Liberia’s Revenue Authority Chief Heads WATAF…Assures Proactive Leadership


(Monrovia, Wednesday, October 12, 2016): The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, has been inducted as Chair of the West Africa Tax Administration Forum (WATAF) in a colorful ceremony held at the 11th General Assembly of the heads of West Africa Tax Administrations held in Dakar Senegal from 28 – 29 September, 2016. WATAF is the ECOWAS auxiliary for all tax administrations across West Africa. Continue reading “Liberia’s Revenue Authority Chief Heads WATAF…Assures Proactive Leadership”

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Ellen Attends Thank You Party Ahead Of AfDB 50th Ann Celebration In Abiidjan


Ambassador Johnny McClain introduces Embassy officials and staff to President Sirleaf
Ambassador Johnny McClain introduces Embassy officials and staff to President Sirleaf

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has arrived in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to participate in the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group from May 25 to 29, 2015.

Other highpoints of the meetings are the election of the Bank’s 8th President, the commemoration of its 50th Anniversary, and the formal admission of South Sudan as its 54th regional member country and its 80th global member.

The 50th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank’s Board of Governors and the 41th Meetings of the Board of Governors of the Bank’s concessionary window, the African Development Fund (ADF), signal the Bank Group’s return to its headquarters in Abidjan after more than 11 years in Tunis, Tunisia. The AfDB returned to Abidjan in 2014. Continue reading “Ellen Attends Thank You Party Ahead Of AfDB 50th Ann Celebration In Abiidjan”

ILGA Report: 76 Countries Declare Same-sex Sexual Acts Illegal– Criminalizing Countries Drop From 92 to 76


Geneva, 13 May 2015 – A few days before the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, ILGA, a human rights advocacy group launches at the Palais des Nations in Geneva the 10th edition of its annual report on State-Sponsored Homophobia, a world survey of laws: criminalisation, protection and recognition of same-sex love, authored this year by Aengus Carroll and Lucas Paoli Itaborahy.

“While in 2006 – said the Authors – 92 countries criminalised same-sex sexual acts between consenting adults, we now see this number falling down to 76 countries in 2015. However, the situation is still unacceptable: more than one-third of the world’s States consider same-sex sexual activity illegal. On the other hand, although 2013 saw an alarming rise in the number of States considering a new wave of criminalisation through “homosexual propaganda” laws, in fact only a small number actually implemented them.” Continue reading “ILGA Report: 76 Countries Declare Same-sex Sexual Acts Illegal– Criminalizing Countries Drop From 92 to 76”

Ellen Visit To Cote d’Ivoire Strengthens Ties


Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her Ivorian counterpart Ivoirian President Alassane Ouattara spoke on border security and stronger bilateral ties
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her Ivorian counterpart Ivoirian President Alassane Ouattara spoke on border security and stronger bilateral ties

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her Ivorian counterpart Ivoirian President Alassane Ouattara Monday (Apr 26) expressed the desire to organize another meeting of the Joint Council of Chiefs and Elders of border communities of both countries in Guiglo, in July next year.

The meeting is aimed at continuing the dialogue and consultations launched by the two countries in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County two years ago.

In October 2013, several hundred traditional chiefs and elders from bordering communities in Grand Gedeh, Nimba, Maryland and River Gee counties of Liberia, as well as those from Guiglo, Danané, Tabou and Tai of Ivory Coast held a four-day meeting in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County  to improve relationships between and  amongst inter-regional and trans-border groups, Continue reading “Ellen Visit To Cote d’Ivoire Strengthens Ties”

World Bank Gives US$650m To Ebola Recovery — Urges ‘Tireless’ Support To Ebola-Affected Nations


By Ballah M. Kollie, LINA

The World Bank Group (WBG) has announced US$650 million as additional support to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for the next 12 to 18 months to help them recover from the impact of the Ebola crisis.

The new funding will be used to strengthen priority areas in health systems and frontline care, agriculture, education, cash transfers and other social protection programs, which include lifesaving infrastructure such as electricity, water, sanitation and roads. Continue reading “World Bank Gives US$650m To Ebola Recovery — Urges ‘Tireless’ Support To Ebola-Affected Nations”

WB Reports Continued Progress In Liberia; Says Uneven Picture In Sierra Leone In Ebola Aftermath


WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015—The return to work continues in Liberia, led by gains for wage workers and the rural self-employed, while the picture remains mixed in Sierra Leone, where urban youth and the non-farm self-employed continue to lag behind. This is according to the latest round of high-frequency mobile-phone surveys conducted in both countries by the World Bank Group and partners, in order to assess how Ebola is impacting people’s livelihoods. Continue reading “WB Reports Continued Progress In Liberia; Says Uneven Picture In Sierra Leone In Ebola Aftermath”

Bomb Shell: Michael Allison Died From Drowning, Not a Liberia Citizen, Carried Fake Identities…Says Govt


The Liberian Government has concluded investigation into the mysterious death of the late whistle-blower Cllr. Micheal Allison, revealing that there was no foul play in his death. Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh told a press conference in Monrovia Wednesday that Allison died of drowning, and released a startling revelation that the deceased was not a Liberian Citizen, but an American who led a dubious” life.  Continue reading “Bomb Shell: Michael Allison Died From Drowning, Not a Liberia Citizen, Carried Fake Identities…Says Govt”