joshua dogonyaro /getty images Tributes 

Ex-ECOMOG Commander, Lt. General Joshua Dogonyaro, is dead

ByAgency Report NAN—-A former Chief of Defence Staff, Joshua Dogonyaro, is dead. Mr Dogonyaro, a retired lieutenant general, died at the age of 80 on Wednesday. The first son of the deceased, Joseph Dogonyaro, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview in Pankshin, on Thursday. “Daddy has been sick for some time until yesterday when he had a stroke and we rushed him to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) for medical attention. “Unfortunately, early this morning (Thursday), around 3.00 a.m. precisely, he breathed…

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prince johnson Editor's Desk 

Former Warlord Prince Johnson’s Despicable Attacks Against TRC Chair Verdier Is worrying!

Editorial The Liberian Listener is taken aback by General Prince Johnson’s recent attacks on the person of the former Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Cllr. Jerome Verdier. In his tirades against the former Commissioner, Mr. Johnson, now a senator from Nimba County who served as a notorious warlord during the Liberian un-civil war publicly said last week that Chairman Verdier ran away from Liberia, because of his dishonesty and manhandling of the TRC Report. The Liberian Listener notes and wants to set the record straight, that Chairman Verdier…

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Voices from Exile (Vex) gives US$1,255 and L$11,800 to families of four (4) deceased auditors

  Press Statement for Immediate Release  The families of the four diseased auditors and fellow Liberians at home and abroad; we bring you profound greetings from the chief convener of Voices from Exile, activist Martin K. N. Kollie who would have loved to be here today but cannot due to his current situation. We are more than honored to unite and connect with the families and loved ones of the four (4) public auditors who were gruesomely murdered in cold blood for honestly discharging their national duties as anti-graft crusaders.…

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Johnson /westafrica journal magazine Op-ed 

As war crimes call gets louder, Prince Johnson threatened to turn tables over!

Staff Report Monrovia, Liberia – A former Liberian warlord and incumbent Senator of an administrative district in Liberia is fiercely lashing out at calls for the establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court in the West Africa country. In walking engagement with the media shortly after he left the chamber of the Senate following its regular session on Thursday, Senator Prince Y. Johnson, apparently frustrated at a colleague who brought up the issue of the establishment of a War Crimes Court during their deliberations said, “ Deal with the…

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APM Terminals must refrain from continuous labor abuse, activist warned

  Press Statement for Immediate Release Voices from Exile (VEx) stands in firm solidarity with protesting Liberian workers at NPA and frowns on APM Terminals for continuous Labor Abuse… For more than a week now, hundreds of aggrieved workers at the National Port Authority (NPA) have been protesting against bad labor practices. The chief culprit of these anti-labor precedents is APM Terminals.  Voices from Exile (VEx), a pro-democracy and pro-rights advocacy platform, remain very concerned about this ongoing impasse at NPA. VEx stands in firm solidarity with Liberian workers and…

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senegal lioness /real sports Sports 

Women’s Football: Liberia paired with Senegal, 2022 AWCON Qualifiers

    Liberia Women’s national team will face Senegal in the First Round of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON). Both teams were paired during the draw for the qualification series of the competition that was held at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo, Egypt. The first and second legs will be played between June 7-15, 2021. The female Lone Stars will host Senegal at home in the first leg before traveling to Dakar, Senegal for the second leg. The aggregate winner will…

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abraham dillion Op-ed 

The Progressive Struggle: Darius Dillon And The Tragedy Of Historical Revisionism

  Written by Alfred P. B. Kiadii Following his constellation of vitriolic falsifications of the historical records about the violent occurrence on April 14, 1979, in Liberia, the accidental senator for Montserrsado county Darius Dillion has refused to retract his disgraceful statement and apologize for polluting the historical pages with frightening inaccuracies. His intransigence is intentional and well thought of as it is aimed at achieving his grotesque, partisan wet dream of discrediting the progressive forces and desecrating their struggle. Furthermore, his refusal to offer mea culpa, bordering on Napoleon…

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the streets of monrovia Op-ed 

The Streets of Monrovia 

An Essay By Andrew Borbor Werlay Jaye Jr.   The streets of Monrovia with potholes and cacophonous speakers are mostly connected between old infrastructural ruins and plantation–style houses after many years of Post–War Liberia. Be it Ashmun Street that is in honor of Jeudi Ashmun, one of the colonial agents of the ACS, or either Mechlin Street that lies in the memory of Joseph Mechlin, there goes under the scorching sun during the dry season, or the mountainous rain during the rainy season: the roaming around of street vendors, the…

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Liberian Economy Group (LEG) Bella Casa Hotel Sinkor, Monrovia. Cell# 0777516641/088696999 Email: Hon. Albert Chie President Pro-Tempore House of Senate Mr. President Pro-Tempore: Please find attached the Report of the Liberian Economy Group (LEG) on the Current Statement of the Liberian Economy. We of LEG remain confident that the Action Steps indicated in the report, when taken, can lead to the solution of Liberia’s main problem, longstanding and widespread Poverty. Respectfully Yours Liberian Economy Group (LEG) Op-ed 

Open Letter: Liberian History Project Misguided Interview With Togbah Na Tipoteh

By Darlington Collins Brother Duku Jallah, I just watched your nearly 30 minutes interview with Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh and I must say I am not quite impressed with your understanding of historical reckoning. Your questions were all over the place and at some point misguided, thereby infusing your personal feelings or opinions about the progressive class into your questionnaires while leaving your viewers with second thoughts about your presentation. You assume the role of the agent provocateur rather than an interviewer about these historical events that needed sober-minded introspection.  In…

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My Heart Bleeds For My Grieving Homeland, Liberia News 

Liberia: Victims Of The Civil War & Civil Society Institutions To Protest May 18

  Staff Report The Justice Forum Liberia (JFL), several Liberians, victims of the Liberian civil war as well as civil society organizations in the country are expected to assemble at the capitol building on May 18, 2021, to pressurize the state authorities for the establishment of a war and economic crimes court in Liberia. Maxson S. Kpakio disclosed that the establishment of a war and economic crimes court will go a long way in helping to curtail the culture of impunity in Liberian society. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which operated between 2006 and 2009, recommended creating…

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