Author: Blama G. Konuwah

Liberia 2006–2017 is a legacy of selective justice, naked greed and shameless corruption

Donor-supported electoral assets misused in Liberia.  Vehicles donated for electoral purposes used for commercial purposes.  Thi is typical in all spheres of the Sirleaf’s government, including at the presidency, the seat of the graft. ONTARIO, Canada—During the 2005 presidential election, many people including Liberians had thought a sense of pride and dignity was descending on Liberia.  On the contrary, Liberia has become the most corrupt and most overlooked nation in Africa––from being Africa’s first independent republic to Africa’s useless and failed republic. Critics attribute the reason to the personal greed of successive presidents but especially the current leadership.  Under...

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Evidence of President Sirleaf’s election interference surfaces

ONTARIO, Canada – For all the denials and the news headlines about interference in the October 10, 2017, presidential election by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and co, there are now sufficient hard evidence which are coming to light, at least publicly, showing that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf or her team were involved as masterminds. Apart from ballot boxes being stuffed, elections magistrates being bribed and the chairman of the National Election Commission being incompetent and compromised, there are disturbing pieces of communication allegedly suggesting that President Sirleaf, her son Robert Sirleaf and Robert’s inner circle of friends and special...

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Sirleaf’s Liberia: The eye of the storm in drug trade, money laundering

NEW YORK––Law enforcement analysts and officials in several Western countries are becoming concerned about the illicit and organized regional drug trade, money laundering and systemic corruption in Liberia. Since President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf assumed office in Liberia in 2006, Liberia, once a largely drug free zone and a nation which had been radically known as a US ally in fighting money laundering, has become the epic center of these criminal activities, with government officials and prominent members of the President’s inner circle and relatives fully involved. Since 2007, the estimated percentages of drug been trafficked via Liberia per drug...

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President Koroma appoints sacked police chief as envoy to Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed his dismissed Inspector General of Police Francis Munu as his country’s ambassador to Liberia. According to a press statement and related reports, the former Inspector General of Police was reassigned to an ambassadorial post in neighboring Liberia after he was sacked from the police force last week and subsequently replaced with his deputy, Richard Moigbe. During his tenure as Inspector General of Police, several murders were reported in the country to the point that critics termed Sierra Leone as the murder capital of West Africa. The mystery killings...

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Liberian parties appealed electoral decision to Supreme Court

L/R: Weah, Brumskine, and Vice President Boakai MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Two influential political parties in Liberia have appealed to the Supreme Court, requesting a rerun vote of the 10 October 2017 “fraudulent” election. The political parties of the Liberian presidential candidates who finished second and third in the October 10 election have appealed to the Supreme Court calling for a re-run of the vote. Incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai and veteran opposition leader Charles Brumskine filed their demand on Monday after the country’s electoral commission ruled that the irregularities recorded during October 10 vote did not affect the overall results. The...

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