That the House Speaker is third in line to the presidency, therfore Liberian Assemblyman in the lower house of the chambers should have given the election of Mr. Koffa serious thoughts before putting him on the ballot for consideration, his party the Congress for Democratic Change, should have considered this proposition also, by putting Liberia's interests first. Public Policy 

THE DEPUTY DEPUTY SPEAKER ELECT MUST STEP DOWN IMMEDIATELY!

    The Editor, Liberia is a COUNTRY THAT glorifies pariahs and elevates them into the halls of power and we expect the country to develop. Electing former Attorney at Law Jonathan Fornati Koffa who is an ex-convict and a disgraced lawyer who can not even pass Google background check the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives in Liberia is a testament that the House is a forum of a bunch of corrupt parasites. Where are the Collaborating Political Parties and the opposition when you need them for such…

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Fonati Koffa who was indicted, jailed and criminally charged in the US, elected Deputy Speaker in Liberia

Staff Report MONROVIA – The House of Representatives have elected J. Fonati Koffa as the next Deputy Speaker. Mr. Koffa who could likely become speaker, is now a heartbeat away from the Liberian Presidency, according to pundits. His election was a massive talking point on Tuesday evening and went viral on social media + the Liberian press. Koffa rise to power while very much unusual is not unlikely in Liberia, but speaks to the kinds of characters and individual parading the corridors of power in post war Liberia, laden with…

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Hanno the Navigator (of Liberia?)

  By Dag Walker   Hanno the Navigator. (Greek: Ἄννων, Hannōn,)  was a Carthaginian explorer of the sixth or fifth century BC. best known for his naval exploration of the western coast of Africa. The only source of his voyage is a Greek periplus.1. In other words, a man from what is now Tunisia in North Africa, who lived around 2,500-2,600 years ago, went by ship perhaps as far as what is now known as Liberia. He kept a ship’s log, a periplus, of his account. Hanno’s account is a…

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The Vision 2030 document was a retrospective study conducted by a group of Liberian scholars, some of the intellectuals include: Prof. Amos C. Sawyer, Chairman, Governance Commission (led the research),  Dr. S. Byron Tarr (Head, Economic Team), Prof. Dr. Elwood Dunn, Sis. Mary Laureen Browne (Educational & Curricula issues, Dr. Geetor Saydee/Hon. Larry Yonquoi, (Demographers), Mr. Romeo D.N. Gbartea (Industrial Sociologist, National Working Group & Head, Society) Op-ed 

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT: A PERSPECTIVE OF A DEVELOPMENTAL STATE  IN LIBERIA

    By Romeo D.N. Gbartea                                                                                                                         Introduction/Background The extractive industries have the potential of raising incomes, employment, improving the socio-economic situations in any environment, or provides for the industrial development of a country but the developmental scenario of Liberia becomes a mirage. The Government of Liberia under the leadership of President Sirleaf hired the expertise of a group of Liberian intellectuals in different study areas to review the past of Liberia and to define what will be the future of the country. This retrospective analysis highlighted issues…

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Prophet Key (PK) vs The Mandingo/Muslim Community – the politics of reaction! Op-ed 

Prophet Key (PK) vs The Mandingo/Muslim Community – the politics of reaction!

MELBOURNE—There is no doubt that Prophet Key [PK] has insulted nearly every public figure and tribe in and out of Liberia, which is morally questionable. But aren’t we in the FREEDOM OF SPEECH era where the thin line between FREE SPEECH and RESPONSIBILITY continues to be blurred and debatable? Liberian politics today has become an environment of insults which continues to show the moral deficiency of our society; thanks to President Weah’s CDC, who created and nurtured this ‘tactic’ and spent 12 years in Opposition describing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s…

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SUP condemns “opulence” rhetoric by Ellen Sirleaf & George Weah

    PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   SUP condemns the recent “opulence” rhetoric spewed by Ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and current President George Manneh Weah on the Liberian people amidst the torrid festive X-Mas season after the profuse looting of the state by the twin-evils of kleptocracy; demands President George M. Weah to stop making music; sends out solidarity and speedy recovery message to ULSIL’s President emeritus Mau F. Mau, and LINSU’s President Mohammed “Gandhi” Kamara after surviving a tragic motor accident on the Nimba-Bong Highway a fortnight ago,…

