The UN Envoy expressed commitment to working with the Liberian Government in achieving the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. However, he noted that UN adheres strictly to its fiduciary standards to safeguard UN funds against misuse and integrity risks. Politics 

What will $550 Thousand Per Year Lobbying in the U.S. Buy President Weah of Liberia?

The Return of Foreign Vulture Capitalists to Liberia   According to data disclosed under the United States Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and analyzed by Globe Afrique Research Analysts, the 16 countries of the ECOWAS region have spent, over the past four years, 25,877,898 in total lobbying efforts in the United States. Out of this amount, the biggest spender – 78% or $20,077,678 of the total amount – is the Government of Liberia under President George Weah. It is highly unusual to find the poorest country with the worst economic…

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The Ubiquity of Corruption In Liberia

    Edward Doe Opinion Columnist   A few months ago, a video in which a Yannah market boy blamed bad leadership for Liberia’s socio-economic problems, went viral on social media.  He called for a mass dismissal of the country’s political elite, which in his opinion, would help combat corruption and unlock the country’s potential. His view echoes the inner and hidden sentiments many Liberians have about their leaders. The reasons for this are not hard to find. Liberian leaders have done little to improve the welfare of their very…

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Sirleaf Is Still A Major Player In Liberia’s Politics; Assembly Leadership Must Resign Now! The Liberian Listener

  Editorial Surely it is time for Senate President Albert Chie, Speaker Bufol Chambers, Deputy speaker Fonati Koffa and the rest of those holding leadership positions in the Liberian Assembly to resign their positions or be removed by their peers! The Assembly has failed Liberians in post-war reconstruction nation-building, but more so, to protect the interests of the country. Instead, the legislature is a place for criminals in these difficult times of national recovery, rebuilding, and reconciliation, especially so when the citizens of the land need answers to the many…

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