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The Acting head of the UN mission in Liberia, UNMIL has said the peacekeeping force is now in transition to shift responsibility for security gradually to Liberian authorities.
Liberia and Sierra Leone have agreed to jointly mobilize resources and speed up reforms aimed at improving their water and sanitation (WASH) sector, which is in dire need of improvement.
Countries of the Mano River Union (MRU), who have are developing a common border security policy, have now adopted a joint action plan.
Liberian leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has submitted an Act establishing a Constitution Review Commission to the Liberian Senate for enactment.
The Act speaks of the need to review the Constitution that was promulgated in 1986, succeeding the first organic law of the country adopted in 1847.
By the time Liberia’s former robust Auditor-General John Morlu’s contract was not renewed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf last year, there were a number of audit reports pointing to widespread corruption in various government ministries and agencies.
Liberian refugees in the West African sub-region have begun returning home, ahead of the June 30 deadline they have before they lose their status and as their post-war nation now enjoys peace and stability.
After publishing a news report of the effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on Liberian girls and women in some parts of the country, a Liberian female Journalist is said to have been forced to go into hiding, due to alleged death threats.
The Liberian government has admitted that the management of the multi-million US dollars County Social Development Funds (CSDF) is flawed.
The deadline is just over three months away for Liberian refugees in the sub-region to return home or risk losing their status and authorities have again urged refugees to return home, while former British PM Tony Blair speaks about the West African nation's positive future.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is Founder and Patron of the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), arrive in Liberia on Wednesday to forge a new partnership to strengthen governance.