The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has launched an investigation into reports of bribery in its visa process, which has recently led to the temporary suspension of non-immigrant visa service in Liberia.
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Liberia has taken part in global efforts to ramp up national preparedness to respond to sudden bacterial or viral outbreaks on the continent. At least 16 African countries are part of this year’s two-day simulation exercise aimed at responding to the outbreak of a potentially deadly communicable disease in the region.
The economic and financial crisis in Liberia has spread beyond the banking sectors and into Liberia’s struggling education sector, with a direct impact on the work of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers teaching in schools in rural Liberia.
The Liberian NGO, Naymote-Partners for Democratic Development, has recently completed a major stakeholders’ engagement in Bong aimed at creating awareness about the use and management of County Social Development Funds.
There are two ways in which a president can be removed from office in a democracy like ours. The first is by popular vote via an election, and the second is through impeachment by the people’s representatives. The former has to do with policies or the lack thereof, while the latter has to do with misconduct.
The representative of Bong’s sixth district, Moima Briggs-Mensah, recently completed and turned over a newly constructed bridge to the community of Garney in Bong.