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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