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President George Manneh Weah on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, approved the nomination of Mr. Rufus N. Darkortey to serve as Executive Director at the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.
Upon the President’s approval of the nomination, the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank today, May 26, 2022, elected Mr. Rufus N. Darkortey as the Executive Director for the Constituency representing The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Sudan. Mr. Darkortey will serve as one of the twenty (20) Board of Directors of the Bank representing eighty-one (81) countries from across the world to steer the affairs of the Bank.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Darkortey previously worked at the Bank as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the Constituency from 2018 to 2019. He also served as the Alternate Executive Director at the Bank from 2020 up to his election as Executive Director on May 26, 2022. Read more...
May 24, 2022: It has come to the attention of Africa Environmental Watch, Inc. (AEW), that 10 communities in Grand Cape Mount County report their water source, the Mafa River, has been contaminated by chemicals used by Bea Mountain Mining Corporation. There have been disturbing reports on the mysterious deaths of animals and fishes from the river. Unconfirmed reports indicate this could be due to *high toxicity levels* emitting from Bea Mountain’s mining activities.
AEW is deeply concerned for the public's well-being and respectfully suggest the following to the Liberia Environmental Protection Agency: Read more...
The CPP investigative report suffers from significant defects in its scope of review, analytical rigor, and conclusions and lacks the ability to withstand scrutiny provides no reliable substantiation for the allegations and wholly unsafe basis for any criminal prosecution,” — Omnia-Alaco Report
The investigative report by the Collaborating Political Parties, which accused Alexander Cummings and two senior members of the Alternative National Congress of tampering with the framework document, has been deemed “wholly unreliable, shoddy and fundamentally flawed, both in terms of its process and its stated conclusions.”
Such damning stance was contained in a forensic investigation report by renowned British lawyer, Cherie Blair, whose international law firm, Omnia Strategy LLP, and the London-based investigations and intelligence firm, Alaco Limited, hired by Cummings to look into the ostensibly serious allegations of forgery leveled against him. Read more...
The Anambra state governor has put up a 10 million naira ($24,000) reward for information on the killers.
Police in Nigeria have discovered the severed head of a state legislator who went missing last week in the southeastern state of Anambra, where the government accuses separatists of carrying out a spate of killings and kidnappings. Read more...
MONROVIA – The WhatsApp Messenger App seems to have a key role to play in the ongoing trial of Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), his party chairman, Senator Daniel Natheen and Secretary-General Alloysius Gould. It all began with the omission of several portions of chats between July 2 to July 19 by the prosecution. The prosecution would later say it was inadvertent, but that was after a strong fight by the defense to have those chats reflected in the submitted evidence. The prosecution described the omission as “suppression of evidence”. Read more...
HEALTH AND SCIENCE
Health authorities in Europe, the U.S. and Australia are investigating a recent outbreak of monkeypox cases, a rare viral disease typically found in Africa.
Germany on Friday reported its first case of the virus, becoming the latest European country to identify an outbreak alongside the U.K., Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Sweden.
In the U.K. alone, cases have doubled since the first was identified on May 7. The country now has 20 confirmed cases, though concerns are building that more may be going undetected.
... Pres. Weah Orders LEC, holds meetings with key donor partners in energy sector
President George Weah has instructed the management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) to disconnect anyone who is not paying their bills or who has an illegal connection, regardless of their status.
The President gave the order during an energy sectoral meeting he hosted, which included the LEC management, World Bank Country Manager Kohima Nthara, United States Ambassador to Liberia Michael McCarthy, European Union Ambassador Laurent Delahousse, the German Ambassador, as well as other officials of the government, to find an amicable solution to the electricity nightmare in the country. Read more...
By: Leymah R. Gbowee
During a recent ceremony celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Vartan Gregorian, a friend of his spoke about him getting a job and sitting with Vartan for advice. Vartan told him, “You have been given an excellent opportunity to head one of the most prominent philanthropic organizations. Remember, it is not your money, so don’t be intoxicated by unearned praise.
In today’s world, I have come to observe how people who are fortunate to serve sometimes get caught up in the dangerous trap of being intoxicated by power and the need to fuel that intoxication daily with undeserved praises. Read more...