Liberia U-15 Sports 

With U-15 Liberia Football Looks Bright, The Lads Are Good!

By Wleh Bedell   Liberia’s UEFA B license Coach Ansu Keita is gradually revolutionizing youth football since taking over as head coach of the National U-15 and U-17. It’s a work in progress, and the current LFA president Mustapha Raji has noticed, saying ” I see future in the National U-15″. Raji’s optimism is being echoed by many stakeholders and ordinary fans alike as the lads in such a relatively short period under Coach Keita are making in-roads, playing eye-catching football through jaw-dropping performances to the delight of football fans.…

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LPP Casts Doubt On Budget 2022 -Says Figures Were Manipulated, Wants Them Scrutinize

For Immediate Release   Barely days after the national budget of $785,587,340.00 which is about $272 M more than the $513M projected in June 2021 for the fiscal year 2022 as per the revenue component was submitted to the House of Representatives by President George Manneh Weah through the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Samuel D. Tweah, Jr and awaiting passage into law, the Liberian People’s Party(LPP) has issued a release expressing doubt about the success of Budget 2022 by challenging how the government in the first place came…

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LIBERIAN FINANCIAL EXPERT ZAZA BEMOANS THE LOSS OF EXPORT REVENUE

A renowned Liberian financial expert, Mr. J. Yanqui Zaza has bemoaned the loss of export revenue by the country which he attributed to the country’s membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) whose regulations require its members to apply either duty-free or very reduced export taxation. Mr. Zaza made the assertion in an open letter addressed to the political leaders and other prominent citizens in the country under the heading, “Liberians Pay $182m tax on import, but foreigners pay $414k tax”, copy of which was sent to The Analyst and…

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LIBERIA: MINISTRY OF FINANCE SILENCE OVER MISSING US$4M

BY SOCRATES S. SAYWON, MONROVIA  – The administration of President George Manneh Weah, especially the ministries of Finance and Development Planning and Ministry of Education are still silent on the missing US$4 million intended for infrastructures improvement and expansion, including the renovation of 33 public schools and refurbishing of 15 science laboratories in secondary schools, including the purchase of 78,000 pieces of chairs for use by public schools across the nation. Smart News Liberia gathered from a highly placed source in the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) ruling establishment that misunderstanding…

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RELEASED: The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

  MONROVIA – At long-last, the Monrovia Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has released provisional results for examinations the Council conducted this year for school candidates in four categories. At a rather delayed press conference earlier slated to commence at 4 PM on Thursday, but began a few minutes past 5 PM, WAEC-Liberia Head of Office, Mr. Dale G. Gbotoe released the delayed results in the categories of the Liberia National Assessment Test (LNAT), for 3rd Graders; the Liberia Primary School Certificate Examination (LPSCE), for 6th Graders; the Liberia Junior…

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Op-ed 

A Response To Nathaniel McGill Reckless Accusations Against The Progressive Class

    By Paul Dolo Students of Revolutionary taught do know that it is prevailing circumstances that lead people into historical struggle for the transformation and betterment of society. The material conditions of the day shall determine the generational obligation of conscious and courageous men and women who are bound to make history. If you were to make a little use of your secondary high school education, you will then better understand the material facts and analysis in the society, than just making random statements without understanding the primary nature…

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China’s activities in the African continent have yet to receive the attention they deserve in the West. China’s behavior in Africa is important for three major reasons. First, China is the source of significant investment capital twinned with a prodigious ability to create infrastructure, both of which are needed by many African states. Second, China’s behavior in Africa provides the rest of the world with insight into how it will behave towards other states, particularly the states of the Global South, as it becomes equal in power with the United States. Third, what China is doing in Africa does not augur well for the rest of the world. China’s activities and behavior in Africa may only be described as neo-colonial and exploitative of African peoples and the environment. Op-ed 

Is the Africa-China Relationship at Its Lowest or Highest Level Yet?

A focus on a supposed drop in Chinese financing overlooks the commitment to strengthen relations in other key areas of importance to African leaders. By Hannah Ryder, and Jing Cai As President Xi Jinping completed his speech at the eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to an African and Chinese audience in Dakar, Senegal, fingers went to work to report the 33 percent percent drop in Chinese finance, widely reported to be the key outcome from the two-day conference. While the announcement of a commitment of a $1 billion-worth…

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Lawmakers, who are furious with the Speaker’s action, have been holding closed door discussions to plan his removal. Over the weekend, more than 22 of them gathered in the Port City of Buchanan to begin making their move – the kind that will involve massive political maneuvering and bickering. This is expected to be a long haul and probably a redux of past incidents that also saw the removal of two very influential House Speakers – Edwin Snowe and Alex Tyler. Public Policy 

Liberian Legislators accused of bribery to Ratify the Mineral Development Agreement

  Former Nimba County Superintendent Madam Edith Gongloe-Weh alleges here that lawmakers of Nimba have received bribes from mining company Arcelor Mittal to ratify the Mineral Development Agreement signed between the company and the Government of Liberia. Under an $800 million agreement, ArcelorMittal Liberia is seeking additional years which will enable them to operate after completion of their first 25 years signed with the Government of Liberia in 2005 but came into operation in 2006. House of Representatives Thursday, December 16, 2021, ratified the Mineral Development Agreement with the government.…

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The Progressive Action Front- Presidium, Youth League (PAF-YL) Pay Tribute to Vet. Edward Doe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    The Progressive Action Front has lost a fearless revolutionary progressive combatant, selfless servant, and genuine patriot. This demise of comrade veteran Doe is a great loss we may not get over anytime soon considering his exceptional role played in the PAF and our common patrimony, Liberia. A great tree has fallen and comrades are conjuring Doe’s memories painstakingly. But as revolutionaries, we don’t cry about our loss but only grief on the inside. What a sad moment of emotional pain and profuse bleeding. The PAF mourns…

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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 

Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe’s Acceptance and Declaration Speech For the Liberian Presidency

  Distinguished platform guests,  Officials and members of the Liberian People’s Party, LPP, Members and officers of Team Gongloe Liberia and USA, Members and officers of Team Gongloe Global, Members and officers of Friends of Gongloe, Members and officers of Wings of Gongloe, Officials and members of other political parties, Chiefs and elders of Nimba County, Bong County and other counties, The youth organizations, union of motor cyclists, The Market women, The business community,  The Christian and Muslim communities, our traditional zoes, The Struggling Health Workers, Teachers, and other civil…

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