Interviews 

11 Questions: George Kieh, Politician

  Kieh was a presidential candidate in the 2005 presidential election; he is also a long-time Liberian political activist. He is currently professor of political science at the University of West Georgia, USA. Prior to that, he held several teaching and administrative positions in Liberia and the United States, including lecturer of political science, at the University of Liberia, Chair of the Political Science Department at Morehouse College, Atlanta Georgia, Dean of International Affairs at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences…

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Sports 

Liberia Lone Stars takes Uganda Cranes to the cleaners

  Listener Sports Liberia Lone Stars climbed to the second place in group J as the Brazil 2014 world cup qualifications campaign heats up over the weekend when they dismissed the Uganda Cranes 2-0 at the Monrovia sports Complex in Painesville. The Lone Stars opened the score sheet in the 36 minute through a header from Patrick Wleh, who Liberian sports writers are referring to as ‘Ronaldinho’. The Cranes had no answer for Liberia’s supremacy and ball possession, as the Lone Stars dominated both halves before their 40,000 cheering home fans. Wleh got his…

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Spearheading an African Rap Revolution: Mr. Smith Leads A Hipco Assault To Shine A Global Assault On The Stark Realities Of Life On The African Masses

    By Moco McCaulay REVOLUTION is a word that has been bandied about by more than its fair share of malevolent interlopers so much so that nowadays, besides provoking a dismissive shrug of the eyebrows, it stirs nary an attention when it is mentioned. And, in Africa especially, revolution has meant nothing more than the violent usurping of one corrupt regime for another without any improvement in the lives of the continent’s poverty-stricken masses. That notwithstanding – and whether you’re ready or not – Rokenzy G. Smith is bent…

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Tisdell called as Liberian Lone Star battles Uganda Cranes

    Listener Sports Roving winger, Tonia Tisdell has been included in Coach Frank Jericho Nagbe’s squad that is expected to face the Uganda Cranes on match day, the 24th of this month at the Sports complex in Painesville, Monrovia. Interim Coach Nagbe called up 12 Liberian professionals for the battle with the Cranes, including the 21-year old Tisdell, who is expected to add grit to the Liberian midfield, given his strong runs and power shots. Observers say, it is player like Tisdell that heralds the next generation of Liberian stars…

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Sports 

Ugandan Cranes Vs Liberian Lone Stars

    By: Hawa Wesseh In preparation for the Federation of International Football [Fifa] world cup qualifications slated for Brazil next year, Liberia Lone Stars will faced the Uganda Cranes in Monrovia on March 24. Interim Coach Frank Jericho Nagbe named recently 12 overseas professionals and 25 local players. The list is expected to be trimmed to 23 players, but observers believed the overseas players list will remain as it is meaning cuts are expected to come from the other end. Nagbe, recently appointed on the recommendation of George Weah…

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Politics 

Meditate on the Law, Upholding It Relentlessly And Wisely

  By: Julius R. Addy Jr. Allow me to comment on the legislature’s contempt power, which has been a source of much discontentment amongst a certain group of citizens with regards to its application. Firstly, I am of the view that this dissatisfaction in some segments of our society originates from the fact that some people either do not understand the meaning of legislative contempt or that they understand what it means but do not agree with the manner in which this power is exercised. In either case, it is…

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Tributes 

The World Mourns Hugo Chavez: Two Tributes

  A tribute in facts The best tribute that can be paid to Hugo Chavez, the poor boy from the plains of Barinas, who within a decade-and-a-half changed the face of his country and Latin America, comes in the facts. In 1999, when Chavez assumed the presidency through a ballot, household poverty in Venezuela stood at 55 per cent. By 2009, it had fallen to 26.4 per cent, and the decline has continued. Unemployment over the same period fell from 15 per cent to 7.8 per cent. Lives changed dramatically as a…

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Op-ed 

Will the Loyal Opposition (CDC) Take a Stand on Stealing?

      Mr. Editor: Are we being played for fools by Rep. Forh? (Re “Rep. Forh Reacts to Recording Scandal”) According to the above mentioned article, Rep. Forh says he was just “joking” when he said that “The money (US$400, 00) in questioned must be divided among us; you eat some, I eat some, the minister eat some”! Look, if you didn’t know Forh was an old crook, you’d probably give him the benefit of the doubt and naively call his request to STEAL other people’s money a “joke”! But…

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Tributes 

Sirleaf Pays Tribute to Mary Broh

      By: H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Fellow Liberians: It is with a heavy heart, filled with gratitude, that I have accepted the resignation of the Acting Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Mary Broh. In her letter of resignation, Mary detailed the scope of her service to our country and the resources she was able to mobilize from international entities in support of her many achievements. We will all miss the dynamism, commitment and integrity of Mary Broh who worked tirelessly and passionately to transform the City…

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Chinua Achebe:There Was A Country

        Book Review:   It’s taken more than four decades for Africa’s greatest author to talk about his experiences in the Biafran war, still one of Africa’s most tragic – and defining – conflicts. After the long wait, his book There Was a Country was always going to be a little anti-climactic. Still, AGHOGHO AKPOME and SIMON ALLISON weren’t expecting quite as much indulgence. It was the golden age of African independence. Ghana was free, Guinea was free, then they tumbled one after the other: Cameroon, Senegal, Togo, Congo, Niger,…

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