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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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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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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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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oscar dorley Sports 

2022 World Cup qualifiers: Slavia Prague’s Dorley leads Liberia squad for Nigeria trip

  The Lone Stars have called up 14 foreign-based players and seven home-based stars for next month’s matches Hatayspor’s Mohammed Kamara and Slavia Pague midfielder Oscar Dorley are among the 22 players invited by Liberia for their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying games in September. The West Africans will begin their Group C campaign with a trip to the Teslim Balogun Stadium to battle Nigeria on September 3 before hosting the Central African Republic three days later. Liberia is aiming to qualify for the World Cup for the first time…

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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. Gongloe: “I Am Committed To The Principal Of Free Speech & Rule Of Law”

Monrovia – The President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) Cllr. Tiawan S. Gongloe has disclosed that he remains committed to the principles and ideal of free speech and the rule of law in the country. Cllr. Gongloe who is one of Liberia’s most prominent and leading Human Rights lawyers said that fighting for free speech and democracy has caused him enormous havoc, ranging from detention, flogging, and death threats from state actors, especially during the Charles Taylor regime. According to him, despite the threats posed to his life in a society gradually overwhelmed by chaos and violence, he will remain resolute in what is good and productive for…

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peter butler Sports 

Twelve Goals in three test matches as Butler face Nigeria and the Central African Republic

LL Staff Report Liberian English coach Peter Butler’s North African tour in July was so bad, that when his team faced Mauritania, Libya, and Algeria, his team was unrivaled and demolished— that it came as a total surprise when his contract was renewed by the Liberian FA to qualify Liberia for the next World Cup. Basically, his team lacked creativity and fighting spirit, according to football enthusiasts. The friendlies took place in Tunisia on 11 and 14 June respectively, and 17 June against Algeria. For the friendlies, Butler called up…

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