Liberia pres-elect refusing to declare assets before taking office

  President-elect George Manneh Weah and the majority of the Legislature have yet to declare their assets as required under the Code of Conduct, says Cllr. Augustine Toe, acting chair of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), who has called on Weah to take the lead. On the Prime Morning Drive show (Prime Communications Network or Prime FM) on Tuesday, Toe said it is important that President-elect Weah tells the Liberian people his financial worth when he takes office. When Weah declares his assets, he will send a strong message to…

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From Barbados to Liberia: A deep look into the first Barbadian settlement in Liberia

    It was Edward Wilmot Blyden in consultation with President Daniel Bashiel Warner who developed the plan to encourage emigration to Liberia from the West Indies. Blyden was Secretary of State. He organised a Commission to the West Indies in 1862 to encourage West Indians to return to the Fatherland and to the first free black republic as Liberians identified their new homeland. Blyden had gone back to his birthplace, St. Thomas, and launched a circular appeal throughout the islands. Soon, he was receiving hundreds of letters enquiring about…

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South Africa and Nigeria condemn American President

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests CAPE TOWN — South Africa and Nigeria have joined a chorus of nations condemning President Trump’s inflammatory remarks on immigration, as Africa experts warned that the controversy threatened to set back American interests across the world’s fastest-growing continent. Since Thursday, when several participants in a meeting with Mr. Trump said he had asked why the United States should take in migrants from “shithole countries,” including Haiti and African nations, the Trump administration has been erratic in its account of what happened….

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