The city governments of both Monrovia and Paynesville have received a huge boost to tackle issues of waste management that have gradually overwhelmed their capacities.
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Judge Turns Down Prosecution’s Request to Rearrest a Lawmaker and Co-Defendants in Attempted Murder Case
Criminal Court A Judge, Roosevelt Willie has denied a prosecution’s motion to order the re-arrest of Montserrdo’s tenth district representative, Yekeh Kolubah and five others who were jointly indicted by for multiple criminal offenses, including kidnapping and criminal attempt to commit murder.
The Liberia Music Awards Foundation, which organizes the MTN Liberia Music Awards, has retracted a previous pronouncement that winners of the annual awards would be provided with cash prizes.
During the 2017 elections, only 15.9 percent of the total number of candidates in the elections were females. The election law provides that political parties and coalitions submitting candidates for an election should “endeavor” to ensure that there is no less than 30 percent of candidates from each gender.
The Liberia Feminist Forum, other women and human right groups in Liberia are concerned over the rise in reported cases of rape, sexual abuse, forceful initiation, cruel public torture, and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence, harmful traditional practices and injustice against women, girls and other marginalized groups in Liberia.
Commuters travelling through River Cess to reach the southeast have received assurance from the company constructing the Timbo River Bridge that the bridge will be commissioned by July 26, 2019.