MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgGhana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGhana Commercial Bank Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate and treasury sectors. Its product offering is geared to offer financial solutions for loans, overdrafts, deposits, investments, money transmission and international services. Its Personal banking division offers consumers the choice of a Kudi Nkosuo account, Flexsave account, Save and Prosper account, overdrafts and loans and ReadyCash ATMs. Additional services offered by its business division includes corporate and investment services such as call accounts, treasury bills, fixed deposit accounts and Money Transfer. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited facilitates foreign banking and overseas inward money transfers. Its Treasury division manages market risk exposures and funding requirements as swell as overdraft facilities, bulk cash collection, trade finance, payroll solutions and electronic banking services. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I think the FTSE 100 crash is my best chance to make serious money

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Tom Rodgers | Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 FTSE 100 investors have had to contend with plunging prices and unprecedented volatility in recent weeks. A number of records have been broken, and not good ones.The stock market crash of Monday, 9 March saw the FTSE 100 suffer its fifth-largest one-day drop in history. The double threat of coronavirus and a plunging oil price tanked markets worldwide. Then it all happened again on Thursday, 12 March. And again on Thursday, 19 March.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As we approach the start of April, markets are all over the place. So when should investors buy good companies trading at historically low prices?Time in the marketYou may hear advice to sell everything at fire-sale prices and wait for the market to bottom out before buying back in. That’s a major mistake, in my view.There’s a great reason why time in the market is much more important than timing the market. No-one can time markets well. Anyone that does it relying on pure luck, instead of skill.One of my favourite books on investing is One Up on Wall Street, by Peter Lynch. Lynch said that “Far more money has been lost by investors trying to anticipate corrections, than lost in the corrections themselves.” If you trade 20 times a day, pulling everything out and then chucking your money back in might work. But that’s a seriously high-risk strategy and I’m just not willing to risk my savings and investments on the whim of the markets.The same idea has been echoed by every major investing figure I care to listen to. That includes the founder of Vanguard and creator of the first ever index fund, Jack Bogle. He said: “The idea that a bell rings to signal when to get into or out of the stock market is simply not credible. I don’t know anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. I don’t even know anybody who knows anybody who has.”Think long termA much better strategy — as hard as it is when all around you are panicking — is to stay invested. Pick up good companies at attractive prices, and reinvest the dividends over the long term. That’s the kind of passive income I like. You’re effectively being paid for doing nothing at all.I’ve not sold any of my investments. That includes FTSE 100 companies like Aviva and Legal & General. It includes the FTSE 250 growth champions Games Workshop and Avon Rubber. And also AIM-listed firms that have carried on growing while the markets dumped, including Team17 and Frontier Developments.Selling now, I would lose all of the compound growth I’ve built up over the years. That nervous investors panicked and dumped everything just to be sitting on tens of thousands in cash seems crazy to me.In fact, since the market crash, I’ve invested more in all of them. These are all highly cash-generative businesses with attractive dividend yields, that are trading below their fair values. If I thought each was good bet at a price-to-earnings ratio of 15 or 20, why wouldn’t I think the same at a P/E of 5 or 8?I’m treating this stock market crash for what it is. A rare window of opportunity to get access to the companies I love at bargain basement prices. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Tom Rodgers Tom Rodgers owns shares in Aviva, Legal & General, Games Workshop, Avon Rubber, Team17 and Frontier Developments. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avon Rubber. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Why I think the FTSE 100 crash is my best chance to make serious money I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

