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Black Stars end World Cup qualifying campaign

  Edwin Gyasi’s first Ghana goal cancelled out Shikabala’s opener as the Black Stars ended their World Cup qualifying campaign with a draw against Egypt. The Pharaohs, who qualified for next summer’s showpiece in Russia with victory over Congo-Brazzaville, were without Mohamed Salah for their final qualifier, but took the lead in the 62nd minute of a scrappy contest. ESPN—Shikabala was picked out by Trezeguet before sending a superb left-footed strike past Richard Ofori against the run of play, with Ghana having bossed much of the contest to that point….

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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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Alex Tyler In Corruption Dragnet Again

Global Witness Press Release London-A Global Witness exposé released today has uncovered over US$950,000 in bribes and other suspicious payments by UK mining firm Sable Mining and its Liberian lawyer, Varney Sherman. Responding to Global Witness’ findings, the government has pledged to investigate and hold those culpable to account. The report, The Deceivers (1), shows how in 2010 Sable hired Varney Sherman, Liberia’s best-connected lawyer and current Chairman of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Unity Party, in an effort to secure one of Liberia’s last large mining assets, the Wologizi iron…

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Liberia: state offers are bleeding says Woods

MONROVIA—Liberia currently facing economic slump and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has predicted that there are even more difficult times ahead of the country. Besides, President Sirleaf ruling Party Chairman, Varney Sherman earlier made similar comments when he warned that in the coming years, the situation will get worse to the extent that the government will be able to pay salaries and unable to implement projects. Now, Atty. Samuel K. Woods who served the government in two high profile capacities as Minister of Labour and later Public Works before he resigned…

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Politics 

Liberia is getting better

Opinion By Alvin Sehkar In 1847, Liberia (Land of the Free) declared its independence. Blessed with natural resources including gold, diamonds, timbers, iron ore, rubber and so on, Liberia was once considered one of the most stable African countries until the civil war broke out in 1989. To make matter worse, our beloved country is currently ranked as the 4th poorest country in the world (Global Finance). Ironic right? How could a country blessed with the aforementioned natural resources; a country which was once, one of the most prosperous black…

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Liberia’s Health Care Syndicate At JFK Medical

By Hawa Wesseh A big news story emerged last week in Monrovia, the nation’s capital, admist unfortunate revelations that the JFK Medical Memorial Center has fallen on hard times. The JFK is the nation’s only referral and also its biggest hospital! Not that the medical center is struggling for funds, but, everything being equal, the meters are pointing to a deficient management and administration that has lost the cause to serve Liberians. What has surfaced therefore, is a criminal syndicate at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center. When I told…

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Tributes 

Profile: Justice Sie -A- Nyene Yuoh

She was born in Montserrado County, Liberia. She has five (5) children, and two (2) grandchildren. Justice Sie-A-Nyene Gyapay Yuoh obtained a LLB (Bachelor of Laws) degree from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia in 1981, a BA degree in Political Science from the Cuttington University College, Suacoco, Bong County in 1978 and a High School Diploma from the St. Teresa’s Convent in 1974. Prior to her ascendency as Associate Justice in May 2013, she served as Commissioner and Acting Executive Director of the Law Reform…

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Liberia: Scary Times

Many politicians and critics of the Unity Party led government have expressed fear for their lives amidst the disappearance and subsequent death of former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation (LPRC) Harry Greaves, Jr. The remains of Mr. Greaves, a Liberian politician and statesman were discovered on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Mr. Greaves, according to his driver, went missing at the RLJ Hotel in Paynesville where he went for a purported meeting. But several critics and opposition politicians who called on local radio stations on Monday expressed fear…

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Selfish Ambition Liberia House Speaker Resigns

With two years left to the end of the tenure of the Unity Party after 10 years in power, the party appears to be in disarray with confirmation by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex J. Tyler that he has tendered his letter of resignation from the party. President Sirleaf earlier this year organized a meeting of Unity Party lawmakers in an attempt to bring the party together in what was seen as a move to rally the lawmakers for the presidency of Vice President Boakai but since…

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Op-ed Politics 

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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