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http://www.liberianlistener.com/2019/11/01/ellen-sirleaf-legacy-of-corruption-and-misrule/ Op-ed 

Ellen Sirleaf legacy of corruption and misrule

By Jones Nhinson Williams No administration in the history of Liberia has received so much support from the international community and goodwill from its citizens than President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s Unity Party-led government. Equally, no administration in the history of Liberia has caused so much short and long term damage to the future of Liberia and the mind-set of the Liberian people than the Sirleaf-Unity Party-led government. The damage in the short term is that our nation has become a dishonest, greedy, unpatriotic and distrustful society where lies, crime and deceit…

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The Authority also directed the commission and the central banks to accelerate the operation of the Special Fund for financing of programmes in the revised Roadmap for the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme. “It further directs the commission to ensure implementation of the recommendations of the meeting of the ministerial committee held in Abidjan on June 17 and June 18 as well as preparation and implementation of the Communication Strategy for the single currency programme. Op-ed 

Towards the ECO single currency 2020, is ECOWAS ready?

    By Slolleh Kofa   Even with the yet an unsolvable cancer of internal divisions plaguing each ECOWAS country, West African leaders still believe that a mere monetary currency will defy all odds in uniting and integrating their countries in the sub-region in the absence of vibrant and workable integration policies. According to Tokunbo Afikuyomi an economic analyst, a single currency will only work if all the countries involved are economically aligned, which is not the case at the moment, even though Ecowas has set bench marks to integrate…

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​Trokon Glay is a young Liberian entrepreneur who is practically providing free services in the areas of education, health, water, and sanitation in Lower and upper Margibi County as well as other parts of Liberia. Trokon runs clinics, a college, and driving schools in lower and upper Margibi County. Together with other leading figures in the NDC such as Emmanuel Daykeah of Grand Bassa County, Trokon is among the promising young Liberians who are energizing the NDC with people-centered approaches to national political work. ​ Op-ed 

Young Entrepreneur Trokon Glay Energizes NDC

    PRESS RELEASE   MONROVIA: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – A prominent figure in the National Democratic Coalition (NDC) Think Tank has offered to lead the NDC social services program in the area of public health beginning November 2019. The agreement was reached in the NDC strategic leadership meeting on Friday, October 18, 2019. Under the said agreement, the NDC in collaboration with the Trokon Glay Community Clinic will undertake free health screening and medical diagnosis drive from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on every Saturday at the NDC…

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Going forward, our people should use struggle credentials and integrity as key evaluation mechanisms for leadership. Isn’t it amazing that a person has spent over 50 years of his existence, yet throughout such a person was anonymous in struggles to concern the welfare of the masses? If you didn’t defend us while not elected into public office, how could you justly serve us when we give you leadership? That way we can avoid these kinds of catastrophes like the Weah one. If dignity and freedom are our demands — then the struggle is our school! The Fatherland or death—the choice is clear!  Op-ed 

Illusions like fads are short-lived the Liberian masses in action — a sign of the time

    The Editor, As one keen observer stated, footballers are the modern equivalents of the gladiators of antiquity. Like the gladiators they entertain people — that helps to ease out stress and distress. In this craft—most often—lumpen elements are the ones who permanently find solace in venturing into it to attain material salvation. Long ago in Europe and America, those societies faced problems from the lumpen. They needed a way out of the crisis and where they could offload these wretched of the earth. Thus, individuals and groups want…

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Hasan then said: "You're acting like you were a passerby or an observer. You were in the thick of things. In the ANC you were the chair, you were the speaker in Parliament. This happened on your watch..." He referred specifically to the sacking of then finance minister Pravin Gordhan in 2017, who had claimed that around R150bn to R250bn had been looted from state coffers. "Why didn't you speak out and join him to call out that looting?" Mbete then gave vague answers, saying she was "right there" and that those issues were being "discussed every day". Mbete also denied having been aware of the looting of state-owned enterprises and state capture. Op-ed 

Baleka Mbete: ANC [ruling party] cannot be blamed for SA’s problems

    “We can’t blame the problems of South African society on the ANC. Criminality has been in South Africa for more than three centuries, especially after the colonialists came and brought crime from Europe to Africa,” Mbete said in response to a question by an audience member on South Africa’s high crime levels, especially murder and rape. Hasan then responded: “Hold on, let’s be clear, the British Empire did do exactly what you just said, but they did it to a lot of countries. Why is it that South…

