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Lone Stars Coach James Debbah Takes A Break

The Lone Stars Head Coach, James Salinsa Debbah has said he is taking a break to seek medical attention in the United States. Debbah has announced he was resigning from the Liberian national team as head coach, terming criticisms against him as unfair and which have mounted in recent weeks. Veteran Ghanaian Coach Kwesi Appiah has been tipped to fill the void, a report the Liberian FA has denied. With less than twenty mins left on June 5, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia, Debbah surrendered a 2-0 lead…

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Editor's Desk Interviews 

11 Questions Zubin Cooper, Actor

Zubin Cooper is a Liberian documentary maker, actor and producer. He just finished his first Cannes Film Festival appearance, starring in ‘The Last Face’, a movie that covers Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and South Africa. He joined the project as a consultant, but given his immense talent, Zubin ended up making his acting debut in the role of ‘Dr. Mousa.’ 1. Liberians have been excited and more so since you appeared on the red carpet in Cannes, France. What has the reception for you been in Liberia and from…

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News 

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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Public Policy 

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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Is Johnson-Sirleaf’s presidential task-force a dishonest scheme?

Is Johnson-Sirleaf’s presidential task-force a dishonest scheme? A critical look at the Liberian leader’s stance on official corruption. The presidential task-force set up by President Sirleaf to investigate an allegation of bribery in the Sable Mining case may be a diversionary tactic and a public relation stunt. Madam Sirleaf has a cunning way of deceiving international donors, whenever there is a scandalous report of corruption in her government. When one closely follows the manner in which President Sirleaf had dealt with prior corruption cases, one would realize that this president…

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News 

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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Sports 

Coach Kwesi Appiah to be handed Liberia job

Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is set to take over the Liberia national team job, GHANASoccernet.com understands. He will replace James Salinsa Debbah who has said he is resigning for the second time in a month after criticisms of his inability to beat Togo at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Appiah is the current in charge of Sudanese top-flight side Al Khartoum SC. “A lot of young Liberian players will find success under Appiah,” a Liberian Football Association source spoke on the…

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Liberia linked with Ex- Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah

By: Hawa Wesseh Former Ghana Black Stars Coach Kwesi JamesAppiah, will likely replace James Salinsa Debbah who has said he is resigning for the second time in a month, given heavy criticisms against him in Liberia, that he lacked the technical nous to coach the national team, after he failed to beat the Togo Hawks in a afcon qualification at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia few weeks ago. Appiah is the current coach of Sudanese side Al Khartoum SC. The Ghanaian trainer took the Black Stars to the 2014World…

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In Liberia Army Chief of Staff Intimidates Newspaper Publisher

Brig. Gen. Daniel Ziahnkhan turns 45 on July 12, 2016. Born in 1971, he was only nine when Master Sgt. Samuel Doe’s People’s Redemption Council (PRC) seized power in 1980. But he is definitely old enough to recall. For by the time Doe was assassinated in 1990 by Prince Johnson (now Senator for Nimba County) of the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), Ziankhan was already a man of 19. He completed secondary school at the Assemblies of God Mission (AGM) in Monrovia and later obtained a Bachelor’s in…

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Politics 

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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