MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has obtained a copy of a memo sent to Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) informing him of how millions of millions of United States and Liberia dollars paid as taxes have not been reflecting in the Consolidated General Revenue Account at the Central Bank of Liberia (CGRA). Public Policy 

Millions of Taxpayers’ Money Missing, Auditors Discovered, Then Found Dead

MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has obtained a copy of a memo sent to Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) informing him of how millions of millions of United States and Liberia dollars paid as taxes have not been reflecting in the Consolidated General Revenue Account at the Central Bank of Liberia (CGRA). The audit was conducted on the Direct Transfer Payments between the commercial banks and the Government of Liberia’s (GOL) Consolidated General Revenue Account (CGRA) at the Central Bank of Liberia covering the years…

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Predictably, the coup failed, and Rawlings was arrested and condemned to death in a military trial. But his blunt statements on the country’s urgent need for a new era of social, political and economic justice had fired up his peers, and on 4 June 1979 a group of soldiers forcibly released him from prison before he could be executed. Tributes 

Revolutionary Pan Africanist Leader Jerry John Rawlings Dies at 73

By Victoria Brittan   Jerry Rawlings, the former military leader then twice-elected president of Ghana, who has died aged 73, dominated the country’s political life for two decades in the 1980s and 90s. In May 1979, Flt Lt Rawlings of the Ghanaian air force burst on to the country’s political scene. With a handful of officers, he launched an unsuccessful coup d’etat against a corrupt and discredited military government headed by Gen Fred Akuffo, shortly before a planned election. Rawlings was part of a radical underground organization in the military…

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SUP stands in solidarity with the Chairman of the Aggrieved Judicial workers of the Judiciary Branch of Government, Comrade-fighter Leroy Archie Ponpon; demands an Immediate Justice for Cde. Leroy Archie Ponpon; condemns the inhumane attitude of Chief Justice Francis Korkpor; calls on the Government of George Weah to pay the Aggrieved Judiciary Staffers, the Aggrieved Legislative Staffers, and all Civil servants immediately. Op-ed 

SUP stands in solidarity with Chairman Ponpon of Aggrieved Judicial workers

    PRESS STATEMENT   SUP stands in solidarity with the Chairman of the Aggrieved Judicial workers of the Judiciary Branch of Government, Comrade-fighter Leroy Archie Ponpon; demands an Immediate Justice for Cde. Leroy Archie Ponpon; condemns the inhumane attitude of Chief Justice Francis Korkpor; calls on the Government of George Weah to pay the Aggrieved Judiciary Staffers, the Aggrieved Legislative Staffers, and all Civil servants immediately. Comrades, compeers, and commandos. Cadres, militants, and stalwarts of Africa’s oldest mass-based student political movement- SUP. Ideological defenders and Crusaders of social justice,…

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Ho Ho, dear reader, they are obviously in transit. Even the post office takes time these days to deliver on such promises. Trust me, they are really great-looking bird stamps. Birds, and lots of ‘em. Hey, look out the window: there’s a Liberian pterodactyl attacking that space monster in the park! WOW, did you see that? Incredible. Tributes 

Bird Land: The beautiful birds and stamps of Liberia

    By Dag W. Walker   My mother was a status-conscious woman back in the old days when working class people had aspirations of climbing the social ladder into the dizzying heights of the middle class. My mother, realizing she would never be the high-achieving being she longed to be, determined that I would be her surrogate, that shining social success she failed to become. Success, mine and hers, depend on me to rise, according to my mother’s limited understanding of success, to the professional heights as a doctor…

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Looking back, Baroe says the pandemic gave her some time to perfect her craft – and the album. “I had to put stop to it due to the Outbreak of the Pandemic; but I also used the time to restructure and improve.” Born in Liberia, Princess moved to Ghana with family in 2005. Her love and passion has helped her through some trying times. “I have been blessed with an amazing vocal and being in Ghana helped me a lot. Artists & Reviews 

Liberian Singer Princess Barrolle to release long awaited album

Staff Report   ACCRA – Princess Barrolle, the Liberian-born Afro-Beat/Reggae,and Soul singer are upbeat about the launch of her upcoming album, Desire, a project two years in the making that showcases her vocal range as a solid artist and performer. Based in Accra, Ghana for the past few years, Princess, popularly known as Baroe, with previous hits Dream, Intruder,  the “Prove Your Love” collaboration with CIC and “Hold Me”, has been busy over the past two years writing and producing songs for Desire, which was held back due to the Covid-19…

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The new President’s accepted the challenge with an amazingly activist response: the university had “duties to society.”[3]  This singular statement became a powerful metaphor of self-determination. It motivated his indefatigable efforts to provide teaching and learning services to thousands of UL students caught in the bind of a fratricidal conflict that had destroyed all the infrastructure of the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning founded in 1862 as Liberia College.  Tributes 

