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Sierra Leone’s Top Ebola Doctor Infected

July 23, 2014
Sierra Leone’s Top Ebola Doctor Infected

The leading doctor in Sierra Leone’s fight against the deadly virus, Ebola, is himself now infected, the Washington Post has reported. The paper, quoting Sierra Leone’s government officials, says Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, had been on the front lines of battling the disease in the West African country. The disease has killed 632 people...

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1 in 2 Counties is Ebola Infected in Liberia

July 18, 2014
1 in 2 Counties is Ebola Infected in Liberia

Checking by the Ebola numbers, half of Liberia is currently responding to the deadly disease. By Pinnacle Health Staff Writer Monrovia – In one of its plenary sessions this week, the Liberian Senate is using its constitutional leverage to highlight the challenges and dangers...

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FORMER NIMBA SUPT. WARNS AGAINST STEREOTYPE

July 14, 2014
FORMER NIMBA SUPT. WARNS AGAINST STEREOTYPE

 By Our Staff Former Nimba County Superintendent, Mrs. Edith Gongloe-Weh says in as much as she does not condone any act of violence, the Liberian Government and all those anxious for Nimba-bashing “should not jump the gun” in labeling the recent Zolowee incident as...

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Eight West African nationals busted in $6 million Tax fraud

July 9, 2014
Eight West African nationals busted in $6 million Tax fraud

   PHILADELPHIA – Eight West African immigrants are facing tax fraud and identity theft  charges following the busting of a tax fraud ring in which they allegedly cheated the US government of about six million dollars. All of the charges are federal crimes which...

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Nimba Riot Points To A Wider Problem

July 7, 2014
Nimba Riot Points To A Wider Problem

By A staff Corespondent While armed protestors were rumbling Arcelor Mittal Steel’s mining site,  engaged in fire power with security forces and setting bridges ablaze characterized by massive looting, local as well as national officials tried to explain to the media what they thought...

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First basketball Star of Liberian Descent Drafted into NBA to Charlotte Hornet

June 27, 2014
First basketball Star of Liberian Descent Drafted into NBA to Charlotte Hornet

By Joe Teh   Basketball is the second most popular sports in Liberia. However, no Liberian basketball player ever made it on the world stage, let along the professional world. But all that changed Thursday night. The Charlotte Hornet/Bobcats of billionaire basketball mega star...

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Liberia Posts Surging Ebola Toll As the Virus gathers More Strength

June 27, 2014
Liberia Posts Surging Ebola Toll As the Virus gathers More Strength

  By Joe Teh The last time Liberians probably heard of a surging attack was during their senseless war. Over ten years have passed. The resurgence of the Ebola virus many thought had been defeated imposes no less traumatic stress on a population still...

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THE POWER OF UNITY

June 9, 2014
THE POWER OF UNITY

By Edith Gongloe-Weh  On November 25, 2013, the former Superintendent of Nimba County, Mrs. Edith Gongloe addressed a large gathering of the women of Kpaiblee Administrative District in Behwalay headquarters, Nimba County. The impressive gathering was in commemoration of 16 Days of Activism Against...

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Tom woewiyu – Another NPFL Pillar Crumbles

June 3, 2014
Tom woewiyu – Another NPFL Pillar Crumbles

By Moses D. Sandy mds66.sandy@aol.com /cell: 3024944688   Grand Bassa County senatorial hopeful, Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu desire of returning to the Liberian Senate for now remains a shattered dream. At the moment, no one knows whether Mr. Woewiyu will participate in the October 2014...

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UNMIL begins troops withdrawal from Butuo Monday

June 1, 2014
UNMIL begins troops withdrawal from Butuo Monday

  SANNIQUELLIE -The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)  is ending its military presence in Butuo, Nimba on June 2. An UNMIL official told the Liberia News Agency over the weekend the closing of field operations in Butuo, a town in which  Charles Taylor...

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At The Heart of Dual Citizenship Debate

May 23, 2014
At The Heart of Dual Citizenship Debate

Fears of Diaspora take over of government jobs and doing nothing except to transfer huge amounts back to America is the  defining problem that is stalling progress towards dual citizenship. By Joe Teh Dual citizenship grants a Liberian who has naturalized in another country...

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THE BURDEN OF BEING THE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS

April 26, 2014
THE BURDEN OF BEING THE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS

    By Joe Bartuah Thursday, April 24, 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of The NEWS newspaper in Liberia. In observance of the event, the author, a former Managing Editor of the paper proffered a pep-talk for The NEWS staff as indicated hereunder. Even...

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Liberia and Guinea launch joint effort to fight Ebola

April 26, 2014
Liberia and Guinea launch joint effort to fight Ebola

  Anyone who has seen disease attacked disastrous zone knows it’s not a comforting feeling staying there. The stigma that you are from the area in which a disease has struck automatically marks you for isolation.  So it is with people living in Ebola...

