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In Liberia Army Chief of Staff Intimidates Newspaper Publisher

Brig. Gen. Daniel Ziahnkhan turns 45 on July 12, 2016. Born in 1971, he was only nine when Master Sgt. Samuel Doe’s People’s Redemption Council (PRC) seized power in 1980. But he is definitely old enough to recall. For by the time Doe was assassinated in 1990 by Prince Johnson (now Senator for Nimba County) of the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), Ziankhan was already a man of 19. He completed secondary school at the Assemblies of God Mission (AGM) in Monrovia and later obtained a Bachelor’s in…

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Liberia Chief of Staff Summons Kenneth Best

The Daily Observer publisher, Kenneth Y. Best and Diplomatic Correspondent Joaquin Sendolo have been summoned to appear before the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Brigadier General Daniel Ziankahn. But Counselor Tiawan Gongloe, when contacted by the Daily Observer, advised Publisher K.Y. Best that he should not appear before the Chief of Staff because the summons is “a clear violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).” Cllr. Gongloe said that according to the Code, no civilian should appear before military personnel. It is the…

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Liberia Says It Is Ready For United Nations Departure

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Cllr. Benedict F. Sannoh, has reaffirmed government’s commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the wake of United Nations Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) drawdown by next year, adding, “We are ready to take over the mantle of the security sector as UNMIL operations come to an end by June, 2016.” Minister Sannoh made the statement recently at the Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism regular press briefing, held in Monrovia. He said as part of government’s preparations, the security sector is being…

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