PHILADELPHIA – Years after the back-to-back civil wars in their country, villagers in Liberia’s northwestern borderlands still speak in hushed whispers about one man whose acts of sadism and butchery inspire anxiety to this day – a rebel commander they know only as “Jungle Jabbah.” The crimes they say he committed – rapes, murders, and acts of ritual cannibalism, evisceration, and enslavement – are innumerable.
WASHINGTON – The World Bank approved today an International Development Association (IDA)* grant of $7 million for the Liberia Land Administration Project. This project will strengthen the institutional capacity of Liberia Land Authority and establish a land administration system.
-Says President The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has said that it is not part of a lawsuit filed against Mr. Simeon Freeman, Standard Bearer of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) by the Deepening Democratic Change (DDC) and Liberia Media Center (LMC).
Former rebel leader Prince Johnson has turned his verbal attack on CDC’s Standard Bearer George Weah, telling Liberians that any attempt to elect George Weah as President in the pending elections would reignite war in Liberia. The Nimba County Senator, a former dreadful leader of the disbanded INPFL rebel forces is also contesting the presidency.
The European Union has rejected news report published in Thursday edition of the New Democrat. Regard to the article in the Thursday’s New Democrat suggesting the concerns about Liberia’s future if the Coalition for Democratic Change win the upcoming Presidential elections, the European Union Delegation to Liberia clarifies that the European Union does not hold the views attributed to it in the article.
Liberty Party Standard Bearer, Charles Brumskine says should he be elected president of Liberia in October, he intends to put in place a structure wherein the Ministry of Justice runs, for the first time, entirely and truly independent of the presidency.
Liberia’s International Movie Star Frank Artus, joint the CDC campaign trail Friday as Weah and Jewel Howard-Taylor visit the popular Red Light Market and other communities in Paynesville City. Our reporter accompanying the CDC Team say marketers left their wares and ran to see the Coalition for Democratic Change Team.
Liberty Party Standard Bearer, Charles Brumskine says he’s running to contest the election for president for the third time because his dream for the country has not been fulfilled. He boasted that he’s the most experienced candidate in the race for the presidency and vowed that he will win.
Researchers have found Ebola Ribo Nucleic Acid (RNA)/genetic material in the semen of survivors two years after infection. They are calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to update its guidelines on sexual transmission. Ebola virus RNA can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years after the onset of infection researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found. The research team, which included investigators from Ohio-based Clinical Research Management and the ELWA Hospital in Liberia also observed the detection of Ebola virus RNA in the semen of men who had previously had a negative test of their semen in some cases.
South Africa and Liberia have agreed to further deepen co-operation across a number of fields and take these relations to a higher level. This emerged at a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and his Liberian counterpart Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Pretoria.