Speaking about democratic governance – one of the major challenges facing member States, President Bio took the moral high ground, though he himself is under pressure from the country’s main opposition APC, calling on him to respect the democratic right of the people to elect their representatives in parliament, after the High Court annulled last year’s election results in over a dozen constituencies won by the opposition APC. Public Policy 

Chapeau Pres. Maada Bio, the 32mil Kano University of science and technology

  By Robert Moncio Kpadeh President Maada Bio is making good his big promise to construct a University of Science & Technology in the District of Kono in Sierra Leone with about US$32m already approved and secured from the Ecowas Bank for Investment and Development. The Kono University of Science and Technology promises to be a hybrid State of the Art learning institution and the citadel of ICT learning in the Subregion with technical support from MIT, USA. This is the progressive and visionary leadership African countries need in the…

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But unfortunately, TODAY, those unfortunate women are no more; as the "freedom fighters" within the NPFL territorial confines of which Mrs. Taylor resided with a PISTOL also, were NEVER given the slightest basis to be alive so as to make similar claims because they and their unborn children were decimated to their early unidentified graves without an opportunity to have glanced at their children; least to mentioned a grandchild as Mrs. Taylor is opportune currently. Op-ed 

Her bluff that she was a “humanitarian” can not withstand any solid grounds!

  Part I   By Archie Williams Our country, Liberia, has been an interesting piece of land on the African continent in terms of its notorious historicity where those that consciously committed the most heinous acts against the generality of the people through unorthodox means, have gotten away with impunity so easily just by the stroke and wave of a single hand. And more so, to sum it, we Liberians that were/are the actual victims are so gullible to an extent where anything of no consequence can easily bill, or…

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Did WHO-Rep Dr. Clement Lugala Peter take Bribe to Smear Liberia’s Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Nyan?

  PRESS RELEASE   ZÜRICH, August 3, 2020 – A US-based COVID-19 Expert-Group has alleged that the Representative of the World Health Organization in Liberia (WHO), Dr. Lugala Peter Lasuba Clement was “possibly being paid by the Liberian government to slander and speak negative” of an acclaimed NIH-trained Liberian infectious disease expert, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan. Dr. Nyan has been critical of the Liberian government’s “incompetence” and “mishandling” of the COVID-19 pandemic response in the little West African country. In a Zoom video conference held over the weekend, the Expert-Group…

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Diana Ross and the Supremes, “Where did our love go?”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Ta5TlCBR8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berry_Gordy https://www.britannica.com/biography/Berry-Gordy-Jr https://www.biography.com/musician/berry-gordy-jr https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/the-motown-story-how-berry-gordy-jr-created-the-legendary-label-178066/ Music 

When Berry Gordy made Motown Our Town

  By: Dag Walker   Growing up in the 1950s and ‘60s in the remotest parts of the Rocky Mountains in the United States of America we had our musical traditions, old guys like Elmo from down the road who played fiddle at the weekend barn dance, Zeke on spoons and a tin bucket, Bobby Joe on washboard, and Betty Lou singing up a Country Western storm of heart-break and horses on the lone prairie. Yes, there was fancy music, stuff we never actually heard in those cold, high mountains…

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Her first novel Nervous Conditions won the African section of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989. Other award-winning credits include Neria, Zimbabwe's most successful film released in 1993. Her latest book, This Mournable Body, is on the Booker Prize longlist, which was unveiled earlier this week. It is a sequel to Nervous Conditions, and "channels the hope and potential of one young girl and a fledgling nation to lead us on a journey to discover where lives go after hope has departed", the Booker Prize website says.*** News 

Famed Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga released on bail

Tsitsi Dangarembga, an award-winning Zimbabwean author and Booker Prize nominee, has been released on bail after her arrest during an anti-government protest. Eleven other people detained on Friday – including Fadzayi Mahere, a lawyer and spokeswoman for the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance party – were also freed on Saturday. They were ordered to return to court on September 18. Dangarembga was charged with incitement to commit violence and breaching anti-coronavirus health regulations after staging a two-woman demonstration in the capital on Friday, the day of planned protests against corruption…

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Even in their desperation for a bit of good news as they have drowned in a cesspool of bad narratives created by themselves, must they manufacture such a BLACK LIE about Weah's and his disreputable presidency? A president that is doing well by his people doesn't need public relations, his people will invariably be his PROs. They will echo his good news wide and loud. Can you guys stop this Hilarious Nonsense for a moment! Op-ed 

President Weah violates all the laws of his country with a bellicose fist!

