First Lady Dr. Grace Mugabe Buys Exotic Mansion In Affluent Sanhurst

Johannesburg – Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe has bought two mansions worth more than $8-million in Johannesburg and Harare this year, an investigation has revealed.   According to a report in the Zimbabwe Independent, which has conducted a long-running investigation into the property acquisition spree of President Mugabe’s wife, a $3,4 million (R45 million) palatial house in the affluent Sandhurst suburb of Johannesburg is not the only mansion she has snapped up in recent months.   It has also emerged that Grace has been renting a sprawling property owned by…

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Pres. Sirleaf Invites Officials Of Elections Commission and 19 election magistrates for private meeting at her home

Monrovia—Cllr. Johnson-Allison told reporters that she agrees with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s call for a new generation of leadership, but noted Liberia needs people who are adequately prepared to steer the affairs of the country. “I don’t have a quarrel with the generational change thing, but when we talk about generational change, we need people who are prepared, people who are educated, people who are refined; not because you are young so you’re fit to be President, that’s not it. As long as we’ve been here I’ve never heard or…

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PHOTOS: KENYA CHIEF JUSTICE DAVID MARAGA

David Maraga whose full name is David Kenani Maraga was born in 1951, he hails from Bonyamatuta, Nyamira County. He is the 14th Chief Justice and the president of the Supreme Court of Kenya. He preceded Chief Justice Willy Mutunga. Justice David Kenani Maraga,  was the Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal in Kisumu. He was appointed to the High Court in October 2003 and to the Court of Appeal in 2011. A holder of both an LL.B and an LL.M from the University of Nairobi, he also chairs the…

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Nina Simone In Liberia

Someone who knew Nina Simone well—a Liberian friend of hers, I suppose a mutual friend now—told me a story. Liberia’s past is in pieces, he said, and here’s one of them. Maybe it’s the one you’re looking for. On a September night in 1974, the wet season was closing down and an encore of rain washed the streets of Monrovia, Liberia; a torrent of sky and trash—discarded slippers, supine roaches, maybe a lost crab. The rain stopped as abruptly as it started, as if a conductor had pressed his fingers…

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Rapper Buckey Raw goes off on new release: Temptation

BY LIBSTARSVIEW Trapco sensation Bucky Raw has released a brand new single titled “Temptation” on which he gets candid about corruption in Liberia, rapping about greed. The rapper a couple of weeks ago spoke to LIBSTARSVIEW intimating that a politician had reached out to him to help him, to help his campaign, and he refused, not wanting to get involved with corrupt leaders. Good God, not many will turn down such opportunity. WHO IS BUCKEY RAW?—LINK A native of Liberia, with residence in Philadelphia, Bucky Raw is an up and…

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PHOTO ESSAY: Liberia’s Aletha Campbell ‘Cross Lines’ Premieres

Liberian movie producer Aletha Campbell and her husband, writer/producer hosted the successful premiere of the much awaited CROSS LINES, in Philadelphia to much fanfare. “Crossed Lines” synopsis: McNeil, a DEA Agent with a massive chip on his shoulder has very little respect for law; aside from his own rules. In addition, Billy is an over-aggressive, Alpha male that demonstrates a constant need to feed his endless appetite with money and power. Truth is an aspiring rapper and a low-level dealer; he has a focused drive, doing whatever it takes to…

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Deng and Sarkodie collaborate on Janjay

By: Edwin Mohammed Celebrated across the African continent as Liberia’s music pride and the first Liberian Artiste to receive a nomination in the Listener’s Choice category at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, Deng, whose real name is Daniel George [have] released a continental hit song ‘Janjay’ featuring Africa’s rap god Sarkodie on 9th June, 2017. The hit song was Produced by one of Liberia best music producers Stone Luckshine and Possigee from Ghana. ‘JanJay’ is a Liberian hiplife which talks about a girl’s dream. According to those who had…

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Demonstrating true Liberian Identity

By: Jarwinken Wiah It was nearly 18 years ago that I was among other Liberian reporters and editors at a one-week encampment “Partnership for Media Reconstruction in Liberia” training held in Virginia, outside Monrovia from August 4-9, 1999. At the closing ceremony, one of the trainers from Britain, Phil Champagne, who was serving as a Consultant of the International Alert, urg…ed the participants “To Go Out There as Peace Ambassadors” for post war Liberia. The training was a Rehearsal Training for Senior Reporters and Editors. Looking back, and reflecting on…

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Monrovia comes alive with poetry readings this weekend

By Ralph Geeplay Monrovia will come alive his weekend, when the much anticipated and expected poetry reading takes place on the Congo Town Back Road, behind the Ministry of Health, and right opposite the Chinese Restaurant. Liberian writer and poetry enthusiast Forte Otheniel, who is headlining the event, says some of Liberia finest writers will be reading and in attendance, in what is expected to be an eventful night. Recent attempts to make Monrovia and adjacent cities the center of multiple readings is gradually paying off. These efforts are geared…

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After Liberia’s Costly Rioting, Great Soul‐Searching

  April 14 1979, is some 38 odd years ago, an important day nonetheless in Liberia’s trajectory and troubled recent history. We bring verbatim a New York Times piece of what actually happen on April 14, 1979   New York Times, MAY 30, 1979 By Carey Winfrey MONROVIA, Liberia, May 26 — The event is remembered here simply as “April 14.” On that day last month, at least 41 demonstrators protesting a proposed increase in the price of rice were shot and killed by army and police forces here, triggering…

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