Month: September 2018

Concerned Citizens United to Bring Our Money Back (COCUBOMB)

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Capitol Hill, Monrovia, Republic of Liberia September 22, 2018 As the nation painfully mourns the mysterious disappearance of L$16 billion (US$106 million) of the people’s money by a coalition of crooks, the leadership, and membership of COCUBOMB hereby call on all patriotic Liberians to turn out en masse on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the US Embassy near Monrovia on Benson Street at 7:00am prompt for a mass peaceful assembly which is in accordance with Article 17 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia. COCUMBOMB will officially present a petition statement to the International Community through...

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COCUBOMB Vehemently condemns the unconstitutional arrest of Hipco Musician A4doe

Press Statement for Immediate Release September 23, 2018 The Concerned Citizens United to Bring Our Money Back (COCUBOMB) vehemently condemns the Government of Liberia under President George M. Weah for arbitrarily arresting popular Hipco Rapper and a lead campaigner (A4doe) who sang the song “Bring Our Container Back.” The musician who is currently imprisoned at the Zone 8 Police Station in ELWA was picked up last night by State Security. A4doe and his colleague Kpanto were assaulted before the said arrest was made. Kpanto who narrowly escaped broke the news on his Facebook page (Skinnyboi Kpanto SkinnyKing). COCOBOMB frowns...

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Liberia: A Failure to Audit Means You Own Anything That Happens Under Your Watch

NEW YORK, Corruption and economic crimes in the newly installed government of President George M. Weah of Liberia have hit biblical proportions.  Over the past 48 hours, Liberia has been engulfed in one of the most audacious economic crimes in the country’s history. Nearly LD$16 billion dollars intended for the Central Bank of Liberia have mysteriously disappeared. The Minister of Information, Eugene Nagbe, who also served in the administration of former president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf blames his former boss’s administration for the theft. Mr. Nagbe also issued a statement barring fifteen individuals from leaving the country. Madam Sirleaf has vehemently denied...

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Pleading for Foreign Aid, A Poor Economy, Hiring Riva Levinson: Weah Repeat Ellen’s Failed Strategies and Expect Different Results

“A fair and just measure of the effectiveness of any economic policy is the living standard of the people” McGill, 2016.  LIBERIA, In late February 2018, President Weah convened his first Cabinet Meeting. During the meeting, he mandated a “comprehensive needs assessment of all Ministries” with an expectation that those ministries and agencies would present a report to him within two weeks – Liberians are still waiting for the government to publish its findings. Today, the government of former soccer legend President George Weah hasn’t offered any meaningful economic or growth strategy nor a development roadmap on education, healthcare...

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Travel Bonanza in Weah-led Government: The Emergence of a New Cartel in Liberia – A Camarilla of ‘Pro-Poor’ Mafias

Across the landscape of Africa’s oldest independent nation and the World’s fourth most impoverished country, it appears like a new plot of state mafias is emerging under Soccer Legend turned President George M. Weah. This camarilla of ‘pro-poor’ pillagers seems overly prepared and well positioned to plunge Liberia into financial nullity and obscurity unremorsefully. Who is leading this clique of kleptocrats? Who is piloting this Coalition of Desperate Crooks (CDC)? The chief mastermind of this corporate spree and wealth-seeking escapade is Minister Samuel D. Tweah, Minister of Finance and Development Planning. Even though this Minister is yet to develop...

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