The Superdry share price is down 20%. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Roland Head | Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 | More on: SDRY Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Image source: Getty Images center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. So far, it’s shaping up to be a grim year for struggling fashion firm Superdry (LSE: SDRY). Even with founder Julian Dunkerton back in charge, Superdry’s share price has fallen by 20% already this year.Tuesday’s dismal half-year results did most of the damage. Superdry shares were down by 16% at the closing bell last night.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It’s been a few months since I last looked at this turnaround story, so I’ve been digesting the retailer’s latest numbers and updating my view on the stock. Here’s what I think now.Signs of hope?At face value, Superdry’s results are still pretty poor. Revenue fell by 23% during the six months to 24 October, while the company’s pre-tax loss expanded from £2.3m to £10.6m. Margins fell as the firm was forced to discount more to shift old stock.I’m not surprised Superdry’s share price is giving up November’s gains. But, in fairness, the company says 23% of trading days were lost due to store closures. I guess the revenue slump isn’t a complete disaster.There’s also some hope that online sales will start to make a bigger contribution. The group says online revenue has risen by 50% over the last year and now accounts for 50% of retail sales. That’s really encouraging in my view — I think online growth will be an essential element of Superdry’s turnaround.Two risks I can’t ignoreHowever, I do have a couple of concerns. Although Superdry reports a net cash balance of £34.1m, I’m not sure how sustainable this is. The company also admits it benefited from £30m of Covid-19 rent deferrals and delayed ordering new season stock. Superdry reduced its inventory levels during the autumn, releasing a further £8m of cash.Without these favourable changes to cash flow, I think the retailer would be running a net debt balance. And that could be a problem, because the company has warned there’s now “significant doubt on the group’s ability to continue as a going concern.”What this accounting phrase means is that, if winter sales are disappointing, Superdry could breach the terms of its debt facilities. If this happens, the company’s lenders might force it to raise cash by selling new shares — or even go into administration.Superdry share price: where next?I can’t avoid concluding that Superdry shares are a bit of a punt. Firstly, I believe the company’s financial situation is more uncertain than it first seems. In my view, this could lead to a discounted share placing at some point in the future.My second concern is that, so far, I can’t see any evidence that the brand’s revamp is making progress.City analysts are taking a more bullish view and predict a return to sales and profit growth during 2021/22. I’m not sure. Although I admire Dunkerton’s personal (and financial) commitment to his creation, I don’t see any way to predict whether he’ll be able to repeat his original success.Based on this week’s results, I won’t be buying Superdry shares any time soon. I’d rather pay a little extra for a more successful (and profitable) retailer. The Superdry share price is down 20%. Here’s what I’d do now Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Newly adopted Florida COVID-19 liability shield law is nation’s ‘most aggressive’

first_img The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Focus on BusinessBy John Haughey | The Center SquareFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis was rocking as he signed the first bill sent to his desk by lawmakers during their 2021 legislative session – a fast-tracked measure instantly installing COVID-liability protections for businesses and health care providers. Senate Bill 72, approved by the House Friday in an 83-31 vote, was ceremoniously signed into law by the governor Monday as a band played the Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” in a Capitol celebration.“We don’t want to be in a situation where people are scared of being sued just for doing normal things,” DeSantis said while flanked by House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.“We want folks to be able to live their lives, provide opportunities for people to do different things and then let individuals make the decisions about what they want to do,” he added.SB 72, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, was drafted from American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation to extend COVID-19 protections to businesses, schools, nonprofits, religious institutions and health care providers that make “good-faith efforts” to follow government health guidelines.Under SB 72 and House companion, House Bill 7, filed by Rep. Lawrence McClure, R-Dover, a plaintiff filing a COVID-19 lawsuit must prove with “clear and convincing evidence” a defendant acted with “gross negligence.”The new law – which went into effect with DeSantis’ signature but does not apply retroactively to filed suits – requires plaintiffs obtain affidavits from physicians attesting defendants’ acts or omissions caused damages, injuries or deaths.In addition, the law raises the standard of proof in COVID-19 related lawsuits from the usual “preponderance of evidence” to “clear and convincing evidence” and requires cases be brought within one year of an alleged COVID-19-related problem.“This is the most aggressive COVID liability protection bill in the United States of America,” Sprowls said.Proponents, including business associations spearheaded by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, fear an avalanche of “predatory” lawsuits could cripple economic recovery from the pandemic.“Florida’s businesses and health care facilities that continue to do their best to keep employees, customers and patients safe will no longer have to fear frivolous lawsuits as they continue relaunching Florida’s economy,” Chamber CEO Mark Wilson said.“By signing this bill into law, Florida has once again acted decisively, and demonstrated to the rest of the nation that states can protect consumers and allow the economy to continue to prosper,” Florida Council of 100 Chair Syd Kitson said in a statement. “As a result, Florida is attracting entrepreneurs and companies from other states.”Originally, SB 72/HB 7 precluded the health care industry with protections for providers, hospitals, clinics and physicians addressed in a separate Senate-House companion bill.That measure was merged by the Senate Rules Committee on March 11 into SB 72, which was subsequently approved by the Senate, 24-15, on March 18, sending it to the House and, on Monday, to DeSantis’ desk.Incorporating SB 74’s health care protections into SB 72 was necessary expediency, Simpson said. “We had businesses, frontline workers and health care that in the face of the tragedy they were facing last March, April and May had to go to work every day,” She said. “This bill was essential to protect those folks.”All state legislatures during 2020 and 2021 sessions have deliberated on COVID-19 liability protections for businesses with Louisiana the only exception this year because its legislature hasn’t convened yet.Florida’s SB 72 is similar to bills being considered or already adopted in Missouri, Nebraska, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Indiana. TAGSBusinessCOVID-19Governor Ron DeSantisHealth Care ProvidersLawsuitsLiabilityProtectionsSenate Bill 72The Center Square Previous articleSen. Bracy and Rep. Brown push scholarships for descendants of 1920 Ocoee riot victims, but will there be funds?Next articleIs Becker running for Mayor of Apopka? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Taking reasonable precautions such as wearing gloves can help businesses avoid civil liability. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Helen Wright is new CEO of Face2Face Australia

