All 11 Nimba lawmakers are now fully represented at the 54th National Legislature following the official certification of the final representative-elect from the October 10 representative elections.
Alfred Cheeks, the Central Bank employee accused of leaking documents revealing the cost of Pres. George Weah’s first trip to France, has finally been dismissed from the institution for breaching a confidentiality agreement.
Global Witness, an international anti-corruption organization, has condemned the recent arrest of Frontpage Africa staff and the newspaper’s subsequent closure.
President George Weah has met with some media executives and officials of the Press Union of Liberia, amid growing concerns over press freedom in the country.
The National Identification Registry is urging all employees and civil servants of government ministries and agencies to register and obtain their biometric ID cards to validate names on the government’s payroll.
The new head of secretariat for the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Gabriel Nyenkan, has pushed back against criticisms of his appointment by President George Weah.
Several businesswomen in Ganta benefited from a L$3 million (US$22,900) donation from Nimba’s first electoral district representative, Jeremiah Koung.
Justice Minister Musa Dean has recused himself from an investigation commissioned by President George Weah into recent allegations by the U.K.-based corruption watchdog, Global Witness.