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In fulfillment of the objectives of the Coalition to form and forge a common sense of identity utilizing the experiences, strengths and resources of Liberians in the Diaspora, to support NDC initiatives on the ground in Liberia, the NDC-USA chapter was established. Hence, the primary undertaking of the new corps of officers is to begin building the NDC roster in the Diaspora; undertaking initiatives that will provide needed support for NDC initiatives in Liberia; as well as enhancing the capacity of the party in Liberia and the Diaspora toward its ultimate goal of providing leadership and real change to Liberia and Liberians in general. Politics 

National Democratic Coalition USA elect officers

    NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC COALITION (NDC)   PRESS RELEASE   One of Liberia’s major opposition political institutions, The National Democratic Coalition (NDC), has elected Samuel P. Ajavon, Jr., as Chairman on a white ballot for its USA Chapter, until the USA Diaspora based group goes to a convention at which time the NDC will formally elect its corps of officials, a release issued by the political party over the weekend said. Others chosen to serve in acting capacities include Dr. Emmanuel Daykeay – Vice Chairman; Dr. C. Dougbeh Nyan –…

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Didwho is pronounced as DEE-WOO. “Twe was born in Monrovia on April 14, 1879 to Klao (Kru) parents. He was light in complexion, with a cicatricle on his forehead, a mark that distinguished people of Klao ethnic group from other indigenous tribes. [Welleh Didwho] Twe received his early education from the American Methodist and Trinity Episcopal institutions, as well as Patsy Barclay Private School. Also, he graduated from Cuttington Collegiate and Divinity School in Cape Palmas, Maryland (Liberia). In 1894, a US Congressman by the name of William Grout assisted Twe to travel to the United States to further his studies. During his stay in the United States, Twe attended several institutions, which includes, St. Johnbury Academy in Vermont, Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, Rhode Island University, where he received his Master’s degree, and later studied agriculture at Columbia and Harvard universities” (Tuan Wreh, The Love of Liberty: The Rule of President William V.S. Tubman in Liberia, 1976, p. 48 & Dunn & Holsoe, Historical Dictionary of Liberia, 1985, p. 177). Politics 

The Man Called D. Twe, A Legacy

    The Editor,   As a youth, I have always been fascinated by HISTORY, especially, with the knowledge and zeal used by those who are gifted in passing on the information. At that young age, there were three persons that made such an impact on me as far as history is concerned – they were, my maternal grandmother, Vahnboeh Waydeh Verdier, my mother, Kpan Sarkpah Mardea Worhwinn, and a cousin of ours, who we referred to as Sergeant Moore. I do not have the slightest idea why my cousin…

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While we are not part of the July 24th protest, Madame Elder should note, she cannot wantonly issue statements and press releases from Mama point as she pleases! We, therefore, called on the Government of Liberia to engage the protest leaders and find an amicable solution to the pending protest. Long live American-Liberian relations and the suffering people of Liberia. Politics 

U.S Ambassador Elder Must Stop Her Interference

    The US was also a major supporter of Ellen Sirleaf and her misrule   The Editor We [the silent majority] called on the United States Embassy near the Liberian capital of Monrovia to immediately desist from interfering in “Liberian internal affairs!” HE Ambassador Christine Elder, should note particularly that the statement coming out of the US Embassy, is provocative, unwarranted, and seeks to infringe on Liberia’s democracy, particularly given the United States long-standing policy which was heightened during our civil crisis AFTER the United States ARMED a military dictatorship…

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"It is always important to be part of a collective, the African collective needs to work together legislatively," said Modise in an interview with the SABC. Modise said she hoped issues such as the representation of women would improve, adding that while regulations wanted each country sending a delegation of five members to include one female it was incumbent on member states to appoint more female leaders to the African parliament. News Politics 

‘We need young people in Pan African Parliament:’ Malema

      Tshidi Madia South Africa is committed to strengthening the pan-African parliament even though it still hasn’t made a decision on its Malobo protocol, the newly sworn-in member of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), Thoko Didiza has said. Didiza, Chairperson of the national council of provinces Thandi Modise, former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela and the EFF’s Julius Malema were among the five south Africans who were sworn into the 255-member institution on Monday. The new members of the PAP have committed to assisting in strengthening the…