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 7 May 2006 | News Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Helen Wright is new CEO of Face2Face Australiacenter_img The Dialog Group has announced the appointment of Helen Wright as chief executive officer of Face2Face Australia.Helen joins the organisation from Greenpeace, where she was Direct Marketing Manager.The appointment follows the recent launch of Face2Face in Australia by the Dialog Group. Face2Face already has a presence in the UK & Ireland. Advertisement The Dialog Group is an international group of autonomous companies offering specialist fundraising services to the charity sector, with offices in Dublin, Austria, Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and operations in Germany and New Zealand.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

People bounce over to community center for easter egg hunt

first_imgFort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Facebook Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ ReddIt Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Elizabeth Campbell Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Twitter Previous articleTCU researcher receives grant to continue probiotic researchNext articleCommunity to host fundraiser Monday to support injured Fort Worth officer Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Amieona Ashford, 8 years old, came out with her brother, sister and mom to enjoy the event.“I just want to see everybody get some eggs and have fun,” Ashford said. “After the eggs, my mom’s going to hold our baskets and I’m going to go play.”Other kids however, like Billy Frantz’s 9 and 12 year old sons, were there for the community events more than the egg hunt.“They’re too cool for it now,” Frantz said. “They’re enjoying the weather more than the eggs.”Members from the Arlington Heights Methodist Church were also at the event, with a large supply of bubbles to share. They also brought their food truck that offered apples, bananas and granola bars, as what pastor Allen Lutes called a “healthy alternative to all the candy.”“Today is just a lot of fun,” Lutes said. “I think it’s important that the church be in the neighborhood and we have a lot of friends here.” + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars print编辑触摸共享全屏来源 www.the109.org制作你自己的了解更多接触图片分享图像…全屏Fort Worth residents came together Saturday at the Thomas Place Recreation Center to enjoy an easter egg hunt celebration.The event featured four different egg hunts for different ages; a 3 and under, 4 to 5, 6 to 7 and 8 and up. While the eggs that were hidden were all empty, kids could turn in their empty eggs to receive a gift bag with candy and other treats. There was also a petting zoo, arts and crafts, moon bounces and games, such as a cupcake walk.Whitney Johnson said she brought her 3-year-old daughter to enjoy the activities, after trying three other locations and missing each of those egg hunts by a matter of minutes.“I really wanted my daughter to do an egg hunt,” Johnson said. “I relish the chance for her to get outside and make friends.”The Easter bunny has come to Fort Worth! Find out more about this hunt @the109fw pic.twitter.com/cNXtEf8Nfx— Elizabeth Campbell (@ECampbell360) March 26, 2016 Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

Faculty, staff call for change in letter to TCU community

first_img + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vaglio Twitter TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Facebook Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: February 12, 2020Next articleWhat we’re reading: father arrested after running cult out of daughter’s dorm, federal judge approves Sprint’s acquisition Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebookcenter_img Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean ReddIt Linkedin printEleven faculty and staff members want the TCU community to help eliminate obstacles students of color face on campus and advance equity and inclusion.The letter is a response to a lawsuit filed last month that claims a female student was physically and verbally abused by Dean Diane Snow, the dean of the John V. Roach Honors College.Read the full letter below. Twitter What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