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Different Ebola Strain Found in Guinea As Death Toll Goes Up

April 17, 2014

  The strain of Ebola virus now wrecking Guinea and Liberia may be different, but not weak. With the death toll escalated to 137 as of today, fears that the Ebola virus might spread then expected are becoming an instant reality in the two...

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Aureus raises over $15m to finance its Liberian mines

April 17, 2014

The Canadian Gold exploratory company, Aureus Mining, has raised $15.6 m to fund the development of its Liberian concession. The Liberian concession, known as New Liberty, will formerly begin production of gold in early 2015. According to Aureus officials, the company is to raise...

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On the praise train with God: ” Help Us!”

April 14, 2014
On the praise train with God: ” Help Us!”

  By a Pinnacle Staff Writer, in Monrovia  Every second Friday in April is Fast and Prayer day in Liberia. Usually people of all faiths gather in their places of worship to pray for the nation, its leaders and peace. It’s a day that...

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FIRST BRAIN SURGERY PERFORMED IN LIBERIA

April 12, 2014
FIRST BRAIN SURGERY PERFORMED IN LIBERIA

  By Ballah Kollie MONROVIA, April 10 (LINA) -The Medical Director of the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Regional Referral Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County says the hospital has carried out the first brain surgery in the country. According to Dr. Francis Nah Kateh, the...

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Ebola, Corruption and the Misery of the Liberian People

April 4, 2014
Ebola, Corruption and the Misery of the Liberian People

By Jay Wehtee Wion A national major health crisis (EBOLA) has hit Liberia, never seen before in our history, and the Liberian government which passed a national budget of US$600 million was able to “chip in $250,000.00″ in a request for a mere $1.2...

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Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh calls UL graduates to action

April 2, 2014
Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh calls UL graduates to action

Liberian Ambassador to the United States may not be an alumna of the University of Liberia. But he understands all too well the needs and contributions of the university. Citing great graduates from the institution, Ambassador Sulunteh recounted how UL has been the center of...

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For Geeman, following his dream is not far from being real

April 2, 2014
For Geeman, following his dream is not far from being real

Growing up in the central town of Ganta, Nimba County in Liberia, George Garsua Sikpa has always fond of playing music. The hobby led him to join the Charles D.B. King band in Ganta. more than that, George was an active  school choir member....

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Can Pres. Sirleaf Continues to Hold The Nation Together?

March 25, 2014
Can Pres. Sirleaf Continues to Hold The Nation Together?

Liberians nicknamed President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf “Iron Lady” following her election in 2005, in reference to her tough talking stance on public policies under previous presidents. Such reverence to a leader who suffered immensely for being critically acclaimed and intolerant to bad governance set an...

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Public Works, African Dev. Bank officials Tour Maryland and River Gee ahead of Road Project

March 13, 2014

  By John Bropleh  HARPER, March 12 (LINA) – A 16-member team of engineers and environmentalists from the Ministry of Public Works and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are on an assessment visit to Maryland and River Gee counties. The team is undertaking the...

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The Imperatives of Accountability

March 13, 2014

By Joe Bartuah The comments made by Honorable Dunah have several public policy implications, which I think the Legislature as the primary bastion of public policy, has the constitutional capacity to institute the necessary measures aimed at improving the situation. To begin with, I’m...

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Remembering Ena Harmon, former Sports reporter of The News newspaper

March 7, 2014
Remembering Ena Harmon, former Sports reporter of The News newspaper

By Joe Bartuah, former Managing Editor It was just in December 2013 that Ena sent me a condolence message about the passing of Musue Haddad. It is unbelievable that another young lady (born 1973) with whom I worked in the 1990s has died so...

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The Decline of Liberian Progressive Activism

March 2, 2014
The Decline of Liberian Progressive Activism

Conmany Wesseh, a long time political activist in Liberia, says the inactivity of Liberian “progressives” has its roots in the violent past. By Joe Teh Is Liberian progressive activism dead? That’s the question one politician, notably a political activist and former student leader, Conmany B. Wesseh was asked...

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Traditional Chief to Government: Poor Water and Sanitation a Health Risk for Rural Dwellers

February 28, 2014

By D. Ignatius Roberts, Liberia News Agency  Correspondent  ROBERTSPORT, Feb 26 – A local Chief in Gola Konneh Statutory District, Grand Cape Mount County in Western Liberia,  says the lack of safe-drinking water and latrines is posing health risks to rural dwellers. Paramount Chief William...

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Liberian Senate Comes Under Public Scrutiny for Graft

February 28, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s anti-corruption commission says it’s investigating claims that the country’s oil company bribed lawmakers to ensure the passage of oil legislation. Commission chairman James Verdier said Wednesday the investigation was spurred by testimony from a former board chairman of the...

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Dishonesty : Norm in Johnson-Sirleaf’s Liberia

February 10, 2014
Dishonesty : Norm in Johnson-Sirleaf’s Liberia

By Moses D. Sandy mds66.sandy@aol.com /3024944688  Joe (alias), 51, is a US based Liberian. After many years of stay abroad, Joe and his family took an annual vacation to his native land, Liberia, last December. According to Joe, his trip was “good;” he met...

