MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has obtained a copy of a memo sent to Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) informing him of how millions of millions of United States and Liberia dollars paid as taxes have not been reflecting in the Consolidated General Revenue Account at the Central Bank of Liberia (CGRA). Public Policy 

Millions of Taxpayers’ Money Missing, Auditors Discovered, Then Found Dead

MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has obtained a copy of a memo sent to Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) informing him of how millions of millions of United States and Liberia dollars paid as taxes have not been reflecting in the Consolidated General Revenue Account at the Central Bank of Liberia (CGRA). The audit was conducted on the Direct Transfer Payments between the commercial banks and the Government of Liberia’s (GOL) Consolidated General Revenue Account (CGRA) at the Central Bank of Liberia covering the years…

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A member of the opposition Liberty Party and Senatorial candidate in upcoming elections was attacked at a rally in the slum community of New Kru Town allegedly by supporters of the ruling CDC. Senator Abraham Darius Dillon shortly, thereafter, angrily reacted by threatening to have his supporters stone the Presidential convoy. The National Security Agency (NSA)reacted  by warning that such action would be dealt with decisively. The Senator later retracted his statement and threat.   Liberia holds midterm elections in December and General and Presidential elections in 2023. To date, no investigation has been concluded by Liberian authorities nor anyone held to account for these election related violence. In Guinea and Cote’Ivoire, the opposition have been protesting against attempts by the incumbents to extend their rule by amending the constitutions Deadly shases and injutries have been reported.  By Our Political Reporters in Wasgington DC and Monrovia/African Star Public Policy 

Liberia Election Commission ignoring nation’s laws, hires controversial vendor, as critical poll nears

  Authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) appear to be entrenched in their defiance of the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC), which has warned the electoral body against awarding a contract for the procurement of election materials for the December 8 elections to a little known company that lacks the track record for elections procurement. The NEC decision, which has allegedly already been communicated to partners including the UNDP, comes at a time when the electoral body has yet to satisfy the PPCC’s requirements for an approved vendor…

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We may not be physically present in Tanzania, but we are watching. Wed cannot remain mute when Tanzania is bleeding and crying out for our solidarity. As many voices continue to be silenced, we know that there are bold and courageous sisters and brothers who are not relenting in this struggle. We stand by them, and we stand by the spirit of pan-Africanism. Public Policy 

A pan-African stand must be taken against political oppression in Tanzania

    It is 59 years since Tanzania, a country that pioneered pan-Africanism, liberated herself from colonialism and struck her own path in defining freedom and independence. When the history of pan-Africanism is written, Tanzania is among the countries that are celebrated as a touchstone of liberation. As a result, many Africans, Americans and the Caribbean’s nationalist and freedom fighters made political pilgrimage and permanently settled in Tanzania. Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, among other great founders, is celebrated for leading and championing the liberation of the Africa continent, leaving a legacy…

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“All hands must be on the deck to raise the consciousness of our people, enhance the media capacity and bring the stakeholders on same page regarding the fight against irregular migration, human trafficking and enslavement of Africans on other soils in the name of migration. “African leaders must reset governance to create more opportunities for the citizens. The success of this summit is a test of capability on the part of all JIFORM members, therefore we must deploy our best arsenals to make it happen for the good of the continent” said Ajibola, the President, JIFORM Public Policy 

Liberian Journalist Selected on International Migration Forum panel

Nigeria- Liberian Journalist Bettie Kemah Johnson-Mbayo has been selected as member for the Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) for its African media summit theme ‘migration and human development’ slated for Ghana between January 21 and 22, 2021. JIFORM announced a 25-man Local Organizing Committee (LOC) chaired by a Ghanaian journalist, Jerry John Akormor of Class FM, Accra, with Biram. S. Jobe of QTV Gambia as Secretary. Also named as Co-Chairman of the summit is Mr Korede Ogunbunmi, the General Manager Radio Nigeria 103.5 fm, Lagos, Nigeria, this is apart from the Technical…

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In different tweets on Monday, former leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) kingpin Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, Thuli Madosela and musicians AKA and Casper Nyovest, suggested that the South African government and other nations should intervene to stop the arrest and human rights violations. Public Policy 

EFF expresses solidarity with Nigerian protesters, condemns Buhari government

By Jonisayi Maromo Pretoria – The Julius Malema-led Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Wednesday saluted the “young lions” of Nigeria for intensifying the fight against police brutality under the banner of #EndSARS. The protests now included “a more cogent revolutionary struggle” against corruption, maladministration and bad governance that has characterised Nigeria over decades, it said. EFF national spokesperson Delisile Ngwenya said in a statement that Nigeria had seen seven military takeovers of governance, including two of its former military rulers turned democratically elected heads of state – former president Olusegun…

