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LIBERIA: NYANPLU SAYS MINISTER MUSA DEAN SHOULD BE FIRED OR BE MADE TO RESIGN

By Socrates S. Saywon – Matthew Nyanplu says the Supreme Court of Liberia did not give the meaning to its ruling of December 2019 (concerning the Alien and Nationality Law), that which is being given to it by the Government of Liberia. He said it is understandable that in the aftermath of the failure to impose a dual citizenship regime on the Liberian people by the failed referendum of 2020, the Weah-led administration, according to him is all out to find a way to do so, even if it means…

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LIBERIA: CLLR. CEPHUS ALLEGES A PLOT TO DESTROY HE AND AND HIS FAMILY

By Socrates S. Saywon – The Solicitor General of the Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus has accused former Associate Justice Kabineh Muhammad Ja’neh, Liberia Council of Churches President Bishop Kortu Brown, former Finance Minister Mr. David Farhat, Independent National Commission on Human Rights chairman Cllr. T. Dempster Brown and Economic Freedom Fighters commander-in-chief Emmanuel Gonqueh allegedly threatening his life, his wife, and that of his children. In Cllr. Cephus’ letter addressed to the Minister of Justice Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, complained of alleged threats posed to his life,…

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LIBERIA: GOVT BACKS DOWN, RELEASES JETHRO KOLLIE FROM PRISON

By Socrates S. Saywon – Jethro Kollie of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) has been released from the Monrovia Central Prison,  minutes after the University of Liberia campus-based Student Unification Party (SUP) stormed the Monrovia Central Prison, demanding the release of Kollie. On Monday Jethro Kollie was sent to prison after the Monrovia City Court failed to grant him bail following multiple charges from Liberia National Police (LNP). The Liberia National Police (LNP) had earlier charged Kollie for allegedly raising “false public alarms” and making “false statements” through his…

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LIBERIA: COURT SENDS ANC PARTISAN HARRIS TO JAIL

By Socrates S. Saywon – Jethro Harris has been sent to jail at the Monrovia Central Prison after the Monrovia City Court failed to grant the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) partisan bail following multiple charges from Liberia National Police (LNP). The Liberia National Police (LNP) charged Harris for allegedly raising “false public alarms” and making “false statements” through his Facebook post alleging ritualistic killings across the country. ANC standard-bearer and main opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) constituent member Mr. Alexander B. Cummings was present at the court Monday and…

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SUP DEMANDS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF JETHRO HARRIS

PRESS STATEMENT  – SUP extends fraternal revolutionary anniversary felicitations to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL); demands the immediate release of Cde. Jethro Saylah Kangar Harris; mandates all of its ideologues to change their social media profile pictures to the party’s logo. Comrades and friends, members of the fourth estate, brothers and sisters: The Vanguard Student Unification Party ceases the moment to extend white-hot revolutionary felicity to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on its 57th Anniversary Celebration which was graced fortnight ago in the bread-basket county of Liberia. The…

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PAF NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES BAHWAH BROWNELL’S DEPARTURE AS THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

Press Statement   It is with gratitude that the National Executive Committee announced Comrade Bahwah Brownell’s departure as the National Chairman of the Progressive Action Front (PAF), effective September 22, 2021. Over the last few months, Cde Brownell has been instrumental in leading the Liberian branch, and the critical infrastructure — of interim leadership, organization, and reawakening as National Chair. His inspiring leadership and camaraderie have not only left a lasting impression on everyone personally but a permanent legacy on the Progressive Action Front (PAF). While we will miss him and…

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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. Politics 

What will $550 Thousand Per Year Lobbying in the U.S. Buy President Weah of Liberia?

The Return of Foreign Vulture Capitalists to Liberia   According to data disclosed under the United States Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and analyzed by Globe Afrique Research Analysts, the 16 countries of the ECOWAS region have spent, over the past four years, 25,877,898 in total lobbying efforts in the United States. Out of this amount, the biggest spender – 78% or $20,077,678 of the total amount – is the Government of Liberia under President George Weah. It is highly unusual to find the poorest country with the worst economic…

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LIBERIA: CENTAL SAYS LACC HAS AGAIN APPEARED IN THE MEDIA FOR REASONS UNBECOMING 

By Socrates S. Saywon Monrovia – The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) through its Executive Director Mr. Anderson Miamen,  says its attention has been drawn to recent developments bordering on the fight against corruption in Liberia. Mr. Anderson Miamen, CENTAL Executive Director speaking during a press conference at CENTAL in Monrovia on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, said with dismay, CENTAL has observed that Liberia’s foremost anti-graft institution, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), has again appeared in the media for reasons unbecoming of an institution of such importance…

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SARNOR: “PRESIDENT WEAH IS INSINCERE TO FIGHT CORRUPTION IN LIBERIA”

By Socrates S. Saywon Monrovia – A former member of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has expressed his disappointment in the Weah-led administration especially in the fight against corruption – and because of that, he says he has no confidence in Mr. Weah’s leadership. “President Weah has failed the entire country…”     Mr. Archie I. Sarnor, a former representative candidate in District 16 in Monstserrado County and a human rights advocate, said Weah’s stance against public officials who are allegedly accused of corruption is weak, adding the President…

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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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