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Leelai is an advocate with clear focus on private sector development, developing suitable environment, strategy for international investors with focus on doing business in Liberia, West Africa and encouraging international increase in trade and commerce. Business News 

Meet The Liberian Business Executive: Leelai Kpukuyou Who Is Shaking up Things

    Who is Leelai? Leelai is a Liberian businesswoman who stands out as a successful Entrepreneur with demonstrable record of achievements in her business endeavors over the past nine years. Leelai is a Liberian Entrepreneur who emerged from a humble beginning, under the mentorship of her mother, to becoming an Actor in Liberia’s successful post-war economic recovery. Leelai has keen sense and ground knowledge on the day-to-day business environment of Liberia in most sectors of the economy. Due to her consistent work and tireless innovation rooted in trust, she…

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Dr. Nyan is globally recognized for inventing the Rapid Multiplex Pathogen Diagnostic Test (now called, the Nyan-Test), which detects multiple infections in less than an hour. He recently received a US Patent for the invention from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is also a former student activist at the University of Liberia and an executive of the Liberia National Students Union who was arrested for pro-democratic activism, imprisoned, and exiled by the Samuel Doe government in 1988. News 

Respect Citizens’ Rights To Protest- Says Liberian Scientist, Activist

    Monrovia – With few days remaining to the staging of the June 7th Save the State protest march, Liberia’s award-winning medical scientist and social activist, Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan, has averred that, “citizens’ rights to protest is constitutional and must be respected by the Liberian government.” Article 17 of the Liberian constitution of 1986 states that “All persons, at all times, in an orderly and peaceable manner, shall have the right to assemble and consult upon the common good, to instruct their representatives, to petition the Government or…

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Pan-African Free Trade Deal Is In Effect Now

    After years of painstaking negotiations, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement finally came into effect on May 30. Yet huge obstacles remain as African leaders iron out legislation on inter-state agreements and build the infrastructure needed to enable regional trade. In a major boost to the regional integration agenda, the first phase of the Africa’s continent-wide free trade agreement, signed by 44 African countries in Rwanda in March 2018, was finally completed last week. The agreement, which plans to boost regional trade by 54% by cutting…

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Those confirmed are Gbezohngar Findley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nathaniel McGill, Minister of States for Affairs and Samuel Tweh, Minister of Finance and Development Planning. News 

Liberia’s Foreign Policy Lacks Focus

By Socrates Saywon Liberia’s foreign minister Gbehzohngar Findley have been accused of lacking the requisite qualifications to lead Liberian foreign policy agenda in an era when an experience policy expert or a diplomat is needed to help the country navigate the complex web of negotiating Liberia’s future with bilateral and multilateral organizations. These assertions were made by Emmanuel Robertson, arguing, “Liberia’s foreign policy is not at a level where it should be. Minister Gbehzohngar Finley does not have requisite credentials to push this country’s foreign policy forward. If the President means well, he…

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Pres. Ramaphosa Unveils A Smaller Cabinet For South Africa

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a smaller, gender-balanced cabinet for his first full term as President, vowing to revitalize South Africa’s slumping economy after winning a reduced majority in national elections this month. Mr. Ramaphosa, in a televised speech to the country on Wednesday night, dumped several corruption-tainted ministers from his cabinet, but retained others in a compromise move that could undercut his pledge to fight graft. One of South Africa’s most controversial politicians, David Mabuza, will retain the post of deputy president in the new…

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She denied accusations her son Robert Sirleaf was in any way implicated in the collapse of Liberia's National Oil Company, and said her other son, Charles Sirleaf who was arrested in March, was "illegally charged" over allegations he unlawfully printed local currency worth tens of millions of dollars. News 

“I don’t care,” Ellen Johnson Says About TRC

  In an Aljezeera UpFront, interview last week Liberia‘s former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke about her 12 years in power. she was challenged on accusations from her critics who have always accused her of nepotism and corruption. Sirleaf responds to allegations of nepotism Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to power in Liberia in January 2006 following decades of war, violence and coups, and became the first elected woman head of the state in Africa. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 alongside fellow Liberian Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni…

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Another finding said, “The money issued from the vault daily and disbursed to beneficiaries from the bank’s United States Dollars operational vault was not posted to the bank’s accounting system in real time. For example, money taken from the vault between the periods July 17 – 31, 2018 was not posted to the vault until August 1, 2018 in lump sum. The lump sum amounts posted were without supporting schedules…” Business News 

Liberia: $25 Mil Mop Up Exercise Audit Report “Indicts” Govt Officials

Auditor General Report on $25 Million Mop Up Exercise       Monrovia, Liberia – May 16, 2019: The Liberian Auditor General Report of Factual Findings of the application of $25 million dollars to mop up excess Liberian dollars on the market has been released and “indicts” the Government officials who managed the exercise. African Star is reporting that based on factual findings of the Auditor, field visits were conducted to ascertain entities which participated in the Mop Up Exercise as listed by the Central Bank of Liberia in its…

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Liberia: Ruling Party Chairman Gives MTN Ultimatum

  Liberia: Ruling Party Chairman Gives MTN Ultimatum to Break Partnership with Liberian Businessman Benoni Urey Monrovia – Mulbah Morlu, chairman of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), has given an ultimatum to Liberia’s longest existing cell phone company, Lonestar Cell MTN, to distance itself from Mr. Benoni Urey or risks a repercussion, which the CDC chairman termed “citizens’ withdrawal from the company services”. Morlu, at a news conference Wednesday, May 1, told journalists that Mr. Urey, along with his allies, is allegedly using the GSM service provider as a…

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However, a somersaulting move, the Labor Congress on April 30, again wrote Atty. Woods: “We are constrained to inform you that the Liberia Labour Congress has decided to withdraw the invitation extended to you to serve as Keynote Speaker on the 2019 International Labour Day Program due to some circumstances.” The letter which was signed the Chairman of the Labour Congress, Hannah M. Karbo, did not give reasons for the reconsideration of their decision. News 

George Weah-led Government Sanctioning Human Rights Lawyer?

  MONROVIA – The Liberia Labour Congress was constrained to rescind its decision to make Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods keynote speaker of this year’s May Day (Labour Day) celebration after a confrontation from the Ministry of Labour, FrontPage Africa has gathered. Atty. Woods, a human rights lawyer and activist, is renowned for being vocal in speaking against ills in society and bad governance. On March 29, 2019, the Liberia Labour Congress extended an invitation to Atty. Woods requesting him to serve as keynote speaker of the May Day Celebration in…

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The UN Envoy expressed commitment to working with the Liberian Government in achieving the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. However, he noted that UN adheres strictly to its fiduciary standards to safeguard UN funds against misuse and integrity risks. News 

Liberia: United Nations Threatened To Withhold Funds

    MONROVIA – The United Nations has warned the George Weah administration of financial malfeasance and mismanagement of UN funds, citing the failure on the part of the government to provide timely and accurate reports on UN-funded programs. The caveat was contained in a communication from the UN Resident Coordinator, Yacoub El Hillo to the Minister of State, Nathaniel McGill. The letter is dated April 25, 2019. According to the UN Envoy, over the last few months, “several [UN] agencies have experienced challenges in getting timely and accurate reports…

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