Politics


House Speaker J. Alex Tyler

Speaker Tyler Assures of ‘Popular Views’ in Constitutional Change

House Speaker Alex Tyler has said that the Legislature will not condone propositions from the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) that infringe on the rights of the minority, arguing that the country belongs to the majority as well as the minority.

Speaker Tyler said the House of Representatives, in their scrutiny of the 25 proposals from the CRC based on the views of Liberians in the 73 districts as well as from the Diasporas, will validate those deemed appropriate in coordination with the CRC.


Mr. Urey says he was put on the assets freeze list by lies. “In Liberia, we have the culture of talking about everything but knowing very little about anything."

‘A Great Day for Democracy in Liberia’

Mr. Benoni Wilfred Urey, one of the notable Liberians on the US assets freeze and sanctions list, has told the Daily Observer that delisting him and others is “indeed a great day for democracy in Liberia.”


H. E. Mr. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan took office as Minister of Foreign Affairs on 10 February 2012 after his appointment on 17 January 2012 as Foreign Minister in the 2nd Administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Foreign Minister Ngafuan Tenders Resignation, Prepares for 2017 Elections

Liberia's Minister of Foreign Affairs early Saturday morning announced his resignation, to take effect October 10, 2015, in order to be eligible to contest the presidential and general elections in 2017. Citing an Act of Legislature Prescribing a National Code of Conduct for All Public Officials and Employees, especially Part V, concerning Political Participation, Minister Ngafuan issued a bold expression of his ambition for elected office.


Dr. Bernice Dahn finally confirmed as Health Minister

Senate Confirms Dr. Dahn as Health Minister

Following weeks of uncertainty, the Senate yesterday voted unanimously in plenary to accept the report of its Committee on Health and confirm Dr. Bernice Dahn as Minister of Health.

The long awaited vote was taken during the Senate’s executive session, which is in compliance with Article 54 of the Liberian Constitution and in line with the Senate’s Standing Rules.

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