In Liberia Army Chief of Staff Intimidates Newspaper Publisher

Brig. Gen. Daniel Ziahnkhan turns 45 on July 12, 2016. Born in 1971, he was only nine when Master Sgt. Samuel Doe’s People’s Redemption Council (PRC) seized power in 1980. But he is definitely old enough to recall. For by the time Doe was assassinated in 1990 by Prince Johnson (now Senator for Nimba County) of the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), Ziankhan was already a man of 19. He completed secondary school at the Assemblies of God Mission (AGM) in Monrovia and later obtained a Bachelor’s in…

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ULAAL Help Liberians back home and Ebola Victims

Liberians in Edmonton, under the banner of The United Liberian Association Of Alberta (ULAAL) have been responding to the needs of Ebola victims and underprivileged kids in Liberia, according to a press release. A ULAAL representative who just visited Liberia, Mr. Emmanuel Savice for and on behalf of ULAAL donated several educational supplies and awarded scholarships to many unfortunate kids in the post war/Ebola West African Nation. Among the beneficiaries were New Kru Town residents, Louis and Benetta who lost their mother to the deadly Ebola virus, the family of…

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Liberia CDC achieve hunger strike in Monrovia

For three days and three nights the youth wing of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) staged a hunger strike opposite the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The group carried out the strike to protect corruption in Liberia in wake of the Global Witness report of bribery in Liberia. The strike started on June 1 to June 3, 2016. CDC is the largest opposition party in Liberia. The Global Witness report alleged that Sable Mining Company, a British firm, gave Varney Sherman of Sherman and Sherman Law Firm US$9500,000 to…

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2017: Mills Jones accepts Petition to run for Executive Mansion

Monrovia – Former Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. Mills J. Jones, has accepted a petition from some citizens to contest the presidency in 2017 and he says job creation will be the watchword of his government, promising to lead a government that is business- friendly. “Jobs that Liberians can do, will be done by Liberians,” he says, amid a thunderous applause from supporters. “Ensuring Liberians become prime actors in the Liberian economy is an idea whose time has come. We will use fiscal policy, monetary policy, trade…

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Probate Court Praised For Impartial Judgment

Martin C. Benson …Opens Escrow Account For Milad Hage’s Estate The Attorney-In-Fact of Nohad Hage Mensah in the Estate of the late Milad R. Hage, Mrs. Edith Hage-Smith has showered praises on the assigned Judge of the Monthly and Probate Court for Montserrado County, Judge Eva Mappy-Morgan for the impartial manner she continues to adjudicate cases as the court give rights to people who are victims of justice. Speaking to a team of reporters in the vicinity of the Temple of Justice recently, Mrs. Hage-Smith, the mother of the first…

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Fonati Koffa Embezzlement: “He did it for Liberia”

By Theodore Hodge The case of Counselor Jonathan Fonati Koffa (in 2006 took another turn, as he was barred for dishonorable behavior for practicing law in the United States). was it for better or worse? Well, that depends on one’s vantage point. I venture to say that Koffa did get a good deal and here’s why: It was reported that Jonathan Koffa had pled guilty to four federal charges related to the suspected embezzlement of $500,000”. The paper also reported that Koffa could “face as much as 10 years in…

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Liberia: Remembering the 1980 Coup & Samuel Doe

In 1980, Samuel K. Doe, a 28 year-old Master Sergeant, assumed power in Liberia in a blaze of glory. In a surprise night-time attack on the Executive Mansion overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Doe and his accomplices brutally murdered President William R. Tolbert Jr, ending 133 years of rule by black American settlers and their descendants (known as Americo-Liberians). Having discarded with Tolbert, Doe became Liberia’s first president of “exclusive indigenous heritage”. In the subsequent decade, President Doe inflamed ethnic politics and eked out a suspiciously close victory in the 1985…

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Monrovia: 17 Charged For Stealing Millions From JFK Medical

Staff Report Seventeen persons, including four senior staff of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC), have been indicted for allegedly designing a criminal syndicate that used fictitious identification cards and withdrew US$126,300.06 and LD$16,550,416.40 from the hospital’s account at the First International Bank (FIB).They were said to have opened the account in the name of one John Freeman Kennedy and used that name to issue several checks to some of the co-defendants, Ballah Holmes and Jerry D. Morlu, who later withdrew the money. At Saturday’s hearing at Criminal Court…

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The arrogance of Minister Amara Konneh

At a recent farewell dinner thrown in his honor by “Friends of Amara Konneh”, the outgoing Finance Minister told several hundred guests that he and the Sirleaf administration had nothing to apologize for. “Madam President,… we have done well,” Konneh told his boss at the gathering, “and we owe no one an apology for our success.” How arrogant. What a slap in the face for the Liberian people. What a kick in their butts even as they lie on the ground, beaten by foreigners in their own country. How much…

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Associate Justice Ja’neh Frowns On ‘Random Writs Of Arrest’

By Richard D. Baysah KAKATA—-LINA, Supreme Court Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh has warned magistrates and judges against the random act of issuing writs of arrest on citizens “only to generate bond fees.” He described such act as “total nonsense and an embarrassment to the judiciary.” Justice Ja’neh sounded the warning in his remarks during the induction of two new female Stipendiary Magistrates into office in Kakata, Margibi County recently. He advised judges and magistrates to desist from such “unethical behavior” and revert to the moderate method of issuing summonses instead….

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