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Nigerian-Liberian lawyer in a fight for his career in Liberia

Nigerian-Liberian lawyer, Councillor, Ndubuisi A. Nwabudike is in a fight of his life to save his career after his expulsion by the Liberian Bar Association over Liberian citizenship status.Cllr. Nwabudike had recently been confirmated by the Liberian Senate as...

Fmr Liberian security forces commander under Charles Taylor deported from US

A member of former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s security forces has been deported from the United States back to Liberia, US immigration enforcement officials said.Alexander Mentol Zinnah, 56, had been living in Minnesota. Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Liberian minister tests positive to covid-19

Liberia’s Justice minister, Mr. Frank Musah Dean has tested positive for coronavirus, days after the death of Mr. Marcus Soko, head of the Drug Enforcement Agency according to Liberian tabloid FrontPage Africa.The minister who spoke on phone from hospital...

Battle hardened after Ebola, Liberian doctors have head start on covid-19 outbreak

Liberians remember Jerry Brown, the doctor leading the country's coronavirus response team, for his fearlessness during the Ebola crisis in the West African state.When the virus was poorly understood, and an infection tantamount to a death sentence, Brown risked...

Liberia high Covid-19 death rate raises concern

Liberia has recorded the highest COVID 19 death rate in the West African sub-region and beyond so far on the continent, raising concern amidst predictions by UNECA.Forcing American citizens in the country to bombard the US Embassy near Monrovia...

Liberia deploy riot police against angry hawkers

Riot police have been deployed in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, to maintain order as thousands of angry roadside sellers took to the streets to protest the demolition of their stalls.The demolition was part of government’s measures to discourage gatherings in...

Liberia government official arrives from Swiss with coronavirus

A Liberian government official, Nathaniel Blama returning from Switzerland has tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the country’s first confirmed case.Nathaniel Blama, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, tested positive on Monday morning. He returned from Switzerland on Friday.The...

Liberia groan under month long biting fuel shortage

Liberia is marking one month since a chronic petrol shortage hit the country, the streets are generally deserted - petrol stations are the only busy places and some crammed with vehicles waiting in the hope that some fuel may...

Liberia monitoring 10 Chinese nationals amid coronavirus fear

Liberia authorities are monitoring 10 Chinese nationals who arrived from China amid the coronavirus outbreak, Minister of Health Henry Fahnbulleh said on Friday. He said that government officials had held a meeting with officials at the Chinese embassy in the...

Liberian group to stage a counter protest to support democracy

A group in Liberia called the Independent Council of Patriots has announced that it will stage an alternative peaceful assembly against the Council of Patriots.Speaking Monday, January 6, with reporters in Monrovia, ICOP Chairman Rufus Neufville said all is...
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Tunisian lady gets 6 months jail term for Q’uran-Covid social media post

A young Tunisian woman was sentenced to six months in jail by a Tunis court on Tuesday over a parody posted on Facebook linking...