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In our country Liberia, there has been severe leadership deficit from the founding of the Liberian state to today. Liberia has been a country where there has been growth without development from year in year out. All these anomalies culminated in the fratricidal civil conflict that destroyed the fabric of our society and undermined our collective ability to move forward as one nation. With the help of ECOWAS and the International community, peace was restored to our country 15 years ago. Our collective responsibility as a people now is to maintain the peace. Instead, strange things are happening that could weaken our collective resolve to maintain the peace!! Yes, indeed strange things are happening in our country today- where people who were just barely managing to make life yesterday are today among the wealthiest people in Africa, if not the world, just in one year of being in power, as though they are money magicians. Op-ed 

SPEECH: Nepotism Was Wrong Yesterday And Is Wrong Today!

    By Tiawon Saye Gongloe   Comrade Chairman of the ALL Powerful Student Unification Party, Members of the Central Committee, Comrade Chairman of the 4 2nd Anniversary Committee, Members of the leadership of ULSU, Veterans of SUP, Members of the All-Powerful Student Unification Party, Representatives of other student political parties, Observers from national political parties, Guests and well-wishers, Representatives of the Administration of the University of LiberiaOther distinguished ladies and gentlemen   Before proceeding any further, I respectfully ask you to stand up and observe a moment of silence…

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She denied accusations her son Robert Sirleaf was in any way implicated in the collapse of Liberia's National Oil Company, and said her other son, Charles Sirleaf who was arrested in March, was "illegally charged" over allegations he unlawfully printed local currency worth tens of millions of dollars. News 

“I don’t care,” Ellen Johnson Says About TRC

  In an Aljezeera UpFront, interview last week Liberia‘s former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke about her 12 years in power. she was challenged on accusations from her critics who have always accused her of nepotism and corruption. Sirleaf responds to allegations of nepotism Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to power in Liberia in January 2006 following decades of war, violence and coups, and became the first elected woman head of the state in Africa. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 alongside fellow Liberian Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni…

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Liberia:we remove a tyrant and got a dictator

By Jones Nhinson Williams Every Liberian, and indeed the world, probably knows that the Charles Taylor’s regime was tyrannical and Mr. Taylor behaved and acted like a tyrant. A tyrant according intellectual understanding is someone who rules his country and people by himself. A tyrant persecutes, imprisons and even kills anyone who stands in his way and his desire for power, wealth and authority. Tyrants are generally considered to be evil as they only care about keeping power at any cost, including the Lives of anyone who opposes them in…

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Nepotism in Africa: Ellen accused to habored about17 family members in govt.

The Liberian Central Bank, in a controversial decision yesterday, appointed Charles Sirleaf as its interim governor. Charles, son of the country’s president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was formerly the deputy governor of the apex bank and he replaces John Mills Jones who stepped down as governor earlier. However, this latest appointment seems to support the idea harboured by some Liberians, that Ellen Johnson only appoints her family members to key posts in order to consolidate her presidency. In 2012, rivals in her ruling party accused her of nepotism. She allegedly had…

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Pres. Sirleaf Son Charles Heads Central Bank

The Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has elected Mr. Charles Sirleaf, the second son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as Acting Governor of the Central Bank. Shortly following Mr. Sirleaf’s election Monday, the outgoing governor, Dr. J. Mills Jones, handed over the reins of authority to Mr. Sirleaf, and departed into private life. Mr. Sirleaf is said to be a highly experienced banker. In 1993 he joined the National Housing & Savings Bank (NH&SB) as vice president. He later worked in Namibia, Southern Africa, for…

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Nepotism Rewritten With An Ink of Pure Nobel Gold: A More Appealing Kind Of Nepotism?

    By Moco McCaulay As the debate over nepotism rages in Liberia regarding President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s appointment of her 3 sons to key posts in the Liberian government, fermenting simmering disaffection with her leadership, not only has Africa’s first woman president’s commitment to reconciliation in her post-war nation come into question, but her recent utterances in praise of nepotism must certainly leave readers of her memoir, This Child Will Be Great, rather befuddled whether she is one and the same person who authored that book. Granted, there is…

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President Sirleaf Gets Cocky

  Analysis By: Ralph Geeplay Early in her second term and on the last leg of her presidency, analysts say the Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is getting cocky, showing signs of someone who is not worry about reelection, and perhaps who’s also not a good reader of Liberian history. Sirleaf has been complacent to act when she wants to, and tends now to be expedient in the face of grave concerns to a segment of the population that disagrees with the way her leadership is being felt across the…

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