Liberia-Village Tales Publishing invite submissions

Submission Guidelines ONCE UPON A TIME IN LIBERIA Once Upon a Time in Liberia is a VTP first anthology to be published in paperback and ebook formats. The following guidelines are for submission for publication. We are accepting submissions from November 1, 2016 to November 1, 2017 from anywhere in the world. Send us your best work, we’d love to read it. CURRENT CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS: Short Story | Poetry | Essay How to submit: Submission(s) must be sent through our email as an attachment; to submissions@villagetalespublishing.com along with author’s…

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Liberia needs Progress and Transformation

Former Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia and 2017 presidential hopeful, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, said much has been said about progress, but transformation is what is needed in the country and emphasized the importance of guaranteeing the role of Liberians in the social, political and economic development. Dr. Jones, who spoke at the graduating ceremony of 150 Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) women in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, said there is need to give positions to people with new ways of thinking and doing things that bring…

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Liberia Must Invest More In Early Education

A graduate student in Strategic Management and Leadership at Harvard University in Boston, MA, Mr. Austin S Fallah, has called on those seeking political offices in 2017 to begin investing in the education of the future generation of the country. Speaking to journalists on the main campus of Hamline University, his Alma matter, when he attended the graduation ceremonies of some Liberians, the Harvard student observed that investing in the education of Liberia’s future generation will have direct positive impact on the socioeconomic and health systems of the country. Mr….

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The AFL is to defend the national sovereignty

Liberians should not panic in the wake of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown as their maximum security is assured, says Armed Forces Chief of Staff (COS) Brig/Gen. Daniel Ziankahn. In an interview with the Daily Observer on Friday, when he visited the newspaper’s offices near ELWA Junction in Monrovia, Brig/Gen. Ziankahn said the new Liberian army is people-centered and willing to work to protect and defend Liberians; and therefore, no Liberian should panic because the army is peace loving and law-abiding. Brig/General Ziankhan said Liberians must work…

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Reduce Liberia’s political parties to 3

By Cllr Jerome Verdier So, I believe the real issue or difference between political parties in Liberia should not be based on who articulates those issues better but rather how to address those issues in Liberia. I think that is the real difference we should present to the electorates, otherwise the existence of several different parties serves no useful political purpose except to divide and confuse the electorate. This is my position in Liberian politics that all the parties are saying the same thing without any unique approach to tackling…

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Liberia: How a Nobel Laureate Turned Fear into Fortitude

PRESS RELEASE Boston — Before Leymah Gbowee was able to make sig­nif­i­cant social change in Liberia, lead the women’s move­ment there in the early 2000s, and earn the des­ig­na­tion of Nobel lau­reate, she had to break down walls. Not lit­eral walls made of brick and mortar, but walls con­structed using fear and vit­riol. Walls that led those in her home country to see one another as things, rather than people. “When we are per­sis­tently told that someone from this group is evil and you act on it, you build a…

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Liberia Lone Stars winger Oliseh is back and ready

Liberian Listener Staff Report Former CSKA Moscow winger Sekou Jabateh Oliseh is back with the national team of Liberia to face the Hawks of Togo, in a tough game that will see Frenchman and veteran coach Claude Le Roy in charge as the two West African countries butt heads in Monrovia, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium. Jabateh had been previously overlooked because he was without a professional contract. A constant feature for the national outfit he was briefly axed as he was not playing and attached, having been on loan…

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PHOTO ESSAY Zubin Cooper- Cannes Man

Liberian documentary maker Zubin Cooper has wrapped up his first Cannes Film Festival appearance, having starred in ‘The Last Face’, a movie that spans four countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and South Africa. Having joined the project as an advisor, Zubin ended up making his acting debut in the role of ‘Dr. Mousa. _______________________________ PHOTO ESSAY:Actor/Producer Zubin Cooper __________________ source: www.newliberian.com

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Liberia: Dissolve Taskforce, Let LACC Lead GW Probe -CWG

The Concessions Working Group’s (CSG) attention has been drawn to the startling and unfortunate allegations of corruption and bribe-taking involving very senior members of the Liberian government as detailed in the Global Witness latest report titled, ‘The Deceivers.’ CWG is a network of local and international non-governmental organizations working on the Liberian extractives sector that seeks to influence pro-poor national policies so that the natural resources is assured for the most vulnerable segments of the population. In a press release CWG says while it recognizes the right of the President…

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Liberian Journalists in the U. S. rejects the Kofa’s Task Force

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) wants dissolved the Fonati Koffa led Presidential Task Force set up by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to probe the damning Global Witness Report linking some former and current officials of the Liberian government to bribery. In a press release issued yesterday, May 23, ALJA said it wants the task force disbanded because its chairman, Counselor Koffa, lacks the integrity to head such an important investigation. “Because of Cllr. Koffa’s past criminal history in the United States, he is not credible to handle…

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