My Heart Bleeds For My Grieving Homeland, Liberia Op-ed 

My Heart Bleeds For My Grieving Homeland, Liberia

    The Editor, From dawn to night, ever so often, I see my homeland endures unbearable trials and bruising tribulations. I see fellow citizens grinding and bustling under clouds of uncertainty and continue to suffer the perennial and perilous fate of misrule. I see the perpetual idiosyncrasies and excesses of political governance besetting and impeding the growth of Liberia and the barrenness of its sprawling poor. Liberia is painfully grieving in the wilderness of brazen misrule and untold uncertainty. More than ever, our nation craves for national leadership with…

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Even in their desperation for a bit of good news as they have drowned in a cesspool of bad narratives created by themselves, must they manufacture such a BLACK LIE about Weah's and his disreputable presidency? A president that is doing well by his people doesn't need public relations, his people will invariably be his PROs. They will echo his good news wide and loud. Can you guys stop this Hilarious Nonsense for a moment! Op-ed 

Protesting rape in Liberia

    The Editor For the past few days, a group of people from several Liberian organizations have been protesting on the streets of the capital. The groups represented are mainly groups involved in speaking out for children and youth. They are CYFC – Child and Youth Friendly Cities, MARCH FOR JUSTICE, SAFE SPACE, and others. These people are protesting rape in Liberian and its lack of consequences in the justice system. They want rape declared a NATIONAL EMERGENCY. After a TV media presentation recently, the group began to protest…

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Making sure that the rule of law is upheld and Taylor brought to justice for his heinous crimes, sadly not for Liberia, but Sierra Leone, James Verdier worked pro bono to helped indict the war criminal, currently incarcerated in England. His commitment to the welfare of the Liberian people has always been paramount and this character has been impeccable. Observers say as Liberia looks to buried it past and move away from leaders who are so easily consumed by power, as they quickly forsake the national interest for personal aggrandizement, Jerome Verdier are those kinds that Liberia needs, as is indicative in the TRC report which he released with his fellow commissioners. Politics 

Hypocrisy, factionalism and arrogance must go; Pan African progressives must unite and lead!

By Sallia S. Komala There is an alarming extremity of hypocrisy and selfishness of party-struggle in Liberia, which are the special defects of democracies. Chief among the contradictions born out of the former and the latter are the twin evils of Incompetence and factionalism. Arrogance of politicians is a product of the combined defects of incompetence and factionalism. Such arrogance was displayed in recent times by one defective character in Mac JABATEH, who is cementing his relationship with the CDC at the expense of the ignorance of his kinsmen. The…

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Beyond this end, does Chief ‘Ponofalo’ Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor really have a future in CDC ahead of 2023 elections? It is likely that the Coalition for Democratic Change may severely crack if she is ousted. History is not too far from documenting this CRACK which puts the Liberian people in a better position of reclaiming their socio-economic and political destiny. It will be more advantageous for Liberia and Liberians if CDC crumbles under its own weight ahead of 2020 and 2023 elections. The struggle to redeem Liberia and Liberians remain unabated. Editor's Desk 

The poor deplorable conditions of our hospitals.

EDITORIAL _____ The current deplorable conditions of the Liberian HEALTH CARE SYSTEM is beyond deplorable, broken and stretched, as Liberian citizens continue to die of preventable diseases and care, all because the national leaders who are misappropriating and appropriating the megre national purse are paying themselves TOO MUCH exorbitant salaries, perks, emoluments and crazy bonuses, while our poor people have no way out, but to suffocate under a punishing and draconian system that continue to deny them better lives in their own country of birth, this is denying them peace…

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Liberian citizens are dying in its hospitals while officials fly to Ghana for treatment

Liberia Vice President flies to Accra for of COVID-19! Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, 57, is currently isolated and quarantined in the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, where she is undergoing treatment after having tested positive for COVID-19. Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) is the premier health-care facility in Ghana. Located in Accra, it is the only public tertiary hospital in the southern part of the country.  It is a teaching hospital affiliated with the medical school of the University of Ghana. Three centers of excellence, the National Cardiothoracic Centre,…

