First Lady Djene Conde of Guinea and First Lady Fatima Jabbe-Bio of Sierra Leone do not have the leverage that First Lady Clar Weah of Liberia has to expend US$1.5 million of our taxes on “Humanitarian Outreach” just in a period of 15 months. Op-ed 

Is First Lady Clar Weah a Philanthropist?–A Call To Audit Her Office for US$2.2 Million

About 2 weeks ago, First Lady Clar M. Weah toured her privately-owned ‘City of Hope Project’ which sits on 15 acres of land in Marshall City, Margibi County. The First Lady has been priding herself as a ‘philanthropist’ even though she is overly dependent on public funding to implement her projects and programs. It was shocking but not surprising when Sheroes Forum in Ghana gave First Lady Clar Marie Weah a humanitarian award in May 2019. A few pro-regime establishments, seeking financial assistance and presidential approbation, have deceivingly bejeweled and…

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Moran has interesting passages on the social institutions of southeastern Liberia and on understandings of elections, but her general argument is less than fully persuasive. This is so not least because it is based on memories of Liberia as it was more than twenty years ago and on a reading of Glebo political institutions that, while instructive, is predicated on a liberal view of society whose applicability to Liberia is not beyond question. Artists & Reviews 

Liberia: The Violence of Democracy, Review

    Mary Moran, an anthropologist, did fieldwork in the southeast of Liberia in 1982–83. Since that time she has continued to follow the twists and turns of Liberian affairs from her vantage point in the United States, benefiting from the possibilities offered by modern communication and by the presence of an important Liberian diaspora. This book was provoked by her frustration at the ways in which Liberia has been represented in international media since its descent into war in 1989. In her view, moreover, proponents of some academic disciplines—political…

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For a little over a month since being elected and installed Senator of Montserrado County, critics of Dillon have chastised him for failing to live up to a campaign promise he made to make his salary and benefits public. Until Tuesday, September 24, Sen. Dillon had always claimed of not being informed about his entitlements as Senator. Public Policy 

Liberian Assembly say it will honor Sen. Dillon call to audit National Legislature,

    Senators on Thursday, February 13, voted unanimously to welcome submission by Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, for the audit of the National Legislature, but that it be limited to the Liberian Senate as of the 53rd Legislature to the present. A motion proffered by Grand Cape Mount County ranking Senator Cllr H. Varney Sharman, however, suggested that the Senate’s Public Accounts Committee “be the entity to Investigate and prescribe the process for that auditing, and that report be made to us next Thursday.” The Senate’s decision was…

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