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Unfortunately, however, the Johnson-Sirleaf led Administration was reluctant in its implementation of the TRC recommendation, an action backed by some members of the Liberian Legislature. This sent a knife deep in the wounds of the thousands of victims of the Liberian Civil war- some of whom may never fully recover from the effects of conflict Op-ed 

Redeeming the Liberian Nation

Monrovia- Since the end of the Liberian Civil war, successive governments have ignored attempts to bring to closure the experiences of the conflict.  The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in its final report made several recommendations including the banning of some actors from operating in the political landscape of post-war Liberia. This was, perhaps, to clean up the space and give an opportunity to reflect as a people, thereby setting a precedent for the future. Unfortunately, however, the Johnson-Sirleaf led Administration was reluctant in its implementation of the TRC recommendation, an…

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Liberian Legislature is Responsible Our Problems Not Weah!

Open Letter   An Open Letter to the Liberian Senate and House of Representatives: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR LIBERIA’S PROBLEMS NOT THE FOOT BALLING PRESIDENT!   Amidst economic hardships and a dictatorial misrule in Liberia today, with the economy going to the toilet, mass public dis-satisfaction with the way the country is being run, and Weah blatant disregard for public opinion, as he continues to abuse the public trust, the blame lies at your feet for ignoring the INTERESTS of the Liberian people who elected you, as you erroneously continue…

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“I’m just running around on the field,” he said. “They have to trust me, I’m a player on the team. They have to trust me. I’m a striker for them. “Sometimes it makes me angry because since I came to the U.S. I see that every time — two or three times — I try and make a run, it’s difficult. So sometimes you have to be fast. When you see me going, you’ve got to give the ball, you’ve got to trust me. They brought me here and if I come here, they have to trust me. Sports 

Liberian Striker Wants Ball At Real Salt Lake

Even when training it’s difficult for me to get the ball from them,” the Liberian striker said.   Real Salt Lake forward Sam Johnson, after a goalscoring performance on Saturday in the club’s 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers, described his unhappiness with the state of the club. “I’m not really feeling happy,” he told a TV reporter following the conclusion of the match, according to RSL Communications. “I have to express myself now. I’m just doing a run around for the guys. Even when training it’s difficult for me…

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The Party is very concerned about thousands of students who are yet to complete their registration process because the new registration system (Mwetana) has some limitations and faults. The students cannot be blamed for this mishap. We call on the administration to fast-track the registration of all students and immediately refund the money paid by over 2,500 students before President Weah could pronounce his “tuition-free education” policy. When will UL refund those students as promised since last semester? SUP is also calling on UL administration to immediately issue Student ID CARDS this semester. Op-ed 

Liberia: SUP Wants 50,000 Youths for June 7th Protest

  Press Statement A release from the Student Unification Party [SUP] says it overwhelmingly endorses June 7 Protest; reaffirms the suspension of its Secretary General Ephraim Nyumah for time indefinite and strongly warns Co-chair Mohammed Deybo and Co-chair Charles Songhai of gross indiscipline. With strength of mind and unyielding resilience in pursuit of social justice, academic freedom and peace, we bring you philosophical greetings from the bastion of intelligentsia and hope. As you are aware in March of this year, SUP officially launched “The Weah Step-Down Campaign” providing 60 genuine…

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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. Op-ed 

President Weah: Lead Or Get Out Of The Way

  By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh The late military-civilian dictator Samuel Kanyon Doe whom some hailed as their kind of guy for the toughness he showed in the face of mounting crisis during his 10-year stint as President of Liberia, is on my mind. Samuel Kanyon Doe is not on my mind because he is my favorite Liberian president; but because he led the nation during turbulent times that he either created or inherited with the office. As one who came to office with no stellar education credentials and the sophistication to…

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Business News 

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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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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