k-moses nagbe Op-ed 

The vexing questions on the national symbols of Liberia

  By K-Moses Nagbe   NOT IN OUR STAR, BUT IN OURSELVES [LIBERIA’S FLAG, PLEDGE,  AND CONSTITUTION AS CONTEXT] THE IMMORTAL SHAKESPEARE CAME to mind recently, after reading a passionately written article appearing in Running Africa, a Liberian-owned electronic magazine. The article focused on the vexing question of the national symbols, which seem to link Liberia perpetually with America. There is the Liberian flag. There is Liberia’s pledge of allegiance. There is Liberia’s constitution.  According to the article, all these are simply minuscule replicas of America. Did the pioneers lack…

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lone stars Sports 

Liberia Lone Stars goes 2nd on the log with 1-0 win over the Central African Republic

Staff Report Kpah Sherman scored a late winner for the Lone Stars on Monday to claim second place on the log, behind the Super Eagles., However, the Eagles still top the group with six points, winning against Cape Verde on Tuesday 2-1. Cape Verde is third and the Central African Republic is at the bottom of the table. Both South Africa and Liberia scored in the last 10 minutes of the game as the two sides picked identical, but crucial 1-0 wins in their second matches of the qualifiers for…

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Tipoteh, Moja Op-ed 

PHOTO NOT Accord : As I am not a member of UP, I was invited as a Statesperson

    by Togba-Nah Tipoteh   Some concerns in the public space about my presence at the National Consultative Assembly of the National Executive Committee of Unity Party (UP) have given me this opportunity to explain the meaning of a public servant at the outset of this Commentary. A public servant is someone who is duty-bound to listen to everybody and do what people do to help not onesef but to help others in their struggle for sustainable improvements in their living conditions. The public servant serves not himself or…

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Mustapha Kanneh Op-ed 

CESA 21′: a breathe of fresh air for Pan African revolutionary student movements

  By Mustapha N. Kanneh    The wind of Pan Africanism is reemerging on the African Continent as in the era of Nkrumah with the sprout of novel progressive Pan African revolutionary student movements such as the Confederation of Student and School of Africa (CESA). CESA was born out of the need to chart a solution to the many problems facing students on the African Continent and resolve the many neocolonial contradictions facing Africa, and charting a clear revolutionary agenda for the advancement of Pan Africanism through the effort of…

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Politics 

LIBERIA: CENTAL SAYS LACC HAS AGAIN APPEARED IN THE MEDIA FOR REASONS UNBECOMING 

By Socrates S. Saywon Monrovia – The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) through its Executive Director Mr. Anderson Miamen,  says its attention has been drawn to recent developments bordering on the fight against corruption in Liberia. Mr. Anderson Miamen, CENTAL Executive Director speaking during a press conference at CENTAL in Monrovia on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, said with dismay, CENTAL has observed that Liberia’s foremost anti-graft institution, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), has again appeared in the media for reasons unbecoming of an institution of such importance…

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Politics 

SARNOR: “PRESIDENT WEAH IS INSINCERE TO FIGHT CORRUPTION IN LIBERIA”

By Socrates S. Saywon Monrovia – A former member of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has expressed his disappointment in the Weah-led administration especially in the fight against corruption – and because of that, he says he has no confidence in Mr. Weah’s leadership. “President Weah has failed the entire country…”     Mr. Archie I. Sarnor, a former representative candidate in District 16 in Monstserrado County and a human rights advocate, said Weah’s stance against public officials who are allegedly accused of corruption is weak, adding the President…

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Sports 

LIBERIA AND CAR FA’S AGREE TO REVERT TO THE ORDER OF MATCH DAY 2

The Confederation of African football has agreed to both FA’s of Liberia and the Central African Republic (CAR) over their mutual decision to reverse Match Day 2 order (Liberia v CAR), which should have been held at Reunification Stadium now to Match Day 6 (CAR v Liberia) which will be held in Japoma, Cameroon on 6 September. This means the two associations have agreed with this order and for the sake of records and competition management, the Tuesday match in Cameroon will therefore count as Match Day 6, with CAR…

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GaolBall Sports 

Nigeria defeats Liberia 2-0 in Lagos

Kelvin Ekerete and Sodiq Oyeleke 3 September 2021 Kelechi Iheanacho scored a first-half brace to hand Nigeria a comfortable 2-0 win against Liberia in their 2022 World Cup qualifying at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos State. Nigeria who started the game brightly went ahead in the 24th minute through Iheanacho after a clever play from midfielder Alex Iwobi from the right flank. The Eagles continued to pile pressure on their opponent as they searched for their second. On the stroke of halftime, the Liberians failed to clear their lines with Iwobi…

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ellen sirleaf /getty images Op-ed 

The Ubiquity of Corruption In Liberia

    Edward Doe Opinion Columnist   A few months ago, a video in which a Yannah market boy blamed bad leadership for Liberia’s socio-economic problems, went viral on social media.  He called for a mass dismissal of the country’s political elite, which in his opinion, would help combat corruption and unlock the country’s potential. His view echoes the inner and hidden sentiments many Liberians have about their leaders. The reasons for this are not hard to find. Liberian leaders have done little to improve the welfare of their very…

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Nine minutes later the Syli Nationale did find the game's first goal when a cheeky back-heel from Mamadouba Bangoura saw Camara in his second one-on-one with the Liberian keeper, and this time he made no mistake with a clinical finish to make it 1-0 at the break. The Lone Stars came out strong at the start of the second half and came within inches of levelling matters in the 54th minute when Karleo Anderson met a right-sided free-kick, but his 12-yard header shaved the top of the crossbar. Sports 

Match Preview: Nigeria Vs. Liberia

LL staff Report   It’s not quite the German and English rivalry as we know it, but when the Lone Stars and the Super Eagles square up tomorrow in Lagos, Nigeria, tacticians  Genot Rohr (German) and Peter Butler(English), will come face to face in a battle, that will see fireworks from both ends of the pitch–to only 5000 fans— due to Covid restrictions. Butler is grooming a special group of young players— and it is a delight to see them play–but the Eagles, however, are heavily favored to win this…

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