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He made his international debut for Liberia in 2003 and has played in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. In June 2012, Laffor was expelled from the squad ahead of a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. In March 24, 2013, he scored his first goal for Liberia against Uganda at the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Complex in Paynesville. Laffor has represented Liberia 46 times scoring four goals. culled from the frontpageafricaonline Op-ed 

Laffor quits Lone Stars, calls Chris Wreh “unprofessional”

    Monrovia – Former Liberian captain Anthony Laffor has announced that he is leaving the national team because he cannot work with “an unprofessional coach”. Laffor on Sunday, October 13, broke the news on his Facebook page saying he will wait for the old generation of coaches before he can play for Liberia, a statement in reference to deputy coach Christopher Wreh’s comment after Lone Star’s 3-1 victory over Sierra Leone on September 4, 2019 in Monrovia. “Sam Johnson is our new Captain. I say it,” Wreh had said when…

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Laffor quits Lone Stars: Chris Wreh is “very much unprofessional.”

    Monrovia – Former Liberian captain Anthony Laffor has announced that he is leaving the national team because he cannot work with “an unprofessional coach”. Laffor on Sunday, October 13, broke the news on his Facebook page saying he will wait for the old generation of coaches before he can play for Liberia, a statement in reference to deputy coach Christopher Wreh’s comment after Lone Star’s 3-1 victory over Sierra Leone on September 4, 2019 in Monrovia. “Sam Johnson is our new Captain. I say it,” Wreh had said when…

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The political consciousness of the masses, like every phenomenon in the development of nature is not stagnant but in constant flux and is subject to change as they interact with the material world. The forces in tension initially created molecular changes below the surface of the Liberian farce. These changes were not seen with the naked eyes. But now the contradictions have reached a nodal point. They have pierced through the surface and created a seismic shift in the consciousness of the people, producing a qualitative change out of quantitative change. Before the outcome of the by-elections in Montserrado County, this change first expressed itself in the June 7 Protest when thousands of Liberians took to the streets to protest against the economic hardship and unbridled incompetence and corruption of the Weah government. The masses who about two years ago sang as a battle hymn “move on the road the country giant coming again” are now lamenting “George Weah da rogue, we will talk it.” A man once called a “darling black President” is now referred to as a “Generational Traitor”. Things have turn into the opposite. To paraphrase the words of Alan Woods, the illusion in George Weah has evaporated like a drop of water on hot stove. Op-ed 

Liberia the Republic of Schizophrenia

    Dear Friends, “When you make men slaves, you deprive them of half of their virtue, you set them, in your conduct, an example of fraud, rapine and cruelty, and compel them to live with you in a state of war.”—Olaudah Equiano, 1791 Further, “The real education of the masses can never be separated from their independent political, and especially revolutionary, struggle. Only struggle educates the exploited class. Only struggle discloses to it the magnitude of its power, widens its horizon, enhances its abilities, clarifies its mind, and forges…

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The UN Envoy expressed commitment to working with the Liberian Government in achieving the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. However, he noted that UN adheres strictly to its fiduciary standards to safeguard UN funds against misuse and integrity risks. Op-ed 

The Vicious Attack on Roots FM is Autocratic and reechoes ‘The Reign of Terror’

    The Editor,   With grave urgency and concern, we vehemently condemn President George M. Weah and his Government for violently attacking ROOTS FM 102.7 – a critical radio station owned and operated by popular and vocal talk-show host Henry P. Costa. The unprovoked action by this government to forcibly enter and illegally shut down Roots FM is not only autocratic and undemocratic, but it reechoes ‘The Reign of Terror’ in Liberia. The Republic is fast gravitating from Democracy to Dictatorship under ex-Soccer Star George M. Weah. The dark…

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Nine minutes later the Syli Nationale did find the game's first goal when a cheeky back-heel from Mamadouba Bangoura saw Camara in his second one-on-one with the Liberian keeper, and this time he made no mistake with a clinical finish to make it 1-0 at the break. The Lone Stars came out strong at the start of the second half and came within inches of levelling matters in the 54th minute when Karleo Anderson met a right-sided free-kick, but his 12-yard header shaved the top of the crossbar. Op-ed 

Guinea beat Liberia 1-0, advancing to WAFU Plate final

  A first-half goal from Daouda Camara handed Guinea a 1-0 win over Liberia in the Plate semifinal of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations the Stade Lat Dior in Thies, Senegal, on Wednesday. It was a fast start from the Syli Nationale who had the first shot on goal in the fourth minute when Jean Mouste unleashed a thunderbolt from 24-yards out, but his effort was superbly saved by the Liberian keeper. The Lone Stars were gifted a chance to take the lead in the 18th minute when Terry…

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