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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She said she and a man named Augustine Chenoweth spoke and Augustine told her that LRA’s employees were at the town hall where the President’s birthday was celebrated. ”He (Augustine) told me that we should pray,” Madam Peters told Prophetkey. Madam Peters explained that while on the search for her husband Friday morning, she saw her husband’s car. She said her daughter, screamed: ‘Mama, that’s daddy’s car,’ prompting her to proceed to the parked car. Public Policy 

Revenue officials found dead in Monrovia were likely investigating Consolidated Account at the Central Bank

  Lennart Dodoo/FPA MONROVIA – The Late Gifty Asmah Lama was known to be a Research Analyst with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) but FrontPageAfrica investigation has unearthed that before her sudden unexplained death, she was transferred as Manager for Taxpayers Services – the section responsible for the supervision of all incoming government money. She was assisting Albert Peters who was also commissioned to audit the consolidated account at the Central Bank of Liberia prior to their mysterious deaths. The Liberia Revenue Authority on Monday evening confirmed Gifty’s new role…

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condemn and stand in solidarity with victims of rape. Op-ed 

Condemning and standing in solidarity with victims of rape.

    We are never a friend to a rapist. There’s absolutely nothing that can justify the nefarious, inhumane and uncivilized act of rape.  We therefore, condemn and stand in solidarity with victims of rape. We support the idea of “anti- rape protest” as a means of creating awareness.. To us, rape is a longstanding crime which like  corruption can be minimized if the ight approach is imployed This is exactly why we have developed keen interest in the minimization of rape cases through the process of analyzing the subject-matter…

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If we ever thought the war was going to be over and Liberia would become a paradise when he was elected, we were surely day dreaming. We constantly heard the song, “he was popularly elected” but popularly elected my black African ass. The nightmare was not over when he was elected. He became a popularly elected despot, chasing all his “enemies” into exile. Those who lived in his Liberia had to put their tails between their legs like scared dogs and those brave enough to criticize had to flee or risk going to jail or being killed. I was moved by this development to write this poem, “Taylor’s Democracy” in 2002. Op-ed 

Poetic Tribute to Charles “Gangster” Taylor—-By Nvasekie N. Konneh

    Time does fly as they say. It’s unbelievable that it’s been 10 years since the former Liberian Dictator, Kleptocrat, Murderer in Chief, Rebel Kingpin Charles “Gangster” Taylor disgracefully abdicated his throne under the combined pressure from the international community, the rebel forces of LURD and MODEL. As Liberia celebrates a decade of peace in August 2013, there is no sign of Charles Taylor fulfilling his promise of “God willing I shall be back.” Instead the Rebel Kingpin is spending 50 long years in European prison after his conviction…

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And this latest outburst from Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee against journalist Rodney Sieh, appears to signal what some have described as growing intolerance on the part of this government in regard to freedom of expression Op-ed 

The Economic Reform Alliance—ERA calls for justice, condemns Koigee

Press Statement for Immediate Release   The Economic Reform Alliance—ERA condemns the brutal attacks on two young men by MCC guards posted at Mayor Jefferson Koigee’s residence; calls for an impartial and expeditious investigation to bring all those involved before the the Law:  Fellow Liberians, ERA extends unwavering greetings and reaffirmed its commitment to the cause, welfare, and dignity of the Liberian people. ERA believes such merciless attack on peaceful and harmless Liberians at the hands of mayor Koigee’s thugs is a clear demonstration of the nature of the City…

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My Heart Bleeds For My Grieving Homeland, Liberia Op-ed 

My Heart Bleeds For My Grieving Homeland, Liberia

    The Editor, From dawn to night, ever so often, I see my homeland endures unbearable trials and bruising tribulations. I see fellow citizens grinding and bustling under clouds of uncertainty and continue to suffer the perennial and perilous fate of misrule. I see the perpetual idiosyncrasies and excesses of political governance besetting and impeding the growth of Liberia and the barrenness of its sprawling poor. Liberia is painfully grieving in the wilderness of brazen misrule and untold uncertainty. More than ever, our nation craves for national leadership with…

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Now she wants people to feel that she is in solidarity with the people protesting against rape because President Weah has failed to act like a leader. Ellen intends to make Weah look bad to the Liberian people so if anything happens in the country, the international community would ask her to be the interim leader. She claims to be a democrat, but she kept Samuel Doe’s Decree 88-A on the books until the end of her second term before she nullified it. Op-ed 

Anti-Rape Protestors stay away from the wicked Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    The Editor, Anti-Rape Protestors, did much to stay away from the wicked Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday, as they protested. She is very wicked and very corrupt. As I stated elsewhere, the anti-sexual harassment act was weakened by her administration and the lawmakers under her watchful eyes before it was passed. In December 2014, she gave presidential clemency (Christmas gifts) to prisoners who were convicted for raping children. What message was she sending to rapists? She was telling them to redouble the criminal acts against the children of…

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No one in their right mind believes that a Ramaphosa government, whose own credibility is increasingly threadbare because of its bungled response to the coronavirus epidemic, its corruption and its economic incompetence, has the stomach to bring this about. We can expect fine words and promises and raised hopes, but lamentably little action until the next crisis comes around, when the charade will start all over again. Public Policy 

Repression in Zimbabwe exposes South Africa’s weakness

    South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s despatch of envoys to Zimbabwe in a bid to defuse the latest crisis, in which the government has engaged in a vicious crackdown on opponents, journalists and the freedoms of speech, association and protest, has been widely welcomed. Such has been the brutality of the latest assault on human rights by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime that something had to be done. And, as the big brother neighbour next door, South Africa is the obvious actor to do it. It may be guaranteed that Ramaphosa’s…

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Mediating South African delegation to Zimbabwe crisis snubs opposition

  Cape Town — A delegation consisting of South African officials Baleka Mbete, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, and Sydney Mufamadi failed to attend a meeting with Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, upsetting the opposition’s leaders, BBC reports. The envoys did, however, meet President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday shortly after arriving in the country. Information Secretary Nick Mnangagwa tweeted images of the meeting. Former parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete, senior African National Congress member Ngoako Ramatlhodi and former minister of safety and security Sydney Mufamadi. then left Harare on Monday without meeting the…

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“Mnangagwa’s government has used the cover of Covid-19 to unleash an unprecedented attack on individual freedoms by arresting journalists like Hopewell Chinono, whose only crime was exposing corruption, and using force to stop citizens from exercising their right to protest. “What Zimbabweans do not need at the moment is Ramaphosa using the ANC’s solidarity with ZANU-PF to engineer an international cover-up of Zimbabwe’s escalating political and economic crisis. ‘Quiet diplomacy’ should never be allowed to turn into ‘Cover-up Diplomacy’.”  Culled/James Richardson/The South African Public Policy 

South African President Ramaphosa accused of sending biased envoys to Zimbabwe

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to withdraw his appointment of Baleka Mbete and Sydney Mufamadi as Special envoys to Zimbabwe. The DA’s Shadow Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Darren Bergman has accused Mbete and Mufamadi of holding a political bias towards the ZANU-PF-led regime in Zimbabwe. DA CALLS FOR A RECALL OF ‘BIASED’ ZIMBABWE ENVOYS Bergman says that the two special envoys will be achieve little in their roles except to assist the regime in Zimbabwe in covering up atrocities. “Failure to withdraw these…

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