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Many articles have been written reflecting on five decades of historical experience — referred to as the 50th anniversary of the “Year of Africa” — since 17 African nations gained political independence. Yet few pay adequate attention to the indispensable role of women in the campaigns for national liberation and their continuing efforts in the present century. News Politics 

Women and the movement for African unity

    Many articles have been written reflecting on five decades of historical experience — referred to as the 50th anniversary of the “Year of Africa” — since 17 African nations gained political independence. Yet few pay adequate attention to the indispensable role of women in the campaigns for national liberation and their continuing efforts in the present century On Aug. 9, 1956, some 20,000 women in South Africa marched from various regions to the apartheid capital of Pretoria. They represented a cross-section of women, most of whom were African,…

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It has become a pungent phenomenon in the history of humanity that discredited regimes faced with the heroic defiance of a mobilized people against all the filths and dirty tricks of the establishment, fearing that playing hardball would lead to its decisive crushing under the revolutionary weight of the enraged masses, agents of such bankrupt order would collapse into political posturing and dangle before the people a call for unity and dialogue—an inglorious pretext meant to save the neck of the regime from the noose in order to continue the spree of social domination. News Politics 

Renovate the Executive Mansion

    How long will the President of Liberia be internally displaced?  Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was displaced for almost 12 years. Will President George Manneh Weah remain displaced as well or will he follow Ellen’s undemocratic legacy by discharging presidential duties from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?  Liberia’s 19th President William V. S. Tubman spent US$9 million in 3 years to build our eight-story Executive Mansion while former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf spent US$31.7 million to renovate our mansion in 12 years, and it is yet to be renovated….

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The Committee noted that the Vice-Chancellor (President) of the Pan Afrikan University, based in Uganda, Professor Mokasa Luutu, was very impressed with the deliberations at the Hataee Center in Central Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, during his visit there as Guest of Susukuu, that he had the deliberations video-taped for distribution at his University and other institutions in Africa and elsewhere. Op-ed Politics 

Gongloe heads MOJA as it celebrates 45th Anniversary

    Press Release On the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA), which falls on March 21st, the Anniversary Organizing Committee, under the Chairmanship of Counsellor Tiawan Gongloe, has announced that MOJA is moving to a higher level. In the MOJA 45th Anniversary Message, the Organizing Committee recalled the motivation that led to the formation of MOJA to justify the drive to a higher level. The Committee reminded us all that the Founders of MOJA were motivated by the injustice of the day…

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the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Cllr. Jerome Verdier, responding to a VOA Day Break Africa report on the case, welcomed the civil lawsuit against former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf specifically News Politics 

Ellen, Weah, Others to Answer to War Crimes Charges

    Liberian Americans, identified as Rev. Mahn Coaley and Pastor Torli Harlan Krua have filed a lawsuit against former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and others in the District Court of Massachusetts in the United States on account of their alleged roles in the 1990 war that took more than 200,000 lives and displaced countless more. Others named in the suit include President George Manneh Weah, former President Charles Taylor, Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu and Richard V. Spencer, secretary of the Navy, USA. The Court’s summons, a copy of which is…

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President Weah were taking questions from reporters in the midst of dignitaries, I asked the visitor if the UN was willing to support efforts in Liberia to set up a war crimes court like it did in Sierra Leone News Politics 

Open Letter to PUL on the Media Climate in Liberia

    Mr. Charles Cuffey President Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) Clay Street, Monrovia Liberia Dear Mr. Cuffy, In these last few weeks the media in Liberia have been challenged in the line of their duties like we’ve seen before under the dictatorships of Samuel Doe in the 1980s and Charles Taylor in the 1990s. What was unique about attacks on the media and journalists over those periods was the threats came directly from the men occupying the highest office in the land. Newspapers and radio stations were accused of…

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Liberian Vice President Taylor Denied US Visa?

Report by Rodney D. Sieh Monrovia, FPA –– The United State Embassy has declined to address numerous inquiries regarding speculations that Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor was denied visa to travel to the United States of America. FrontPageAfrica and other media institutions recently made inquiries to the US mission in Monrovia but has been informed that privacy laws restrict the embassy from discussing status of applicants for visas. Responding to an inquiry Friday, Mr. Robert J. Clarke, Jr., Information Assistant at the embassy wrote: “Following inquiries from some media…

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