Ambassador Lewis Brown warns Senate that confirming ‘NEC nominees’ would set dangerous precedence’
Agnes Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor, denies string of torture offences, which date back to 1989-1991.
Liberia's former first lady is set to appear in court in Britain accused of a string of torture offences and human rights violations. Agnes Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor, has denied all the charges, which date back to Liberia's civil war almost 20 years ago. In 2012, her former husband was sentenced by The Hague to 50 years in prison for aiding rebels who committed atrocities in neighbouring Sierra Leone.
By; Al Jazeera's Catherine Stancl
African official Musa Hassan Bility receives 10-year ban for breaching football authority's code of ethics.
African football official Musa Hassan Bility has been banned from the game for 10 years by FIFA's Ethics Committee following an investigation into the finances of the Liberian Football Association (LFA). Bility is a former LFA president and a current member of the executive of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). He has been critical of the recent steps taken by FIFA to take a more direct role in the running of African football.
The second Liberian civil war began 20 years ago this month. All told, the conflicts that ravaged Liberia from the beginning of the first civil war in 1989 to the end of the second in 2003 resulted in the deaths of some 250,000 men, women and children, the displacement of more than 1 million civilians and the destruction of much of the country’s infrastructure.
Justice Ministry Sets Up ‘Bottlenecks’ for June 7 Protest; Demands Legal Registration from Council of Patriots
MONROVIA – The Ministry of Justice says it is under obligation not to grant permit to the ‘Council of Patriots’ for the June 7 protest until they can provide legal documentation of their incorporation. According to the Ministry, it cannot work with unregistered institutions or associations.
They were sent to Morocco for study by the the Government of Liberia, which promised to take care of them. But now, they say, they are living in hell. This situation is the story of 84 Liberian students studying various disciplines in Morocco on a government scholarship, who say they have been neglected by their benefactors, to suffer in a foreign country.
President George Weah is currently chairing a meeting with members of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Governing Council. This Council came into existence in 2017 after three political parties formed a coalition — CDC — which won the 2017 General and Presidential Elections and made George Weah ascend to the nation’s Presidency. The parties in the Coalition include Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of the current President, National Patriotic Party (NPP) of former President Charles Taylor and Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) of former House Speaker Alex Tyler.