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May 24, 2013
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The government of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has in recent days been under mounting criticism for failing to deliver on its promises with almost two years into her second term and eight years in charge of the ship of state.
The U.S. State Department has issued its latest human rights report covering 2012. Several African governments receive stern criticism, amongst them: LIBERIA’s.
Reports from Liberia speak of suspicious men roaming the Nimba forest in the northeast of the country.
Rather than facing an opposition demonstration on Friday, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is pushing ahead with a Fast and Prayer Day to be observed throughout Liberia as a national holiday
Residents of the commercial district of Paynesville on the outskirts of Monrovia awoke to the sounds of explosions caused by a raging fire that left many store houses and gas stations completely burnt.
“Lack of proper sanitation and hygiene in many African cities is very troubling, embarrassing and depressing,” the Mayor of the Liberian capital, Monrovia, Mary Broh, has said.
She was one of thousands of delegates to Dakar's recent Africities meeting, swapping ideas on making Africa's cities cleaner and more efficient.
Liberian Presidents have had the tendency to carve grand ideas into “visions” when it comes to shaping the country’s future, but critics say the problem is lack of implementation and not the quality of the blueprint.
Incumbent President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s predecessor Charles Taylor came up with his Vision 2024 back in the late 1990s, as was the case of others before him, but they have all remained practically on the drawing board.
Electricity in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, remains notoriously in short supply and erratic despite a gradual electrification of parts of the city.
But now, the US government has stepped in to boost the service, providing a 9 million dollar grant.
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, says close to 65,000 Ivorian refugees are still in Liberia residing in five camps about two years after they fled post-election fighting in their country.
The Ivorians are being hosted in camps in Saclepea, Bahn, Solo, Dougee and Little Wlebbo, UNHCR Liberia Office spokesman Sulaiman Momodu told WADR in Monrovia at the weekend.
In Liberia, there is growing concern in recent times over what seems to be an upsurge in mob violence in the post-war West African nation.
The latest incident is the setting ablaze of an ambulance belonging to the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia (UNMIL} by a group of angry residents of Paynesville, a suburb in the Liberian capital, after a fatal road accident.