Author: Jones Nhinson Williams

President Weah’s Vision: “The Pro Poor Agenda”

President Weah meeting with Liberian youth, many of them are poor and unemployed. The presidential and legislative elections in Liberia are over and the time to govern is here and now.  Liberia has a new president, former international soccer star George Manneh Weah, who replaced the retired president, Madam Ellen John Sirleaf. Was former President Sirleaf perfect? Absolutely not. However, in as much as I had a fundamental policy and governance disagreements with former President Sirleaf, not everything she did was terrible.  Obviously, she has had some admirable accomplishments, for example, the establishment of community colleges and “Service Delivery...

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Bus collision in Ghana kills 18, injures 70 other

ACCRA­­­–––About eighteen people were killed and 70 others injured when a passenger bus collided with two other vehicles early Sunday in northern Ghana, police said. The bus was trying to overtake other vehicles at the time of the crash, said Mohammed Tanko, assistant superintendent of Northern Regional Police. The crash occurred near Tamale, capital of the Northern Region. Vehicle safety has become a serious issue in Africa with most drivers thinking that they have the...

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How the extended rule of China’s president Xi will influence Africa’s future

Chinese President XI By Cobus van Staden China’s decision to suspend presidential term limits is still reverberating around the world. The announcement, made after a vote by China’s parliament in March, prompted some commentators to draw comparisons with “third termism” in Africa when leaders flout democratic conventions to stay in power as long as possible. These concerns certainly resonate on a continent where leaders like Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, or Yoweri Museveni of Uganda are clinging to power. But there is also a wider question that must be asked: what does an extended tenure for Chinese incumbent...

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President Weah and the CDC–led govt need the support of all Liberians but they must also lead

President Weah and Vice President Howard-Taylor and some members of the CDC After decades of misrule, cronyism, insatiable loot of public funds, widespread corruption, a devastating and meaningless civil conflict, Liberia continues to remain strong and promising as a nation. This is a rare blessing that one would hardly find in countries that underwent a similar fate.  The question is: are Liberians taking advantage of this opportunity?  From the look of things, especially the kinds of perception the country is offering to the world at large, one would be inclined to believe otherwise. In late December 2017, Liberians made...

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To Succeed in Moving Liberia Forward, Weah’s CDC Needs the Press

President Weah, VP Howard-Taylor with members of the CDC’s cabinet History has proven that dictators, tyrants, warlords, drug dealers and gangs’ leaders have all failed, time and again, to defeat the press, and the reason is simple: the pen is mightier than the sword.   This means the power of the pen is universal and immortal.  It also means the peaceful acts of writing can have stronger effects than violence. It also means words can solve disputes more effectively than force. We cannot develop Liberia, and, our beloved president His Excellency George Manneh Weah and his Coalition for Democratic Change...

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George Weah First 100 Days

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