Liberia: The Imperative Is To Put Nation On A New Course

Written on:February 8, 2017
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The presidential aspirant joined his children to donate assorted items to Ebola orphans in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital weeks ago—

The Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) has called on voters not to reward incompetence in the October presidential and legislative elections so that Liberia can move forward in its development. In a statement reacting to the recent State of the Nation address delivered by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a week ago, MOVEE said no nation that wants to move forward will reward incompetence, and certainly not one that has been stuck in the pit of underdevelopment for so long as Liberia has been.

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Liberia opposition says CDC Weah-Taylor ticket strong

Written on:February 6, 2017
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CDC  Standard Bearer,George Weah

The editor, Sitting here and reminiscing on the hypocrisy of some of our statesmen in Liberia, precisely counsellor Winston Tubman. Today, he’s going all over the place castigating the CDC’s collaboration with the National Patriotic Party [NPP], indicating that the collaboration is ‘hard to sell’ simply because he wasn’t allowed to lead the ticket for the 2nd time. Notwithstanding, the very Winston Tubman is seen here in pictures with senator…

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Can Liberia Liberty Party Brumskine fight Corruption?

Written on:February 5, 2017
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Bility LFA president was denied by FIFA as a candidate

  Among the nearly two dozen presidential candidates vying for the Liberian presidency in 2017, the most critical critics of the ruling Unity Party are those candidates who either worked in the Unity Party government, embraced corrupt individuals in the Unity Party government or have publicly endorsed the Unity Party when it was most convenient for them. As the Liberian 2017 presidential campaign unfolds, one of those candidates leading the…

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Liberia’s rights lawyer Gongloe and 2017 polls

Written on:February 1, 2017
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Cllr. Tiawon Saye Gongloe

                        By Hawa Wesseh hwesseh@gmail.com To call Tiawon Saye Gongloe, the people’s lawyer would be an understatement, for he has done more to merit that distinction, he has also been busy these many years representing the poor and down trodden in the Liberian society; he has spoken when he needed—[when the losts were silent!] Gongloe also, has been unafraid…

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Liberia and African Politics lacked development because no Idealogy

Written on:February 1, 2017
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By Ralph Cherbo Geeplay And because Liberian political parties lacked any ideological bent, it is hard for the media to endorse political candidates during election circles. Sadly, our politics today, largely has become self-centered and void of principles—and it is not that principles are the ONLY guiding posts and scales to which politicians are measured on the high alter, politicians being politicians, but it helps to know which side of the…

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Liberia: Opposition MOVEE reacts to president’s annual message

Written on:January 31, 2017
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www.frontpageafricaonline, J Mills Jones Liberian Politician

Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) chairman Dee-Maxwell Kemayah has given mixed reviews to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s final Annual Message to the joint session of the legislature, adding his take on the issues the speech dealt with, including transformative change in the financial sector, fixing the economy and curbing corruption. Putting forward a brief disclaimer, Dee-Maxwell Kemayah said although Sirleaf’s annual message did not justify continuity, citizens should however be…

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Pres. John Magufuli Named World Best President

Written on:January 27, 2017
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Liberian President Sirleaf

Africa has had its fair share of great leaders, like Nelson Mandela and Kwame Nkrumah. However, political power in Africa is often seen as an easy path to become wealthy. Too often, cronyism and patronage oil the wheels of governments, ensuring that corruption goes unpunished and impunity reigns. Enter Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, who is defying all the purportedly accepted norms of African leadership.

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Liberia: In the shadows of Global Witness another corruption scandal

Written on:January 26, 2017
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Monrovia – Despite their fabulous salaries, allowances, incentives and waivers that have made the elected positions so attractive for which many citizens are now scrambling for seats in the House of Representatives, audit reports continue to show how some lawmakers mastermind and connive to redirect public funds to their own personal use.

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Liberia CDC begin censorship on its facebook page what to expect in a Weah-Taylor Government?

Written on:January 25, 2017
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Censorship In CDC Facebook Chatroom: Is This What To Come Under A Weah-Taylor Government? A Thought

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FIVE LESSONS TO DRAW FROM THE GAMBIA SHOW DOWN

Written on:January 25, 2017
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President Sirleaf delivers her 9th Annual Message

#1. With bigger and powerful regional countries like Nigeria, and Senegal showing moral leadership and acting with one voice to protecting democracy, Western Africa, is solidifying democratic gains, and it seems the politics of the big man may be over. Stop talking about prosecuting a sitting leader who has conceded an election until he shall have turned over the reigns of power—especially if he has bad human rights record. Jammeh…

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