Sports 

Liberia Meets Sierra Leone on FIFA Match Day

Liberia will play Sierra Leone on June 5, 2017 in Monrovia in an international friendly football encounter at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, a release from the Liberian FA said. The Liberia Football Association (LFA) said it has accepted a request from the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) for the game to be played on FIFA International match day in Monrovia. Both countries are preparing for the 1st qualifying round matches of the 2019 African Cup of Nations expected to be played in Cameroon. According to a release from the LFA,…

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Artists & Reviews 

The Rise And Paradoxes Of Pan-Africanism Today

Of the numerous concepts which have influenced Black Africa since the wave of independence in the 1960s, pan-Africanism is, after democracy, probably the most popular. Paradoxically, the continent remains the least integrated in the world and continues to experience outbreaks of xenophobic violence. Historically, the first pan-African movement, founded in the late 19th century, was a search for a common identity: “˜pan-Negrism’. The aim was to unite black people across the world in order to fight slavery and colonialism. Pioneers were Edward Blyden, WEB Dubois, Stokely Carmichael and Kwame Nkrumah.…

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Sports 

It is time for Keith Nah to Get A Lone Stars Call Up

By Wleh Bedell Keith Nah, the former LPRC Oilers lethal finisher who has being rattling the net for the past four seasons in the Asian nation of Myanmar and has won thousands of admirers to become his club [Ayeyawady] higher scorer is ready for national duty. The name Keith Martu Nah called the “Liberian Neymar and Malouda” by his fans, for his turbo booted pace, sublime skills, assists and deadly finishing has just the right attitude to don the national colors. The former Liberia National U-20 starlet and local based…

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News Politics 

We Are Co-authors Of Our Own Misfortune: PLO Lumumba

Speech by Prof. Patrick Lumumba Intro: Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, [who is on a current visit to Liberia and is expected to speak to his fans and admirers, this week was] born 17 July 1962, [and] is a Kenyan who served as the Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission from September 2010 to August 2011[2] and is currently the Director of The Kenya School of Laws since the year 2014.[3] An eloquent lawyer, he holds a PhD in Laws of the sea from the University of Ghent in Belgium. He is…

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Sports 

Stoke City Interested In ‘Ironman’Jerbo

It’s very rare for players to make the leap from a league in Africa to the Premier League, but it appears Stoke City are trying to find talent in more obscure places these days, focusing on the southern continent rather than Europe. Following the somewhat successful acquisition of young Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi from El Ahly Cairo last summer, the Potters have continued to scout the north African leagues, only to discover William Jebor. According to FootMercato in France, the 25-year-old has caught the eye of the Premier League club,…

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Op-ed 

The Great Country Congau Divide

The Editor, For generations, the “country” and “congua” people have lived side by side, drank Club Beer together, and intermarry — but yet demagogues like Senator Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ) continue to whip up ethnic polarization between the two groups for political reasons! By the way, all PYJ’s ex-girlfriends were light skinned congua girls from LU! Senator Johnson, who’s a presidential candidate says that “they (congua) are always taking country boys to be vice presidents” (Re “Congau vs Country: The Great Liberian Divide”) Such statement would be laughable if PYJ weren’t…

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Op-ed 

A call to vote out incumbents in October

  The editor, In my opinion, in this October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections, the Liberian people should vote out all incumbents.   The reason is simple. To teach a lesson and to send a message that the power of authority belong and lie in the hands of the Liberian people. The Constitution allows you, the Liberian people to do exactly what I am suggesting. My opinion is not out of hatred or preference for anyone, or any particularly group for the reason that the circumstances under review in Liberia…

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Tributes 

The Critical Role of Liberian Women in Society

By Josephus Moses Gray It is imperative for a liberal society such as ours to encourage women, to enhance the growth and development of the society, so as to enable them excel. Any society that downplays the ability of women and that continues to subscribe to outdated beliefs which prohibit the advancement of women such society will always be at conflict with itself. Giving the information gathered during this research, it is all clear that women have become victims of not only war but of so many unfortunate practices that…

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Op-ed 

The Plundering Of The Liberian Timber By Govt. Officials

           By P Nimley Sie-Tuon Liberian Law Bans Government Officials From Owning Logging Contracts, However, all largest Logging Contracts executed by the Liberian Forestry Development Agency and approved by both Houses of the Liberian Legislature are owned by some members of the Liberian Legislature and other government officials. Global Witness Reports: Liberia’s forestry sector has a long history of corruption, crime and conflict. During the country’s 14-year war, logging contracts were handed out to cronies of then-President Charles Taylor. Revenues from the sale of timber paid for weapons that helped…

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News Public Policy 

Why is the US Embassy inviting presidential aspirants?

  E -D -I -T -O -R -I -A -L While the United States and congressional leaders are appalled by the interference of Russian hacking and in essence Moscow meddling in the 2016 elections that brought President Donald Trump to the White House, The Liberian Listener is shocked that that the United States is inviting Liberian presidential candidates to its embassy for “private discussions.” this is interference, this is meddling! Engaging the United States constructively as an important transition comes to bear with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expected to turn over the…

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