Hope for Justice in Liberia

The Editor, Given the reaction of the public to recent arrests of Agnes Reeves Taylor, Martina Johnson, Mark Jabateh in the United Kingdom, Belgium and the United States, more Liberians would welcome a war crime court for Liberia than those who will oppose it. People have had enough, especially after President Sirleaf conceded in her last State of the Nation Address that she failed in reconciliation and anti-corruption. It is shame that though we have had more than a decade of the silence of gunshots we have not been able…

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Say no to division – Say YES to unity

The Editor, This piece is in response to all those preaching division in our beloved country. The only way to develop democratically is to allow citizens to freely exercise the right to vote and have their voices heard on the ballots. Citizens should not be influenced by divisive politics. We sit and criticize the government, the president, the president’s cabinet, but yet most of us continue to preach hatred, this upcoming election is one of the most important decisions Liberians will make to move their country forward. Eugene L. Fahngon…

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ALLEGED CORRUPTION AT NEC

The Editor, NEC got to be careful how it takes care of its staffers in these elections. Peaceful & Transparent Elections must begin with NEC. It has being alleged that NEC promised to pay exhibition officers and Clerks US$15 plus feeding for the 3 days training workshop(US$5 per day). But, to the surprised of the over 400 young people trained in Montserrado County, precisely at the Mount Barclay NEC center, on yesterday, the paying team decided to pay them only US$5.00 claiming that the staffs were fed. According to my…

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Making Sense of Anti-Dual Citizenship in Liberia

The Editor, Let’s say all things are equal…, before, during, and now in post-Civil Wars Liberia. Which ordinary Liberian can turn down an offer when ask to board a plane or ship for the citizenship of Europe or the United States? Acceptance will be overwhelming… not because of disloyalty to “Mama Liberia”. It is simply for opportunity for better livelihood, which is beyond the reach of majority of the Liberian population. But do you know accepting such an offer is interpreted a “crime of disloyalty” to Liberia in comparison to…

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Joseph Boakai and Ellen Johnson are one and the same

The editor, After 12 years of what will be marked as one of the most corrupt administrations in Liberia’s history, it’s fair to conclude that Liberians are left with the same challenges. In 2005, Joseph N. Boakai and Ellen were aware that Liberia was faced with an staggering $3.7 billion external debt , where the per capita GDP was estimated to have declined 90% from US$1,269 in 1980 to $163 in 2005, and an unemployment rate of over 80 per cent. Both were aware that there were no functioning public…

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Liberia Joins Global Parade to Celebrate ‘Gallant UN Peacekeepers’ in London

-Amb. Mohammed Sheriff says “Their Courage has made the world a better place” Press Release London Embassy Liberia: The courageous and heroic services of peacekeepers under the United Nations’ flag, is being celebrated and heralded -as a genuine catalyst to ensuring global peace -by the diplomatic community in London, under the aegis of the United Nations Association of the United Kingdom, UNA-UK. Liberia’s Ambassador accredited to the Court of Saint James, His Excellency Dr. S. Mohammed Sheriff, represented Liberia, paying tribute to Peacekeepers’ who lost their lives in active service;…

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The Great Country Congau Divide

The Editor, For generations, the “country” and “congua” people have lived side by side, drank Club Beer together, and intermarry — but yet demagogues like Senator Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ) continue to whip up ethnic polarization between the two groups for political reasons! By the way, all PYJ’s ex-girlfriends were light skinned congua girls from LU! Senator Johnson, who’s a presidential candidate says that “they (congua) are always taking country boys to be vice presidents” (Re “Congau vs Country: The Great Liberian Divide”) Such statement would be laughable if PYJ weren’t…

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A call to vote out incumbents in October

  The editor, In my opinion, in this October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections, the Liberian people should vote out all incumbents.   The reason is simple. To teach a lesson and to send a message that the power of authority belong and lie in the hands of the Liberian people. The Constitution allows you, the Liberian people to do exactly what I am suggesting. My opinion is not out of hatred or preference for anyone, or any particularly group for the reason that the circumstances under review in Liberia…

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The Plundering Of The Liberian Timber By Govt. Officials

           By P Nimley Sie-Tuon Liberian Law Bans Government Officials From Owning Logging Contracts, However, all largest Logging Contracts executed by the Liberian Forestry Development Agency and approved by both Houses of the Liberian Legislature are owned by some members of the Liberian Legislature and other government officials. Global Witness Reports: Liberia’s forestry sector has a long history of corruption, crime and conflict. During the country’s 14-year war, logging contracts were handed out to cronies of then-President Charles Taylor. Revenues from the sale of timber paid for weapons that helped…

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African Union Chair Moussa Faki calls for calm in S/Sudan

April 30, 2017, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, wishes to express his deep concern over the increasing military clashes in South Sudan, especially in the restive Upper Nile region. The Chairperson calls on the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition and other armed movements in South Sudan to immediately desist from fighting, which continues to negatively impact on the security, safety and life of civilians in the country.   The Chairperson wishes to recall that during…

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