Weah: “What was damaged during the 14 years of civil war,” he said, “cannot be fixed in a day’s time. This government is focused on rehabilitating Liberians whose lives were damaged. I want you not to join those who are undermining the country through protests. Join me to rebuild the country.” As part of his development plans, President Weah said the government was exerting efforts to change the lives of Liberians, by building concrete homes in place of the huts they have been living in over so many decades. News 

Weah: “I Am A Record Breaker, Talk-and-Do President”

Tells marketers as he warns Liberian media against “negative reportage”   Liberian Observer, Monrovia—President George Weah has referred to himself as “a record breaker, talk-and-do” President, calling on Liberians not to listen to those in whose care the country was entrusted for more than 100 years and had nothing to show in terms of their achievements. Though the President recently decriminalized free speech through the legislature, he has challenged the Liberian media to report the “positive developments,” and desist from reporting what he portrayed as “negative image” of the country.…

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To me, this action on the part of the minister is an insult to the Liberian masses. The average Liberian lives on less than US$1.00 a day. McGill's loan to acquire a mansion, sends a bad message to everyone and solidifies the notion that the only quick way to get rich is working for government. This action on the part of the Minister of state undermines the "Pro-poor Agenda" News Politics 

Gone to the dogs: George Weah will be the ultimate American puppet president!?

  Why Are Africans Good at Electing and Celebrating Bad Leaders? From the celebration of Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s white-farmers President, to the raucous ululating of Ramaphosa as ANC Leader and 2018 white-monopoly candidate, and now the praise heaped on George Weah as new Liberian President and American puppet; one wonders where and when this mass madness and celebration of the inept, corrupt and mediocre leaders will end? Weah therefore comes as no surprise; for in Africa, you can always count on the masses to choose unwisely! It is therefore criminal and utterly stupid of the Liberian…

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Liberian President, “I am a messenger of God” Says Sirleaf

President may be eyeing becoming a gospel minister after term ends… President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf may be contemplating a new job after the Presidency. Upon her return to Liberia Tuesday after attending the UN Summit in New York, the President described herself as a “Messenger of God” during a thanksgiving service held at the All Saints Catholic Church in Unification Town, lower Margibi County for her safe return. The description of herself as a messenger of God, and her speech which sounded much like that of a prelate delivering a…

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Liberia’s National Oil Company Sacks Entire Staff

By; James Butty The National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) Tuesday sacked its entire staff of 200, saying it did so to save itself from collapse due to declining oil prices. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf endorsed the cuts, saying they will reduce costs and put NOCAL on a more viable financial footing. A statement issued Tuesday said Sirleaf instructed NOCAL’s board of directors to restructure for organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Rodney Sieh, publisher of Liberia’s FrontPage Africa newspaper and online magazine, said the reductions are not surprising given NOCAL’s reputation…

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Flag Day Celebrated In Liberia

MONROVIA—The President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has by Proclamation, declared Monday, August 24, 2015 as “National Flag Day,” and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a National Holiday. The Proclamation is in consonant with an Act of National Legislature of the Republic of Liberia, approved on October 25, 1915, which declared the 24th day of August each year as a National Flag Day to be observed as a national holiday, throughout the Republic of Liberia. The Proclamation states that It is important and befitting…

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The Rehabilitation of C.D.B. King and Liberian Resistance to Imperialism

        BY: Brooks Marmon As the 1930s drew to a close, it was evident that Liberia was in crisis. A League of Nations report (issued by a Commission composed of a black American sociologist, a former Liberian president, and a British explorer) implicated the country’s President and Vice President in the recruitment and shipment of forced labor to Equatorial Guinea, Spain’s lone African colony. President Charles Dunbar Burgess (C.D.B.) King and Vice President Allen Yancy resigned in apparent disgrace, although their willingness to leave power was seen…

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