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Liberian House Speaker Alex Tyler’s Selfish Presidential Ambition

Hawa Wesseh This month, having served as house speaker for almost a decade, Alex J. Tyler resigned from the ruling Unity Party [UP], perhaps sensing the party has spent it political capital with Johnson Sirleaf calling the shots since 2005, or sensing he will not get his party nomination. But whatever recognized public perception there might be, with the ruling UP running up to 2017, there is no way Alex Tyler can extricate himself from the record already laid. Tyler, reports say is contemplating forming his own party to run…

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Arts and culture, an alternative to grow African economies

By Dasmani Laary Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) governments have been urged to shift their focus from timber, cocoa and minerals exports, and introduce relevant polices and funding into arts and culture to rapidly expand their economies. “Giving meaning to the role of arts and culture manifested in traditional music, dance, clothing and drama can earn countries billions of dollars to spur growth and create jobs,” culture experts meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra said. Culture is a powerful tool for poverty eradication, helping to meet the ambitious goal…

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In Liberia UNFPA Alarms Over Teenage Pregnancy

By Philip T Singbah, GBARNGA, LINA—The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has expressed concern about the high rate of teenage pregnancy in Liberia. UNFPA Country Representative Dr. Oluremi Sogunro says teenage pregnancy has become prevalent in the country over the past few years, especially among school-age children. In remarks at the eighth graduation ceremony of the UNFPA Fistula Program for 20 Fistula survivors in Suakoko, Bong County recently, Dr. Sogunro said the issue of teenage pregnancy must be given attention by relevant authorities because it damages the future of young…

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Sports 

Liberia Lone Stars need These Trios For The Elephants Clash

By Wleh Bedell Mpumalanga Black Aces of South Africa ruthless striker, Kpah Sherman, PKNS of Malaysia lethal finisher Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh, Eastern Company Soccer Club of Egypt, and workaholic holding midfielder Weaka Wesseh are three key additions and personnel needed for the important World Cup preliminary fixture on November 14, against the star studded African Champions, Elephants of Ivory Coast at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia. Kpah Sherman: Endowed with a strong left foot and gifted finishing could provide answers if in the mix. After a tested expedition in…

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Politics 

Re “Scandalous Legislature: US$100K for LIB Renovation Missing”

The Editor, Why would anyone in their right mind entrust thieves with other people’s hard earned money? (Re “Scandalous Legislature: US$100K for LIB Renovation Missing”) We all know most of our govt officials and especially our lawmakers are nothing but leaches on the national purse, but yet the Ministry of Finance gave them our hard earned money to play with… Do you have “STUPID” written all over your forehead, Mr. Minister of Finance? According to the FPA article, the Ministry of Finance gave US$100,000.00 to Rep. Sekou Kala (UP-District #2,…

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Politics 

China in Africa: A Modern Story of Colonization?

By Mark Esposito and Terence Tse China’s economic growth has been a key narrative in the story of economic miracle over the past two decades. Its Outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in particular has played a prominent role in economic interactions with many developing countries. China, once a major recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) has recently become one of the largest ‘emerging’ investors, especially in Sub Saharan Africa countries, with its biggest investments being in Nigeria, Sudan, South Africa and Angola among others. In recent times China has become…

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Liberian Chief Justice Nudges Jurors To See Service As ‘National Duty’

By Comfort M. Johnson MONROVIA—Supreme Court Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor has urged jurors to consider their service as a national duty and make sound decisions in cases. He stressed that people who serve as jurors perform “a very important role” in society, and should therefore decide cases based on the evidence adduced during trial, adding that jurors’ service is enshrined in the Constitution. Chief Justice Korkpor was speaking Friday at an orientation ceremony for prospective jurors held in the banquet hall of the Supreme Court of Liberia. He indicated…

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Liberia A Country In Search Of Answers—The 3-1 Bissau Win

Hawa Wesseh Judging by the euphoria which recently greeted Liberia 3-1 win against Guinea Bissau, you would think the country must have just won the African cup of nations, or that it went to the world cup, played in the finals and did lost to a worthy opponent, this wasn’t even the Nigerian Super Eagles, or the Lions of Cameroon or the Black Stars of Ghana, this was my people after all a win against a team that calls itself the African Wild Dogs, one of the continent lowly seated…

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News 

Prince Johnson Former Warlord Kicked Out Of Senate Committee

When the name of Senator Johnson was called as one of those on the ad hoc committee, there was uproar in the Senate as several Senators expressed their disapproval in hushed tones. Some Senators, including Gaye, Weah, Saytumah and Naathen amongst others opposed the inclusion of Senator Johnson on the committee because, in their opinion, Senator Johnson’s inclusion on the committee could damage the integrity of the committee, thereby rendering its recommendation questionable. Defending the inclusion of Senator Johnson on the committee, Pro-Temp Armah Jallah said because Nimba has one…

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Op-ed 

Liberian House Speaker Alex Tyler Indicted

By Timothy T. Seaklon The Liberia Anti-corruption Commission (LACC) said it has retrieved from the Ministry of Justice the allegation of overpayment case involving Representatives Alex Tyler and Adolf Lawrence and is in the process of preparing an indictment for their prosecution. Representative Alex Tyler who is the current Speaker of the House of Representatives and Representative Adolf Lawrence are alleged to have overpaid a Lawyer who had carried out petroleum Consultancy. The case was brought to the attention of the LACC when the Lawyer apparently raised the red flag…

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