U.S. Embassy Monrovia Honors U.S. – Liberia Special Bond Through Donation of Historic Photographs

On Thursday, March 17, 2022, U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy, on behalf of the United States Government, presented 20 historical photographs to the National Museum of Liberia. The photographs were taken by Charles Allmon, one of the early photo editors of National Geographic who also worked as a supervisor for the Firestone Plantation in the 1940s, …

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Facia Harris, 2022 International Women of Courage Awardee, Celebrated by U.S. Secretary of State, First Lady, and Ambassadors

On Monday, March 14, 2022, Ms. Facia Boyenoh Harris was recognized for her life-long commitment to advancing the rights of women and girls in Liberia at the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage ceremony. Ms. Harris was one of 12 courageous women from across the globe, and the first Liberian in the program’s …

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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Historic Liberian Landmarks

Yesterday, a U.S. Congressional delegation to Liberia led by Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, visited Providence Island and Providence Baptist Church to commemorate the historic relationship between the United States and Liberia. Representative Meeks, who represents a congressional district in New York, was joined by Representatives Ami Bera of …

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U.S. Presidential Delegation Meets with Elections Coordinating Committee, Expresses Appreciation

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council Ms. Dana Banks yesterday met with the Elections Coordinating Committee Steering Committee at an event hosted by Ambassador Michael McCarthy. The U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Bicentennial Celebration of the Republic of Liberia, which also included Secretary of the Smithsonian …

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Ambassador McCarthy Joins Liberian Government to Launch School-based Vaccination Campaign

Ambassador Michael McCarthy and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jim Wright joined Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah, Education Minister Ansu Sonii, and other Government of Liberia officials to launch the school-based Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination campaign at the William V.S. Tubman High School in Sinkor, Monrovia on Tuesday, February 8. The school-based …

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Ambassador McCarthy, U.S. Marines Celebrate Graduates at Paynesville Townhall Community

On Saturday, February 5, 2022, Ambassador Michael McCarthy delivered the keynote speech for the senior graduating class of Zion Praise Academy, a private school at the Children Relief Ministry, located in the Paynesville Townhall Community.  The event took place at the Effort Baptist Church, and Ambassador McCarthy was joined by U.S. Embassy Marine Security Guard …

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Ambassador McCarthy, Adjutant General Rogers Lead Press Roundtable

On February 8, 2022, Ambassador Michael McCarthy and visiting Major General Paul Rogers, the Adjutant General of the Michigan Army and Air National Guard and the director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, spoke with the media at a press roundtable at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia.  Ambassador McCarthy led a discussion …

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Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Arrival of Americans at Providence Island

Today, Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined H.E. President George Weah, Head of the National Traditional Council of Liberia Zanzan Karwor, Archbishop Isaac Winker, and Imam Ali Krayee to recognize the 200th anniversary of the arrival on Providence Island of free Black men, women, and children from the United States on Providence Island.  The commemoration kicks off …

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Amb McCarthy Joins Launch of New Medical School Curriculum at University of Liberia

On November 12, Ambassador Michael McCarthy visited the University of Liberia Fendell campus to celebrate the closing of the inaugural xSEL Science Camp and the launch of the newly designed medical school curriculum, the effort of a partnership between the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, the U.S. Government, and U.S. universities. Ambassador McCarthy joined Acting …

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Amb McCarthy Meets the Student-Athletes of LEAD Monrovia Football Academy

Ambassador Michael McCarthy visited LEAD Monrovia Football Academy in Careysburg on November 12.  He had the opportunity to watch the impressive students on the football pitch as well as in the classroom.  They shared how the unique academy is teaching them to lead a positive change in Liberia. The U.S. Embassy is proud to have played a small part …

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Ambassador McCarthy Visits Embassy-funded COVID Prevention Mural in West Point

On Sunday, October 17, Ambassador Michael McCarthy and Sandra McCarthy visited the West Point township to view a new mural by Monrovian artist Patrick Gono and his team.  The mural shows our shared fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prevent a resurgence of it in Liberia. Gono received a grant from the U.S. Embassy public affairs section …

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U.S. Embassy Monrovia Celebrates the 2021 Class of Mandela Washington Fellows

On October 14, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy and U.S. Embassy Monrovia celebrated the 2021 class of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. The 19 Fellows were joined by government officials, business leaders, media heads, Embassy personnel, and other community leaders to receive their graduation certificates and share stories of their exchange experiences. Each 2021 Mandela Washington Fellow …

