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LIBERIA: LNP SENT THREE PEOPLE TO COURT FOR ALARMING FALSELY

By Socrates S. Saywon  – The Liberia National Police has investigated, charged, and forwarded to court Bai Sambolah, 22, Pascal Kollie, 22, and Patience Hayes, 31, on a separate occasion raised ‘False Public Alarm’ which, according to the LNP violated Chapter 17, Section 17.4 of the Revised Penal Code of Liberia. Making the disclosure Tuesday, 12th October at a press conference at its headquarters in Monrovia, the LNP spokesman Moses Carter revealed that on October 3, 2021, suspect Sambolah was arrested for claiming he had a male child for sale…

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Politics 

LIBERIA: NYANPLU SAYS MINISTER MUSA DEAN SHOULD BE FIRED OR BE MADE TO RESIGN

By Socrates S. Saywon – Matthew Nyanplu says the Supreme Court of Liberia did not give the meaning to its ruling of December 2019 (concerning the Alien and Nationality Law), that which is being given to it by the Government of Liberia. He said it is understandable that in the aftermath of the failure to impose a dual citizenship regime on the Liberian people by the failed referendum of 2020, the Weah-led administration, according to him is all out to find a way to do so, even if it means…

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Sports 

LPRC OILERS DEPART FOR MOROCCO TO FACE RAJA CASABLANCA

Monrovia – Liberian Football giant, LPRC Oilers have left the country via the Roberts International Airport for the Moroccan capital Rabat to honor the first leg of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League second preliminary rounds against Raja Casablanca. The 30 men delegation headed by Swen G. Bedell left Monrovia on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The 30 men delegation include: Swen G. Bedell, James Jappah, Momolu J. Dukuly, Kwannue A. John, Prince Kolleh, Cooper M. Sannah Rashidi K. Williams, Abubakar Corneh, Robert Kpoto, Solomon D. Wratee, Prince Wlame,…

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LIBERIA: PRES. WEAH ISSUES PROCLAMATION FOR FOR THE 54TH LEGISLATURE RECONVENE ITS FOURTH REGULAR SESSION

Monrovia – His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia, has issued a Proclamation for the 54th Legislature to reconvene its Fourth Regular Session for a period of two (2) months, beginning October 18, 2021, to December 18, 2021. The Fourth Regular Session of the 54th Legislature of the Republic of Liberia adjourned Sine die on the 31st day of August 2021. Article 32(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia provides that the President shall, on his own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each House, and by Proclamation, extend a regular session of the Legislature beyond the…

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LIBERIA: COURT CHARGED LNP OFFICER KOWO WITH MURDER

By Socrates S. Saywon – The Deputy Police Commander of the Ganta detachment of the Liberia National Police in Nimba County Sgt. Sensee Kowo, who allegedly flogged an 18-year-old motorcyclist Samuel Selleh to death has been indicted by the Grand Jury of Nimba County for the crime of murder, while his Co-defendant Rancy Dolo was charged with Criminal Facilitation, but the court in its ruling said Co-defendant Dolo might be acquitted if he has spent more time in jail than the crime charged. Howbeit, the case was transferred from the…

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LIBERIA: ECOWAS COMMENCE TRAINING OF 25 STATE SECURITY ARMORERS…

Monrovia – The ECOWAS Directorate of Peacekeeping and Regional Security in partnership with the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) has begun the training of 25 State Security Armorers in Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) Course in Liberia. Speaking at the official opening program, National Security Advisor to the Office of the President, Honorable Jefferson S. Kanmoh said, that peace and security is very cardinal, and remains the most important needs of the Liberian people. Hon. Kanmoh noted, that considering the bitter past of the country where lives and properties got destroyed, the…

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LIBERIA: DID MOJ CLEAR COMMISSIONER BAH-KENNETH OF AIRPORT VISA SCANDAL?

By Socrates S. Saywon – Asatu Bah-Kenneth, Liberia Immigration Service Deputy Commissioner for Naturalization who admitted signing 29 airport visas for some 120 Turkish nationals during a probe by LIS Special Investigation Penal, however, unpublish information gathered by Smart News Liberia the Ministry of Justice has investigated and cleared Madam Bah-Kenenth of the act. MOJ investigation of Madam Bah-Kenneth was not public, however, Liberians are wondering how did the MOJ conduct the investigation of Madam Kenneth and subsequently clearing from the act when her entity (LIS) investigated her – and…

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Sports 

LIBERIA: CORNEH LEADS LIBERIA OFFICIALS TO MALI FOR CAF CONFEDERATION CUP

FIFA-badged referee Hassan Corneh led a team of Liberian match officials on 13 October to Mali for a CAF Confederation Cup second round first leg match between AS Binga and Burkina Faso’s ASFA Yenega at the Stade Modibo Keita in Bamako on 15 October. They include assistant referee #1 Sekou Kanneh, assistant referee #2 Joel Doe and fourth official George Rogers, Jr. Benin’s Claude Mahounou Paqui, Cape Verde’s Alvaro Lliseu Silva Cardoso, and Halidou Maiga of Mali will serve as commissioner, referee assessor and Covid-19 officer respectively.  Corneh, Kanneh, Doe,…

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Remembering Thomas Sankara on the 30th anniversary of his assassination News 

Thomas Sankara trial in Burkina Faso: Who killed ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’?

AFP/File | ALEXANDER JOE OUAGADOUGOU – Fourteen men, including a former president, will go on trial in Burkina Faso from Monday over the assassination in 1987 of Thomas Sankara, the country’s revolutionary leader and a pan-Africanist icon. It will be nearly 34 years to the day since Sankara was gunned down during a putsch led by an erstwhile comrade and close friend — one of the most shocking episodes in a country well-versed in politeical brutality. Suspicions have long been directed at Sankara’s successor as president, Blaise Compaore, who ruled…

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Politics 

LIBERIA: CLLR. CEPHUS ALLEGES A PLOT TO DESTROY HE AND AND HIS FAMILY

By Socrates S. Saywon – The Solicitor General of the Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus has accused former Associate Justice Kabineh Muhammad Ja’neh, Liberia Council of Churches President Bishop Kortu Brown, former Finance Minister Mr. David Farhat, Independent National Commission on Human Rights chairman Cllr. T. Dempster Brown and Economic Freedom Fighters commander-in-chief Emmanuel Gonqueh allegedly threatening his life, his wife, and that of his children. In Cllr. Cephus’ letter addressed to the Minister of Justice Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, complained of alleged threats posed to his life,…

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