The Liberian People Party will support the ideals of Pan Africanism

The Editor The Liberian People’s Party (LPP) comes with ideas that run parallel with its candidates’ struggle history and their clean record of service to the motherland! So, we have not heard the elements saying our candidates siphoned state resources when they served in appointed positions. We have not heard them say our candidates lived extravagantly at the expense of state resources. They have not told the public that our candidates were ever involved in the abuse of power for personal benefits. They will not, because there are no records…

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20 Amazing Facts About Thomas Sankara

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara; 21 December 1949 – 15 October 1987) was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist and President of Burkina Faso from 1983-87.Viewed by supporters as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as “Africa’s Che Guevara” Below are some of his amazing achievements: 1. He vaccinated 2.5 million children against meningitis, yellow fever and measles in a matter of weeks. 2. He initiated a nation-wide literacy campaign, increasing the literacy rate from 13% in 1983 to 73% in 1987. 3. He…

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Legislative Mercenary Impeachment Proceedings

A recent petition by a handful of disgruntled lawmakers (Senators Dan Morais, Peter Coleman and Jim Tornolah, and Representatives George Mulbah and Numene Bartekwah), calling for the impeachment of three Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia for judicial opinion which the Associate Justices recently rendered in the latest Code of Conduct case, is misguided, unthoughtful, violates Article 73 of the Liberian Constitution, and is reminiscent of political mercenerism – an attempt to arm-twist the judiciary in discharge of its duties. Article 73 provides, “No judicial official shall be…

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Who Will Be the Fighting President?

Dear presidential candidates: The Liberian people are looking for a fighting president. The fighting president is the one who is willing to fight to give all Liberians equal fighting chance for better livelihoods. He or She is the one who is willing to summon a new dawn to mark a renewed beginning for Liberia by ending the “semi-godly presidency” and the “oligarchy governance structure” in the country. Which of you is the one? Our founding purpose is clear, which was and still is building a country of strong institutions not…

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House of Cards why Ellen doesn’t trust Boakai

The Ellen “House of Cards” in these elections: Why she doesn’t trust the current Unity Party candidate and exposure of her investments in Liberty Party and CDC: By Varney Anasters Teah Background: The Liberian General elections of 2017 is already parading many controversies. From crossing carpet to infightings, electoral activities have been filled with tension as well as surprising, if not mystical occurrences. However, the person dictating the current electoral climate is no other than the “Maradona” or in modern day attribution, the “Cristiano Ronaldo” of Liberian politics, Madam Ellen…

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The Cummings-Sulunteh ticket poised to emerge victorious

The Editor, As the Cummings-Sulunteh ticket poised to emerge victorious on 10-10-17 it will bring with it a legislature that will also be ANC-led. The Cummings-Sulunteh ticket is doing many things that have never been done before in any Liberian election. Some of the things include a vetting process to ensure that quality candidates are chosen for the Liberian legislature on the ANC ticket as to ensure the sweeping reforms the Cummings-Sulunteh administration will be proposing are passed into law. ANC and the Cummings-Sulunteh ticket are traveling deep inside Liberia’s…

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The opposition must find common ground

I BELIEVE IN CHURN/TURNOVER The Editor, For Liberia to develop, we must have a high churn/turnover rate in the shortest possible time. That’s why we must change/shorten the duration of terms for the presidency and legislature as well as set term limits to a maximum of 3 for lawmakers. Anyway, I digress. My focus on churn/turnover is specifically for the ruling party. They have served 12 years, very long term in modern day development analysis. Unfortunately, they have had limited success in moving the development needle forward. Yes, we argue…

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The Igbo Landing: A Powerful Story Of Resistance

The Editor, Igbo Landing is a historic site at Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. In 1803 one of the largest mass suicides of enslaved people took place when Igbo captives from what is now Nigeria were taken to the Georgia coast. In May 1803, the Igbo and other West African captives arrived in Savannah, Georgia, on the slave ship the Wanderer. They were purchased for an average of $100 each by slave merchants John Couper and Thomas Spalding to be resold to plantations on nearby St….

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Liberia’s Vice President Adds Insult to Injury

From Bad to Worse: By His Own Choice, Liberia’s Vice President Adds Insult to Injury When bad decisions are made by good people, it is very difficult to put it into any perspective. Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has been personally regarded as a good man who is said to have had bad experiences under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as her vice president––by reason that he has been marginalized in the governance and real policy decision-making process of the country. For these reasons, many Liberians don’t tend to fault…

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MOVEE’S VP Pick Rev. Reeves To Hold Town Hall In US

MOVEE’S VP Pick visits United States Meets US Govt officials, Investors, and Liberians in varying States. Vice Presidential Candidate Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves Jr has arrived in the United States of America as part of his mission to bring about “Meaningful Change” to Liberia through relationship building. During his acceptance speech at the MOVEMENT FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (MOVEE) Headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, Themed: THE FUTURE IS NOW IT’S TIME FOR MEANINGFUL CHANGE AND NOT MORE OF THE SAME, in late June, Dr. Reeves stated that God has sent a…

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