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Dr. Nyan is winner of the 2017 African Innovation Prize for Social Impact and also awarded a Patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his invention of the rapid multiplex pathogens diagnostic test, which can simultaneously detect and identify multiple infections, including Coronaviruses (COVID-19). He has been providing COVID-19 pandemic preparedness advice to the Liberian government and awareness in Africa and laboratory diagnostic training webinar to West African laboratory personnel. Public Policy 

Liberia’s COVID-19 Testing Inaccurate, Says Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan – Proposes Investigation, Protocol Changes and Revamping Incidence Management System (IMS)

  By Jana-Astrid Schäfer WASHINGTON, DC August 8, 2020 – A prominent infectious disease scientist, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan has said that Liberia’s testing “regime for COVID-19 is completely inaccurate and there needs to be an investigation into the wrong testing results repeatedly produce by the National Public Health Reference Lab for patients or people tested for SARS-CoV-2 which causes the COVID-19 disease.” The US-based award-winning African scientist from Liberia made the statement last Friday in a press discussion with over 30 Liberian and foreign journalists on a WhatsApp/Zoom discussion…

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Although it is my understanding that the President of Liberia “has set up a special investigative committee to probe the reported breach in the health and administrative protocols which guide the issuance of Covid-19 test results by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL, the Government of Liberia is known to respond to public outcries by setting up investigation teams without interest in treating findings or reports from such teams as serious matters of concern.  Op-ed 

OPEN LETTER: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director General World Health Organization

Dear Dr. Ghebreyesus: I present my compliments and write to bring to your kind attention an unfortunate situation unfolding in Liberia in relation to COVID-19 testing. My understanding is that the WHO values integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity. However, the conduct of the Ministry of Health and the National Public health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) under the direction of the George Weah Government has not reflected those values in their dealings with my father, Alaric Kormu Tokpa. Although it is my understanding that the President of Liberia “has set…

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The Human Rights Committee’s Observations required Liberia to report by 27 July 2020 on the implementation of the recommendations regarding accountability for past crimes. Liberia has not met this deadline. We sincerely hope that Liberia will take its international treaty obligations seriously by implementing the recommendations and submitting its follow-up report to the Committee. Public Policy 

Nine organizations raise red alert over threats against human rights defenders in Liberia

  Recent credible threats against human rights defenders who, for many years, have been fighting for justice alongside victims of Liberia’s civil wars are a source of great concern, nine human rights organizations said on Wednesday. The threats were made to staff of the well-respected Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP), as well as to witnesses of alleged crimes by a recent defendant of a war crimes unit in the United Kingdom. Credible threats have also been made against Adama Dempster, secretary general of the Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy…

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Did WHO-Rep Dr. Clement Lugala Peter take Bribe to Smear Liberia’s Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Nyan?

PRESS RELEASE ZÜRICH, August 3, 2020 – A US-based COVID-19 Expert-Group has alleged that the Representative of the World Health Organization in Liberia (WHO), Dr. Lugala Peter Lasuba Clement was “possibly being paid by the Liberian government to slander and speak negative” of an acclaimed NIH-trained Liberian infectious disease expert, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan. Dr. Nyan has been critical of the Liberian government’s “incompetence” and “mishandling” of the COVID-19 pandemic response in the little West African country. In a Zoom video conference held over the weekend, the Expert-Group said that…

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Even in their desperation for a bit of good news as they have drowned in a cesspool of bad narratives created by themselves, must they manufacture such a BLACK LIE about Weah's and his disreputable presidency? A president that is doing well by his people doesn't need public relations, his people will invariably be his PROs. They will echo his good news wide and loud. Can you guys stop this Hilarious Nonsense for a moment! Op-ed 

President Weah violates all the laws of his country with a bellicose fist!

  By Robert Moncio Kpadeh   George Weah runs a hawkish kleptocracy (a criminal empire). He is a lawless President who violates all the laws of his country with a bellicose fist. His citizens are “dirt poor”, jobless and dying on a daily basis from extreme hunger. His economy wallows in total shambles. In the name of “Stimulus Package”, he shamelessly begged the IMF for a loan to buy rice, oil, and beans for his people (an unsustainable food distribution that now seems delusional)— meaning he is a father who…

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