Month: January 2018


President George M. Weah of Liberia, the compassionate Liberian leader: Speaking to both Houses during his first historic State of the Republic Address. By Elphinstone James Birch George Weah’s Early Childhood Life To begin with, one can’t write the history of President George M. Weah without measuring the name of his younger brother William T. Weah Jr. commonly known as “Jour;” because these two little young and innocent boys were victims of their parent’s separation. They both really suffered together growing up from Grand Kru County to the slum of Gibraltar in Clara Town. Liberia’s President, George M. Weah was born on...

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Unrest in Senegal after Mauritania coastguard kills fisherman

Port City of Saint Louis, Senegal Media Source: Agence France-Presse SAINT LOUIS, Senegal––Senegalese police fired tear gas as angry protesters went on the rampage in the north of the country on Monday after a fisherman was killed by coastguards in Mauritanian waters. Hundreds joined the protest in the northwest coastal city of Saint-Louis, following the death of the young Senegalese fisherman late Saturday. The protesters pillaged shops owned by Mauritanians and overturned cars, setting them ablaze before police moved in with tear gas to disperse them. At least three police officers were injured as the demonstrators hurled projectiles while chanting slogans calling...

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AU to host conferences on crises in Sahel region, Lake Chad basin

Smail Chergui, a commissioner PARIS, France— An Official of the African Union (AU) on Monday said the regional body will host two conferences later this year on the crises in the Sahel region and Lake Chad basin. Smail Chergui, a commissioner at AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC), said the Sahel region crisis conference will be held in a few weeks’ time in Nouakchott, Mauritania, to be followed by a conference on Lake Chad basin crisis shortly after that. “We assessed during this AU summit candidly that we don’t need to adopt any more documents,” he said. “Now is...

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Court Summons Golden Veroleum For Failure to Settle US$643,005

MONROVIA, Liberia –For the failure of Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) to settle its debt obligation of over US$643,000.00 to a Liberian owned company, the Tropical Logistics Liberia, Inc. for services rendered, the Commercial Court at the Temple of Justice has issued a writ of summon to GVL to answer to allegation leveled against it. According to the writ of summon entitled: Action of Deb before Her Honor Chief Judge Eva Mappy Morgan of the Commercial Court of Liberia legally noted, “You are hereby requested to issue a writ of summon on the defendant to file its answer or formal...

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A looted Nation–Even medical administrators are caught STEALING in Liberia!

Photo: Dr. Wvannie-Mae Scott McDonald NEW YORK—Corruption was so excessive and widespread in Liberia during President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s presidency until it became a deadly culture.  Even people who are entrusted with saving lives have joined the wagon of theft of public assets and other properties, a practice which is part of the legacy left behind by the Sirleaf’s UNITY PARTY-led government. President Sirleaf retired after her final term of office ended on January 15, 2018, but she officially turned over power to incumbent president George Manneh Weah.  The ceremony was well attended and well administered. But after 12...

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