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In Defense of Education: Yes, Da Book We Will Eat

This election seem to have unearthed questions and some unsettling doubts. Liberia has now become fertile ground for debate and conflicting views on the value of education. Are we so far behind as a country that the most important foundation upon which to build our country has now fallen under attack? Are we so confused as a people that we now shun what we once held priceless? We now live in a knowledge-based century where increasingly the development of a country is linked to knowledge and information and the skills…

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Mae Azango debut book expected soon

Mae Azango, an award-winning Liberian female journalist, said she is almost done with her debut book, ‘Voice of the Trumpetess.’The book, which is expected to be a must read, chronicles her life from childhood to adulthood and the difficulties she endured during this period.‘Voice of the Trumpetess’ depicts the physical abuses she went through as a child, her failed marriage and many more complicated life struggles she was able to stand tall to. The book’s title is the result of her work as a journalist and the impact her stories…

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Nimba is not for sale Gongloe reminds Prince Johnson

In a news conference at his Ashmun Street office Thursday, October 10, 2017 shortly after Senator Johnson had endorsed Weah’s Presidential bid, Cllr Gongloe stated that he was very surprised for the Senator to announce support for Senator Weah without consulting his people back in Nimba on his decision. “The votes of the people of Nimba County are not marketable or transferrable and that the people of Nimba County don’t rely on politics to earn their living as they are people who are respected highly for their education.” Despite Johnson’s…

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Kenya: Raila Odinga turns Nasa to civil resistance, boycott elections

  Opposition leader Raila Odinga dropped his much awaited bombshell on Wednesday saying Nasa coalition will morph into Nasa Resistance Movement from Friday, October 27, a day after the controversial presidential election. Mr Odinga said the opposition will embark on a national campaign on defiance starting Thursday, the date set by the IEBC for a repeat presidential election. “If no justice for the people, there shall be no peace for the government,” he declared at a packed rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi. He said the opposition a people’s assembly…

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jewel howard taylor News Op-ed 

Talking about Taylor’s agenda and what such means

  The editor, Vice Presidential candidate Senator Jewel Howard Taylor has declared that she is going to put Taylor’s agenda back on the table. Her declaration has sent shivers down the spine of well meaning Liberians because they know from bitter experience what that agenda means. Taylor’s daughter Charlene Taylor has posted on her page that she is “dusting her black list” and goes on to ask whether anyone has seen the new movie “Death Note”. Talking about Taylor’s agenda and what such means let us examine the characters of…

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Tikpi: Meet the Pan African opposition leader shaking up Togo’s politics

Tikpi Atchadam, the head of the Panafrican National Party (PNP), comes from Togo’s north, where leaders have traditionally supported the regimeThe residents of Togo’s coastal capital, Lome, are used to seeing supporters of veteran political opposition leader Jean-Pierre Fabre pounding the streets in protest. But the opposition had never succeeded in coming together as it did this week, when a tide of humanity turned out against President Faure Gnassingbe and his government. Not until Tikpi Atchadam, the head of the Panafrican National Party (PNP), emerged on the scene, joining his…

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Armed Forces of Liberia, affirms neutrality in elections

Monrovia – The attention of the Ministry of National Defense and the Armed Forces of Liberia has been drawn to the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREED) press release held on 5 October 2017 on Electoral Integrity and Abuse of Incumbency and published in the New Dawn Newspaper on 6 October 2017. The Armed Forces of Liberia High Command categorically refutes allegation against it neutrality as spread by this release. The Armed Forces of Liberia remains politically neutral in all electoral processes in Liberia and its personnel have at…

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Togo: Three Die In Pan African National Party Protest

The deaths came amid anti-government protests against planned constitutional reforms that would allow President Faure Gnassingbe to remain in office until 2030. His family has ruled the West African nation since 1968. Three people were shot dead in the country’s second city, Sokode, and another was killed in the capital Lome, the government said on Wednesday. The violence later spread to several other cities in the north.  The protests were triggered in part by the arrest of an imam on Monday in Sokode on charges of inciting his followers to…

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To me, this action on the part of the minister is an insult to the Liberian masses. The average Liberian lives on less than US$1.00 a day. McGill's loan to acquire a mansion, sends a bad message to everyone and solidifies the notion that the only quick way to get rich is working for government. This action on the part of the Minister of state undermines the "Pro-poor Agenda" News Op-ed 

War criminal, Taylor-Weah connection dents Liberia’s image

In an article on BBC NEWS titled Is Ex-warlord Charles Taylor pulling Liberia’s election strings from prison? Reporter Charlotte Attwood explores the unlikely coalition between former footballer George Weah, a candidate in Liberia’s presidential election, and former warlord Charles Taylor’s ex-wife Jewel Howard Taylor, who is running as the vice-presidential candidate. Sources within the Trump administration stated, it’s troubling how quickly Liberians have forgotten their terrifying civil war including the rape of women and young girls along with the events that led to, at least, 250,000 Liberians dying in a…

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The brutal, glaring unforgiving truth has finally surfaced, and it is ugly

Finally the mask is coming off!For most of the last 12 years, contradiction has characterized the difference between the way the world has viewed Liberia and its highly esteemed leader, versus the view Liberians have of their own country, government and President. But that gap seems to be closing. Quite a rosy picture of peace, progress and development has characterized the outside world’s impression of Liberia, courtesy of lofty speeches and glowing reports, and evidenced no doubt by equally glowing accolades, beginning with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. Surely, the…

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