Where are African leaders as Famine and war rage in South Sudan

Written on:April 24, 2017
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The Famine in Sudan is man made as leaders fight for power

Bloomberg—By day, Mary Nyarac scours swamps for fish and edible water lilies. When darkness falls and South Sudan’s militias retreat to their bases, she and hundreds of others fleeing a three-year civil war slip onto dry land and tend crops to stave off famine.

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EMOL to launch platform for candidates to debate

Written on:April 24, 2017
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  Press Release The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.

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Liberia seaside capital Monrovia sees weekend poetry reading

Written on:April 19, 2017
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  By Ralph Geeplay Monrovia will come alive his weekend, when the much anticipated and expected poetry reading takes place on the Congo Town Back Road, behind the Ministry of Health, and right opposite the Chinese Restaurant. Liberian writer and poetry enthusiast Forte Otheniel, who is headlining the event, says some of Liberia finest writers will be reading and in attendance, in what is expected to be an eventful night….

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Liberia Human Rights Campaign Demands Korkoya Resignation

Written on:April 19, 2017
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Jerome Kokoya

  Liberia Human Rights Campaign Special Release Liberia Human Rights Campaign, or LHRC, a premier Liberian human rights organization, based in the United States, is hereby demanding and insisting, that Clr. Jerome Korkoya, the chairman of the Liberia National Elections Commission, or NEC, to resign his post, follow by a complete overhaul and revamping of the commission to reflect the independent nature as it is prescribed in the Liberian constitution.

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Liberia Rights Lawyer Wants Korkoya Removed If…

Written on:April 15, 2017
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Jerome Kokoya

Human Rights Lawyer Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe yesterday told the Daily Observer that Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya, chairman of the National Elections Commission may have committed perjury, if it is established that he holds a U.S. passport. Cllr. Gongloe said in a telephone interview yesterday that Section 2.3 of the Elections Laws of Liberia speaks of the qualifications of appointees to the NEC and they clearly state that “Every Commissioner shall…

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The Rice Riots of 1979 and Liberia descent in chaos

Written on:April 13, 2017
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  In 1979, thousands of protesters were shot dead as hundreds were injured in the Rice riots called by progressives leaders, and led by Gabriel Bacchus Matthews as the a proposed increase in the price of rice were to take effect. Liberia since that fateful day was never the same say commentators.

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Liberia Laws Barred George Weah A U.S. Citizen From Presidency

Written on:April 12, 2017
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Former Liberian Presidential Candidate,George Weah

The Daily Observer received an anonymous tip with an attached biodata page of a US passport allegedly belonging to Sen. Weah.  The alleged passport displays an issuance date on May 3, 2013 and an expiration date of May 2, 2023. However, his office spokesperson, who responded angrily via mobile phone last night, while refusing to state his name, told this newspaper that reports about Senator Weah holding a U.S. passport…

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Liberia: Charles Taylor Estranged Wife Wants 10,000usd Salary Increased

Written on:April 11, 2017
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Jewel Howard-Taylor, the wife of deposed Liberian president Charles Taylor and herself a current senatorial candidate, speaks at a campaign rally in Monrovia, Liberia, October 8, 2005. Liberians will go to the polls October 11th to choose a successor to Charles Taylor, who was sent into exile in 2003. Howard-Taylor is running in her husband's former party and in the county where his headquarters were located during the war. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Philadelphia, USA– The Vice Standard Bearer of Liberia’s largest opposition, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and ex-wife of war crimes convict Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia, Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, is calling for increment in salary for Liberian lawmakers.

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Africa is a Country: The Powerful Sons of African Presidents

Written on:April 9, 2017
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I think Ellen has one of the three key qualities for success for an African leader: Preparedness. But she lacks the patriotism

  AT just 25 years of age Thuthukile Zuma has been appointed as the Telecommunications Chief of Staff for South Africa. Usually such a young appointment to a high state job would herald cries of “child progidy”, but not in this case. This is because Thuthukile is South African President Jacob Zuma’s daughter. Whilst some argue that she earned the position out of merit, others say it is political nepotism –…

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Liberia: Taylor & Kromah War Crimes Against Humanity April 6 1996

Written on:April 7, 2017
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Charles Ghankay Taylor

On April 6, 1996, Monrovia residents Easter festivities were disrupted when Charles Taylor and his new buddy in crimes Alhaji Kromah unleashed their gangs of rebels throughout the streets and neighborhoods of Monrovia with orders to kill, rape, torture, steal terrify and commit other acts of violence. The late Catholic Archbishop Michael Francis, who almost got killed when John T. Richardson …led a group of NPFL rebels to his house,…

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