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GANTA HOSPITAL ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE

January 24, 2014
GANTA HOSPITAL ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE

  By Wellington Patrick SANNIQUELLIE, Jan 23 (LINA) -The Winifred J. Harley United Methodist Hospital in Ganta, Nimba County, has threatened to shut down operations, or minimize its operations to a clinic level, if no solution is found to the numerous constraints facing the...

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Grand Bassa Wins 2014 Liberian County competition in Soccer

January 22, 2014
Grand Bassa Wins 2014 Liberian County competition in Soccer

By Richard Stephens  MONROVIA, Jan 20 (Liberia News Agency) – Grand Bassa County has captured the 2014 National County Meet trophy after defeating Nimba County 2-1 in the finals of the tournament. The final was played Sunday at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex...

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Henry Town, in Gbarpolu County, Gets First Police Depot

January 22, 2014

  By Emmanuel Mondaye GBARPOLU, January 20 (Liberia News Agency) – The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), has dedicated a new police depot built in Henry Town,  Korminga Chiefdom, Gbarpolu County, under its Quick Impact Project. UNMIL officials handed over the depot to...

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IT’S TIME FOR NIMBA COUNTY TO WIN

January 21, 2014
IT’S TIME FOR NIMBA COUNTY TO WIN

A former Superintendent of Nimba County, Mrs. Edith Gongloe-Weh, a potential  candidate for the Senate  speaking recently during a consultative tour of the county.   By Joe Bartuah As the great people of Nimba County anxiously await a crucial opportunity, as sanctioned by article...

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Cape Mt. Land official Appeals to Soe and Mani Towns to End Dispute

January 12, 2014
Cape Mt. Land official Appeals to Soe and Mani Towns to End Dispute

Tribal wars over land disputes are not new in Liberia, historically. They can take a heavy toll both in human cost and in social cost as well. The scars such wars leave behind can take more time than you think to heal. Now a...

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Hunter Shoots Colleague During Expedition. What Happened?

January 12, 2014

It sounds like a tale told under the moonlight around the fire side to on looking curious teens by an elder.  It is not a reality television series either. Two hunters on an expedition. One who climbed a tree to retrieved an animal he shot,...

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Liberian Goes to Jail in US for tax Cheat

January 9, 2014

Special to The News Pinnacle Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- A 47 year old Liberian man has begun serving a 36 month jail sentence for income tax fraud. The Liberian, Friday O. James, of Yeadon, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in October 2013, in a Philadelphia court. He’s to serve 3...

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GREAT LEADERS ARE WINNERS OF A CAUSE

January 6, 2014
GREAT LEADERS ARE WINNERS OF A CAUSE

FLASHBACK: Mrs. Edith Gongloe-Weh (right) greeting guests at a gathering.   By Edith Gongloe-Weh   ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Mrs. Weh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Liberia. A former Newscaster of ELBC Radio and subsequently Star Radio in Monrovia...

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Owen Johnson Tuazama Pledges Unity as NICANY Inducts officers

January 6, 2014

By Joe Teh Every organizational leader identifies a theme based on which he frames his policies that shape the goals of their administration. It’s a familiar culture of  leadership everywhere. Last month, the president of the Nimba County Association of New York (NICANY), Owens...

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Once a teen with high political title; now an adult seeking even a higher office

January 4, 2014
Once a teen with high political title; now an adult seeking even a higher office

By Joe Teh  As a teen just in his final high school year at the Cathedral Catholic School in Monrovia, he was appointed Youth Advisor to the Liberian President. His appointment followed a sharp mouth speech not typical of a high school teen, but...

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NIMBA YOUTH YEARN FOR EDITH GONGLOE’S LEADERSHIP

January 4, 2014
NIMBA YOUTH YEARN FOR EDITH GONGLOE’S LEADERSHIP

  By Joe Bartuah Reports emanating from Liberia indicate that the campaign of former Nimba County Superintendent, Mrs. Edith Gongloe-Weh is increasingly attracting a coalition of Nimbaians of diverse backgrounds, political persuasions, age groups and multiple interests, who are leaving no stone unturned to...

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LIBERIA WILL REMAIN STAGNANT, UNLESS…Sanvee

December 31, 2013
LIBERIA WILL REMAIN STAGNANT, UNLESS…Sanvee

  By Joe Bartuah Many Liberians have often bragged about our country being the first independent republic in Africa, but when it comes to socio-economic, as well as infrastructural development, a candid assessment indicates that in spite of its longevity as a nation-state, Liberia...

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WORRY FEVER GRIPS INCUMBENT SENATORS–As Mid-Term Elections Loom

December 23, 2013
WORRY FEVER GRIPS INCUMBENT SENATORS–As Mid-Term Elections Loom

  By Joe Bartuah If the 2011 general election results, especially those regarding legislative competitions are any indicators to guide us, then the 15 incumbent senators in the 2014 mid-term elections have sufficient reasons to worry. This is because so far, cogent evidence indicates...

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