Commentary: Let There Be No Hiding Place for Rapists in War

A Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is taking place in London until June 13, 2014. The event, the largest of its kind, is the result of a two-year campaign to raise public awareness of the issue. US Secretary of State John Kerry, among the high-ranking officials attending the meeting, has written the following article.

 Let There Be No Hiding Place for Rapists in War

By John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State


The Author

Sexual violence plagues every country. It is not just a domestic criminal justice issue. Acts of sexual violence demean our collective humanity. They perpetuate conflict and instability for generations. They make us all less secure, less prosperous and less free. So there are few causes worthier of international co-operation. Continue reading “Commentary: Let There Be No Hiding Place for Rapists in War”


Red Cross Donates Relief Items To Lofa Storm Victims


The street of Voinjama City, Capital of Lofa County, where the heavy rainstorm affected over 40 persons


The Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) Lofa Chapter has distributed relief items to victims of a rainstorm that hit Voinjama City and its environs in May. The items included 100 bundles of zinc, seven cartoons of zinc nails, buckets, blankets, lappers, pots and mats. According to the Liberia News Agency, 44 persons from at least ten communities in Voinjama City and two surrounding towns in Voinjama District were beneficiaries of the donation. Continue reading “Red Cross Donates Relief Items To Lofa Storm Victims”

13 Guilty For Mercenary In Liberia


Partial view of the guilty men being taken back to prison during the long-running trial. They will be sentenced on June 17 2014

The jury in the trial of 13 persons at the Criminal Court “D” at the Temple of Justice for alleged mercenary activities Tuesday brought down a unanimous guilty verdict against the defendants.  The verdict came after a little over three hours of deliberation by a six-member jury comprising four men and two women.

According to the Liberia News Agency, those found guilty include Neezee Barway, Oforee Diaz, Bobby Sarpee, Edward Cole, Isaac Taryon, and Prince Youtely. Others are Mohammed Massaquoi, Sam Tarley, Jacob Saydee, Timothy Barlee, and Moses Baryee, among others. Continue reading “13 Guilty For Mercenary In Liberia”