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Who is managing our gold and diamond fields and how much do they worth? Where does the revenue go? Who is managing our forests and how much do our logs worth? Where does the revenue go? Who is managing our Maritime program and how much do we make? Where does the revenue go? How much do we generate from the Freeport of Monrovia? Op-ed 

Equal Justice And Rule Of Law Replaced With Impunity

    There is no question majority of us Liberians don’t recognize and understand that most of the distressing consequences the entire country faces stem from immoral governance decisions of our political leaders. We have celebrated 171 years on July 26, 2018 and have nothing tangible to match our age in terms of livelihood improvement with matching needs for majority of Liberians. Evidently, making ends meet is beyond the reach of the majority and meeting daily survival for them is at the mercy of nature. This has become acceptable norm…

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A "purge" of ethnic Tutsis from the army, a crackdown on opposition and media and a bid to change the constitution to allow unlimited presidential terms are signs of an "increasingly violent dictatorial regime", it said. Op-ed 

The African Union Is Protecting Dictators

    On January 28, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was elected to head the African Union’s (AU) 31st session that is due to start in January 2019. This was a massive diplomatic coup for a leader that human rights groups hold responsible for the deaths of at least 817 peaceful protesters in Cairo in a single day five years ago.  If everything goes according to plan and Sisi indeed succeeds Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame as AU president, for one year he will serve as the chairperson of an organisation that…

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The silence on the part of principals of major political parties is alarming and shameful. Boakai, Brumskine, Urey, and Cummings cannot be playing coy while surrogates and middlemen remain caught in the crosshairs of this political fluke that is CDC. Op-ed 

Boakai, Brumskine, Urey And Cummings Play Coy

    The Editor The silence on the part of principals of major political parties is alarming and shameful. Boakai, Brumskine, Urey, and Cummings cannot be playing coy while surrogates and middlemen remain caught in the crosshairs of this political fluke that is CDC. If your voices cannot be loud and resounding at this time, the people don’t want to hear a damn thing from you when it is time to campaign. You guys have a moral and fiduciary responsibility to be loud, consistently and constructively confrontational, and direct. Politics…

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President Bio is concerned about creating a new country. Corruption––whether organized or petit––and scandals, small or large, are no more as government officials in his administration have all realized that a new dawn has come and spread in Sierra Leone. President Bio has and continues to reach out for wisdom and the best advice from all Sierra Leoneans in-country and abroad, including from the opposition as well as from people who once criticized him. News Op-ed 

President Bio Takes Sierra Leone to the Next Level.

The Editor, Good Leadership is about humility, self-consciousness, character, openness, and vision.  It is about focus and the desire to cherish new ideas and count on individuals who can contribute to one’s vision and priorities. Sierra Leone’s new president retired general Julius Maada Bio gets it.  Since taking office, President Bio has won the hearts and minds of Sierra Leoneans.  He has forged connection and made national unity and honest reconciliation a bedrock.  He has relied on the talent, professionalism, and experiences of Sierra Leoneans with meaningful contributions to make…

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For example, if Mr. McGill recommends that Mr. John S. Bestman, LBDI President, be the next Central Bank Governor, do you think President Weah will say no?? I don't think so. Op-ed 

Why Liberian leaders want to be called “Honorable?”

    The Editor, There are many in our society who thinks the best way to show respect to political leaders and others influential statesmen and stateswomen is adding honorable and excellency to their rightful names and rightful titles. To the contrary I disagree as these titles are used by those who demand them to usurp more power at the detriment of the ordinary people.  For this reason, I encourage all Liberians to recognize and change this particular cultural perception. The reason is these “worshipping titles” are reinforcing autocracy form…

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No later did it turn out to be set up for journalists who were now trapped and prevented from leaving the yard or the party headquarters. They were mercilessly flogged, on instructions from some party officials, who instructed that both local and international journalists be flogged and while in the process, their electronic equipments were destroyed. Op-ed 

Controversial Singaporean Loan

    The Editor If the Singapore loan agreement is so good for our country, why not publish it?? Here’s why they won’t: It’s because President Weah wants the Liberian people to buy pig in a bag!  (Re “Senator Sando Johnson Weighs In On Controversial Singapore Loan”) But our common sense tells us that before you buy anything, you must inspect it FIRST! So we need to look at the terms and conditions of the Singapore Loan before signing on the dotted line. Why? Because private investors seldom use their…

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The passage of the act is being challenged by the some Senators, who called on Thursday, May 3, for the version sent in by members of the Lower House to be amended. The House of Representatives is calling for superintendents, commissioners and town chiefs to be elected. News Op-ed Public Policy 

Senator Gble-Gbo Brown Wants Elections for Superintendents

    Monrovia –The Local Government Act, along with several other bills, has lingered in the corridors of the Legislature for a long while now with hope that one day they will be passed into law by members of the legislature. The Local Government Act is aimed at decentralizing the Liberian government’s operations. The passage of the act is being challenged by the some Senators, who called on Thursday, May 3, for the version sent in by members of the Lower House to be amended. The House of Representatives is…

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Although the situation doesn’t appear to be heading toward outright conflict in East Africa, this growing animosity could stall attempts to increase cooperation and integration in the region. If it escalates any further, it could also worsen already tense situations in neighboring countries. While war between Rwanda and Uganda is almost unimaginable, proxy battles have sprung from their private disagreements before. News Op-ed 

Renewed Tensions Between Uganda and Rwanda Will Ripple Across East Africa

    Despite a steady stream of denials from Kigali and Kampala, ties between Rwanda and Uganda appear to be deteriorating rapidly. The latest ebb in this historically volatile relationship stems from the Ugandan government’s pushback on what it perceives as Rwandan meddling in its domestic affairs. Though Ugandan officials have not gone public with any formal allegations, their dissatisfaction can be read in a recent string of increasingly high-profile incidents. Last year, the Ugandan government mounted a crackdown on suspected Rwandan spies operating in Uganda, including the arrest of…

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For example, if Mr. McGill recommends that Mr. John S. Bestman, LBDI President, be the next Central Bank Governor, do you think President Weah will say no?? I don't think so. Op-ed 

LBDI Confirms McGill US$200,000 Mortgage Application

The Editor, Do you think LBDI would bend its lending practices if Nathaniel McGill were an average Joe? Please, an average Joe’s application would never see the light of day because he’s credit risk! (Re “LBDI President Confirms Nathaniel McGill’s US$200k Mortgage Application”) Even though Nat. McGill is a credit risk, he’s NO average Joe.  He’s the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs.  And, as such, he has a lot of power and influence in presidential decisions. For example, if Mr. McGill recommends that Mr. John S. Bestman, LBDI President,…

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Be a True “Country Champion” President Weah

    Press Release Monrovia, Liberia—- The Emancipation Movement of Liberia Inc. (EMOL) writes to retell President George M. Weah to be a true “Country Champion” by creating Equal Fighting Chance Opportunity (EFCO) for all Liberian children through an act of Legislation EMOL said this because registered voters in 14 of the 15 counties voted for him overwhelmingly over former Vice President Joseph N. Boakai to end the old political culture, which allows the presidency to run the country as a patronage political network. EMOL is a non-profit and non-partisan…

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