Frontpage Africa back on the newsstands

first_img RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 14, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Frontpage Africa back on the newsstands News ————-10.10.2013 – Editor’s 30-day release is “totally unsatisfactory”Reporters Without Borders calls for Frontpage Africa editor Rodney Sieh’s definitive release and the reopening of his newspaper after a court freed him yesterday on “compassionate grounds” for a period of 30 days beginning on 8 October. Jailed on 21 August for being unable to pay former agriculture minister Chris Toe 1.6 million dollars (1.2 million euros) in libel damages, Sieh is forbidden to travel abroad and must notify the authorities if he leaves the capital, Monrovia, during this temporary period of release.“Sieh’s temporary release is totally unsatisfactory,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This half-measure allows the Liberian government to save face with respect to all the pressure it has been under for several months from Liberian and international human rights NGOs, but it does not address the underlying problem, the illegitimacy of Sieh’s detention in the first place.“This case underlines the importance of completing the decriminalization of defamation by setting a ceiling on damage awards. Sieh was jailed for being unable to pay the excessive damages ordered in this case. Such a disproportionate amount helps to intimidate the media and obstruct freedom of information.”——-17.09.2013 – Journalist Rodney Sieh sent back to prison after hospitalizationReporters Without Borders is outraged by the re-admission to Monrovia central prison today of the journalist Rodney Sieh, after 22 days in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital. “The harassment of this journalist by the Liberian legal system is totally underserved and we call for his immediate release,” the press freedom organization said.”Rodney Sieh was only carrying out his job as a journalist. We call once again on the government to take action to decriminalise media offences, in particular to stop imposing disproportionate fines on journalists in order to intimidate them, since the media play an important role in the fight against corruption.” Sieh was imprisoned on 20 August for refusing to pay a fine of nearly 1.6 million dollars in libel damages in a case brought by the former agriculture minister, Chris Toe.Since then, Toe has told the media he would drop the case if the journalist apologised publicly. Sieh’s lawyers say their client will not consider such an apology since the articles that appeared in his newspaper Frontpage Africa were based on extracts of official reports by the General Auditing Commission, the country’s anti-corruption body. Photo: The editor of the daily Frontpage Africa, Rodney Sieh (Ken Harper/SI Newhouse School of Public Communications). RSF_en December 16, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 12, 2020 Find out more LiberiaAfrica Organisation Reports to go further News LiberiaAfrica Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomes the reappearance of the Frontpage Africa daily, which had been subject to a publication ban since 23 August, and the definitive release of its editor, Rodney Sieh.A court gave its permission on 19 November for Frontpage Africa to resume publishing and it was back on the newsstands today.The court declared Sieh to be a free man on 18 November. As he left the courtroom, he thanked all those who supported him while he was held and said the experience had reinforced his determination to expose corruption.“My newspaper will be on the newsstands again very soon and we are coming back stronger than ever,” he told reporters outside the court.———–14.11.2013 – Newspaper editor released, former minster drops caseReporters Without Borders is pleased to learn that Frontpage Africa editor Rodney Sieh is a free man again. Sieh was taken back to prison when his 30 days of “compassionate leave” expired on 8 November but was formally released the same day.In a related development, former agriculture minister Chris Toe yesterday withdrew his libel action against Sieh and let it be known he is no longer seeking payment of the 1.5 million dollars in damages ordered by a court. It was Sieh’s failure to pay that led to his imprisonment.“Sieh’s release is a great relief after this saga consisting of his arrest, imprisonment, home leave on ‘compassionate’ grounds, house arrest and finally last week’s release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope it ends the judicial harassment to which Sieh and his newspaper have been subjected for the past four months.“We urge the authorities to complete the decriminalization of media offences by establishing a ceiling on damages awards without any further delay, so that such an episode does not recur. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf signed the decriminalization bill into law in July 2012. More than a year later, Liberia’s entire press corps is still waiting for it to become a reality.”The court handling the Sieh case is expected to issue a final ruling on 18 November.———————21.10.2013 – Editor placed under house arrest for the remainder of paroleReporters Without Borders is disturbed by the justice ministry’s decision on 18 October to place Frontpage Africa editor Rodney Sieh under house arrest during the rest of the 30 days of “compassionate” leave from prison that he was accorded on 8 October.“The house arrest order contradicts the parole that Sieh was granted on health grounds,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Sieh is like a ball being batted to and fro in a power struggle between different Liberian officials. This constitutes cruel treatment and we call for the immediate withdrawal of this measure, which restricts his freedom of movement and his access to health care.”The house arrest order came two days after the Supreme Court ordered justice minister Christiana Tah to show cause why she should not be held in contempt for ordering Sieh’s temporary release in “defiance” of the court’s decision in August to jail him for failing to pay 1.6 million dollars in damages to a former agriculture minister.Sieh will now have to spend the remaining days of his parole confined to his home and under constant police surveillance. News Follow the news on Liberialast_img read more