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Urey: public outcries and legitimate fears over suspicious deaths

Monrovia – Businessman and a contender for the 2017 presidential elections in Liberia, Mr. Benoni Urey says a wave of recent events in the country including the recent arrest of Vandalark Patricks, the mysterious deaths of Mr. Harry A. Greaves, Michael Allison and Dan Orogun are contributing to existing tense atmosphere in the country. Addressing a news conference in Monrovia Friday, Mr. Urey averred that there have been sustained public outcries and legitimate fears over the suspicious deaths and the Government of Liberia is being blamed by certain segments of…

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Liberia: Benoni Urey’s Wealth The Charles Taylor Connection

International investigators are reportedly keeping track of millionaire businessman turned politician Benoni Urey. The group is said to be monitoring activities of Mr. Urey and individuals Mr. Taylor has had ties with since the former Liberian leader was forced to leave power in 2003. Investigators say Mr. Urey appears to be in control of Charles Taylor’s wealth and businesses, although there has not been cogent evidence yet. The former Liberian president was convicted and sentenced for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sierra Leone. The United States has…

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Hypocrisy of Urey’s call to improve Liberian-American relations

By Jack Warner The United States of America has long considered Liberia, a tiny nation on the coast of West Africa, to be an ally. The deep historical ties and cultural resemblance date back to the 1800s. The roles and partnerships between the two nations are distinguishably noted throughout the history of both. More recently and even more importantly, the involvement of the United States and the pivotal contributions made during and after the Liberian crisis were crucial to Liberia’s stability. Liberia has long been one of the most assisted…

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Former Charles Taylor Aide Benoni Urey Seeks To Distance Himself From Boss

By Toweh Alphonso Presidential hopeful, Benoni Urey, said his service during the regime of former President Charles Taylor was onto the Liberian government, not Mr. Taylor when he served as Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority. Mr. Urey served in that capacity for almost the lifespan of the Taylor government whose administration is accused of committing untold human rights violations against Liberians and plundering the country’s resources. Observers have had it that his association with former President Taylor could be a major hurdle to his quest to becoming President of…

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Urey’s Misadventure into Liberian Politics

By Theodre Hodge Politicians around the world do have a recurring tendency to spew the most puzzling (and sometimes idiotic) things out of their mouths. Donald Trump, a contestant in the Republican race for the US presidency has topped the charts recently for saying the most outrageous and offensive things imaginable. His asinine and fatuous statements have caused rancor of global proportions. But in this piece, my aim is to focus on the Liberian variety of politicians, specifically a gentleman (the term is used loosely) named Benoni Urey. Mr. Urey,…

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Liberia 2017 Elections: Taylor’s Aide Benoni Urey Makes Push For Nimba

Hawa Wesseh M O N R O V I A, July 22—Former Charles Taylor’s aide, ex-Maritime Commissioner, Benoni Urey, reports say is betting on the legacy of his former boss, as he makes a push for the Liberian presidency, which is two years away. According to observers, views popular amongst the now incarcerated former president [who is in an English jail for war crimes against humanity] and his supporters, is that Taylor’s popularity has not wane in Liberia, and he could possibly win re-elections “if elections were held today,” [if…

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Liberia 2017: Charles Taylor Ties And Pres. Candidate Benoni Urey

By Rodney D. Sieh The dog days of the UN travel ban behind him, Benoni Urey is still haunted by his ties to former President Charles Ghankay Taylor but judging from his earlier pronouncement and political maneuvers, his supporters say, the Taylor tie could actually prove to be an asset, rather than a liability for the millionaire businessman who has made it quite clear that he will be a contender and a force to reckon with in the 2017 presidential race. Urey is featured prominently in this month’s New African…

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“IN SUPPORT OF BENONI UREY’S RIGHTS TO CONTEST THE PRESIDENCY OF LIBERIA”

Mr. Editor, Don’t you think Frontpageafrica deserves ad revenue for publishing Sam Jackson’s commentary? Re “IN SUPPORT OF BENONI UREY’S RIGHTS TO CONTEST THE PRESIDENCY OF LIBERIA” To me, the content of Mr. Jackson’s commentary sound more like a presidential campaign ad for his “cousin”, Benoni Urey (Charles Taylor’s money bag man!), but Jackson says his support for his cousin isn’t “automatic”! (Trust me, Sam’s support will be given to the highest bidder! They don’t call him Gravy-seeking Sam for nothing!) But I’m sure Sam Jackson got “cold water” for…

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Liberia’s ex-leader Charles Taylor Aide Seeks Presidency

By Ralph Geeplay EDMONTON—-Benoni Urey a former chief aide to indicted Liberian warlord President Charles Ghankay Taylor who served as the head of the lucrative Bureau of Maritime Affairs during the Taylor era, and was recently removed from the United Nations travel ban has thrown his hat in the running for the Liberian presidency with three years to go, according to reports. Say observers, as soon as the reigns of power left Taylor hands and his National Patriotic Party [NPP] Mr. Urey and many of his associates also deserted the…

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