Regulation & Policy - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- Police in Monrovia have announced the arrest and probe of a Sky FM/Television staff Lawrence Cole, 31, along with two other suspects - Boimah Kamara and Janet Ahullo for forgery and theft. A release quoting police spokesman George Bardue disclosed that suspect Cole was arrested following complaint from Roosevelt E. Taylor of Global Bank, a commercial bank in Monrovia. In a complaint to the police, Taylor alleged that the bank sustained a loss of L$650,000 allegedly withdrawn from Don Bosco's account by one of its employees suspect Janet Ahullo. Bardue said the third suspect Boimah Kamara, is also being investigated for forgery and theft

- Morocco’s coalition government has been torn by a fierce debate over new media guidelines that some say require public TV and radio stations to be more religious. Communications Minister Mustapha Khalfi from the newly elected moderate Islamist party issued the new guidelines for public broadcasters in early April that include measures such as banning lottery advertisements and mandating the broadcast of the call to prayer five times a day.