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5 dead, 40 still trapped in collapsed Liberian gold mine

  Liberian officials say five bodies were recovered Wednesday and 40 are still trapped in a collapsed gold mine. Officials fear those still in the pit mine in northeastern Liberia, which collapsed on Saturday, may also be dead, although some survivors have been rescued. Nimba County superintendent Dorr Cooper said miners are searching for survivors with their bare hands. He said no excavating equipment is available and such heavy machinery could accidentally kill those trapped below. He said the Tappita area has more than 100,000 self-employed miners and is rife with “uncontrolled and illegal” mining. “The place is lawless and there is no control,” Cooper said. Authorities have recently attempted to close the gold mine out of safety concerns, but with Liberia’s faltering economy, miners…

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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in nine consecutive away league games for the first time in his career

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 20th Juventus goal as the unbeaten champions beat Sassuolo to go 11 points clear at the top of Serie A. Sami Khedira scored from a rebound after a Ronaldo effort was saved. The Portugal star then headed home Miralem Pjanic’s corner in the second half – the ninth consecutive away league game in which he has scored. Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can scored a late third with his first touch after coming off the bench. Ronaldo – who also had a goal correctly disallowed for offside – is Serie A’s top scorer with 18 goals, and has scored 20 in 31 appearances for Juve in all competitions. Juventus, who have won 20 and drawn three of their 23 league…

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 Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff  is  Dead

The Senator had been a member of the Senate since she won her seat on the ticket of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) in 2009 before switching to the former ruling Unity Party. Her current term was set to expire in 2021. Accra, Ghana – Montserrado County’s Junior Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff who has been battling cancer for a little over a year now has died. Family sources confirmed the news  late Saturday that the Senator succumbed to the killer disease at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital in Accra, Ghana, where she had gone for treatment. The Senator was pronounced dead at approximately 5:15pm Saturday. Madam Doe-Sheriff won the seat left vacated after the death of Senator Hannah Brent also of the CDC. At the time,…

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12 Journalists Travelling With President in Critical Condition After Crash of Presidential Motorcade on Gbarnga Highway

    Bong County – At least 12 members of Liberia’s Fourth Estate are said to be in critical condition at the Phebe Hospital in Gbarnga, Bong County after a jeep in the opposing lane of the Presidential convoy ran into the Executive Mansion press vehicle, carrying the journalists. Deputy Presidential Press Secretary Smith Toby confirmed to FrontPageAfrica a short while ago that the jeep, said to be carrying Cllr. Micah Wilkins Wright and a lady identified ad Victoria Wlue, ran through the presidential convoy and hit the Executive Mansion press vehicle. “The jeep carrying Cllr. Wright passed by the President’s first escort and hit the press car – all of the press crew in critical condition,” At the Phebe Hospital 12 journalists seated at the back of the jeep,…

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‘Mining Must Make Africa Prosperous Not Poor’ – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic Ghana , Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the mining industry has what it takes to help make the economic transformation sought after in Africa, and, thereby, make the African peoples prosper. Speaking at the 2019 edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment conference, on Tuesday, 5th February, 2019, President Akufo-Addo stated that it is not right that Africa, which is so rich in the minerals that are sought after by the world, should remain inhabited by the poorest people on the globe. Whilst acknowledging that African countries have not always done well in the negotiations with the companies that have mined her minerals in the past, African, today, has come of age, and should…

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President Weah Lauds LACC Over Assets Verification, Validation

Anti-Graft Boss, Cllr. James Verdier President George Manneh Weah, says the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) 2018/2019 “Assets Verification and Validation” exercise is laudable and calls on all officials of Government to join him in cooperating and complying with the campaign. President Weah said the campaign is in harmony with Section 10.2 of the National Code of Conduct, which requires the assets of all public officials and employees of the Government to be verified and validated for investigation purposes. Acknowledging receipt of a letter from the LACC/ dated February 1, and received on February 4, the Liberian leader assured the Commission of his fullest cooperation as per the LACC’s communication. President Weah said LACC’s renewed assurances to combat corruption are a cardinal pillar for the success…

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Senate to Probe Troubling  NPA Cargo Tracking Agreement

MONROVIA, Montserrado – The Liberian Senate has mandated its committees on Commerce, Public Cooperation, and Judiciary to probe the controversial Cargo Tracking Agreement entered into by the National Port Authority and Global Tracking and Maritime Solution. The Senate’s decision comes after Grand Cape Mount’s Senator Varney Sherman drew attention to growing concerns from the public over the agreement. Many stakeholders, including the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, have condemned the agreement. The LCC has said the agreement could create economic hardship for citizens. Sherman said his decision to seek the Senate’s intervention was triggered by comments in the media that the agreement threatens economic stability if it continues to be enforced. “I write the Senate’s plenary after reading several local dailies in which the Liberia Chamber…

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Why Trump, Kim choose to meet in Vietnam in late February?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 — U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced in the annual State of the Union (SOTU) speech a second meeting with the top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, on Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam. U.S. experts believed that the two sides chose the meeting timing and location based on multiple considerations. WHY FEBRUARY IN VIETNAM? Douglas Paal, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, told Xinhua that the two leaders’ meeting venue has to be in “neutral territory with enough hotel rooms to accommodate the crowd.” Speaking of the reason for the two sides to choose late February, the expert said that “Trump needs a win after the elections and shut down”…

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Farmers   target Liberia ‘s self Sufficiency in rice production

  Recently during  a trade fair to show case made in liberia products on the parallel market a Liberian agriculture Company for the very first time since the civil crisis produced and package  Rice made in Liberia. Actually it was amazing to see beg of rice written with  the inscription made in Liberia. The introduction of the locally produce rice spouted  huge argument among several Liberian including consumers,  importers, distributers and retailers,  wondering  as to whether the commodities is rebeg rice just to attract the public attention   that Liberian are capable  of producing its own  rice, or it is for  real that the rice is locally produce in the country. But Liberian who actually believe that the commodity was really produce  in Liberia also  question…

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 Previous Gov’t Damage Liberia Economy

       -Former President Sirleaf  Predicted Hard Time     A little over a year since the coalition for democratic change (CDC) Government took control of state power, its opponents have laid blame for the bad economic state of affairs in the country. And when president George Weah spoke on the economic situation in the Liberia, he announced a gloomy outlook of the situation, amongst others, indicating that he met empty coffers with barely US$5 million for government officials. He was still debunked by his predecessor , Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who stated she left a very healthy economy and good amount of money in the coffer, though she did not say how much her government left. And she continued that had the new CDC Government looked…

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