Liberia: 11 Question Yor El Francis, Director

Written on:May 28, 2016
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Francis hails from a prominent Liberian family; the Martins of Grand Bassa County and the Francis from Marshall. He is well traveled and holds a Master of Arts in Film Directing from the City University of New York.  His career began as an intern at MTV Networks, then a stint at the Black Entertainment Television [BET], before landing a job at FOX. 2003 saw the Liberian born filmmaker accepted into the esteemed two-year Directors Guild of America’s Producer Training Plan in Los Angeles. In 2005, Yor-El won the African Film Commission’s top prize for screen-writing for his screenplay, “Fire of the Sun,” a story based on the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, Piankhi, who is an unwilling hero compelled to bring together his country’s fractured lower and upper kingdoms. As a source of national pride, Francis beat out a Ghanaian and a Nigerian, [who were numbers 2 and 3, respectively] to win the Grand prize that year. Back home in Liberia, he has been busy directing and producing Liberian films and short videos, it was his innovation that brought to life Bai T. Moore’s “Murder In the Cassava Patch,” the adaption was also the late Peter Ballah’s final on-screen appearance.  Francis last worked on the POT NOT BOILING REMIX video with Liberian all stars Xpolay, Romeo Lee, Takun J, JD Donzo, Bentman tha Don and Luckay Buckay.

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Liberia: PHOTO ESSAY Zubin Cooper- Cannes Man

Written on:May 28, 2016
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    Liberian documentary maker Zubin Cooper has wrapped up his first Cannes Film Festival appearance, having starred in ‘The Last Face’, a movie that spans four countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and South Africa. Having joined the project as an advisor, Zubin ended up making his acting debut in the role of ‘Dr. Mousa.

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We’ll work together to change Liberia

Written on:May 27, 2016
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Excerpts of Mills Jones Speech as he was petition to run for the Executive Mansion ….And I want to say that they can plot as much as they wish. They can hold meetings as much as they want. They can know sleepless nights as much as they wish. They can go to the international community there and try to spoil my name but failing to know that every dog has…

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Liberia: Mr. Boakai comes loaded with heavy baggage

Written on:May 27, 2016
The Global witness damning report indicted the Unity Party led government recently

    EDITORIAL A chaotic scene erupted two days ago at the Congo Town home of Unity Party (UP) Chairman Senator Varney Sherman, when security forces, led by the Liberia National Police (LNP), attempted to enforce a court order to search the home. Worse yet, early Wednesday morning the news spread throughout Monrovia and around the country that Senator Sherman had been arrested.

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GW Liberia We must investigate the NOCAL as well

Written on:May 27, 2016
Tiawon Saye Glongloe

One of Liberia’s renowned human rights lawyers Cllr.. Taiwan S. Gongloe has said the fight against corruption being fought by president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf must not be the end, but rather encouraged her administration to go further.

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Liberia: The Fall of Varney Sherman

Written on:May 26, 2016
Photograph: Olivier Laban-Mattei/AFP/Getty Images

    By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   Senator H. Varney G. Sherman, Chairman of the ruling Unity Party has been an influential party insider, a heavyweight in the Liberian political sphere,  a top-notched lawyer for nearly his entire adult life and a presidential confidant. Sherman’s role as a presidential confidant won him the coveted slot in 2013 to be the national orator during the nation’s 166th Independence Day ceremonies held in Monrovia.

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Global Witness: Great uncertainties for Liberia

Written on:May 26, 2016
The Global witness damning report indicted the Unity Party led government recently

      By TQ Harris In these perilous times where there are great uncertainties as to the direction Liberia is heading, especially in light of back-to-back leadership failures and lack of progress since 1990 right up to the present post-war administration headed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; and, particularly, in light of the prevailing depressed economic condition and fragile national security, coupled with the inevitable change of government in…

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Liberia: PHOTO ESSAY-Alex Tyler, Amah Jallah

Written on:May 25, 2016
The Global witness damning report indicted the Unity Party led government recently

    On the same day, the joint resolution  was issued by the Liberian Assembly, President Pro Tempt Liberian Senate, Amah Jallah, doesn’t seem too enthusiastic to shake the hands of House Speaker Alex Tyler, Jallah is practically looking away from Tyler. hint/seems: like Amah Jallah wants nothing to do with the speaker [body language]. speaker Tyler confidence looks broken in this pic: ‘damn he must be thinkin’, am in so…

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Liberia GW: Unity Party Chairman, Speaker Charged

Written on:May 25, 2016
Varney Sherman

AP—The chairman of Liberia’s ruling party and the speaker of the house of representatives have been charged for allegedly participating in a bribery scheme to get government officials to change a mining law to help a British firm. Sen. Varney Sherman and Speaker Alex Tyler appeared before a criminal court Wednesday. They were charged with bribery, criminal conspiracy, economic sabotage and criminal facilitation, according to state radio. Both men denied…

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Liberians did not get a fair shake from Tyler and his peers

Written on:May 25, 2016
Alex Tyler Speaker of the Liberian Assembly

The Liberian govt have charged Speaker Alex Tyler for criminal offenses. Here’s a look back when he opened the promised would ‘no longer compromise their mandate in the discharge of their duties…’

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