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Greater Investment in Security, Justice, Correction Sectors Key to Liberia’s Stability, Peacekeeping Chief Tells Security Council

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Root Causes of Conflict, Ebola Aftermath Cited as Civil Society Speaker Highlights Threat of Sexual, Gender-based Violence Liberia remained stable, but sustaining the progress it had made would require greater investment in the country’s security services as well as commensurate improvements in the justice and correction sectors, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council today as it considered the situation in that country and the future of the mission deployed there. Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said that since the security transition in June, there had been no serious incident warranting intervention by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The political environment had been dominated by preparations for presidential and legislative elections in October 2017, and the next President’s inauguration…

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Guard Your Peace Jealously – Sirleaf Johnson told Ghanaians

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Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia, has advised Ghanaians to guard the peace being enjoyed now because any violent incident could degenerate into a national catastrophe. President Sirleaf, who is also the Chair of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said: “If there is violence during the elections and it spills over into the communities, there is likely to be a lot of people that would get hurt, some people can die, properties could be destroyed and once that starts, people take advantage of that situation and it spreads beyond control.” She was speaking to the Ghana News Agency at the sidelines of “Cocktail Time with the Champion of Women Situation Room (WSR) and the Chair of ECOWAS”, organised by the WSR…

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Stable But Needs Continued Attention

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-UN Security Council Briefed On Situation In Liberia 2 December 2016 – Briefing the Security Council on the situation in Liberia, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today underlined that the country remained stable and that since the security transition in June this year, there had been no incident serious enough to warrant an armed response from the UN mission in the country, known as UNMIL. “However, sustaining the gains made will require continued and greater investment in the security services, as well as commensurate improvements in the justice and corrections sectors,” Hervé Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the 15-member Council’s briefing on the work of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Mr. Ladsous further reported that the political environment in the west African…

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VP Joseph Boakai Speaks Out

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Responding to the reaffirmation of petition to contest the highest post of the country from the people of Lofa County at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium recently, Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai told the audience that his acceptance of their petition is not about the position or himself. He stated that “This is about our country—its future, its stability, its respectability, its tranquility, and its forward move.” He pointed out that the blood that runs through his veins does not know greed, undermining, cheating, envy, bigotry, corruption, hot temper, and selfishness. But, sadly, he added, “these are the vices that besiege our country today. These are the tendencies we need to look out for as we make the critical choice on succession in leadership of this…

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Liberians Must Reclaim Liberia

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The feeling of being very proud of your Country and believing that it is better than other countries is what we need in Liberia. Liberia founded in 1822 and being the first black independent state in Africa since 1847, has been left behind by new nations-nations helped by the very Liberia to get their own independents. Something will have to be done to save our country. The economy of this nation is solely in the hands of foreigners, especially people of the Arab and Indian communities. Their continued manipulation of our economy also continued to push our citizens in abject poverty. We must stand to the faces of our leaders that the time has come to stop the impoverishment of the citizens. We must begin…

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All Liberia Party Standard Bearer Benoni Urey speaking to media executives at his residence in Careysburg.

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