Liberia - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Deadly attack in Ivory Coast : A Liberian has been arrested Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:28:49 +0200 Ojong Debra Feminism takes role in rebuilding Liberia Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:33:23 +0100 If you've seen the award-winning 2008 documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, then this will be a familiar story: How a group of Liberian women — Muslims and Christians, young and not so young, long grown weary from the terrors of war — conspired to wage peace in their country. How they staged sit-ins outside the Presidential Palace, stalked stalled peace talks in Ghana, and withheld sex until their husbands saw the light and pledged to wage peace, too. Liberia: President's cabinet sweep divides pundits Thu, 04 Nov 2010 15:42:01 +0100 A crackdown on corruption in Liberia which sanctioned investigations of some public officials, has led to the dismissal of all but one member of the presidential cabinet. Only the minister for presidential affairs is to stay on for the time being. Konye Obaji Ori Africa: Behind the race for Education for all by 2015 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 05:46:58 +0200 African countries have the unhealthiest environment for school-age children a new report has claimed. Children in Somalia, Eritrea, Comoros, Ethiopia, Chad, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Liberia are not getting an education. Konye Obaji Ori Naomi Campbell's blood diamond testimony crucial for justice Mon, 05 Jul 2010 04:50:33 +0200 The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) has subpoenaed top model Naomi Campbell and actress Mia Farrow to testify in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Prosecutors filed their request to summon Naomi Campbell on May 20 and want her to answer allegations over a diamond she allegedly received from Taylor during a trip to South Africa in 1997, a time when the 62-year-old is accused of having exchanged diamonds for weapons. Shahinez Benabed IMF and World Bank Announce US$4.6 Billion Debt Relief for Liberia Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:18:48 +0200 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) have decided to support US$4.6 billion of debt relief for Liberia, of which US$1.5 billion is to be delivered by multilateral creditors and the remainder by bilateral and commercial creditors. 1 This was made possible in part by the exceptional efforts of members of the international community to finance debt relief for Liberia. Drug cartels losing ground in African drug war? Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:17:14 +0200 Security authorities in The Gambia have seized about $1bn (street value) worth of cocaine on transit from South America to Europe. The authorities also seized large quantities of cash and arms, and arrested over 12 suspected drug traffickers, reports claim. Theophilus O'Donkor, Konye Obaji Ori Liberia: Sirleaf lauded for massive drug bust Wed, 02 Jun 2010 11:50:03 +0200 Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been praised for putting together an anti-corruption administration after authorities of the Liberia National Security Agency aided an investigation into a plot to deal out more than $100 million of cocaine from South America into Europe and Africa. Konye Obaji Ori In Liberia women follow in president's footsteps Wed, 26 May 2010 12:13:24 +0200 Four years after voters in Liberia, battered by decades of dictatorship, economic ruin and civil war, elected a no-nonsense former banker and UN official, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, as their president, the country is making slow progress towards recovery. But there is still a long way to go. Michael Fleshman Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Feed the Future initiative is right Sat, 22 May 2010 11:35:15 +0200 The Feed the Future initiative — which seeks to enhance food security and reduce hunger, poverty and malnutrition — is exactly the right program at the right time for Liberia, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said May 20, while also applauding the Obama administration's strong support for the Global Agriculture Development Initiative. Charles W. Corey Naomi Campbell refuses to testify against former Liberian leader? Fri, 21 May 2010 10:34:12 +0200 English supermodel Naomi Campbell would not testify in The Hague trial of former Liberian leader, Charles Taylor, for fear of endangering her family. Ms. Campbell is believed to know about Mr. Taylor's blood diamond trade, having, reportedly, received some rough diamonds from him. Konye Obaji Ori Global Witness welcomes Dutch court decision to retry timber baron Guus Kouwenhoven for crimes committed during Liberian war Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:39:45 +0200 The Dutch Supreme Court has overturned a 2008 ruling by the Court of Appeal which cleared businessman Guus Kouwenhoven of charges of involvement in illegal arms deals and war crimes during the civil war in Liberia between 2000 and 2003. The Court of Appeal will now have to re-examine the case and bring a new judgment. Liberia: IFC Helps Liberia Select Partner to Improve and Expand Electricity Services Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:33:49 +0200 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced that Liberia has selected Canada's Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) Ltd. for a five-year management contract to help rebuild and improve electricity services in Monrovia and to connect at least 30,000 new customers in the city. UN Police Commissioner extols community-police relations, hands over three new police stations to Liberia National Police Fri, 16 Apr 2010 23:42:26 +0200 The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) through its Police Commissioner, Mr. Gautam Sawang, yesterday handed over three newly constructed police stations to the Liberia National Police (LNP) to help it fight and prevent crime. UNMIL Quick Impact Projects programme provided funding for the police stations which are located in Monrovia suburbs of Pipeline, Caldwell and part of central Monrovia. Nigeria - Libya row: Liberia's President Johnson Sirleaf intervenes Thu, 01 Apr 2010 05:16:14 +0200 Liberia's President Ms. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has moved to broker peace between Nigeria and Libya following a strain in diplomatic relations after Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi advised Nigeria to split- first on religious lines and then he suggested a split on ethnic lines. Nigeria withdrew its ambassador from Tripoli in disapproval. Konye Obaji Ori