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TYLER ABANDONS SESSION
For the first time, embattled House Speaker J. Alex Tyler and his group of loyal lawmakers abandoned regular session Thursday, barely a day after the Supreme Court of Liberia declined to grant him a prohibition he had prayed for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRUPTION AND IMPUNITY REMAIN HIGH
Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has observed that democracy is on the rise in Africa, but argued that corruption and impunity still remain at the highest level. He says the rise in Africa’s democracy has also been challenged by the resistance of its leaders to respect the dignity of their fellow citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TOO MANY GRADUATES UNPREPARED
Roughly over three years after President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf saw the Education Ministry here as a big mess in 2013, she is still complaining today that far too many students are completing Grade ninth (9th) or Grade twelfth (12th) here without mastering the required skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ELLEN SIGNS BOOK OF CONDOLENCE FOR FALLEN AFL CHIEF
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday August 23, led an array of senior government officials to sign a Book of Condolence for fallen AFL Deputy Chief of Staff, Colonel Eric W. Dennis. Colonel Eric W. Dennis died on Monday, August 8, 2016 at the Du-Side Hospital in Firestone, Lower Margibi County following a brief illness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS HAIL SIME DARBY
A group of students from Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties are calling on citizens in those areas to ‘love & cherish’ Sime Darby Plantation in Liberia (SDPL) for the numerous interventions it continues to have on their lives.

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Mighty Barrolle get L$100,000 fine

05-08-2016

The Liberia Football Association or LFA has fined Mighty Barrolle Sport Association 100,000 Liberian dollars, an equivalent of US$1,042 for fans invasion during the final game between Barrolle and Monrovia...

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Referees told to uphold integrity

31-05-2016

The vice president of the Liberia Football Association Musa Shannoh stressed the need for referees in the country to hold their integrity in high esteem, adding that integrity comes first...

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Mourinho Finally En route to Man-U

23-05-2016

Manchester United will appoint Jose Mourinho as their new manager, BBC Sport reports. It is believed a deal with the 53 year-old Portuguese and former Chelsea Manager, was agreed in principle...

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The Education Roadmap to 2030

26-08-2016 Hits:111 Commentary Helle Thorning-Schmidt - avatar Helle Thorning-Schmidt

LONDON – When I visited the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan earlier this year, I met with children who told me what education means to them. For Syrian youths who...

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The Data-Poor Lives of Adolescents

22-08-2016 Hits:172 Commentary Ali H. Mokdad - avatar Ali H. Mokdad

SEATTLE – Data can save lives. Without it, we wouldn’t know that smoking causes lung cancer and coronary disease, that helmets reduce death rates for motorcycle accidents, and that better...

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Building Africa’s Knowledge Economy

19-08-2016 Hits:263 Commentary Simplice A. Asongu - avatar Simplice A. Asongu

YAOUNDÉ – Development economists often differ with one another, but they agree on this: the knowledge economy will be the foundation of every nation’s progress in the twenty-first century. Yet...

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