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AU Chair Ramaphosa urged to intervene in Nigeria crisis

The IFP has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union chair, to urgently intervene in the ongoing and escalating violence in Nigeria. The IFP wants Ramaphosa to raise the matter at the UN Security Council and to call for an extraordinary meeting with the Economic Community of West African States, regional block, in order to ensure the stability of the West African region is not threatened. This comes amid reports that citizens of Nigeria claim the government has been using military force against innocent civilians. A…

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As I see it, there is no other explanation for this government’s continuous intimidations of critics, but to force those it considers oppositions to be loyal followers; thereby creating a monolithic political society in which CDC’s grand vision of a one-party state will prevail. But Liberians have come a long way in pursuit of multiparty democracy and the notion that Liberia will be a one-party state is a dangerous foreplay in our political dialectics and a choice we are unwilling to stomach. Public Policy 

With public confidence low in the Supreme Court Justice Korkpor Assures Liberians of independence

Comfort M. Johnson MONROVIA, Oct. 13 (LINA) – The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia has assured Liberians of the independence of the Court in deciding all cases brought before it, including matters which may arise from the pending December 8 mid-term Senatorial elections. Justice Francis S. Korkpor said the court will continue to be fair in its actions and decisions in elections or other cases while assuring all Liberians, political parties and associations as well as organizations to continue to trust the nation’s justice system during the…

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Interestingly, the 2017 elections have come and gone and many are clinging on to the CDC victory as if it’s the triumph of their lives. Some of these very ones, like myself have always considered George Oppong Weah, grossly incompetent and unfit for the office of the President of the Republic of Liberia. But some of these people are somersaulting suddenly and are singing praises to Weah. You will not believe who they’re scapegoats, THE PROGRESSIVES! Public Policy 

NDC writes Ecowas, advances Weah’s leaving power than see bloodbath in Liberia

      Your Excellency Badatunde Ajisomoi Olenrewaju Special Representative of the president ECOWAS Commission to Liberia Monrovia, Liberia   Your Excellency, Rise of the One Party Dominant State  On September 30, 2020, I wrote and called your attention to the threat of a constitutional crisis that hangs over Liberia because of the poor handling of the electoral process in Liberia and the inability of the George Weah government to maintain the peace. Since then, the brutal killing of key government workers in the financial accounting sector has sent fear…

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In August, the government finally responded with its stance. The Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) Emma Metieh Glassco said permitting the vessels would be a “breach of international protocols. The six gigantic vessels that came to Liberia have larger fishing capacities," Glassco said. "Such vessels have never come to Liberia to fish and, worse, their authorization from the flag-state, which is the Peoples Republic of China, has expired." Public Policy 

Liberia refuses licenses for Chinese-flagged trawlers

The Liberian government has officially refused licenses to six Chinese-flagged trawlers, the latest development in a string of similar incidents in Africa. The trawlers arrived earlier this year, and local fishermen’s associations, including the Liberia Artisanal Fishermen’s Association, called on the government to reject the requests for licenses. The six trawlers would be capable of taking 12,000 metric tons (MT) of fish a year – more than the sustainable yearly catch of the species. In August, the government finally responded with its stance. The Director General of the National Fisheries…

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A member of the opposition Liberty Party and Senatorial candidate in upcoming elections was attacked at a rally in the slum community of New Kru Town allegedly by supporters of the ruling CDC. Senator Abraham Darius Dillon shortly, thereafter, angrily reacted by threatening to have his supporters stone the Presidential convoy. The National Security Agency (NSA)reacted  by warning that such action would be dealt with decisively. The Senator later retracted his statement and threat.   Liberia holds midterm elections in December and General and Presidential elections in 2023. To date, no investigation has been concluded by Liberian authorities nor anyone held to account for these election related violence. In Guinea and Cote’Ivoire, the opposition have been protesting against attempts by the incumbents to extend their rule by amending the constitutions Deadly shases and injutries have been reported.  By Our Political Reporters in Wasgington DC and Monrovia/African Star Public Policy 

U.S. Department of State Warns it wont tolerate election related violence or cheatings in Africa

Washington DC and Monrovia – October 8, 2020: The U.S. Government is putting African countries on notice about the integrity of upcoming elections on the continent. In statement issued on Thursday on the State Department’s website, Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo warned individuals who would dare interfere in the democratic process; especially those responsible for election related violence. “The United States is committed to supporting free, fair, inclusive elections. The conduct of elections is important not only for Africans, but also for defenders of democracy around the world. We believe…

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