Liberia: U.S. Sanctions Shipping Companies

Liberia: U.S. Sanctions Shipping Companies

MONROVIA, 1 January 2021 – Twelve shipping companies flying the Liberian flag as a flag of convenience have been sanctioned by the Congress of the United States The United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) did not give details on the dealings by the...
Liberia-Ghana: Safer Childbirths & WhatsApp

Liberia-Ghana: Safer Childbirths & WhatsApp

MONROVIA, 1 January 2021 – Researchers at universities in Liberia, Ghana and the United States are exploring innovative uses of WhatsApp to ensure a safer childbirth experience for expectant mothers across Africa. The partnership is aimed at anticipating and ensuring...
Liberia: Rape is an Emergency

Liberia: Rape is an Emergency

MONROVIA, 18 December 2020 – Rights groups have appealed anew to Liberian President George Weah to deliver on his promise to treat rape as a national emergency. In a speech launching the anti-abuse roadmap last September in the capital, Monrovia, President Weah...
Liberia: IMF Provides $48.86 million

Liberia: IMF Provides $48.86 million

WASHINGTON, DC, 22 December 2020 – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has provided an additional $48.86 million in funding to Liberia. The funds are part of an emergency assistance program approved by the IMF earlier this year to help implement reforms to stabilize...
Liberia: Senatorial Elections Aborted

Liberia: Senatorial Elections Aborted

MONROVIA, 17 December 2020 – Liberia’s National Elections Commissions (NEC) has blamed insecurity for their failure to organize Special Senatorial Election (SSE) in Normor Datando Town. The NEC said it could not guarantee the safety of its staff. At least one of the...
Liberia: Calls for Prosecution Perpetrators of Heinous Crimes

Liberia: Calls for Prosecution Perpetrators of Heinous Crimes

MONROVIA, 1 November 2020 – Civil society organizations have urged Liberian President George Weah Opong to prosecute all those guilty of perpetrating heinous crimes during the Liberia Civll War. This was one of the recommendations adopted by the Liberian Truth...
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