  By Robert Moncio Kpadeh   George Weah runs a hawkish kleptocracy (a criminal empire). He is a lawless President who violates all the laws of his country with a bellicose fist. His citizens are “dirt poor”, jobless and dying on a daily basis from extreme hunger. His economy wallows in total shambles. In the name of “Stimulus Package”, he shamelessly begged the IMF for a loan to buy rice, oil, and beans for his people (an unsustainable food distribution that now seems delusional)— meaning he is a father who…

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ANC does need its male or female equivalent of the diabolical and noxiously ignorant Eugene Fangohn, We reminded steadfast in our condemnation of the ill-treatment and threats Mr. Cummings and Hon Kolubah received. It is a good thing the ANC has taken the high road for now and seeking proper redress through the right channel. Public Policy 

Alternative National Congress—ANC, must grow balls & call out Mouna Farhat, now!

  By Paul Jackson   The Alternative National Congress—ANC, leadership needs to grow some balls or put on its big girl drawls and directly call out Mouna Farhat for her insensitivity and callous threatening statement.  Although she made a half-baked apology, the post continues to remain on her page; that alone should tell us that she doesn’t give a damn! A lot of Liberians see Mouna through the lens of ANC and we must unconditionally disassociate the party from the nonsense she wrote. I find it appalling that the post…

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Her first novel Nervous Conditions won the African section of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989. Other award-winning credits include Neria, Zimbabwe's most successful film released in 1993. Her latest book, This Mournable Body, is on the Booker Prize longlist, which was unveiled earlier this week. It is a sequel to Nervous Conditions, and "channels the hope and potential of one young girl and a fledgling nation to lead us on a journey to discover where lives go after hope has departed", the Booker Prize website says.*** Public Policy 

Who is Tsitsi Dangarembga?

  BBC—Award-winning Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, a nominee for this year’s Booker Prize, has been arrested in the country’s capital, Harare, during an anti-government protest. Dangarembga, 61, and another protester were bundled into a police lorry while carrying placards. The government has warned that participation in Friday’s demonstration is regarded as insurrection. Police and soldiers are patrolling cities where streets are mainly empty. BBC Africa Live: Updates from across the continent**** Seven babies die in one night at Zimbabwe hospital*** ‘Our only radiotherapy machine broke during my treatment’*** Opposition parties…

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Interestingly, the 2017 elections have come and gone and many are clinging on to the CDC victory as if it’s the triumph of their lives. Some of these very ones, like myself have always considered George Oppong Weah, grossly incompetent and unfit for the office of the President of the Republic of Liberia. But some of these people are somersaulting suddenly and are singing praises to Weah. You will not believe who they’re scapegoats, THE PROGRESSIVES! Public Policy 

NDC Condemns Attacks on Hon . Yekeh Kolubah and Hon. Alex Cummings 

  For Immediate Release   Monrovia, July 30, 2020 — The National Democratic Coalition (NDC) condemns in the strongest terms the government-sponsored and instigated the attack on Hon. Alexander Cummings, head of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) and Hon. Yekeh Kolubah, Montserrado County District 10 Representative in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County. This unprovoked attack signals the trend that the government will follow throughout the 2020 legislative and 2023 general and presidential elections. We call for an immediate probe into the circumstances and those responsible must be brought to justice. This…

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Senator Prince Johnson has many critics but his critics don't mention his ethnicity when they criticize him. Same thing can be said of Charles Taylor. But it is quite easy for people to beat the entire Mandingo ethnic group because of the action of one or some of its member. The current example is that of Mouna Farhat of ANC. In her post yesterday, which has come under strong criticism, she said, "The Mandingo people starting again o." Op-ed 

Mouna Fahart incendiary remarks about Mandingoes must be condemned

  By: Nvasekie Konneh Senator Prince Johnson has many critics but his critics don’t mention his ethnicity when they criticize him. Same thing can be said of Charles Taylor. But it is quite easy for people to beat the entire Mandingo ethnic group because of the action of one or some of its member. The current example is that of Mouna Farhat of ANC. In her post yesterday, which has come under strong criticism, she said, “The Mandingo people starting again o.” She went on to say in the same…

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