samuel tweah Op-ed 

Min. Samuel Tweah Must Account for the $US 24.8million National Road Fund 

    By: Cde. Jusu Kamara  Liberia has been reduced to a den of thievery and mass looting. The current leadership which is a basinet of deplorable career mafias and social delinquents is not only bereft of ethics that guide public administration but also very awful to accountability. This is why they have run the country for the last five years like overlords presiding over their fiefdom. They have transformed the national treasury into a personal purse and they deplete it slavishly at will. They carry on these vicious acts…

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sup Op-ed 

Student Unification Party (SUP) 52nd Anniversary Celebration Speech

 By, Cde. Mustapha N. Kanneh   President and Board Members of the University of Liberia; Members of ULFA; Members of ULSA Veterans here present and in extension; Student of the University of Liberia and Student-militants of the Revolutionary Vanguard Student Unification Party; First, we pay esteemed homage to Wuo Gappie Tappia, Wiwi Dabbah, Marcus Dolo, Tonia Richardson, Momolu Lavala, and all cadres of the Vanguard Student Unification Party and the Liberian Progressive intelligentsia who paid the supreme sacrifice with their lives in the national democratic revolution of this country. For…

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gongloe Public Policy 

Anti-Corruption Day’s Message to the Liberian People

By Tiawan Saye Gongloe December 11th, 2022, marks international anti-corruption day. We ask all Liberians to take a moment to reflect on what corruption has done to the people of Liberia. Corruption has made Liberia not to develop. Over the past 175 years, corruption has caused the violent removal of four presidents, three of whom were killed in the process. Corruption was the primary reason for the civil conflict that caused the death of over three hundred thousand Liberians. Under the Weah government, Liberia is moving backward due to high…

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Dr. Dunn /ROAPE Interviews 

Liberia’s Pan-Africanism: a reappraisal and interview with D. Elwood Dunn

Brooks Marmon introduces the work and life of D. Elwood Dunn. Dunn, a Liberian intellectual and former politician interviewed by Brooks, asserts Libera’s position in the pan-African, anti-colonial world in the 1970s. While Liberia was associated with moderate states in the 1960s, Dunn sees Liberia, under William R. Tolbert, as a progressive force helping to shape Africa’s post-colonial political trajectory. By Brooks Marmon A violent coup d’etat in April 1980 saw the implosion of 130 plus years of rule in Liberia by American-born black repatriates or their descendants.[1] President William R. Tolbert Jr.…

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lpp chair zaza News 

LPP Capitol Hill Protest Dec. 14th, Party Says Lewis Brown has No Credibility

By Joseph Tumbey Monrovia, the Liberian People’s Party, [LPP] has announced  December  14th, 2022, as the Party’s activism day under the theme: “Mass People’s Action to Rescue the State” requesting the Weah-led administration to end hardship. The Chairperson of the Party  Mr. J. Yanqui Zayzay has also questioned the ability of the opposition CPP  and Alexander B. Cummings through, Mr. Lewis Brown to organize a protest or question anyone for Corruption or human rights violations in the country. Speaking with the media at their headquarters in Monrovia on Wednesday, December…

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south africa economy Business 

Surprise Growth Makes South Africa’s Economy Bigger Than Before Pandemic Struck

  (Bloomberg) — South Africa’s economy is bigger than before the coronavirus pandemic struck, after growing faster than expected in the third quarter on increased farm output. Gross domestic product expanded 1.6% in the three months through September, compared with a contraction of 0.7% in the previous quarter, Statistics South Africa said Tuesday in a report released in the capital, Pretoria. The median of 12 economists’ estimates in a Bloomberg survey was for growth of 0.4%. The economy grew 4.1% from a year earlier. Full-year growth may also surprise on…

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melissa che News 


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Journalist residing in the United States of America recently guest lectured students of the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism-PQSJ in Monrovia. Journalist Melissa Chea-Annan a former Reporter and Editor of The Inquirer Newspaper will share her professional experiences and success story in journalism with aspiring Journalists dating as far back as the 90s. She spoke to students about the media’s role in society, striking a comparison between present-day journalism practice to that of her days in active media service in Liberia, among others. The Journalist…

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The two authoritative sources that I have just given do not make competence or integrity of relatives an exception to the definition. Therefore, those who are saying that the appointment of relatives who are competent and have integrity falls outside the definition of nepotism are wrong. Unless they write their own dictionaries, they have to accept the current definition of nepotism. Except for monarchies, like Kingdoms and empires, where countries are ruled by families, nepotism is wrong everywhere, especially in democratic countries such as ours. Nepotism is wrong because it is an abuse of power. It provides a situation where the best jobs in a country are occupied by relatives of public officials. It deprives better qualified citizens who are not relatives of public officials of opportunities for employment. A nepotistic leader promotes patronage, opportunism and sycophancy as avenues for employment. In an atmosphere where nepotism prevails, honest patriots and nationalists are deprived of opportunities for employment because they are not prepared to stoop so low. Nepotism therefore is a dangerous and very serious corrupt practice because it has the tendency to promote corruption and mass unemployment. Public Policy 

Gongloe warns ruling CDC over 2023 elections: We are prepared to be refugees….

By Lincoln G. Peters Renowned Liberian human rights lawyer and presidential aspirant Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe has warned the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) – led government against tampering with the results of the pending 2023 presidential and legislative elections, claiming that the people are prepared to be refugees again if election results are tampered with. Addressing a local intellectual center Sunday, 11 April 2022 on the Hotel Africa Road, Lower Virginia, Cllr. Gongloe accused the government of allegedly carrying out mass employment of CDC partisans at the National Elections…

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che guavera /prensa Latina Op-ed 

Che Guevara in the Congo

BY DAVID SEDDON Che Guevara’s expedition in the Congo, though ill-fated, stands as a crucial example of anti-imperialist solidarity. The death of Fidel Castro in November 2016 prompted me to revisit the extraordinary history of the Cuban Revolution and in particular the diplomatic recognition, political support, and military assistance provided by Cuba under Castro to national liberation struggles and independent states all over Africa — from Algeria and Western Sahara, to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, and the Portuguese colonies of Guinea-Bissau, Angola, and Mozambique. Cuban soldiers’ victories against South African forces…

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Cherbo Geeplay, Liberian Listener Society Arts & Leisure 

Cherbo Geeplay and Golden Bough of Liberian Poetry

  By Dag Walker As Liberia rose from the ashes of war, so too have so many Liberian writers risen to create a new paradigm of literature for the world. The words and visions of Africa rise up to give the world a new path to run, to carry the baton for those who come later, too. An explosion of poetry, memoir, history, of painting and music and dance, architecture, it comes, from my position as a viewer far away, from Liberia. From so much suffering now comes the flowering…

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