prince johnson Editor's Desk 

Former Warlord Prince Johnson’s Despicable Attacks Against TRC Chair Verdier Is worrying!

Editorial The Liberian Listener is taken aback by General Prince Johnson’s recent attacks on the person of the former Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Cllr. Jerome Verdier. In his tirades against the former Commissioner, Mr. Johnson, now a senator from Nimba County who served as a notorious warlord during the Liberian un-civil war publicly said last week that Chairman Verdier ran away from Liberia, because of his dishonesty and manhandling of the TRC Report. The Liberian Listener notes and wants to set the record straight, that Chairman Verdier…

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Voices from Exile (Vex) gives US$1,255 and L$11,800 to families of four (4) deceased auditors

  Press Statement for Immediate Release  The families of the four diseased auditors and fellow Liberians at home and abroad; we bring you profound greetings from the chief convener of Voices from Exile, activist Martin K. N. Kollie who would have loved to be here today but cannot due to his current situation. We are more than honored to unite and connect with the families and loved ones of the four (4) public auditors who were gruesomely murdered in cold blood for honestly discharging their national duties as anti-graft crusaders.…

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looted african art Public Policy 

U.S. museums should return Africa’s stolen art

In the 2nd century B.C., Greek historian Polybius warned mighty Rome and other powerful states against plundering cultural objects from the peoples that it conquered. He cautioned “those who take upon themselves to rule over others” that “they may not imagine that, when they pillage cities, the misfortunes of others are an honor to their own country.” Now, after global protests over white supremacy and the vestiges of slavery and colonialism, a number of museums have announced that they will repatriate items looted from Africa back to the continent. In April,…

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Johnson /westafrica journal magazine Op-ed 

As war crimes call gets louder, Prince Johnson threatened to turn tables over!

Staff Report Monrovia, Liberia – A former Liberian warlord and incumbent Senator of an administrative district in Liberia is fiercely lashing out at calls for the establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court in the West Africa country. In walking engagement with the media shortly after he left the chamber of the Senate following its regular session on Thursday, Senator Prince Y. Johnson, apparently frustrated at a colleague who brought up the issue of the establishment of a War Crimes Court during their deliberations said, “ Deal with the…

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dock worker protest in liberia Public Policy 

APM Terminals must refrain from continuous labor abuse, activist warned

  Press Statement for Immediate Release Voices from Exile (VEx) stands in firm solidarity with protesting Liberian workers at NPA and frowns on APM Terminals for continuous Labor Abuse… For more than a week now, hundreds of aggrieved workers at the National Port Authority (NPA) have been protesting against bad labor practices. The chief culprit of these anti-labor precedents is APM Terminals.  Voices from Exile (VEx), a pro-democracy and pro-rights advocacy platform, remain very concerned about this ongoing impasse at NPA. VEx stands in firm solidarity with Liberian workers and…

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senegal lioness /real sports Sports 

Women’s Football: Liberia paired with Senegal, 2022 AWCON Qualifiers

    Liberia Women’s national team will face Senegal in the First Round of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON). Both teams were paired during the draw for the qualification series of the competition that was held at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo, Egypt. The first and second legs will be played between June 7-15, 2021. The female Lone Stars will host Senegal at home in the first leg before traveling to Dakar, Senegal for the second leg. The aggregate winner will…

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abraham dillion Op-ed 

The Progressive Struggle: Darius Dillon And The Tragedy Of Historical Revisionism

  Written by Alfred P. B. Kiadii Following his constellation of vitriolic falsifications of the historical records about the violent occurrence on April 14, 1979, in Liberia, the accidental senator for Montserrsado county Darius Dillion has refused to retract his disgraceful statement and apologize for polluting the historical pages with frightening inaccuracies. His intransigence is intentional and well thought of as it is aimed at achieving his grotesque, partisan wet dream of discrediting the progressive forces and desecrating their struggle. Furthermore, his refusal to offer mea culpa, bordering on Napoleon…

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Angola freezes Isabel dos Santos's assets over graft allegations Politics 

Angola Says Stolen Assets Worth More Than $24 Billion Estimate

Angolan authorities are likely to unearth far more looting than the current estimate of $24 billion as they deepen their probe into funds that went missing during the previous regime, President Joao Lourenco said in Angola. “New things are being uncovered,” Lourenco said in a state-of-the-nation speech on Thursday. “It’s very likely that much bigger numbers will be announced later. This figure alone exceeds the value of Angola’s debt to its main creditor,” he said, referring to China.                          …

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african art shai yossef painting Society Arts & Leisure 

African collectors are driving global sales of contemporary African art

  By Ciku Kimeria Sotheby’s recently concluded its bi-annual Modern & Contemporary African Art auction, exceeding the lower end of its pre-sale estimate by over 40% to net £2.7 million ($3.7 million). Participants hailed from 34 countries, with over a third of buyers transacting with Sotheby’s for the first time, making the auction houses’ third online-only auction of contemporary African art a major success. The category was created by Sotheby’s only four years ago to champion the work of African artists. Since then, it has achieved over 80 record-breaking sales, underscoring the…

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the streets of monrovia Op-ed 

The Streets of Monrovia 

An Essay By Andrew Borbor Werlay Jaye Jr.   The streets of Monrovia with potholes and cacophonous speakers are mostly connected between old infrastructural ruins and plantation–style houses after many years of Post–War Liberia. Be it Ashmun Street that is in honor of Jeudi Ashmun, one of the colonial agents of the ACS, or either Mechlin Street that lies in the memory of Joseph Mechlin, there goes under the scorching sun during the dry season, or the mountainous rain during the rainy season: the roaming around of street vendors, the…

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