Business News 

Africa soon be the largest free-trade area in the world

Transport Infrastructure Driving Boost in Africa’s Cross Border Trade Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world. This is if the African Union’s Continental FreeTrade Area (CTFA) stays on track to be operational by the end of this year. Once up and running, the continent-wide free trade zone could lead to a 52 percent ($35 billion) increase in intra-African trade within the next 5 years, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The UNECA’s Stephen Karingi, who heads their Regional Integration and Trade Division,…

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News Sports 

Once Tipped As A World Superstar

At the age of 14, Freddy Adu was tipped to become one of the greatest footballers in history. Those days must seem a lifetime ago for the USA international, who has since played for 13 different clubs and invariably sees his name appear in the headlines only for the wrong reasons. It has been six years since he made the last of 17 international appearances for the USA, only five of which have come since the end of 2008, testimony to the barren years that he has endured. Although he…

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News Op-ed 

Jewel out Findley in to please the Sirleafs?

Jewel out Findley in: CDC makes last minute adjustments to please the Sirleafs Withdrawal possible The election law says you can withdraw a party’s nominee 12 days before the printing of the final listing of candidates. The Coalition for Democratic Change chief strategists are going to exploit this opportunity to legally effect this last minute change demanded by Ellen and Robert Sirleaf as a funding prerequisite. 2014 Ali Sillah redux Those who can remember the drama that was the 2014 Montserrado Senatorial contest, will have no problems believing a last…

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Op-ed Public Policy 

China is cheating Africa

The Editor China which gets its raw material from Africa turns around and sell for us finished products. While Africa export to China is mostly raw material at estimated value of about $60 billion a year, we turn around and buy the finished products and we spend over $500 Billion in China. Same predicament faces us when it comes to western countries. The west uses their institutions like World Trade Org.(WTO) to clump down on our goods by claiming that they do not meet international threshold, that way they keep…

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Boima Fahnbulleh attacks George Weah, says unfit to lead nation

The gloves are coming off as Liberia inches towards 2017 presidential poll, which is expected to be a highly contested The standard bearer of the Liberian People’s Party or LPP, Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, says Coalition for Democratic Change standard bearer, Senator George Manneh Weah is only a footballer, not a presidential material. He says that the former “world best footballer” lacks technical knowhow of governance, particularly serving in the nation’s highest seat, arguing that Weah has not been tested politically in serving at the highest level of public leadership.…

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Ritualistic killings under UP-led govt. intensifies as poll nears

Police nowhere or investigations undertaking as ritualistic killings intensifies Under UP-led Government as poll nears Gbarnga, Bong County – An increasing number of mutilated bodies found this year in Bong County has sown fear among citizens of the county of resurgence in ritual killings. “We have seen over five killings since the start of the year,” said Jacob Sameway, president of the Bong Christian Association (BOCA). He said most of the victims were young girls whose lips, tongues, genitals and other organs had been removed. The killings have stirred rising…

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News Op-ed 

The Liberian People Party will support the ideals of Pan Africanism

The Editor The Liberian People’s Party (LPP) comes with ideas that run parallel with its candidates’ struggle history and their clean record of service to the motherland! So, we have not heard the elements saying our candidates siphoned state resources when they served in appointed positions. We have not heard them say our candidates lived extravagantly at the expense of state resources. They have not told the public that our candidates were ever involved in the abuse of power for personal benefits. They will not, because there are no records…

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Op-ed Public Policy 

20 Amazing Facts About Thomas Sankara

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara; 21 December 1949 – 15 October 1987) was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist and President of Burkina Faso from 1983-87.Viewed by supporters as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as “Africa’s Che Guevara” Below are some of his amazing achievements: 1. He vaccinated 2.5 million children against meningitis, yellow fever and measles in a matter of weeks. 2. He initiated a nation-wide literacy campaign, increasing the literacy rate from 13% in 1983 to 73% in 1987. 3. He…

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News Op-ed 

Legislative Mercenary Impeachment Proceedings

A recent petition by a handful of disgruntled lawmakers (Senators Dan Morais, Peter Coleman and Jim Tornolah, and Representatives George Mulbah and Numene Bartekwah), calling for the impeachment of three Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia for judicial opinion which the Associate Justices recently rendered in the latest Code of Conduct case, is misguided, unthoughtful, violates Article 73 of the Liberian Constitution, and is reminiscent of political mercenerism – an attempt to arm-twist the judiciary in discharge of its duties. Article 73 provides, “No judicial official shall be…

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Op-ed 

Who Will Be the Fighting President?

Dear presidential candidates: The Liberian people are looking for a fighting president. The fighting president is the one who is willing to fight to give all Liberians equal fighting chance for better livelihoods. He or She is the one who is willing to summon a new dawn to mark a renewed beginning for Liberia by ending the “semi-godly presidency” and the “oligarchy governance structure” in the country. Which of you is the one? Our founding purpose is clear, which was and still is building a country of strong institutions not…

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