PROFESSOR PATRICK LAWRENCE NIMLEY SEYON: A Eulogy

  By Amos Sawyer Today we say farewell to Professor Dr. Patrick Lawrence Nimene Seyon, a distinguished Liberian public intellectual and progressive activist. Comfort and I  and our family would like to convey to you, Barbara, his spouse; to Tuan, Juah and Marena his children; and to the other members of his family our condolences for his loss and to say to Barbara, thank you for taking good care of him and making him happy, especially during the declining years of his life. May God richly reward you all. Patrick…

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A member of the opposition Liberty Party and Senatorial candidate in upcoming elections was attacked at a rally in the slum community of New Kru Town allegedly by supporters of the ruling CDC. Senator Abraham Darius Dillon shortly, thereafter, angrily reacted by threatening to have his supporters stone the Presidential convoy. The National Security Agency (NSA)reacted  by warning that such action would be dealt with decisively. The Senator later retracted his statement and threat.   Liberia holds midterm elections in December and General and Presidential elections in 2023. To date, no investigation has been concluded by Liberian authorities nor anyone held to account for these election related violence. In Guinea and Cote’Ivoire, the opposition have been protesting against attempts by the incumbents to extend their rule by amending the constitutions Deadly shases and injutries have been reported.  By Our Political Reporters in Wasgington DC and Monrovia/African Star Public Policy 

Liberia Election Commission ignoring nation’s laws, hires controversial vendor, as critical poll nears

  Authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) appear to be entrenched in their defiance of the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC), which has warned the electoral body against awarding a contract for the procurement of election materials for the December 8 elections to a little known company that lacks the track record for elections procurement. The NEC decision, which has allegedly already been communicated to partners including the UNDP, comes at a time when the electoral body has yet to satisfy the PPCC’s requirements for an approved vendor…

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We may not be physically present in Tanzania, but we are watching. Wed cannot remain mute when Tanzania is bleeding and crying out for our solidarity. As many voices continue to be silenced, we know that there are bold and courageous sisters and brothers who are not relenting in this struggle. We stand by them, and we stand by the spirit of pan-Africanism. Public Policy 

A pan-African stand must be taken against political oppression in Tanzania

    It is 59 years since Tanzania, a country that pioneered pan-Africanism, liberated herself from colonialism and struck her own path in defining freedom and independence. When the history of pan-Africanism is written, Tanzania is among the countries that are celebrated as a touchstone of liberation. As a result, many Africans, Americans and the Caribbean’s nationalist and freedom fighters made political pilgrimage and permanently settled in Tanzania. Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, among other great founders, is celebrated for leading and championing the liberation of the Africa continent, leaving a legacy…

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“All hands must be on the deck to raise the consciousness of our people, enhance the media capacity and bring the stakeholders on same page regarding the fight against irregular migration, human trafficking and enslavement of Africans on other soils in the name of migration. “African leaders must reset governance to create more opportunities for the citizens. The success of this summit is a test of capability on the part of all JIFORM members, therefore we must deploy our best arsenals to make it happen for the good of the continent” said Ajibola, the President, JIFORM Public Policy 

Liberian Journalist Selected on International Migration Forum panel

Nigeria- Liberian Journalist Bettie Kemah Johnson-Mbayo has been selected as member for the Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) for its African media summit theme ‘migration and human development’ slated for Ghana between January 21 and 22, 2021. JIFORM announced a 25-man Local Organizing Committee (LOC) chaired by a Ghanaian journalist, Jerry John Akormor of Class FM, Accra, with Biram. S. Jobe of QTV Gambia as Secretary. Also named as Co-Chairman of the summit is Mr Korede Ogunbunmi, the General Manager Radio Nigeria 103.5 fm, Lagos, Nigeria, this is apart from the Technical…

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In different tweets on Monday, former leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) kingpin Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, Thuli Madosela and musicians AKA and Casper Nyovest, suggested that the South African government and other nations should intervene to stop the arrest and human rights violations. Public Policy 

EFF expresses solidarity with Nigerian protesters, condemns Buhari government

By Jonisayi Maromo Pretoria – The Julius Malema-led Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Wednesday saluted the “young lions” of Nigeria for intensifying the fight against police brutality under the banner of #EndSARS. The protests now included “a more cogent revolutionary struggle” against corruption, maladministration and bad governance that has characterised Nigeria over decades, it said. EFF national spokesperson Delisile Ngwenya said in a statement that Nigeria had seen seven military takeovers of governance, including two of its former military rulers turned democratically elected heads of state – former president Olusegun…

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