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Liberia: Ruling Party Chairman Gives MTN Ultimatum

  Liberia: Ruling Party Chairman Gives MTN Ultimatum to Break Partnership with Liberian Businessman Benoni Urey Monrovia – Mulbah Morlu, chairman of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), has given an ultimatum to Liberia’s longest existing cell phone company, Lonestar Cell MTN, to distance itself from Mr. Benoni Urey or risks a repercussion, which the CDC chairman termed “citizens’ withdrawal from the company services”. Morlu, at a news conference Wednesday, May 1, told journalists that Mr. Urey, along with his allies, is allegedly using the GSM service provider as a…

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However, a somersaulting move, the Labor Congress on April 30, again wrote Atty. Woods: “We are constrained to inform you that the Liberia Labour Congress has decided to withdraw the invitation extended to you to serve as Keynote Speaker on the 2019 International Labour Day Program due to some circumstances.” The letter which was signed the Chairman of the Labour Congress, Hannah M. Karbo, did not give reasons for the reconsideration of their decision. News 

George Weah-led Government Sanctioning Human Rights Lawyer?

  MONROVIA – The Liberia Labour Congress was constrained to rescind its decision to make Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods keynote speaker of this year’s May Day (Labour Day) celebration after a confrontation from the Ministry of Labour, FrontPage Africa has gathered. Atty. Woods, a human rights lawyer and activist, is renowned for being vocal in speaking against ills in society and bad governance. On March 29, 2019, the Liberia Labour Congress extended an invitation to Atty. Woods requesting him to serve as keynote speaker of the May Day Celebration in…

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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. News 

Liberia: United Nations Threatened To Withhold Funds

    MONROVIA – The United Nations has warned the George Weah administration of financial malfeasance and mismanagement of UN funds, citing the failure on the part of the government to provide timely and accurate reports on UN-funded programs. The caveat was contained in a communication from the UN Resident Coordinator, Yacoub El Hillo to the Minister of State, Nathaniel McGill. The letter is dated April 25, 2019. According to the UN Envoy, over the last few months, “several [UN] agencies have experienced challenges in getting timely and accurate reports…

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Op-ed 

Mary Broh: Liberians Deserve Better Our People Are Suffocating

  OPEN LETTER LETTER TO MARY BROH   Dear Mary Broh, I wanted to speak with you privately before going public, but as always, it will be a taboo for you to call me. I understand you  are asking for, concerned and is troubled about my criticism  against President George Weah. You even characterized my constructive engagements against President Weah as “INSULT”. This is a wrong misconception and wrong misrepresentation. I have always maintained that I personally do not hate George Weah. What I have said is that I detest,…

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Anytime our government reduces the MARKET rate of Liberian dollars to US$, it will result in the creation of black markets, where people go to exchange their weaker currency (Liberian Dollar) for the stronger currency (U.S. Dollar) or vice visa. Op-ed 

Foreign Exchange Rate Reduction in Liberia

The Editor, Would a foreign exchange rate reduction, imposed by government, help chicken feet sellers in Liberia?  Please!  (Re “Reduce U.S. Rate, Not Chicken Feet”). When the price of something is “too high”, many people think that the answer is for the government to “do something” to force the price down (price control). But anyone who knows history or have taken economics 101 know that long lines, shortages, and black market are common in countries where the government have force down prices (price controls)! Anytime our government reduces the MARKET…

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At a fund raising program last week, members of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FEJAL) were surprised by the President who made the donation. The newly constructed headquarters, a bus and deed to 2.5 acres of land were presented to FEJAL in fulfillment of his promise when President Weah was then a Senator. Podcasts 

Reputation Of Journalists In Liberia Take Hits For Accepting “Gifts”

    Monrovia, Liberia –-The Association of Female Journalists in Liberia [Fejal] is facing mounting public criticisms for accepting: a building, bus and land donated by President George M. Weah last week. Posters on social media are savaging the journalists for “compromising” journalistic ethics. At a fund raising program last week, members of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FEJAL) were surprised by the President who made the donation. The newly constructed headquarters, were presented to FEJAL in fulfillment of his promise when President Weah was then a Senator, according…

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Who is managing our gold and diamond fields and how much do they worth? Where does the revenue go? Who is managing our forests and how much do our logs worth? Where does the revenue go? Who is managing our Maritime program and how much do we make? Where does the revenue go? How much do we generate from the Freeport of Monrovia? Op-ed 

Equal Justice And Rule Of Law Replaced With Impunity

    There is no question majority of us Liberians don’t recognize and understand that most of the distressing consequences the entire country faces stem from immoral governance decisions of our political leaders. We have celebrated 171 years on July 26, 2018 and have nothing tangible to match our age in terms of livelihood improvement with matching needs for majority of Liberians. Evidently, making ends meet is beyond the reach of the majority and meeting daily survival for them is at the mercy of nature. This has become acceptable norm…

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Said Pro Temp Chie: “We support the press but they should practice ethical journalism because we wouldn’t sit here and make you spoil someone reputation, though we passed the press freedom act there are other route we can used.” News 

Pres. Weah Donates to Journalists Amidst Reports of Missing Billions

  Monrovia – On Saturday a fundraising program intended to begin the construction of the Female Journalists Association (FEJAL) headquarters turned to a dedication ceremony, when President George Weah unveiled an already built headquarters for the association. It was shocking to many female journalists and guests as the program begin with formal speeches and fundraising from government officials.President Weah presented One dollar as his donation and instructed FEJALs president Siatta Scott-Johnson and the head of the construction project  Estelle Liberty Kemoh to opened several boxes. The boxes included 2.5 lot…

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On January 13, 2018, Madam Sirleaf and three other party members that included Patrick T. Worzie, deputy secretary general; Commany B. Wesseh, Senator of River Gee County and his wife, Madam Medina Wesseh, former executive committee member, were expelled as a result of violation of the party’s constitution, and other acts inimical to the existence and reputation of the party, the party had earlier said. News 

Pres. Sirleaf Remains Expelled from Unity Party

  A legal battle sought by four executives of the former ruling Unity Party (UP), including former President and standard bearer, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who were expelled by the party during the 2017 elections period, suffered a major setback on Monday, April 15, 2019, when National Elections Commission (NEC) hearing officer, Cllr. Muana Ville, rejected a petition seeking the reinstatement of the expelled officials. Cllr. Ville spoke of the lack of evidence to support the petitioners (executives) arguments that they were not given due process of the law, as they…

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The silence on the part of principals of major political parties is alarming and shameful. Boakai, Brumskine, Urey, and Cummings cannot be playing coy while surrogates and middlemen remain caught in the crosshairs of this political fluke that is CDC. Op-ed 

Boakai, Brumskine, Urey And Cummings Play Coy

    The Editor The silence on the part of principals of major political parties is alarming and shameful. Boakai, Brumskine, Urey, and Cummings cannot be playing coy while surrogates and middlemen remain caught in the crosshairs of this political fluke that is CDC. If your voices cannot be loud and resounding at this time, the people don’t want to hear a damn thing from you when it is time to campaign. You guys have a moral and fiduciary responsibility to be loud, consistently and constructively confrontational, and direct. Politics…

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