Monrovia, October 15, 2019 -- The National Democratic Coalition of Liberia (NDC) strongly denounces the atrocities committed by President George Weah’s government against unarmed students who were seeking an audience with the President on behalf of their unpaid teachers. This latest attack by armed state police on peaceful students comes in the wake of a peaceful protest in support of their teachers. The teachers are on strike in demand of months of salary arears owed them by the Liberian government. This brutality by the government against peaceful students was unprovoked and absolutely unjustified. Public Policy 

Liberia: NDC denounces brutal government atrocities against peaceful students

    Monrovia, October 15, 2019 — The National Democratic Coalition of Liberia (NDC) strongly denounces the atrocities committed by President George Weah’s government against unarmed students who were seeking an audience with the President on behalf of their unpaid teachers. This latest attack by armed state police on peaceful students comes in the wake of a peaceful protest in support of their teachers. The teachers are on strike in demand of months of salary arears owed them by the Liberian government. This brutality by the government against peaceful students…

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Remembering Thomas Sankara on the 30th anniversary of his assassination Tributes 

Remembering Sankara on the 30th anniversary of his assassination

Amber Murrey Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (1949-1987) was assassinated 30 years ago, on 15 October 1987. He was one of the most confident and outspoken anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th century. Sankara’s life and political praxis continue to be significant in shaping and inspiring anti-imperial and Pan-African youth activism and resistance across the African continent and beyond. Revolutionary “Madness” In terms of revolutionary movements in Africa, Sankara’s stands out not only because it occurred well after independence but also because of the ambition of its vision. Sankara was a…

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The UN Envoy expressed commitment to working with the Liberian Government in achieving the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. However, he noted that UN adheres strictly to its fiduciary standards to safeguard UN funds against misuse and integrity risks. Op-ed 

The Vicious Attack on Roots FM is Autocratic and reechoes ‘The Reign of Terror’

    The Editor,   With grave urgency and concern, we vehemently condemn President George M. Weah and his Government for violently attacking ROOTS FM 102.7 – a critical radio station owned and operated by popular and vocal talk-show host Henry P. Costa. The unprovoked action by this government to forcibly enter and illegally shut down Roots FM is not only autocratic and undemocratic, but it reechoes ‘The Reign of Terror’ in Liberia. The Republic is fast gravitating from Democracy to Dictatorship under ex-Soccer Star George M. Weah. The dark…

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Nine minutes later the Syli Nationale did find the game's first goal when a cheeky back-heel from Mamadouba Bangoura saw Camara in his second one-on-one with the Liberian keeper, and this time he made no mistake with a clinical finish to make it 1-0 at the break. The Lone Stars came out strong at the start of the second half and came within inches of levelling matters in the 54th minute when Karleo Anderson met a right-sided free-kick, but his 12-yard header shaved the top of the crossbar. Op-ed 

Guinea beat Liberia 1-0, advancing to WAFU Plate final

  A first-half goal from Daouda Camara handed Guinea a 1-0 win over Liberia in the Plate semifinal of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations the Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal, on Wednesday. It was a fast start from the Syli Nationale who had the first shot on goal in the fourth minute when Jean Mouste unleashed a thunderbolt from 24-yards out, but his effort was superbly saved by the Liberian keeper. The Lone Stars were gifted a chance to take the lead in the 18th minute when Terry…

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For a little over a month since being elected and installed Senator of Montserrado County, critics of Dillon have chastised him for failing to live up to a campaign promise he made to make his salary and benefits public. Until Tuesday, September 24, Sen. Dillon had always claimed of not being informed about his entitlements as Senator. Op-ed 

Liberia: Dual Citizenship Debate – a Moral and Ethical Dilemma

    By Rev. Dr. Samuel E. Vansiea Liberia was founded as a Dual Citizenship nation. In the early 1800s almost all of Africa was colonized except the land now called Liberia. The natives traded with Europeans but did not allow them to own land. They, however, agreed to share land with Negro settlers from the United States of America in the spirit of Negro solidarity. It was through the political genius of the settlers that Liberia became a sovereign state in 1847. According to The American Journal of International…

