WE WILL LIVE IN HOPE

Evidently, Presidents Doe, Taylor and Sirleaf brought on or prolonged the hardship, suffering, misery and grief the Liberian people are currently dealing with. Yet, each of these individuals entered the Presidency on a wave of popular support.

    The Editor   By my own calculation, one of the greatest mistakes the Liberian people have ever made, was to elect Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the first post-war President of Liberia. Then, again, it might have been destiny – the same destiny that brought Mr Charles Ghankay Taylor, Master Sergeant Samuel Kanyon Doe, and now, Mr George Manneh Weah to the Presidency at a specific moment in time. Evidently, Presidents Doe, Taylor and Sirleaf brought on or prolonged the hardship, suffering, misery and grief the Liberian people are…

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Ellen, Weah, Others to Answer to War Crimes Charges

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

    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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The brutal, glaring unforgiving truth has finally surfaced, and it is ugly

Finally the mask is coming off!For most of the last 12 years, contradiction has characterized the difference between the way the world has viewed Liberia and its highly esteemed leader, versus the view Liberians have of their own country, government and President. But that gap seems to be closing. Quite a rosy picture of peace, progress and development has characterized the outside world’s impression of Liberia, courtesy of lofty speeches and glowing reports, and evidenced no doubt by equally glowing accolades, beginning with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. Surely, the…

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No Immunity: Sen. Sherman wants Pres. Sirleaf to leave the 3rd Monday in Jan.

President Sirleaf submitted a draft bill to the legislature called Transitional Act so as to smooth path to a full and complete transition. While many of the requests in the draft seems reasonable, political observers say the suggestion by Sirleaf for presidential amnesty from prosecution and a threat that such amnesty will make it easier for an African leader to turn over power and not [stay] into office by hook or crook, raised eyebrows with many of her opponents projecting an uphill battle for passage. Two Transitional Plans in Play…

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Liberia Code of Conduct: This can only lead to confusion

  The Supreme Court of Liberia last Friday made a decision that has the tendency to shove a monkey wrench into the 2017 electoral process. The Court’s decision, by the narrowest of margins—three for and two against—to uphold the highly controversial Code of Conduct could further disrupt the electoral process, and plunge the nation into a constitutional crisis. The Constitution decisively gives the Supreme Court the final word on interpretation of the law, clearly stating that it is the Court’s sole prerogative to determine whether or not a law, such…

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Liberia Must Invest More In Early Education

A graduate student in Strategic Management and Leadership at Harvard University in Boston, MA, Mr. Austin S Fallah, has called on those seeking political offices in 2017 to begin investing in the education of the future generation of the country. Speaking to journalists on the main campus of Hamline University, his Alma matter, when he attended the graduation ceremonies of some Liberians, the Harvard student observed that investing in the education of Liberia’s future generation will have direct positive impact on the socioeconomic and health systems of the country. Mr….

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Is Johnson-Sirleaf’s presidential task-force a dishonest scheme?

Is Johnson-Sirleaf’s presidential task-force a dishonest scheme? A critical look at the Liberian leader’s stance on official corruption. The presidential task-force set up by President Sirleaf to investigate an allegation of bribery in the Sable Mining case may be a diversionary tactic and a public relation stunt. Madam Sirleaf has a cunning way of deceiving international donors, whenever there is a scandalous report of corruption in her government. When one closely follows the manner in which President Sirleaf had dealt with prior corruption cases, one would realize that this president…

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Liberia Spends $1b A Year But 1 High School In River Cess County

By J. Yanqui Zaza President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in her January 25, 2016 Annual Message, stated that Feasibility studies are completed for the “…Gbarnga to Mendekorma, Lofa …feasibility studies are also ongoing…” for Ganta to Zwedru, Zwedru to Fish Town, Buchanan to Greenville, Barclayville to Pleebo and Sanniqueville to Cote d’Ivoire.” Presumably, a traveler will not have to wash away the dust from his/her body after driving miles on the would-be-paved inter-county Highway; or will not have to wait for the dust to clear from the road after a truck…

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Liberian President, “I am a messenger of God” Says Sirleaf

President may be eyeing becoming a gospel minister after term ends… President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf may be contemplating a new job after the Presidency. Upon her return to Liberia Tuesday after attending the UN Summit in New York, the President described herself as a “Messenger of God” during a thanksgiving service held at the All Saints Catholic Church in Unification Town, lower Margibi County for her safe return. The description of herself as a messenger of God, and her speech which sounded much like that of a prelate delivering a…

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Liberia at 168: Ellen Johnson has not helped the narratives

A COUNTRY FOUNDED by freed American slaves, who controlled the nation’s existence were instrumental in laying the basis for what is today the Republic of Liberia. Out of that troubled past, with no system, haphazard institutional setup, patronage, all borrowed from the unsettled life that was slavery in the Antebellum Southern United States, conspired to form a country that 168 years later; is the fourth poorest country on the planet. TODAY, A NATION founded on the cusp of the American Civil War and one which played a major role in…

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