Again, we call on the International Community including the UN, US Embassy, AU and ECOWAS to join us in asking Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to focus on her current portfolio and leave us to independently decide for ourselves politically. We hope that you receive this communication as a reminder of history to embark on changing the negative narratives for a reformative one.  Op-ed 

Liberia, A Search For A Patriotic Leadership

By Jackson Bropleh With less than 24 months to 2023 Presidential and General Elections in Liberia, the daunting challenge Liberians are faced with is who will be the next very good President. On every street corner, the arguments are raging like California fire.  Markets women are actively pitching in. Academicians, universities students as well as others are comparing notes of who will ensure full financial support and a smooth or uninterrupted academic program. The grand Student Unification Party and other students’ groups are worrying and wondering who will guarantee academic…

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The UN Envoy expressed commitment to working with the Liberian Government in achieving the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. However, he noted that UN adheres strictly to its fiduciary standards to safeguard UN funds against misuse and integrity risks. Politics 

What will $550 Thousand Per Year Lobbying in the U.S. Buy President Weah of Liberia?

The Return of Foreign Vulture Capitalists to Liberia   According to data disclosed under the United States Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and analyzed by Globe Afrique Research Analysts, the 16 countries of the ECOWAS region have spent, over the past four years, 25,877,898 in total lobbying efforts in the United States. Out of this amount, the biggest spender – 78% or $20,077,678 of the total amount – is the Government of Liberia under President George Weah. It is highly unusual to find the poorest country with the worst economic…

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Tipoteh, Moja Op-ed 

PHOTO NOT Accord : As I am not a member of UP, I was invited as a Statesperson

    by Togba-Nah Tipoteh   Some concerns in the public space about my presence at the National Consultative Assembly of the National Executive Committee of Unity Party (UP) have given me this opportunity to explain the meaning of a public servant at the outset of this Commentary. A public servant is someone who is duty-bound to listen to everybody and do what people do to help not onesef but to help others in their struggle for sustainable improvements in their living conditions. The public servant serves not himself or…

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Mustapha Kanneh Op-ed 

CESA 21′: a breathe of fresh air for Pan African revolutionary student movements

  By Mustapha N. Kanneh    The wind of Pan Africanism is reemerging on the African Continent as in the era of Nkrumah with the sprout of novel progressive Pan African revolutionary student movements such as the Confederation of Student and School of Africa (CESA). CESA was born out of the need to chart a solution to the many problems facing students on the African Continent and resolve the many neocolonial contradictions facing Africa, and charting a clear revolutionary agenda for the advancement of Pan Africanism through the effort of…

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The two authoritative sources that I have just given do not make competence or integrity of relatives an exception to the definition. Therefore, those who are saying that the appointment of relatives who are competent and have integrity falls outside the definition of nepotism are wrong. Unless they write their own dictionaries, they have to accept the current definition of nepotism. Except for monarchies, like Kingdoms and empires, where countries are ruled by families, nepotism is wrong everywhere, especially in democratic countries such as ours. Nepotism is wrong because it is an abuse of power. It provides a situation where the best jobs in a country are occupied by relatives of public officials. It deprives better qualified citizens who are not relatives of public officials of opportunities for employment. A nepotistic leader promotes patronage, opportunism and sycophancy as avenues for employment. In an atmosphere where nepotism prevails, honest patriots and nationalists are deprived of opportunities for employment because they are not prepared to stoop so low. Nepotism therefore is a dangerous and very serious corrupt practice because it has the tendency to promote corruption and mass unemployment. Public Policy 

Cllr. Gongloe: “I Am Committed To The Principal Of Free Speech & Rule Of Law”

Monrovia – The President of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) Cllr. Tiawan S. Gongloe has disclosed that he remains committed to the principles and ideal of free speech and the rule of law in the country. Cllr. Gongloe who is one of Liberia’s most prominent and leading Human Rights lawyers said that fighting for free speech and democracy has caused him enormous havoc, ranging from detention, flogging, and death threats from state actors, especially during the Charles Taylor regime. According to him, despite the threats posed to his life in a society gradually overwhelmed by chaos and violence, he will remain resolute in what is good and productive for…