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It is noteworthy to mention the masses of the South-east are our Brothers and Sisters. We are not fighting against them but are fighting with them. We tell them we are acutely aware of the truism that nobody sets out to build a nation of common values, egalitarianism and equality who strife on ethnic bigotry, exclusion, and the colonial method of divide and rule. The above metastasizing menaces are the ones that stymie national progress, frustrate collective transformation, and throw the nation into chaos. They are aberrations to social emancipation! They should not be tolerated!  Op-ed 

Liberia: We Don’t Oppose The People Of The South-East- But Weah, Tweah, Chie And Chambers

    Fellow-citizens! The Fatherland is in grave danger! But the Liberian masses, even on the cusp of extinction, have asked the following questions: what sin have we committed to be treated to such wretched existence; how many more lives will we lose; how many more of our vanguard forces will be tortured through blacklisting; having we had enough from this rotten order bereft of progressive tendencies? It is noteworthy to mention the masses of the South-east are our Brothers and Sisters. We are not fighting against them but are…

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KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - More than 300 boys and men, some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings, have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria, police said on Friday. Op-ed 

Abused and dehumanized: Hundreds of boys found chained in Nigeria

    KADUNA, Nigeria, euters — More than 300 boys and men, some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings, have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria, police said on Friday. Most of the freed captives seen by a Reuters reporter in the city of Kaduna were children, aged up to their late teens. Some shuffled with their ankles manacled and others were chained by their legs to large metal wheels to…

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Liberia: Alaric Tokpa and NDC Condemn attack on Roots FM

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The National Democratic Coalition (NDC) condemns in the strongest terms the attack on Roots FM and free speech in Liberia and therefore calls on all progressive social democrats in Liberia and abroad to step up the campaign for the democratization of Liberia. The Weah government is incapable of sustaining the democratic culture in our homeland. So we have no other choice but to defend, protect, and uphold the image of our great land of liberty. Yet, this is not the time to agonize; this is…

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Speaking on peace and security, Professor Alaric Tokpa emphasized that the New Vision for Liberia “is that clear Vision which promotes the rule of law, respect for the constitution, promotes unity and cultural diversity, peace, harmony, and security in all sectors of society,” adding that “freedom of speech, academic freedom, youth advancement and women’s rights were important to the New Vision for Liberia in a New Liberia.” Alaric Tokpa is an iconic fighter for social economic justice and democracy in Liberia. In the1980s, Mr. Tokpa was arrested and imprisoned by Sgt. Samuel Doe’s military junta, tried by a military tribunal and sentenced to death by firing squad, but later released on clemency. Op-ed 

Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan Presents New Vision to Rescue Liberia

    Dubai, UAE – As Liberia and other African countries fall into leadership crisis and a daunting economic future, three prominent Liberian social political activists participated in a forum and presented a perspective on Liberia’s future. The forum saw a major PowerPoint presentation by Liberia’s award-winning scientist and social activist, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, who presented what he termed as the “New Vision Liberia” and the urgent patriotic call to “Rescue Liberia,” a press statement from Dr. Nyan’s institution, Liberia is the oldest republic in Africa that gained its…

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ArticlArticle 28 of the Liberian constitution states: “Any person, at least one of whose parents was citizen of Liberia at the time of the person’s birth, shall be a citizen of Liberia; provided that any such person shall upon reaching maturity renounce any other citizenship acquired by virtue of one parent being a citizen of another country. No citizen of the Republic shall be deprived of citizenship or nationality except as provided by law; and no person shall be denied the right to change citizenship or nationality.”e 28 of the Liberian constitution states: “Any person, at least one of whose parents was citizen of Liberia at the time of the person’s birth, shall be a citizen of Liberia; provided that any such person shall upon reaching maturity renounce any other citizenship acquired by virtue of one parent being a citizen of another country. No citizen of the Republic shall be deprived of citizenship or nationality except as provided by law; and no person shall be denied the right to change citizenship or nationality.” Op-ed 

Liberian Diaspora: final frontier or enemies of the state?

    In today’s global economy, developing countries like Liberia and others in Africa must endeavor to engage their nationals in the diaspora to help with economic developments. Other countries like Israel, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, etc., have realized the importance of the diaspora’s economic role in fostering national development through its annual remittances and project oriented initiatives. Individuals in the diaspora, who enjoyed dual nationality, have   become a   blessing to their   respective countries of origin. The diaspora has become gold mines for most developing countries. Most countries are encouraging their…

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