The Bong County Independent Senatorial 2020 candidate further alleged that Moye, while the head of Ways Means and Finance at the House of Representatives he stole millions of Dollars, more and no amount of endorsement will cover the crime that he (Moye) has committed in the Country. News 

Liberia: Deputy Speaker Moye In US$508,000 Corruption Scandal

  By Socrates Saywon Gbarnga, Bong County – The Acting Chairman of the Council of Patriots and a Senatorial hopeful of Bong County, Menipakei Dumoe has accused the 54th National Legislature Deputy Speaker, Prince K. Moye of eating US$508,000 from the account of the Cuttington University. Recently, some aggrieved workers of Cuttington University under the banner “Concerned Workers” staged a day-long go-slow in demand of salary arrears owed by the institution, and threatened to continue if the administration refuses to adhere to the request. Cuttington University, a private University located in Suakoko,…

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Jockk Brand vs. the Man at the Top of the Stairs  and Other Men Hiding in the Shadows in the Garden Evening. Icy Cafe, Street of the Monkeys, Phom Phen.  Op-ed 

Tarzan and the Leopard Men of Liberia

  Dag Walker Years ago in Mexico City I was having coffee at a sidewalk cafe when an old guy with a bad leg and a droopy moustache sat down beside me. Soon after, he asked me where I had come from. “London, “ I replied. He pulled the ends of his moustache and said, “Ah, America.” I was polite and said, “No, sir, England.” He was a bit confused. “Oh, yes,” he said, smiling and showing all his gold teeth. “By California!” The coffee was excellent. When I was…

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Report by Henry Karmo frontpageafricaonline.com Public Policy 

And Why Is the Legislature Mute Over The Passport Saga?

  Robert Moncio Kpadeh The current passport scandal has grave national security implications. It is disgraceful, to state the least. It tarnishes our country’s already checkered image— in no small way. It is now making headline rounds on international news. It has brought the entire nation and all that it beholds to utter disrepute. It poses an existential threat to regional and international security. Trouble is afoot in the land. In the face of this national quagmire and disdain brought upon the nation by the Executive and its corrupt agents,…

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Speaking further she noted that as a campaigner for more women participation in national politics, she was convinced that this is the right time for her to stand up and make her dream and vision a reality. The Women Movement of Liberia’s President is the latest to join the Montserrado County Senatorial race that has already been touted by political observers as a two-horse race between the incumbent Senator Abraham Darius Dillon of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) and Rep. Thomas P. Fallah of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). Public Policy 

NDC candidate Cecelia Siaway Teah banks on womens’ support in senate bid

The President of the Women Movement of Liberia, Cecelia Siaway-Teah has declared her intention to contest as a senatorial candidate in the impending special senatorial elections of December 8, 2020. At a news conference in Paynesville, Madam Siaway-Teah said her decision to join the race comes after series of consultation with the Youth and elders, women groups, religious organizations and thousands of her supporters across the county. Teah is a candidate on the ticket of the National Democratic Coalition, a pan African Progressive political institution, and Liberia’s social democratic party.…

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Black people in America, and abroad, are taking claim to their African spiritual practices that were lost in chattel slavery and colonization. Op-ed 

African Spirituality: Demon Possessed or Mental illness?

  By Sekou Kelleh   I have experienced firsthand the ideological clash between science and religion on the issue of whether people can be demon possessed or they just experience mental health issues. And l was forced to pick a side.  The Italian Red Cross  Society hired me in 2017 as a cultural mediator and a language interpreter between medical professionals and refugees mostly from Africa and the Middle East. Part of my responsibilities was to relay between patients and  doctors. Initially l was motivated by the cash and the…

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“We are going to introduce a curriculum and teaching material and we will definitely take advantage of the relationship that we have with other partner states who already use the language,” the minister said, according to CTGN Africa. Minister Uwacu elaborated that the Presidential order will give the details on when the language will be incorporated in school curriculum. Meanwhile South Africa is also introducing Swahili into its schools, also. Public Policy 

Botswana is introducing Swahili language into its schools

Staff Report Botswana aims to introduce Swahili language in the southern African country’s local schools, a senior official said Tuesday. At a language teaching workshop in Francistown, Botswana’s second-largest city, Fidelis Molao, Botswana’s Minister of Basic Education, said that the Swahili language will be introduced in schools in the future. Swahili is a Bantu language widely spoken in the Great Lakes region and other parts of eastern and south-eastern Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and parts of Malawi. If introduced, Swahili will be…