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Bill Twehway News 

Gull Draws Port Authority Director Tweahway Into Corruption Fray

  By: Yassah J Wright As promised to not be used as a scapegoat into the ongoing investigation over an alleged missing US$200,000.00, which was reportedly withdrawn from the account of the Buchanan Port, Suspended Charles MacArthur Gull, said the entire money withdrew from the account was US$1.5 Million instead of US$200,000.00 initially reported. According to Gull, National Port Authority (NPA) Managing Director Bill Tweahway ordered the withdrawal of a total of US$1.5 million under the title special order. In a rather short dispatch from the United States, Gull indicated…

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A member of the opposition Liberty Party and Senatorial candidate in upcoming elections was attacked at a rally in the slum community of New Kru Town allegedly by supporters of the ruling CDC. Senator Abraham Darius Dillon shortly, thereafter, angrily reacted by threatening to have his supporters stone the Presidential convoy. The National Security Agency (NSA)reacted  by warning that such action would be dealt with decisively. The Senator later retracted his statement and threat.   Liberia holds midterm elections in December and General and Presidential elections in 2023. To date, no investigation has been concluded by Liberian authorities nor anyone held to account for these election related violence. In Guinea and Cote’Ivoire, the opposition have been protesting against attempts by the incumbents to extend their rule by amending the constitutions Deadly shases and injutries have been reported.  By Our Political Reporters in Wasgington DC and Monrovia/African Star Public Policy 

The real debate ahead of 2023 is electoral reform

CDC Presumptive Standard Bearer, incumbent president George Manneh Weah, could rig 2023 General and Presidential Elections if appropriate safeguards through electoral reform are not put in place. The likelihood seems high as anti-democratic precedents are fast sufficing in his remaining months.  We have been calling for electoral reform since 2018 and this pressing national concern cannot be overlooked. Thankfully, the European Union (EU) reinforced our call by echoing 23 previous recommendations it made after a flawed 2017 election. I have done a summary for national review.  Twenty-three (23) Recommendations from…

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Liberia Lone Stars Sports 

Liberia Lone Stars named 22-man squad to face Nigeria and Central African Republic

  Peter James Butler after extending his contract with the Lone Star not least until August 2022, has trimmed his Lone Star squad to 22 players to compete with Nigeria and Central African Republic for Match day 1 & 2 for the second round of Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. The squad consists of 14 oversea players, 7 players who play their club football in Liberia and Van-Dave Harmon (unattached). There are five new additions who Coach Butler could give debuts to and they include: Paeek’s FC versatile midfielder Abrahim…

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Samuel Sakama Op-ed 

The Power Of Narrative In Modern Liberian Presidential Elections

By Samuel Sakama Carl Jung states that psyche is the totality of the human mind (conscious and unconscious). The position of this article is that the modern Liberian voter’s psyche is unique which is evident in our patterns of voting for the presidency especially over the past 24 years. In the last 24 years, we have voted for a warlord (Charles Taylor) in 1997, the first democratically elected woman in Africa (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf) in 2005 and 2011, and the first democratically elected footballer in Africa (George Weah) in 2017, as Presidents…

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The two authoritative sources that I have just given do not make competence or integrity of relatives an exception to the definition. Therefore, those who are saying that the appointment of relatives who are competent and have integrity falls outside the definition of nepotism are wrong. Unless they write their own dictionaries, they have to accept the current definition of nepotism. Except for monarchies, like Kingdoms and empires, where countries are ruled by families, nepotism is wrong everywhere, especially in democratic countries such as ours. Nepotism is wrong because it is an abuse of power. It provides a situation where the best jobs in a country are occupied by relatives of public officials. It deprives better qualified citizens who are not relatives of public officials of opportunities for employment. A nepotistic leader promotes patronage, opportunism and sycophancy as avenues for employment. In an atmosphere where nepotism prevails, honest patriots and nationalists are deprived of opportunities for employment because they are not prepared to stoop so low. Nepotism therefore is a dangerous and very serious corrupt practice because it has the tendency to promote corruption and mass unemployment. Op-ed 

Team Gongloe Crisscrosses Liberia Rallying Support to Make Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe President of Liberia 2023

  Recently, entourages of fast-growing and penetrating Team Gongloe crisscross the Country to rally Liberians to join and participate in ongoing work to make astute and erudite Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe President of Liberia 2023. The call appears to resonate especially with the use of the Team’s catchy signature word: “A Better Liberia Is Possible”.Headed by Chairman Cllr. Jimmy Saah Bombo, the delegations have reached nine (9) of fifteen (15) Counties including Montserrado, and Cllr. Gongloe’s own vote-rich Nimba County. In Ganta and Sanniquellie respectively, an entourage that consisted of…

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