, eight universities, including the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Rhodes University, Stellenbosch University and the Universities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Pretoria, and South Africa. It is hosted by the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Western Cape, the African Population and Health Research Centre and the Nigerian Academy of Science. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a Strategic Partner. more Since 2014 the Ebola outbreak in Liberia killed over 4,800 people. UNMEER/Flick Ebola in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) has now spread to urban areas. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Mosoka Fallah who was head of case detection during Liberia’s outbreak in 2014 and 2015 about his experience, and what lessons it offers. What can…

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Orange Buys Airtel Ops in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone

  French telecom incumbent Orange has agreed to acquire Bharti Airtel’s businesses in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone in a continuation of its expansion strategy in West Africa. The announcement of the deal comes just a day after Orange (NYSE: FTE) said it would enter Liberia with the takeover of Cellcom, that country’s biggest mobile operator, and will further enlarge the company’s regional footprint. (See Orange Expands in Africa With Cellcom Liberia Acquisition.) Orange has not disclosed the precise financial terms of its deal with Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL) but says the “outlay” will be equal to 7.9 times the EBITDA of the Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone units for the year ending in March. Those units generate combined annual revenues of €275 million ($297 million), according to Orange,…

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WTO will go on if US withdraws, official says

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters are pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, July 26, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]   The World Trade Organization would continue even if the US decides to withdraw, according to a former trade rules chief. Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the WTO, said whether the US stays in depends on the commitment of the world’s largest economy to a multilateral rules-based order. “For the moment, it is the biggest economy in the system, but (staying in) depends on whether you believe at the end of the day that having a collective system, a multilateral cooperation system, is the right way to go. I think the (European Union), Japan, India, China and Africa believe this is so,” he said. Lamy, who was speaking…

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U.S. Ambassador Elder Launches Daily Talk News Blackboard

  Today a local Liberian icon – the Daily Talk news blackboard – was relaunched by U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, Christine Elder. The Daily Talk blackboard in Sinkor, Monrovia, has been an historic fixture for citizens travelling along Tubman Boulevard since 2000. Throughout its history, Daily Talk has evolved along with the citizens walking and driving past it daily; surviving civil war and welcoming new governments with feisty dialogue and open debate through this interactive blackboard. One evening about two months ago, the Daily Talk blackboard and news booth were rammed by a car, and while no one was injured, this lively local hub of information, debate and discussion, was put out of action. The media and local citizens condemned this damage…

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Pres. Weah Launches US$3m Pro-Poor Loan Scheme

  Monrovia, Liberia:  The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has fulfilled yet another major promise—this time launching a US$3 million Pro-Poor Loan scheme aimed at empowering struggling Liberian businesses surmount their longtime spectators’ role in the Liberian economy. During the 2017 elections campaign and in his inaugural speech early this year, the President promised that he would enunciate policies and programs towards the empowerment of Liberians to take custody of the Liberian economy and not be mere spectators in it. The launching of the US$3 million micro-finance loan scheme for Liberian businesses Wednesday, December 19, 2018 heralds concrete steps by the President to place citizens into a controlling position of the economy. In brief remarks at Red-Light community near the Paynesville…

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