Month: October 2017

The Culture of Impunity: Lawal and Janine’s alleged graft Saga

LIBERIA’S PRESIDENTIAL GRAFT SCANDAL UPDATES NEW YORK — Liberia’s Culture of Impunity:  As Tony Lawal, Turncoats Slice Additional $8.9M Taxpayers’ Money Globe Afrique’s ongoing investigation into the Tony Lawal and Janine Johnson Bernard’s $18 million dollars graft scandal revealed that the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission’s (LACC) efforts to arrest the Chief Executive Officer of the Praise Glory Lawal Construction Company or PGL, Mr. Tony Lawal, and two other suspects, Victor Smith and the current Minister of Public Works, Gyude Moore, for their alleged links to the scandal is proving difficult every day due to intervention from the presidency. Reliable sources...

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Beware of Wolf in Sheep Clothing

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during her revolutionary days Beware of Wolf in Sheep Clothing: Corrupt Elites Seeking Protection  By Siahyonkron Nyanseor  In 2011, I served as Coordinator of the Supporters of the Coalition of Liberian Opposition Parties in the Diaspora (S-CLOPD). This group served as the rapid response team to counter personal, negative and media attack directed at Ambassador George Manneh Weah, Cllr. Winston A. Tubman and the CDC. On November 18, 2011, I wrote an article titled: “Good Players Don’t Fight Over Jersey.” In Ambassador Weah’s defense, I wrote:  They said that Weah ‘Na No’ book! My question to...

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The story of Ethiopia’s incredible economic rise

The landscape of Addis Ababa By Dan Kopf Culled from Quartz Africa Ethiopia’s economy is booming, and despite the country’s current political turmoil, the IMF thinks the good times will last. In 2000, Ethiopia, the second-most populous country in Africa, was the third-poorest country in the world. Its annual GDP per capita was only about $650. More than 50% of the population lived below the global poverty line, the highest poverty rate in the world. What has happened since is miraculous? According to IMF estimates, from 2000 to 2016, Ethiopia was the third-fastest growing country of 10 million or...

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UPDATE: Boko Haram kills 20 in Cameroon, Nigeria attacks

Media source: Agence France-Presse (AFP) Culled from AFP Yaoundé, Oct 30, 2017 (AFP) – At least 20 people were killed in a series of attacks in Cameroon and Nigeria on Monday, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists. A civilian militia member said 11 people had been “slaughtered” overnight Sunday–Monday in the village of Gouderi, in the Kolofata region of Cameroon’s Far North. “Boko Haram’s incursion in Gouderi was an act of revenge,” said the militia member, who asked not to be identified for security reasons. “The jihadists acted after the arrest in the area of some...

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President Johnson Sirleaf rejects accusations of election interference

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – the dark horse in Liberian politics MONROVIA – The spokesman for Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s on Monday denied allegations from her own party that she meddled in this month’s presidential election. The conflict has brought to light the rift between Johnson Sirleaf, a “Nobel Peace Prize” laureate, and her party’s leadership after 12 years in power. Since assuming to power in 2006, her government has faced sharp criticism over alleged, glaring and proven corruption and underdevelopment. At a Sunday news conference, leaders from Sirleaf’s Unity Party accused the president of holding inappropriate private...

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