Faux Pas, Fairy-tale, Farce, and Fantasy – An Antithesis to President George M. Weah’s Incoherent Interview Op-ed 

Faux Pas, Fairy-tale, Farce, and Fantasy – An Antithesis to Pres. Weah’s Incoherent Interview

  The Editor,   Lured into populist rhetoric, bewitched by political pageantry, and robbed through hardcore electoral maneuverings, the Liberian people missed out on yet another chance in 2017 to choose REAL CHANGE over FALSE HOPE. It seems like they are gradually waking up from the scars of fantasy and ecstasy. As though the Liberian people were spellbound or entrapped into enchantment, they made a risky choice to have experimented with a clueless and extravagant footballer who has zero knowledge in governance, leadership and diplomacy. The election of ex-Soccer Star…

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For a little over a month since being elected and installed Senator of Montserrado County, critics of Dillon have chastised him for failing to live up to a campaign promise he made to make his salary and benefits public. Until Tuesday, September 24, Sen. Dillon had always claimed of not being informed about his entitlements as Senator. Politics 

Liberian Legislators Seek To Deny Diaspora Liberians the Right To Serve Their Country

By Francis K. Zazay It is often said that history should be a source of wisdom, for the mere sake of making an informed decision, as is expected of wise leaders.  At the same time, however, nobody gives what they do not have, including ethical standards and sound judgment. No sooner, therefore, did I conclude reading the hate article about the Legislature’s passage of a Dual Citizenship proposition when I realized it represents an element that confirms the level of attrition meted out against returning Liberians and one that is…

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In an effort to formally call Government's attention to the unfortunate situation of students in the Kingdom of Morocco, 43 Students gathered at the Liberian Embassy this week in a quest to have their plights addressed by the Ambassador. We have made every effort to speak with the Ambassador ,but the Ambassador maintained that he will not speak to the general student body as he is not the one accountable for Students allowances. Op-ed 

Stranded Students In Morocco Need Liberian Gov’t Intervention

    The Editor   As Stranded Government sponsored Students in Morocco, we this week gathered at the Liberian embassy to protest for our monthly allowances; but the Liberian Embassy authorized Police Unit to brutally remove us. International Scholarship for Students studying in Morocco has become a hardship. Few week ago, we reported the situation of 85 Liberian Students in Morocco being stranded due to the Liberian Government’s refusal to pay our monthly allowances. Liberian students, have spent 10 months in the northern African Country without receiving a dime from…

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However, none of these two documents and/or the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Report on Liberia, Country No. 18/172, provides information on how Liberia’s positive US $6M in 2006, declined to a $265M negative cash position at 2018. Liberia’s cash position is negative because of withdrawals. For example, even after printing new banknotes, beginning in 2016, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration withdrew US $75M from accounts held in banks located outside of Liberia, as per page # 11of the 2017 CBL Financial Statements. ($211M in 2016 minus $136M in 2017). Op-ed 

Central Bank in Red: Sirleaf and Weah Who’s telling the Truth

Central Bank in Red ($265m): Presidents Weah ($137m) and Sirleaf ($128m) By J. Yanqui Zaza  President George Weah, through the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Affairs, has submitted the 2019/2020 national budget to the Liberian Legislature and his government has also published the 2018/2019 Citizens Guide Budget, which includes $500M of Donors’ grants/loans. However, none of these two documents and/or the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Report on Liberia, Country No. 18/172, provides information on how Liberia’s positive US $6M in 2006, declined to a $265M negative cash position at…

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Public Policy 

Senators Yallah And Paye Expelled

    The National Democratic Coalition (NDC) of Liberia has condemned the unconstitutional removal of Associate Justice kabineh Mohammad Ja’neh by the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia. The NDC believes that the action of the legislature was unconstitutional and illegally executed with the cooperation of Chief Justice Francis Korkpor. Such illegal and unconstitutional action has severely undermined the independence of the Judiciary and degraded the national legislature. Also, such illegal removal of Associate Justice Ja’neh has the propensity to induce lawlessness and provoke illegal or unsolicited attacks on the…

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The Senegalese thought that would be the case after a wildly successful debut 16 years ago that came with a freewheeling style of play and memorable celebrations. A national holiday was declared after the victory over France, and it's still considered among the best performances by an African team. Cameroon (1990) and Ghana (2010), neither of whom qualified for the tournament in Russia, are the only other African teams to reach the quarterfinals. News Sports 

World Cup 2018: Senegal Lions

    DAKAR, Senegal — When the World Cup trophy tour reached Senegal, President Macky Sall got the taste of being a champion. It’s an experience he hopes is real in Senegal one day. Sall optimistically turned to Senegal coach Aliou Cisse that day and said: “It won’t be long.” That’s some pressure for a team making only its second World Cup appearance. But that first appearance, in 2002, was memorable. A team of relative unknowns led Senegal to the quarterfinals in a run that began with a 1-0 victory…

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Evidently, Presidents Doe, Taylor and Sirleaf brought on or prolonged the hardship, suffering, misery and grief the Liberian people are currently dealing with. Yet, each of these individuals entered the Presidency on a wave of popular support. Op-ed 


    The Editor   By my own calculation, one of the greatest mistakes the Liberian people have ever made, was to elect Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the first post-war President of Liberia. Then, again, it might have been destiny – the same destiny that brought Mr Charles Ghankay Taylor, Master Sergeant Samuel Kanyon Doe, and now, Mr George Manneh Weah to the Presidency at a specific moment in time. Evidently, Presidents Doe, Taylor and Sirleaf brought on or prolonged the hardship, suffering, misery and grief the Liberian people are…

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The implication is that the pro-poor agenda will become imperiled

  Coming events, it is said, usually cast their shadows; if the Christmas will be good, you will tell from the eve. These are all common sayings, both here and abroad, with a lot of hidden meaning. President Weah in his maiden address to the nation following his assumption of office declared before a watching world that governance under his tenure, will be “pro-poor”. And as if to drive home the point, he announced a unilateral 25 percent cut in his salary and benefits and he called on other officials…

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News Politics 

South Africa and Nigeria condemn American President

Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests CAPE TOWN — South Africa and Nigeria have joined a chorus of nations condemning President Trump’s inflammatory remarks on immigration, as Africa experts warned that the controversy threatened to set back American interests across the world’s fastest-growing continent. Since Thursday, when several participants in a meeting with Mr. Trump said he had asked why the United States should take in migrants from “shithole countries,” including Haiti and African nations, the Trump administration has been erratic in its account of what happened.…

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Business News 

Will intra-Africa trade come of age in 2018?

Governments in Africa must start taking data protection and encryption far more seriously. Overcoming the barriers for intra-African trade to double in a decade can feel like a Sisyphean task – impossible to complete. But that is the objective of the Boosting Intra-African Trade (BIAT) action plan, which targets to double flows between January 2012 and January 2022.rcMany individual African nations will not, on their own, have significant production or purchasing power any time soon. To accommodate such young populations and produce or enable meaningful employment, GDP growth has to…

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