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Ambassador McCarthy Commends Hassan Bility, Global Justice Research Project

In his meeting today with Hassan Bility and other members of the Global Justice Research Project (GJRP) staff, Ambassador Michael McCarthy thanked Bility for his many years of selfless service to the cause of justice for war crimes victims.  Ambassador McCarthy remarked that the painstaking efforts of the GJRP to research war crimes has demonstrated that a group of …

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Ambassador McCarthy Makes a Call-to-Action to Stop Power Theft in Liberia

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy toured the Liberia Electricity Corporation’s (LEC) Bushrod Island facilities in order to better understand how U.S. assistance in the power sector has been used, and what the challenges are to the sector today.  Earlier this year, the U.S. Embassy and Liberian Government officials celebrated the end …

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Ambassador McCarthy Donates New Handbooks for Combatting TIP, Calls for TIP Law Reform

On August 2, Ambassador Michael McCarthy visited Minister of Justice Frank Musah Dean at the Ministry of Justice, and then joined Francis Korkpor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Liberia, at the Temple of Justice to donate the newly developed Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Legal Handbook for Prosecutors and TIP Bench-Book for Judges, …

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United States Donates More Than 300,000 Vaccines to Liberia

U.S. Embassy Monrovia announces the donation by the United States Government of 302,400 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally …

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U.S. Embassy Monrovia Congratulates Liberia on 174th Independence Day

Friends, It is my absolute pleasure to congratulate all Liberians on your 174th Independence Day! The United States and Liberia have much in common, including celebrating the independence of our longstanding, vibrant democracies just weeks apart. In a separate message, President Biden has expressed his own congratulations to the Liberian people: “The United States-Liberia relationship …

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Ambassador McCarthy Visits Kakata to Talk Health, Education

On June 16, 2021, the International Day of the African Child and the start of a bed net distribution campaign to prevent malaria infections throughout the 15 counties, Ambassador Michael McCarthy visited USAID health and education programs in Kakata, Margibi County. Ambassador McCarthy first visited Sackie Gbomoh Public School, which receives support from the U.S. Government …

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Amb McCarthy Visits Self-Help Grantee Look to Jesus Medical Clinic

On May 12, Ambassador Michael McCarthy visited the Look to Jesus Medical & Laboratory Clinic in the 72nd Community of Monrovia.  The owner of the clinic, Ms. Helen M. Bongay, received a grant from the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund last year.  The grant helped expand and improve the clinic’s obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) ward, which …

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Ambassador McCarthy Visits NPHIL Complex and Liberia Chimp Rescue and Protection

On May 5, Ambassador Michael McCarthy and Deputy Chief of Mission Alyson Grunder visited the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) complex in Margibi County, formerly known as Liberia Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR).  The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) currently shares diagnostic and office space in the complex.  In addition, Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection , a non-governmental organization …

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Joining Together to Preserve Providence Island: U.S. and Liberia Sign Joint Statement

On Friday, April 30, 2021, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Michael McCarthy joined Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs, and Tourism Ledgerhood Rennie, National Traditional Council Chief Zanzan Karwor, and Deputy Minister for Legal Affairs Deweh Gray at Providence Island to announce a U.S.-Liberian collaborative initiative on preservation of the historic venue and development of recommendations for …

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President Weah joins Ambassador McCarthy in Celebrating the Close of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact

On Wednesday, April 29,  Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined His Excellency President George Manneh Weah, Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L) CEO Monie Captan, and the Board of MCA-L in celebrating the close of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact at the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant.  The $257 million Compact aimed to encourage economic growth and reduce poverty in Liberia by addressing the inadequate access to reliable and affordable electricity …

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Ambassador McCarthy Delivers Keynote Address at Medical Student Event

On Saturday, April 24, Ambassador Michael McCarthy delivered the keynote address at the Liberia Medical Students’ Association (LMSA) 48th Inauguration Ceremony. The event took place at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine (AMDCM). He was joined by University of Liberia President Dr. Julius Nelson, Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Bernice Dahn, AMCDCM Dean Dr. …

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Ambassador McCarthy Visits University of Liberia, Presents Forestry Book Donation

On Wednesday, April 21, Ambassador Michael McCarthy met with University of Liberia (UL) President Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson, Jr. on the Capitol Hill campus.  They discussed the long-standing relationship UL has with the U.S. Embassy as well as UL partnerships with a number of U.S. universities and colleges. The U.S. Embassy Monrovia regularly facilitates opportunities …

