Conflicting laws around land rights and logging have made it difficult to find a solution to disputes in many parts of the country.
An investigation by The Bush Chicken has confirmed that clearing of customary land in River Cess is being done by Bill Twehway, the managing director of the National Port Authority, in apparent violation of the Land Rights Act.
A teacher at the Cestos High School has been suspended for one month after refusing to grant a female student a bathroom break. The student urinated in front of her classmates at the direction of the teacher, Shadrach Joe.
Several River Cess communities are expected to soon be certificated by the Liberia Land Authority to take legitimate ownership of their customary lands. The mapping exercise, which the Sustainable Development Institute conducted in December 2020, saw four clans in River Cess settling their respective land disputes.
Former River Cess superintendent and independent candidate Wellington Geevon Smith has been declared winner of River Cess’s senatorial seat for the third and likely the final time.
Villagers in Lofa last week became the first Liberians to host a court prosecuting war crimes that allegedly happened in their communities.
As a commander of the Small Boy Unit —a brigade of child-soldiers of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia — Emmanuel Gaye guarded civilians his adult commanders captured on a goldmine in River Cess. He monitored their movement and activities. Nearly 18 years after the war, the 36-year-old has returned to the mines. But this time, he’s a civilian – a husband and father of two.
The National Elections Commission’s River Cess office has announced a winner in the county’s Special Senatorial Election.