News 

Judge Panel Awards 5million To Brutal Dictator Samuel Doe Wife Nancy

MONROVIA—A panel of judges have held liable the Central Bank of Liberia and ordered the bank to pay US$5,209,382.57 (five million two hundred nine thousand three hundred eighty two and fifty seven United States dollars to Mrs. Nancy Doe, wife of former Liberian President Samuel K. Doe. The judges also ordered the bank to add statutory interest of six percent plus additional accrued interest commencing from the time the debt became due up to the date of the judgment. The action against the defendant (CBL) was filed by the wife…

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Op-ed 

President Magufuli: The bulldozer in charge of Tanzania

Tanzania’s new leader has been making radical changes in his country, cutting wastes in government and deploying the scarce resources to good public uses. Government officials travelling abroad have been banned from buying first or business class tickets. Delegates to foreign conferences also slashed. We find his inspiring story in Lusaka Times and we hope you will find it inspiring as well… Newly elected Tanzanian President John Magufuli has scrapped independence day celebrations to spend the money on a clean-up campaign, an official statement said.The president has instead decreed that…

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Reality TV show seeks honest civil servant in graft-hit Liberia

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Featuring contestants from a caretaker and nurse to a lawyer, a reality television show in Liberia is on the hunt for a different kind of star – a civil servant who embodies honesty in a country often blighted by accusations of corruption. Integrity Idol is asking the public to vote for the most honest civil servant in the West African nation, as part of a drive to promote greater integrity among bureaucrats and tackle a perception of graft and mismanagement…

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INTERNATIONAL CALL RATES UP WITH NEW LTA ORDER

The Editor, it time to admit that LTA (Liberia Telecommunication Authority) is not doing its job. I wish the President would go on EBLC and say, “My fellow citizens! Our LTA commissioners have fail the consumers, and that effective immediately, she was firing them” But do you think she’d do that? Please…You ever hear Fanti woman say her fish is rotten?? (Re “LIBERIA’S INTERNATIONAL CALL RATES UP WITH NEW LTA ORDER”) According the the aforementioned article, by the stroke of a pen, these commissioners, oops, I mean have jacked up…

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News 

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, ten years on

By Jennifer Bakody It’s been a decade since Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was elected to become the 24th president of Liberia and Africa’s first female president. According to analysts, several key events seem likely to shape her legacy. A former banker and UN director who was no stranger to Liberian politics, Sirleaf was handed a mandate to advance transitional justice and grow her country. According to Dr. Jeremy Levitt, a US professor and international lawyer who was brought in to help shape the legal architecture for the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission,…

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Politics 

Under President Sirleaf: “No concrete action has shown tangible results.”

By: M. Nathaniel Barnes I listened to, and later read, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s “Call to Action” speech on Thursday, November 21, 2015. While the President admonished all Liberians not to politicize our current crisis (and I fully agree with her), I could not help pondering the following thoughts, questions and issues. President Sirleaf is right! No astute observer should place direct blame on the government without fully assessing and understanding the impact of two major factors on our economic performance. First, is the devastating effect of the Ebola virus;…

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Op-ed Sports 

Nigeria Super Eagles Coach Oliseh Pleased With Efforts

SUPER Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh in reviewing his five months in charge of the national team, submitted that the Eagles are making progress under his watch. The former defensive midfielder revealed in an article on his website that it has been challenging coaching a nation with 170m people who are football analysts and coaches, but the results have been promising. The Eagles have played eight games, with four wins, three draws and one loss, scoring nine goals and conceding two under Oliseh. He argued that there wasn’t any special achievement…

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News 

Liberia’s Indicted MD Matilda Parker Entered Non Guilty Plea

MONROVIA—Both the indicted former Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) Matilda Wokie Parker and Comptroller Christina Kpabar Paelay threw out a challenge to state prosecutor on Thursday when they denied all charges against them. Parker dressed in yellow African attire with black spot and a black head-tie while Paelay in white suit worn since the trial begun on November 10, 2015 stood before the court with right hands up while the clerk read the volume of indictment against them. Following the reading of the indictment by the clerk…

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Ebola return to Liberia

Monrovia – Liberia’s health ministry on Friday confirmed three Ebola cases, some two months after the country was declared for a second time as Ebola free. “Currently, we have three confirmed cases,” Health Minister Bernice Dahn told a news conference. “It all started on Thursday, November 19, when we received a report from one of our reference laboratories that a blood sample from a live patient tested positive for Ebola,” she said. The patient, a 10-year-old boy, was in hospital in the capital Monrovia with symptoms including fever, weakness and…

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Business 

Nigeria central bank tells 3 banks to recapitalise by June

By Chijioke Ohuocha Nov 20 Nigeria’s central bank has given three commercial banks until June 2016 to recapitalise after they failed to hit a minimum capital adequacy rate of 10 percent, it said in a report on its website. The central bank did not name the banks but said they were from the group of 14 in Africa’s biggest economy that have licenses to operate as regional and national lenders, with respective capital bases of 10 billion naira ($50 million) and 25 billion naira. With a number of Nigerian banks…

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