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Ambassador McCarthy Dedicates New LEC Customer Service Center

On April 8, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy participated in a dedication ceremony for the new Liberia Electric Corporation (LEC) Customer Service Center in Waterside, Monrovia. When the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Compact with the Government of Liberia was launched in 2016, a major goal was to ensure that Compact investments would benefit women economically. Female …

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The Liberian National Security Agency opens new U.S. Government-funded HQ

On April 2, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined Minister of State Nathaniel McGill, National Security Agency Director James Pearson II, and other dignitaries to cut the ribbon on the brand-new headquarters of the Liberian National Security Agency. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Ambassador McCarthy remarked, “One of the lessons that has repeatedly been underscored is the …

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U.S., EU, and French Ambassadors Make Joint Visit to ArcelorMittal Facilities

U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy, EU Ambassador Laurent Delahousse, and French Ambassador Michaël Roux toured ArcelorMittal mining and port facilities on March 24, 2021.  Welcomed by ArcelorMittal Liberia Chief Executive Officer Scott Lowe, the three ambassadors had the opportunity to visit the mine operations near Yekepa and view the ArcelorMittal-renovated rail and port facilities from the …

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Ambassador McCarthy Hands Over COVID-19 Testing Supplies to Ministry of Health

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy handed over COVID-19 laboratory testing supplies to the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, on behalf of United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance project, through funding from USAID, is supporting the Government of Liberia to accelerate COVID-19 detection efforts by …

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Ambassador McCarthy’s Remarks for International Women’s Day

Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined President Weah, Government of Liberia ministers, and other members of the international community at the National Observance of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021.  He spoke about the importance of gender equality and access to education for girls as well as the need to put an end to sexual- and …

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Ambassador McCarthy Welcomes First COVAX Shipment

On Friday, March 5, 2021, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, donated through COVAX, arrived in Liberia.  Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy joined dignitaries from the Missions of the European Union, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, and France, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator at Roberts International Airport to welcome the shipment.  Ambassador McCarthy gave remarks along …

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Ambassador McCarthy Signs the Greening Diplomacy Initiative Pledge

On March 3, 2021, World Wildlife Day, Ambassador Michael McCarthy signed the Greening Diplomacy Initiative pledge to commit to sustainability, energy efficiency, and conservation.  Members of the Embassy’s Green Team joined to show their support. By signing the Greening Diplomacy Initiative pledge, Ambassador McCarthy promises to enhance the energy security and environmental performance of the …

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U.S. and EU Ambassadors Make Joint Visit to APM Terminals Liberia

U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy and EU Ambassador Laurent Delahousse met at the Freeport of Monrovia today to visit APM Terminals Liberia, a subsidiary of the Danish shipping giant Maersk A/S.  Welcomed by APM Terminals Liberia Managing Director George Adjei, the two Ambassadors had the opportunity to view the state-of-the-art port infrastructure that APM Terminals has …

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Ambassador McCarthy Stresses Importance of Agriculture to Liberia’s Development

Pledging U.S. support, Ambassador Michael McCarthy said he is convinced that Liberians “can build an agriculture sector that provides the basis for Liberia’s success on its journey to self-reliance.”  Ambassador McCarthy spoke at the opening of the National Agriculture Fair in Suakoko, Bong County last Friday, February 12. He noted that support for the agriculture …

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Ambassador McCarthy Joins the Moving Forward Together Radio Program

On February 8, 2021, Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy took part in the Moving Forward Together program on ECOWAS Radio 91.5 FM.  Moving Forward Together, hosted by Sayou Tequah, showcases how Americans and Liberians are working together to achieve shared goals.  Every week, Sayou discusses a different topic and listeners call in to share their own perspectives and ask questions. …

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Ambassador McCarthy Hands Over 430 Nursing and Midwifery Textbooks

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy handed over 430 new, up-to-date nursing and midwifery textbooks to the Liberia Board of Nursing & Midwifery (LBNM). The Ambassador’s first public event since his arrival in Liberia demonstrates the value the U.S. Government places on healthcare and critical front-line workers such as nurses and midwives. …

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Ambassador McCarthy Presents Credentials to President Weah

On Friday, January 22, 2021, His Excellency, President George M. Weah, received the credentials of U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia Michael A. McCarthy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador McCarthy thanked President Weah for his gracious letter to U.S. President Joseph R. Biden expressing congratulations on his inauguration, noting it was one …

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