Anthony Souh: ‘we have now the teeth to bite, and we will bite and bite without fear or favor’
Liberia’s Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DEA) Chief Anthony Souh Thursday sounded a strong forewarning to those engaged in smuggling and dealing in narcotic drugs and other harmful substances to immediately desist or face life imprisonment.
“We now have the mandate; we have now the teeth to bite, and we will bite and bite without fear or favor,” Souh stated in an interview just 48 hours after the National Legislature had passed the country’s first-ever anti-drug law. Continue reading “‘We Will Go After You’…DEA Chief Warns After”
Five hundred young African leaders, including 15 Liberians, have arrived in the United States to take part in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
The Washington Fellowship aims to empower 500 of Africa’s most promising young leaders through academic coursework at U.S. colleges and universities, leadership training, networking, and professional opportunities. The Washington Fellowship is a key component of President Obama’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa. Continue reading “15 Young Liberians Off TO U.S. For Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative Program”
President Sirleaf and the Ghanaian Diploma Hanna Serwaa Tetteh
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf met with the Ghanaian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, H.E. Hanna Serwaa Tetteh when she paid her a courtesy call.
H.E. Tetteh, who was concluding a two-day visit to Liberia, had earlier signed an Agreement with her Liberian counterpart, Mr. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan that will lead to the establishment of a Permanent Joint Commission between the two countries. Continue reading “Ellen, Ghanaian Foreign Chief Hold Bilateral Talks”
The House of Representatives has at long last passed the proposed “Rural Community Radio Stations Sustainability Act of 2012” into Law, and forwarded it to the Liberian Senate for concurrence.
The Act, which seeks to promote the decentralization of information to rural dwellers, was passed on Tuesday following the reading of a report submitted to Plenary by its Joint Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism, and Ways, Means and Finance and Judiciary.
Under the Act, the Liberian government will, through budgetary allocations, provide support for the rural radio stations which play very critical role in informing rural inhabitants through local vernaculars. Most of the country’s nearly 4 million population remain illiterate and depend on local vernaculars to properly digest information of policy decisions. Continue reading “House Passes Community Radio Act”
Liberia’s former Solicitor General M. Wilkins Wright (R) will serve along with six other judges from Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau,Guinea, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal on the ECOWAS Court Bench
Seven new judges of the Community Court of Justice, including Liberia’s former Solicitor General Cllr. Mr. Micah Wilkins Wright, were sworn in on Wednesday, June 18, at a ceremony presided over by the Chairman of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama.
The state-run Liberia News Agency, quoting a release from the ECOWAS Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, reported that the 44th Summit of regional leaders held in Yamoussoukro last February approved the judges’ appointments following the submission of the report of the regional Judicial Council charged with the recruitment of judges of the court. Continue reading “Liberia Sits On ECOWAS Court Bench”