Members of the Council of Patriots, the organizers of the protest originally scheduled for December 30, say they will go ahead with the kick-off of their protest today, Monday January 6.
Major diplomatic stakeholders in Liberia have given their backing to the Liberian government in deferring the mass peaceful assembly planned to kick off today by the Council of Patriots.
Ahead of the much-publicized Dec. 30 anti-government protest by the Council of Patriots, a group purporting to be a breakaway faction – the Independent Council of Patriots – has also written the Ministry of Justice requesting protection to organize a counter-protest on the same date.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, has announced that it is now accepting applications from Liberian nationals wishing to apply for permanent residency in the U.S. under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.
The head of programs at the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Liberia, Sonny Onyegbula, has stressed the importance of human rights training for journalists in the country.
Members of the Human Rights Advocacy Platform, a group of civil society organizations focused on the promotion and protection of human rights in Liberia, have met in Buchanan for a three-day operational retreat to assess the state of affairs of human rights issues in the country.
The Senate has voted to confirm Aloysius Tarlue as the new executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia. The Senate’s decision came on Monday, Dec. 16 at an extraordinary session requested by President George Weah.
The importation and infusion of banknotes into circulation are routine activities of the Central Bank under its monetary authority. However, these mundane banking functions have come under intense scrutiny and triggered deep public sensitivities in the wake of recent scandals.