News Politics 

Liberia’s Sirleaf: the burden of leadership

  By: Ralph Cherbo Geeplay The Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been busy touring Europe: getting awards, giving speeches and receiving investors. For a Liberian president, Sirleaf clout in the international community is unmatched. On her most important trip days ago she stopped in Paris, France to receive France highest award, the Grand Croix of the Légion d’Honneur, commissioned by Napoleon in 1802 putting her in the company of the select few: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Queen Elizabeth II, Aung San Suu Kyi, Toni Morrison and Lord Mountbatten, Etc. About month ago,…

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News 

Liberian Journalists still hounded

      Listener Staff Report Liberian journalists today are still facing the heavy hand of the law from the Liberian government in an era when press freedom is a heavily touted word in post war Liberia. The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) recently was forced to decry the manner in which a journalist was battered without due process, and incarcerated while another was languishing in jail. In a statement it released to the public to express its displeasure the union said Liberia’s Police Inspector General affected an order on…

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Artists & Reviews Politics 

Africa Somalia’s effort deserves plaudit

By Ralph Geeplay The African Union recent military offensive in Somalia, if anything, which saw troops taking full control of the Somali port city of Kismayo must be praised. By capturing the most important iron grip of the al-Shabaab Islamist group, and virtually beating them on the battlefield in Somalia, Africa has put a feather in the cap. It is a significant achievement for a continent that is always looking for international mediation and foreign boots to solve its problems. It is now known that the group is on the…

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Interviews 

11 Questions: filmmaker Robert Sesay

  Sesay is a Liberian film maker and writer. His recent film was screened in Philadelphia and did see a successful red carpet premiere in the Greater Philadelphia Area. He is also an author. His debut novel Stolen is still a hot seller on Amazon.com. He is writing another novel “The Wild Geese” which is soon to be published. According to information gathered, Robert Sesay is also working on his second film project: “Deadly Affliction” which is due out in December to much anticipation. 1. Who is Robert Sesay and…

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Sports 

Nigeria escapes ambush in Liberia!

  Listener staff report Liberia Lone Stars went on all cylinders on September 8th as they took on the fancied Super Eagles of Nigeria in the Afcons qualifications slated for South Africa next year in Monrovia. The Liberian trio of Tonia Tisdell, Sekou Oliseh Jabateh and Zah Kranger prove too much for the Eagles to handle. The Nigerians seem surprised by the quickness of their opponents and the grit of a side they were suppose to dominate according to pundits, when Liberia raised the goal curtain as early as the fourth minute,…

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News Politics 

The fight for Africa

    By: Ralph Geeplay United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recent Africa tour which ran for 11 days if anything indicated a major showmanship that Washington is determined to assert or reassert itself on the continent, after a lackluster Obama first term that put forward no real Africa agenda. Don’t forget America had extensive connections on the continent, especially at the height of the cold war. Clinton’s trip came days after China assembled six African heads of state and ministers from 50 countries. Clinton’s trip included stops in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal and South Sudan. All…

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Sports 

Liberia Lone Star fades in Dakar

Listener Staff Report Liberia squandered an early lead in Dakar on Saturday June 2, 2012 when Senegal came from behind to win their opening World Cup qualifier 3-1 against the Lone Star.  Francis Forkey Doe’s (Terengganu FC, Malaysia) second minute target was the only effort at goal that Liberia recorded in the FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Teranga Lions. Attacking to erase the Liberians early goal, Senegal fought back at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in their back yard, wrestling the the lead away. Liberian football analysts say, the defeat in Senegal was expected, because the Lone Star was not ready and its…

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Politics 

Mary Broh’s apology wasn’t about apology!

    By Ralph Geeplay Recentl, the Lord Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Madame Mary Broh finally appeared before the Liberian Senate few days ago and delivered the apology they long sought. It seems the legislators have been begging for the apology as if some how to legalize and validate their importance, what else can I say. Incensed, that the Lord Mayor of Monrovia ignored several attempts to appear before the senate in a matter that had all to do with the judiciary and the courts, it threw to…

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News Sports 

Liberia must hire this man for the Lone Star job!

Recently the Liberian national team suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Nigerian Super Eagles, with a 6-1 deficit in Calabar Nigeria, exposing Kaetu Smith who has described himself as a “good coach.” The Liberian national team, the Lone star, must hire a foreign coach, appoint Kaetu Smith as the under 23 care taker, and let him coach also in the domestic league. The Liberian FA must also give the under 20 or under 18 job to Thomas Kodjo, while he also coaches in the domestic league. The…

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