War criminal, Taylor-Weah connection dents Liberia’s image

In an article on BBC NEWS titled Is Ex-warlord Charles Taylor pulling Liberia’s election strings from prison? Reporter Charlotte Attwood explores the unlikely coalition between former footballer George Weah, a candidate in Liberia’s presidential election, and former warlord Charles Taylor’s ex-wife Jewel Howard Taylor, who is running as the vice-presidential candidate. Sources within the Trump administration stated, it’s troubling how quickly Liberians have forgotten their terrifying civil war including the rape of women and young girls along with the events that led to, at least, 250,000 Liberians dying in a…

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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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Does President Sirleaf Intend to Cheat in the October 10, 2017 Elections?

Does President Sirleaf intend to cheat in the October 10, 2017 elections? If not, then just what did she hope to achieve from the visit to her home on Sunday, September 17, 2017, of the Deputy Special Representative of UN Secretary-General, Yacoub El Hillo, NEC Commissioners, Sam Joe, Boakai Dukuly, Sarah Toe, Chairman Jerome Korkoya, Executive Director, Lamin Lighe and all nineteen Elections Magistrates, for discussion on elections matters with just about two weeks left to elections. This development has raised questions about the integrity and independence of the NEC…

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Pres. Sirleaf Invites Officials Of Elections Commission and 19 election magistrates for private meeting at her home

Monrovia—Cllr. Johnson-Allison told reporters that she agrees with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s call for a new generation of leadership, but noted Liberia needs people who are adequately prepared to steer the affairs of the country. “I don’t have a quarrel with the generational change thing, but when we talk about generational change, we need people who are prepared, people who are educated, people who are refined; not because you are young so you’re fit to be President, that’s not it. As long as we’ve been here I’ve never heard or…

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George Weah’s CDC To Put Taylor’s Agenda Back On The Table

  Monrovia – On April 12, 2005, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA-40) introduced a Congressional resolution [H.Con. Res 127] calling on Nigeria to turn over the former Liberian President Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). In 2003, Taylor was granted asylum by Nigeria if he agreed to end his involvement in Liberian politics. He was exiled in Calabar, the capital of Nigeria’s southeastern Cross River State. It was the Connecticut lawmaker’s push, along with that of then Senator Barack Obama that eventually forced the hand of…

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Winston Tubman’s Endorsement of Alexander Cummings Is A Proud One

By P Nimely-Sie Tuon On August 31, 2017, many Liberians, on social media, at home and around the world, were fixated on the news that Clr. Winston A Tubman, two times presidential candidate, a national statesman and career diplomat, has endorsed Alexander Cummings, the candidate who is the embodiment of all the attributes of the kind of leader Liberia has yearned for so long. You can say all that you want to say about Winston Tubman, his endorsement of Alexander Cummings is consistent with many of his long held principles…

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Mills Jones to hold town hall meetings in Gbarpolu and Bomi

For immediate release Dr. J Mills Jones to visit voters in both Gbarpolu County & Bomi County. On Thursday, Sept 7, 2017, Dr. J Mills Jones is scheduled to visit Gbarpolu County.  While in Gbarpolu, Dr. Jones will visit many communities and hold town meetings with the residents and supporters in Gbarpolu, according a release. On Friday, Sept 8, 2017, Dr. J Mills Jones will be in Tubmanburg, Bomi County. While there, MOVEE said in its press statement, he will participate in the scheduled Ducor Presidential Debate at 10 am. After…

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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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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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