Amid ongoing dialogue on reforms in Liberia’s electoral system, two former officials in Bomi are calling for an amendment in the National Code of Conduct to include other officials in the legislature and judiciary.
The president of National Bar Association, Tiawon Gongloe, has constituted an ad-hoc committee to draft a bill for the establishment of a special court to try individuals accused of committing war and economic crimes during the country’s prolonged civil crisis.
Members of the Liberian Senate unanimously voted last week to recall ambassador-designate to the United States, George Patten, to face a confirmation hearing.
Nimba’s eighth district representative, Larry Younquoi has called on a senator of the county, Prince Johnson to desist from making threatening statements against individuals supporting the calls for the establishment for a war crimes court in Liberia.
Despite several media reports and displays of evidence linking him to a U.S. citizenship, the chairman of the National Elections Commission, Jerome Korkoya has defeated a motion filed against him at the Supreme Court.
The most surprising result for Liberia in the 2016 iteration of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance was that Gender was the only subcategory in which Liberia decreased in performance over the past decade.
Despite his consistent denial of media reports that he holds a U.S. citizenship, at least one more document has surfaced confirming that the chairman of the National Elections Commission, Jerome Korkoya, is a U.S. citizen.
Over the past week and a half, my social media feeds have been flooded with pictures and musings from Liberian journalists in the United States, primarily as a result of a meeting of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the United States.