The Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) has called on the international community to invest in Liberia’s 2017 general and presidential elections in order to keep the country’s progress of peace and stability on track.
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”
Though she initially booted them out of government, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has directed that the three officials of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) recently dismissed be “temporarily reinstated pending the fulfillment of certain conditions”, the Executive Mansion said Saturday. Continue reading “Ellen Backtracks On Dismissal Of LIPA Officials”
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”
Montserrado County Senator and political leader of the opposition Congress of Democratic Change (CDC), Ambassador George Manneh Weah, has challenged CDC partisans to exhibit a high level of discipline, maturity and responsibility as the party enters a new age in politics.
The onetime world best footballer, who launched his political bid a decade ago, said to be part of the greater future, the CDC must be a responsible political organization that Liberians would rely on to build their future.