The AFL is to defend the national sovereignty

Liberians should not panic in the wake of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown as their maximum security is assured, says Armed Forces Chief of Staff (COS) Brig/Gen. Daniel Ziankahn. In an interview with the Daily Observer on Friday, when he visited the newspaper’s offices near ELWA Junction in Monrovia, Brig/Gen. Ziankahn said the new Liberian army is people-centered and willing to work to protect and defend Liberians; and therefore, no Liberian should panic because the army is peace loving and law-abiding. Brig/General Ziankhan said Liberians must work…

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The editorial that landed a Liberian editor in trouble

This week the Chief of staff of the Liberian Army Gen. Daniel Gen. Ziankahn summoned perhaps Liberia’s best known and respected journalist to his office for correctly stating that personnel from the defence ministry and the army brass were late for the world peace keeping day festivities…memories immediately flashed back to Gen. Samuel Doe, military dictator of the so-called People Redemption Council [PRC] who led by military decrees during the 1980S as he rained hell on the Liberian people—infamous and notorious amongst his decrees was 88A, crafted by the brigade…

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Liberia Chief of Staff Summons Kenneth Best

The Daily Observer publisher, Kenneth Y. Best and Diplomatic Correspondent Joaquin Sendolo have been summoned to appear before the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Brigadier General Daniel Ziankahn. But Counselor Tiawan Gongloe, when contacted by the Daily Observer, advised Publisher K.Y. Best that he should not appear before the Chief of Staff because the summons is “a clear violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).” Cllr. Gongloe said that according to the Code, no civilian should appear before military personnel. It is the…

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