Liberia 2017: Progressives Want State Power

MONROVIA—On Tuesday, Liberian progressives announced they were ready to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, stating the next president will come from the ranks of the organization. “Ladies and gentlemen of the press, the Progressive will take state power in 2017; the progressive will win the elections!” Sando Wayne, Spokesperson of the Progressive Coordinating Group said. Wayne said, the progressives will not be fragmented and would form a common front for the Presidency. “We the progressives have changed our strategy; we have begun to work against what we know could ultimately…

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Liberia $700.000 Ebola Fund Unaccounted For

MONROVIA, Liberia — A new audit in Liberia released Wednesday found nearly $700,000 was spent by a government ministry in the fight against Ebola without those expenses being properly documented. The General Auditing Commission published the report and called on the Ministry of Defense to explain the lack of receipts. The $673,000 was spent on fuel, staff allowances, communication costs and training, according to the expenditure summary submitted. Liberia’s Information Ministry said Wednesday’s audit report talks more about “procedural errors” than a misapplication of the funds. However, the commission said…

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