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24 Jan 2013 description
report Liberian Times

The Government of Liberia, through its Refugee Agency, the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have launched a 10-day long mass information sensitization campaign in all the six Ivorian refugee camps and communities hosting Ivorian refugees in Liberia.

06 Sep 2012 description
report Liberian Times

This paper has reliably learned that Ivorian dissidents have infiltrated refugee camps in Liberia and are recruiting fighters for combat operations in neighboring Ivory Coast.

Grand Gedeh Superintendent Peter Solo, who disclosed this in Monrovia Tuesday, said Ivorian mercenaries have taken advantage of the proximity of refugee camps near the border with Ivory Coast to infiltrate into Liberia, something he said is causing fear and insecurity amongst locals.

26 Jul 2012 description
report Liberian Times

Refugees now face a choice between returning home or integrating fully into Ivoirian society following a cessation clause that came into force early July, stripping the remaining Liberians of their refugee status after the UN declared that it has been six years since the conflict ended, and Liberia has undergone a sustained period of peace.

21 Jun 2012 description
report Liberian Times

What next for the Liberians in Ghana who will lose their refugee status on June 30?

Perched on vast acres of land dotted with concrete buildings marked in colourful chalk, Buduburam Refugee Camp on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, has always been a place of transit for Liberians. Camp dwellers are like expectant passengers on a flight whose destination is still undetermined. Most of them hope to land in America, or somewhere in Europe, on a resettlement package. They hope to be anywhere but here.

18 Jun 2012 description
report Liberian Times

The Liberian government, in response to recent renewed cross-border attacks, has announced the immediate closure of its border with the Ivory Coast as part of series of measures aimed at tackling the problem.

In a joint press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, Defense Minister Brownell J. Samukai and Information Minister Lewis G. Brown also announced several other measures the Liberian government has taken to ensure that tension along its border with its neighbor is eased.

15 May 2012 description
report Liberian Times

WaterAid, an International Non-governmental Organization, has expressed continuous readiness to help provide access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene services to poor people within the various Communities, Districts and Counties in both Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Mr. Apollos Nwafor, WaterAid Team Leader in Liberia and Sierra Leone, spoke last Thursday at the close of a 3-day Programme Planning Meeting in Monrovia.

09 Apr 2012 description
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Food for Peace
report Liberian Times

The U.S. Government through the USAID Office of Food for Peace has allocated up to twenty-five (25) million U.S. Dollars in new resources to the UN World Food Program (WFP) Emergency Operations for Ivoirians and Liberians affected by the refugee crisis. The $25 million includes a new $9 million contribution of in-kind commodities to Liberia and $16 million of in-kind commodities for Côte d’Ivoire.

09 Mar 2012 description
report Liberian Times

Ghana will cease recognise Liberian refugees at the end of this June, but will continue paying for voluntary repatriations until then. The west African country has also promised a grace period of about three months for Liberians who opt out of local integration.



Only 450 out the about 11,000 Liberian refugees, currently in Ghana, have so far voluntarily expressed interest to be repatriated ahead of the June deadline.

27 Feb 2012 description
report Liberian Times

Forty Liberian refugees are expected to leave Ghana to their home country in a special UN plane, Sunday.

The voluntary repatriation is part of an on-going programme by the agency to end their refugee status. The first batch left last Friday.

Though happy to go home, most of them were disappointed they could not take along their belongings.

Some of the unhappy deportees told Joy News’ Anny Osabutey who was present at the airport that they dread having to go back home and start all over again.

27 Jan 2012 description
report Liberian Times

A TOTAL of 115 military officers and men yesterday departed for strife-torn Liberia where they will be performing peacekeeping operations under the auspices of the United Nations.

The peacekeeping team led by Col. Amin Alejaga is composed of seven officers, a medical staff, and 107 enlisted personnel.

It was sent off by Maj. Gen. Ricardo Banayat, commander of the Air Force’s 3rd Air Division, at Clark Air Base in Pampanga, subbing for Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Lauro Catalino dela Cruz who had another engagement.

15 Dec 2011 description
report Liberian Times

Liberian refugees living in Ghana will lose their status by June next year. The decision which is being implemented by the international community will cut aid supplies to the refugees.

It could also see the closure of the Bububuram refugee camp. Programs Coordinator for the Ghana Refugee Board, Tetteh Padi, told Joy News the refugees will be forced to integrate if the deadline elapses.

07 Jul 2010 description
report Liberian Times

by Michael Kpayili // Michael Kpayili is a staff writer for TheLiberianTimes.com. Kpayili has written articles which have appeared on TheLiberianTimes.com since late 2005, and his hard hitting investigative journalism has earned the respect of the Liberian press community. // mkpayili@theliberiantimes.com

Jul 7, 2010

The President of the University of Liberia Dr.

05 Jul 2010 description
report Liberian Times

by Michael Kpayili // Michael Kpayili is a staff writer for TheLiberianTimes.com.

07 Apr 2010 description
report Liberian Times

by Mohammed S. Kromah

The recent misunderstanding between the Lormas on one hand and the Mandingos on the other in Lofa County poses another threat to the fragile peace being enjoyed in Liberia currently.

This assertion is based on the past experience witnessed by the nation in the early stages of the Liberian civil war which claimed the lives of thousands of people with unimaginable proportion of damages done to properties at state and private levels.

It is quite clear that the Liberian civil war took a worst turn only when it assumed tribal dimension.

09 Mar 2010 description
report Liberian Times

by Michael Kpayili // Michael Kpayili is a staff writer for TheLiberianTimes.com.

11 Aug 2009 description
report Liberian Times

by Michael Kpayili

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has discovered another outburst of polio in southeastern and central Liberia amidst notification that the country was free of polio by the international community. The revelation was made on Tuesday when official of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare appears before the House of Representatives to explain about the discovery of eight new polio cases in the country.

Liberia was certified a polio-free country by the World Health Organization (WHO) following years of vaccination against the disease.

22 Jul 2009 description
report Liberian Times

by Michael Kpayili // Michael Kpayili is a staff writer for TheLiberianTimes.com. Kpayili has written articles which have appeared on TheLiberianTimes.com since late 2005, and his hard hitting investigative journalism has earned the respect of the Liberian press community.

11 May 2009 description
report Liberian Times

by Michael Kpayili / Staff Writer

After numerous debates and arguments at the National Legislature over the passage of the threshold bill, the Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs has announced the official reports of the national census conducted by LISGIS.

Planning and Economic Affairs Minister Amara Conneh puts the overall population of Liberia as three million four hundred and seventy six thousand three hundred and eight (3,476,608) with sixty eight percent of the total population living below poverty line. According to Mr.