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We are not alone. Africa, Asia, the free peoples and the peoples fighting for their freedom in all corners of the world will always be side by side with the millions of Congolese who will not give up the struggle while there is even one colonialist or colonialist mercenary in our country. Op-ed 

Lumumba’s Last letter To Wife Before His Assassination

    Congolese politician and first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of Congo Patrice Emery Lumumba was assassinated on this day in 1961 at the age of 36. The United States, United Nations and former colony Belgium were complicit in his murder as they looked on while he was tortured despite letters he wrote for protection during the Congo Crisis. He fought against colonialism and found an alliance in the Soviet Union which is believed to be the reason the Western allies refused to help him. Lumumba transformed…

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At a fund raising program last week, members of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FEJAL) were surprised by the President who made the donation. The newly constructed headquarters, a bus and deed to 2.5 acres of land were presented to FEJAL in fulfillment of his promise when President Weah was then a Senator. Op-ed 

The Press Union Of Liberia Must Expel Fejal

  An Open Letter   The Editor, 1. We are appalled, that the Female Journalist Association of Liberia (Fejal), in complete contrast and contravention to its so-called advocacy and as members, or auxiliary of the Liberian press corps have accepted an office building supposedly constructed by Mr. George Weah as he allegedly plunders state resources. Fejal must note that as of today, George Weah has refused to make his assets public, he has refused to answer or respond to the Liberian people to lead the public sector in dictates with…

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ALJA says the gesture is unprecedented in the history of Liberia’s journalism. The Association thanked the President for the magnanimity. In a press release issued on April 24, 2019, ALJA also, commended Mr. Weah for the 10 seaters bus donated to FeJAL for operational purposes; and all those including Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, who attended and contributed generously to the Association’s headquarters fundraiser held on April 20, 2019, at the Monrovia City Hall. Op-ed 

ALJA Applauds Weah’s Donations to FeJAL,

    New Castle, Delaware -The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has extolled President George Manneh Weah, for his recent construction and donation of a modern edifice to the Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) as its headquarters. ALJA says the gesture is unprecedented in the history of Liberia’s journalism. The Association thanked the President for the magnanimity. In a press release issued on April 24, 2019, ALJA also, commended Mr. Weah for the 10 seaters bus donated to FeJAL for operational purposes; and all those including Vice…

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Anytime our government reduces the MARKET rate of Liberian dollars to US$, it will result in the creation of black markets, where people go to exchange their weaker currency (Liberian Dollar) for the stronger currency (U.S. Dollar) or vice visa. Op-ed 

Foreign Exchange Rate Reduction in Liberia

The Editor, Would a foreign exchange rate reduction, imposed by government, help chicken feet sellers in Liberia?  Please!  (Re “Reduce U.S. Rate, Not Chicken Feet”). When the price of something is “too high”, many people think that the answer is for the government to “do something” to force the price down (price control). But anyone who knows history or have taken economics 101 know that long lines, shortages, and black market are common in countries where the government have force down prices (price controls)! Anytime our government reduces the MARKET…

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The concept of Pan-Africanism is perhaps more popular now than it ever was. There are great Pan-African activists scattered on the continent of Africa but only a few like Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba and Kemi Seba can match the determination of the early pan-African heroes. Op-ed 

Why Every African Should Embrace the Pan-African Struggle for a United Africa!

  By: Sebastiane Ebatamehi The Pan-African struggle is not an individual one, it is collective, and Africa needs you. The concept of Pan-Africanism is perhaps more popular now than it ever was. There are great Pan-African activists scattered on the continent of Africa but only a few like Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba and Kemi Seba can match the determination of the early pan-African heroes. One thing that has contributed to this, however, is the fact that modern education and innovation has taken the minds of African youths off Pan-Africanism….

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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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