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Given this position of the LNBA, our presence here today is not an approval of the reason for which we were cited, for the Constitution does not require such. We are here because the failure of a lawyer to appear and perform any service required by the Court is contemptuous. Personally, I should be in a joyous mood and celebrating for the elevation of Justice Kaba, as my former student during his undergraduate studies at the University of Liberia in the 1980s. But, I cannot because another former student of mine, Justice Ja’neh was removed unconstitutionally. Officially, as president of the LNBA, I cannot celebrate because to do so will be contrary to the official position of the LNBA. Public Policy 

‘LACC Chairman Nwabudike Presiding over Pro-Corruption Conference’

    The President of the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA), an umbrella body of all lawyers in the country, has termed as ‘pro-corruption’ the ongoing National Anti-Corruption Conference (NACC), organized by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), thereby asking development partners not to attend it. Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe said, because the   Anti-Corruption Commission Chairperson Nbudusi Nwabudike, himself a lawyer allegedly obtained his Liberian citizenship and so, any conference organized by Nwabudike is a product of corruption, fraud, deception, and misrepresentation. The NACC got underway yesterday, Wednesday, September 16,  at…

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Cheapoo later participated in the 1997 general elections as the standard bearer of a reconstituted Progressive People's Party (PPP).  Additionally, Cllr. Cheapoo will be remembered for his struggles and efforts for multi party democracy in Liberia as he was persecuted by the political establishments he served, impeached by two different 'Assembly' of the Liberian legislatures, showing what appeared to be a non-ethnic cleavage to his politics, since his advocacies and persuasions while in office were against two different parties and ideologies. Accounts say, under what looked to be ’kangaroo court' by the hegemonic-one party True Wing Party led oligarchy and the military cum-civilian governments of the National Democratic Party administrations, Cheapo was sanctioned as the legislatures of the era according to reports acted against the national interests to undermine and intimidate his person, because of his independence and outspoken personality and convictions. Tributes 

Chea Cheapo: progressive icon and Supreme Court Chief Justice is dead- (1942-2020).

Staff Report Cheapoo (1942_2020) served in the late 1970s as a Senator from Grand Gedeh County. At that time, he also served as the head counsellor for the Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL), an opposition party later outlawed by President William Tolbert.  In early 1980, he served as a spokesman for its successor, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP). Following the overthrow of the Tolbert government in a 1980 coup, Cheapoo was appointed Attorney General in April 1980 under the People’s Redemption Council regime. However, Cheapoo was removed from his position…

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In 1908 his first one-man exhibition of religious paintings in the United States was held at the American Art Galleries in New York. Two years later, Tanner was elected a member of the National Academy of Design. In 1923 he was made an honorary chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest honor, and in 1927 he became a full academician of the National Academy of Design, the first African American to receive that honor. In his later years, Tanner was a symbol of hope and inspiration for African-American leaders and young black artists, many of whom visited him in Paris. On May 25, 1937, Tanner died at his home in Paris.2. Artists & Reviews 

Henry Ossawa Tanner a brilliant and acclaimed African American Painter

  By Dag Walker   Where I grew up in a small town in the Rocky Mountains a few years after the end of World War Two, there were no bookstores, no music stores, and no such thing as an art gallery or museum. It was a fine life for a boy, a life of fishing and mountain climbing and fist fighting with the neighborhood bully. There was little of the life of the mind, though, aside from the occasional book to be found, paperbacks, spines broken, pages torn out,…

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To sum it all, we must consolidate forces and revolt through the ballot or the bullet? This will be our own struggle not others. United front or no progress - there should be no such thing as middle ground or negotiation with reactionary forces. Thank about it. Onward to victory! Op-ed 

George Weah who has absolutely no ideological orientation

  The Editor, How can anyone claim to be a “Revolutionary Party” when such person thrive on no ideological inkling, have no depth of the dialectics, no genuine people-centred cause and run by a man in George Weah who has absolutely no ideological orientation and zero insight of the dialectics? How, my friends? Chanting Battle Cry aloud and fluently doesn’t make you a Revolutionary Party. Donning colourful berets, batches and boots don’t make you a Revolutionary Party? Referring to each other as “Comrades and Bos” doesn’t make you a Revolutionary…

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