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2017-09-20 AfDB, Brazil to Train African Youth in Cassava Processing
[Observer] The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Brazil-Africa Institute (BAI) have launched the Youth Technical Training Program (YTTP) - an initiative that aims to train young African professionals in research and technology transfer, contributing to local capacity development.

2017-09-19 Could a Former Winner of the Ballon d'Or Become Liberia's Next President?
[African Arguments] George Weah was the presidential runner-up in 2005. Ahead of the October vote, he is drawing huge crowds again and hopes to do one better.

2017-09-19 Urey Clarifies Report On Real Estates
[New Dawn] Businessman-turned Presidential hopeful Benoni Webster Urey clarifies here that two real estates in the United States bearing his name are not actually his, but his daughter's.

2017-09-20 President Sirleaf Breaks Ground for Modern Clinic in Bomi
[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has broken ground for the construction of a modern clinic at the River Bank in Towon Town, Suehn, Mecca District, Bomi County. She commended the River Bank Women for their resilience and commitment in working to bring the clinic project to fulfillment.

2017-09-20 25 Internal Auditors Get Training to Boost Professionalism
[Observer] The Internal Audit Agency with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is conducting a two-week training for 25 Senior Internal Auditors.

2017-09-19 Dunah Predicts 6th Place for Liberty Party
[Observer] Nimba County District #7 lawmaker Worlea S. Dunah has predicted that the opposition Liberty Party (LP) will finish 6th place at the October polls.

2017-09-19 Liberian Police Not After CDC Youth Wing Chairman Jefferson Koijee
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Youth Wing Chairman of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Jefferson T. Koijee, says he has been taken aback by the publication linking him to the made-up story on the assassination plot of political leader of the CDC, Senator George Weah.

2017-09-19 Crowd Excites UP Candidate
[New Dawn] The governing Unity Party candidate for Montserrado County electoral district #17 Hanson Kiazolu says Saturday's 16 September turnout at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia for the official launch of the UP campaign is a clear manifestation that democracy in Liberia is getting stronger.

2017-09-19 'No Law Bans Political Parties From Violating NEC's Threshold'
[Observer] An argument on Thursday over whether or not 11 registered political parties should be disqualified from contesting the October 10 presidential and legislative elections for violating the new elections threshold law turned sour for former Justice Minister Lavela Korbo Johnson, who pushed for the action against the parties.

2017-09-19 Nimba Rep. Candidate Dies While Preparing to Launch Campaign
[Observer] With barely 21 days to the October 10 polls, an independent representative aspirant of Nimba County Electoral District #7 was pronounced dead yesterday at the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, Lower Nimba County. A medical report doctors at the hospital released to the family confirmed that Morris Kardiker Sanoe died of "cardiac respiratory arrest," but family members and supporters are attributing his death to "African science, probably from a close relative."

2017-09-19 Prince Toles - 'No Illusion of Winning Mont. District 8'
[Observer] Montserrado District #8 candidate, Prince Toles: "I have no illusion that victory on October 10 is a foregone conclusion."

2017-09-19 'African Dream Academy Bigger Than District Politics' - Enders Tells Critics
[Observer] The proprietor of the African Dream Academy, Rev. Samuel R. Enders said his African Dream that has brought into operations the African Dream Academy and its children's clinic, among many other initiatives is greater and bigger than the politics of a district.

2017-09-19 'Ellen Supports Boakai Big Time' - Sen. Geraldine Doe Sheriff Clarifies
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Montserrado County Campaign Manager of the ruling Unity Party, Senator Geraldine Doe Sheriff has clarified that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf supports the Presidential bid of Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai and the Unity Party.

2017-09-19 President Sirleaf Addresses General Debate At 72nd UN General Assembly
[FrontPageAfrica] New York -Leaders of the world's largest diplomatic gathering are meeting in New York for the 72nd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72) scheduled to begin in earnest on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

2017-09-19 Yocel Targets 500 Girls for Internship Program in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Youth Coalition for Education Liberia (YOCEL) is rolling out its women economic empowerment project, targeting about five hundred girls who are expected to benefit from internship roles at various institutions.

2017-09-19 Welcoming the EU Observation Mission
[New Dawn] The European Union (EU), one of Liberia's strategic partners, deploys an election observation mission of 20 to the country several weeks ahead of the October 10 presidential and representative's elections.

2017-09-19 Public Works Cover-Up Abuse By Chinese?
[New Dawn] The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) faces accusation of allegedly covering up abuses by Chinese expatriates against Liberian workers at the China Aid Ministerial Complex project site in Oldest Congo Town, suburb of Monrovia.

2017-09-19 LCPS Graduates 64 Doctors
[Observer] The Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons (LCPS), which is in charge of running the Liberia Post-Graduate Medical College (LPGMC), recently graduated its first batch of specialized doctors in the country.

2017-09-19 Keep Launches Gender Social Accountability in Education
[Observer] The Kids' Educational Engagement Project (KEEP) on September 13 launched a 2-day 'Training of Trainers' workshop titled "Gender Strategic Social Accountability in Public Service Delivery in Education." David Pajibo, special assistant to the District Education Officer (DEO) who represented the Ministry of Education, commended KEEP and OSIWA for initiating such an accountability project that is aimed at strengthening the education sector.

2017-09-19 Globalization - Fundamentally Unequal and Ultimately Unsustainable
[New Dawn] United Nations' Secretary General Ben Ki-moon asserts that despite the extraordinary benefits of globalization, "it remains fundamentally unequal and ultimately unsustainable."

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