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The One People Revolutionary Movement [OPRM] says it has uncovered a diabolical plan by the George Weah administration to arrest its leader Comrade Moncio Kpadeh. The leaked according to the OPRM is political and subversion, that has nothing to do with the breaking story The Parrot News website has published regarding circumstances surrounding the mysterious and tragic killing of Audit Chief Emmanuel Nyensua of the Internal Audit Agency or IAA which went viral recently. Rather than unleashing security agents to pursue Comrade Leader Moncio Kpadeh and Editor Julius Jaesen of the Parrot News website, a responsible and intelligent government would rather choose the path of litigation if it feels or believes the Parrot outlet has done anything transgressive to its image or those of its officials named in the story. Op-ed 

Governance Must Be About The People, The People, and The People

  There is and has always been a missing link in the governance of Liberia, which is ZERO EMPHASIS ON THE PEOPLE. It has been a marauding specter of brazen evil where the ruling governors and their cohorts get richer and gleefully live a garish lifestyle while the people on whose backs they accentuate to power are subjected to extreme poverty year in, year out. You may describe such sprawling degeneracy as a Vicious Cycle or a Pendulum of despair and trauma. Government, as we know, is established primarily to…

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MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has obtained a copy of a memo sent to Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) informing him of how millions of millions of United States and Liberia dollars paid as taxes have not been reflecting in the Consolidated General Revenue Account at the Central Bank of Liberia (CGRA). Public Policy 

Millions of Taxpayers’ Money Missing, Auditors Discovered, Then Found Dead

MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has obtained a copy of a memo sent to Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) informing him of how millions of millions of United States and Liberia dollars paid as taxes have not been reflecting in the Consolidated General Revenue Account at the Central Bank of Liberia (CGRA). The audit was conducted on the Direct Transfer Payments between the commercial banks and the Government of Liberia’s (GOL) Consolidated General Revenue Account (CGRA) at the Central Bank of Liberia covering the years…

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SUP stands in solidarity with the Chairman of the Aggrieved Judicial workers of the Judiciary Branch of Government, Comrade-fighter Leroy Archie Ponpon; demands an Immediate Justice for Cde. Leroy Archie Ponpon; condemns the inhumane attitude of Chief Justice Francis Korkpor; calls on the Government of George Weah to pay the Aggrieved Judiciary Staffers, the Aggrieved Legislative Staffers, and all Civil servants immediately. Op-ed 

SUP stands in solidarity with Chairman Ponpon of Aggrieved Judicial workers

    PRESS STATEMENT   SUP stands in solidarity with the Chairman of the Aggrieved Judicial workers of the Judiciary Branch of Government, Comrade-fighter Leroy Archie Ponpon; demands an Immediate Justice for Cde. Leroy Archie Ponpon; condemns the inhumane attitude of Chief Justice Francis Korkpor; calls on the Government of George Weah to pay the Aggrieved Judiciary Staffers, the Aggrieved Legislative Staffers, and all Civil servants immediately. Comrades, compeers, and commandos. Cadres, militants, and stalwarts of Africa’s oldest mass-based student political movement- SUP. Ideological defenders and Crusaders of social justice,…

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Ho Ho, dear reader, they are obviously in transit. Even the post office takes time these days to deliver on such promises. Trust me, they are really great-looking bird stamps. Birds, and lots of ‘em. Hey, look out the window: there’s a Liberian pterodactyl attacking that space monster in the park! WOW, did you see that? Incredible. Tributes 

Bird Land: The beautiful birds and stamps of Liberia

    By Dag W. Walker   My mother was a status-conscious woman back in the old days when working class people had aspirations of climbing the social ladder into the dizzying heights of the middle class. My mother, realizing she would never be the high-achieving being she longed to be, determined that I would be her surrogate, that shining social success she failed to become. Success, mine and hers, depend on me to rise, according to my mother’s limited understanding of success, to the professional heights as a doctor…

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