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The Committee noted that the Vice-Chancellor (President) of the Pan Afrikan University, based in Uganda, Professor Mokasa Luutu, was very impressed with the deliberations at the Hataee Center in Central Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, during his visit there as Guest of Susukuu, that he had the deliberations video-taped for distribution at his University and other institutions in Africa and elsewhere. Op-ed Politics 

Gongloe heads MOJA as it celebrates 45th Anniversary

    Press Release On the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA), which falls on March 21st, the Anniversary Organizing Committee, under the Chairmanship of Counsellor Tiawan Gongloe, has announced that MOJA is moving to a higher level. In the MOJA 45th Anniversary Message, the Organizing Committee recalled the motivation that led to the formation of MOJA to justify the drive to a higher level. The Committee reminded us all that the Founders of MOJA were motivated by the injustice of the day…

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the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Cllr. Jerome Verdier, responding to a VOA Day Break Africa report on the case, welcomed the civil lawsuit against former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf specifically News Politics 

Ellen, Weah, Others to Answer to War Crimes Charges

    Liberian Americans, identified as Rev. Mahn Coaley and Pastor Torli Harlan Krua have filed a lawsuit against former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and others in the District Court of Massachusetts in the United States on account of their alleged roles in the 1990 war that took more than 200,000 lives and displaced countless more. Others named in the suit include President George Manneh Weah, former President Charles Taylor, Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu and Richard V. Spencer, secretary of the Navy, USA. The Court’s summons, a copy of which is…

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President Weah were taking questions from reporters in the midst of dignitaries, I asked the visitor if the UN was willing to support efforts in Liberia to set up a war crimes court like it did in Sierra Leone News Politics 

Open Letter to PUL on the Media Climate in Liberia

    Mr. Charles Cuffey President Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) Clay Street, Monrovia Liberia Dear Mr. Cuffy, In these last few weeks the media in Liberia have been challenged in the line of their duties like we’ve seen before under the dictatorships of Samuel Doe in the 1980s and Charles Taylor in the 1990s. What was unique about attacks on the media and journalists over those periods was the threats came directly from the men occupying the highest office in the land. Newspapers and radio stations were accused of…

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Liberian Vice President Taylor Denied US Visa?

Report by Rodney D. Sieh Monrovia, FPA –– The United State Embassy has declined to address numerous inquiries regarding speculations that Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor was denied visa to travel to the United States of America. FrontPageAfrica and other media institutions recently made inquiries to the US mission in Monrovia but has been informed that privacy laws restrict the embassy from discussing status of applicants for visas. Responding to an inquiry Friday, Mr. Robert J. Clarke, Jr., Information Assistant at the embassy wrote: “Following inquiries from some media…

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The implication is that the pro-poor agenda will become imperiled

  Coming events, it is said, usually cast their shadows; if the Christmas will be good, you will tell from the eve. These are all common sayings, both here and abroad, with a lot of hidden meaning. President Weah in his maiden address to the nation following his assumption of office declared before a watching world that governance under his tenure, will be “pro-poor”. And as if to drive home the point, he announced a unilateral 25 percent cut in his salary and benefits and he called on other officials…

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While President Weah has appointed most of his side friends to lucrative positions in the public sector, similarly, VP Jewel Howard Taylor has influenced the appointment of her family relations and her close associate, Mobutu V. Nyenpan to another lucrative position in the government. The government is fast turning into a club of friendship. Both VP Jewel Howard Taylor and President Weah are turning the new administration into a Club based on FRIENDSHIP. News Politics 

Full inaugural address: REST ASSURED, I WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN!!

    Her Excellency, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Excellency Head of State Ambassador Joseph Nyumah Boakai Hon. Jewel Howard-Taylor Vice President of the Republic of Liberia The Governing Council of the Tripartite Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Madam Clar M. Weah, First Lady of the Republic of Liberia His Honor, the Chief Justice, and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives The Honorable Pro-Tempore and Members of the Liberian Senate The Dean and Members of the Cabinet The…

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South Africa and Nigeria condemn American President

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests CAPE TOWN — South Africa and Nigeria have joined a chorus of nations condemning President Trump’s inflammatory remarks on immigration, as Africa experts warned that the controversy threatened to set back American interests across the world’s fastest-growing continent. Since Thursday, when several participants in a meeting with Mr. Trump said he had asked why the United States should take in migrants from “shithole countries,” including Haiti and African nations, the Trump administration has been erratic in its account of what happened….

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To me, this action on the part of the minister is an insult to the Liberian masses. The average Liberian lives on less than US$1.00 a day. McGill's loan to acquire a mansion, sends a bad message to everyone and solidifies the notion that the only quick way to get rich is working for government. This action on the part of the Minister of state undermines the "Pro-poor Agenda" News Politics 

Gone to the dogs: George Weah will be the ultimate American puppet president!?

  Why Are Africans Good at Electing and Celebrating Bad Leaders? From the celebration of Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s white-farmers President, to the raucous ululating of Ramaphosa as ANC Leader and 2018 white-monopoly candidate, and now the praise heaped on George Weah as new Liberian President and American puppet; one wonders where and when this mass madness and celebration of the inept, corrupt and mediocre leaders will end? Weah therefore comes as no surprise; for in Africa, you can always count on the masses to choose unwisely! It is therefore criminal and utterly stupid of the Liberian…

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The life and struggles of Malcolm X

The name of Malcolm X still evokes mixed feelings. Some people classify him along with the black radicals advocating ´inside out´ racism, others seen him as a mere demagogue who turned all in favour of his views. However, there are also those for whom he is the immortal legend of the struggle for human rights. The findings from the underworld Malcolm Little (1925-1965) was born in Nebraska at the time when the strict laws of J. Crow of the United States were regulating the relations between ´black´ and ´white´ citizens….

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Africa for optimists: 2017 in review

It’s easy to get beaten down by negative headlines, and there are more than enough of those to go around. But look carefully and 2018 has given Africa Editor Simon Allison plenty of reasons to be optimistic about Africa’s future. West Africa’s democratic renaissance There are two reasons to be excited about the exit into exile of long-term Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh in January.The first is obvious: after voting him out in an election, one that even Jammeh failed to rig, Gambians were finally rid of the man who had…

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