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A PATRIOT’S DIARY: ANOTHER GURESOME CUM GRISLY MURDER OF IMMIGRATION SERVICE HUMAN RESOURCE PERSONNEL

With Ekena Wesley – Quite frequently we hear Liberians say loudly although ignorantly that we are a Christian State. But like the Brits would say; they are not to blame. The 1986 Constitution or better still – the country’s living governing bible is clear. The State is not non-religious and nowhere near that constitution does it mention – the country is founded on Christian principles! Perhaps the work of religious zealots – simply because the Declaration of Independence was signed in an edifice as it were. God is not the…

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LIBERIA: TWO JUDGES AT LOGGERHEADS

Monrovia – The Liberia Bureau of Corrections is known to be grappling with the congestion of inmates in its prison facilities around the country. However, its major challenge is that more than two-thirds of these inmates are detainees awaiting trial for various offenses including armed robbery which, according to Corrections sources, comprises the majority of those who have spent years in prison without their status being determined. But, while expressing his frustration over the issue of armed robbery making up the majority of the pretrial detainees, Counselor Sikijipo Wollor, the Resident…

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LIBERIA: MAN, 35 INFLICTS SEVERE WOUNDS ON FIANCEE AFTER REFUSED IN BED

Kakata City – Officers of the Liberia National Police in Kakata City, Margibi County have arrested a 35-year-old man identified as Zulu Paye for inflicting severe wounds on his fiancee in Todee District, Montserrado County. The man who was on the run for an attempt to commit murder and aggravated assault was arrested with the help of others on Saturday, October 30, 2021, and taken to the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police Margibi Detachment pending transfer to Careysburg, Montserrado County. While in Police custody, suspect Paye confessed to committing the…

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A PATRIOT’S DIARY: CDC’s CHARLES M. GULL’S STORY VERSUS THE TRUTH CUM COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION

With Ekena Wesley – Cancer, as a chronic life-threatening ailment, can manageably be cured through medical science. Stupidity has never attracted the magic of medical science as an incurable condition. Like with the game of soccer, we have come across football fanatics or others would reckon it as some kind of religion as it were. So too is politics! Some see politics in its sphere of inexactitude and allow reasoning to shape their thought process while for others it is the opium of the masses or worse still a culture…

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A PATRIOT’S DIARY: SIERRA LEONE’S VP DR. JUDEH JALLOH LECTURES LIBERIAN SENATE: WOULD THEY TAKE A CUE

With Ekena Wesley – What manner of the nation are we after 174 years of independence; Sierra Leone’s Vice President would visit us to lecture our senators cum leaders on Capitol Hill about good governance, commitment to education, health, roads infrastructure, energy sector, gender empowerment, tourism, improving investment climate et al? Indeed the Sierra Leoneans sent their Vice President, Dr. Jalloh to share their dose of irreversible progress to a neighboring country that should know better. Invariably, Liberia at 174 years vis-à-vis Sierra Leone @ 60, the former, in any…

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LIBERIA: EMMANUEL TULOE HONORED AS ‘INTEGRITY ICON’

By Socrates S. Saywon, Monrovia – Emmanuel Tuloe, a struggling motorcyclist from Nimba County whose life has changed due to his honest behavior has set an integrity record in Liberia. Center for Transparency and Accountability of Liberia (CENTAL) in collaboration with Accountability Lab Liberia and the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, held an honoring program for Emmanuel Tuloe who exhibited a high level of ‘Integrity’ by returning US$50,000 plus L$100,000 that he found. During the colorful ceremony, saw remarks from various stakeholders, especially the Honoree and organizers of…

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PIONEERING PAN-AFRICANIST KWAME NKRUMAH USED METAPHOR AS A POLITICAL WEAPON AGAINST COLONIALISM

Kwame Nkrumah (1912-1972), a pioneering pan-Africanist and Ghana’s independence leader (1957-1966), is regarded by many as one of Africa’s greatest politicians . Commentators, historians and scholars have given him accolades such as ‘the Black Star’, ‘Africa’s Man of Destiny’ and ‘the Pride of Africa’. Twenty years ago, the BBC’s African listeners voted him as Africa’s Man of the Millennium. Nkrumah was one of the main catalysts of the African independence revolution in the 1950s and 1960s and his political rhetoric influenced world affairs in the 20th century. To understand how his spoken word influenced politics in…

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Sawyer: I announce today my retirement from partisan politics in Liberia

  Monrovia – One of Liberia’s longtime political activists and educators, Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer, has announced his resignation from active partisan politics, as he put it, “continue my engagement as a senior scholar and citizen.” Releasing Resignation Announcement In a statement released and signed by his assistant, Mr. Ibrahim Nyei, Dr. Sawyer said his action would allow him to begin “working along with others to sustain peace and reconciliation, strengthen democracy and enhance development in our dear country and our region.” Publisher’s Pick Liberia Signs World Bank US$40M Fisheries Financing…

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LIBERIA: “OUR LEADERS’ PERPETUAL SILENCE CUM INSENSITIVITY AMID RAMPAGING RITUALISTIC KILLINGS” – SAYS EKENA WESLEY 

Monrovia – The coerced peace that emerged in 2003 when the women of Liberia stood tall in Accra amid solid backing from the international community was essentially about silencing the guns. A Transitional Government was installed, which was programmed to pave the way for the conduct of free and fair elections in the homeland. Those elections were held and the United Nations deployed its single largest blue helmets in the world (15,000) troops ever at the time. We have since enjoyed some semblance of peace while we face the most…

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PAN-AFRICAN FILM FEST DEFIES PANDEMIC AND JIHADISTS

OUAGADOUGOU – Africa’s biggest film festival kicks off on Saturday in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, delayed eight months by the Covid-19 pandemic and overshadowed by a brutal six-year-old jihadist insurgency. Seventeen feature-length works are in the main competition for the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), the biggest date in the continent’s cinema and TV industry. Held every two years, the hugely popular festival was initially set for February 27-March 6 but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The impoverished landlocked country is also battling jihadist gunmen…

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