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This only stores up worse trouble for Kenya’s future

Patrick Gathara is a strategic communications consultant, writer and award-winning political cartoonist in Kenya. This week Kenyans are going through a replay of their disastrous 2007 election, only in super-slow motion. A decade ago, the country endured a disputed election in which the incumbent president, Mwai Kibaki, was running for re-election against opposition leader Raila Odinga. Under intense pressure from the state and surrounded by armed paramilitary police, the head of the electoral commission declared Kibaki the president-elect. (The commissioner would later say that he did not know who had…

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No Liberian needs war and no country is invading Liberia.

    EMOL Warns against Circumvention –Calls on NEC to Prevent Constitutional Crisiso Liberian needs war and no country is invading Liberia.     Monrovia, Liberia-Nov 14, 2017): The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) warns against the circumvention of constitutional due process and calls on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to adjudicate all electoral complaints speedily to prevent constitutional crisis in the Country. EMOL is a non-partisan and non-profit peace building and advocacy organization legalized in the United States and Liberia. EMOL said it is important for all Liberians at…

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EMOL Warns Against Constitutional Crisis in Liberia

  The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to adjudicate all electoral complaints speedily to prevent constitutional crisis in the West African country. It has also warned against the circumvention of constitutional due process and against war mongering. EMOL cautions Liberians to be aware that these false alarms of wars are tactics to keep voters away from participating in the second rounds of voting to decide the presidency. EMOL, a non-partisan and non-profit peace building and advocacy organization legalized in the United States and Liberia, said in a release…

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Open Letter to the US Embassy’s Statement on the Liberian Elections

CORRECTIVE MEASURES BEFORE RUNOFF: THE ONLY MILESTONE SOLUTION   The Editor, Over the past 24 hours, my attention has been drawn to how some Liberians have taken over social media with the US Embassy’s Statement on Liberia’s Elections without understanding the semantic nuances of the Statement. It is as a result of the varied interpretations of the Statement that I pen this letter to you. My fellow Liberians, the US Government has said it has confidence in the October Elections, which is a good thing for our integrity and reputation….

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George Weah’s Vice-Presidential: “Samson and Delilah Death Trap!”

  I had a terrible dream this morning, the likes of which I have never seen or had. In my dream I saw several Liberian Patriarchs and Matriarchs that were troubled by George Weah’s Vice-Presidential pick. They expressed serious concern and stated that his move, despite his popularity with the ordinary people and youth of Liberia, was a “recipe for renewed war in Liberia.” They termed it as a “Samson and Delilah death trap” that will indulge Liberians in a chaotic atmosphere that may once again destabilize the West African…

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In Defense of Education: Yes, Da Book We Will Eat

This election seem to have unearthed questions and some unsettling doubts. Liberia has now become fertile ground for debate and conflicting views on the value of education. Are we so far behind as a country that the most important foundation upon which to build our country has now fallen under attack? Are we so confused as a people that we now shun what we once held priceless? We now live in a knowledge-based century where increasingly the development of a country is linked to knowledge and information and the skills…

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Nimba is not for sale Gongloe reminds Prince Johnson

In a news conference at his Ashmun Street office Thursday, October 10, 2017 shortly after Senator Johnson had endorsed Weah’s Presidential bid, Cllr Gongloe stated that he was very surprised for the Senator to announce support for Senator Weah without consulting his people back in Nimba on his decision. “The votes of the people of Nimba County are not marketable or transferrable and that the people of Nimba County don’t rely on politics to earn their living as they are people who are respected highly for their education.” Despite Johnson’s…

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Did the Candidates Discuss Issues Worthy of Our Attention?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh “The Liberian presidential debate was like a baby taking his or her first step as a human being,” said the caller who couldn’t wait to discuss his observation of the debate. “Really?” I asked him as I listened attentively to the ‘political analyst,’ one of many in the Liberian political sphere who believes “we are getting there.” “Of course, we are getting there,” I said; and there is a reason to be optimistic about future Liberian elections. “To fulfill our electoral aspirations, however, we need to do…

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Liberia Nation Times Newspaper taken to task

Official Response of the Media Team of Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh for President against the Nation Times Newspaper Press Release: August 30, 2017: Attempts to gate crash the character of Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, Jr. will not go unnoticed without our strong response. Those who have not the decency to withstand cross-examination without being found wanting will be given no aura of oxygen. Early in the 1700s, Jonathan Swift narrated the attitude of impostors in his best seller— Gulliver’s Travel, asserting that narrow-minded swindlers were pocket-sized figures residing on the island…

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The Liberian People Party will support the ideals of Pan Africanism

The Editor The Liberian People’s Party (LPP) comes with ideas that run parallel with its candidates’ struggle history and their clean record of service to the motherland! So, we have not heard the elements saying our candidates siphoned state resources when they served in appointed positions. We have not heard them say our candidates lived extravagantly at the expense of state resources. They have not told the public that our candidates were ever involved in the abuse of power for personal benefits. They will not, because there are no records…

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