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Bravo and welcome to our soldiers from Mali

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Bravo and welcome to our soldiers from Mali

When the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced the deployment of Liberian troops in the West African state of Mali as part of the international peacekeeping mission, some thought it was another bluff by the Government of Liberia. Even with the approval of the Liberian Legislature, little did they understand that it was the actual reality, and the second time for this nation to participate in continental peacekeeping operations.

 

Manifesting political will for people living with disabilities

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Manifesting political will for people living with disabilities

During the first ever African Leaders forum on Disability held in the Malawian Capital, Lilongwe on February 10 this year, the issue of the rights of people living with disabilities took center stage.  At the conclusion of the meeting under the auspices of former Malawian President Joyce Benda and the Special Olympic Committee, government, civil society and development actors committed to challenge stigma and inequity by seeking the inclusion of people living with disabilities in the continent’s development agenda.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:02 )
 

Passage of drug law: Helping DEA to help our nation

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Passage of drug law: Helping DEA to help our nation

Recently, the Liberian Legislature passed into law a Bill declaring drug trafficking and abuses non-billable. The decision by the lawmakers followed a long period of delays amid the proliferation of narcotic substances and the abuses thereof, across the country. It is no secret that substance abuse continues to be a major factor of   mental derangement and social disorder- mainly among young people in country. The Commitment of crimes, including rape and armed robbery, are all results of the trafficking and use of narcotic drugs.

 

Leave Madam President alone

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Leave Madam President alone

A gender parity bill, representing the interest of women in the country,  is currently before the Liberian Legislature awaiting passage into law. Among others, the bill, when passed into law by Legislature, will ensure that there is 30% representation of women in the Legislature- a demand presently being pursued by women, even though some continue to be very apprehensive about such quest.

 

Illegal Campaigning: Apply Rules of the Game, NEC

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Illegal Campaigning: Apply Rules of the Game, NEC

On October 14, 2014, Liberian voters go to the poll in a Special Senatorial Mid-Term Election aimed at choosing 15 new senators for the 15 political subdivisions. Already, the Commission has released the official timetable with dates for the various activities leading to the conduct of the 2014 Special Senatorial Election in consonance with Article 46 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia. The exercise- the first of its kind under the 1986 Constitution, will be conducted for senators who won in the first category during the 2005 Legislative and Presidential Elections.

 
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