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Bridgestone Connected To Ongoing Labor And Environmental Concerns On Its Liberia Rubber Plantation

WASHINGTON, DC – Mighty Earth today published the findings of a new investigation documenting serious labor and environmental concerns at the single largest rubber plantation on the planet – the Firestone Rubber Plantation in Harbel, Liberia. The report, “A Bridge Too Far? Social and Environmental Concerns in Bridgestone’s Liberian Rubber Plantation and a Plan for Remediation,” found several on-going problems, including: Environmental Concerns

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“I Am Not Going To Be In The Office” Agriculture Minister – Designate Recounts

Liberia’s Agriculture Minister-designate, Ms. Jeanine M. Cooper has recounted that when she’s confirmed by the Liberian Senate she will not be an office Minister. Ms. Cooper speaking to newsmen in Kakata over the weekend said she will be the first female Agriculture Minister that will be seen going to work in jeans. “I am here to work and the President

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Pres. Weah Appoints New Agriculture Minister

January 16, 2020-Monrovia: The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has nominated Ms. Jeanine Cooper as Liberia’s new Minister of Agriculture. Her nomination is subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate. A release from the Executive Mansion stated that President Weah made the nomination Thursday, 16 January 2020, following months of a rigorous vetting process. Ms. Cooper

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Alleged Rape Scandal Protest against Hon. Kiazolu Turns Violent As Pro And Anti-Protesters Clash

January 16, 2020-Monrovia: Violent protest has erupted at the Capitol Hill with the throwing of stones from pro and anti-protesters against the alleged involvement of Rep. Hassan Kiazolu in a rape Scandal Earlier this morning, group of women from District 17 and parts adjacent gathered at the capitol building to demand a speedy investigation into the matter. They chanted anti-rape

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