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Koffa’s effectiveness as a lawmaker might transform Liberia’s legislature

Grand Kru County’s Representative to the Liberian House of Representatives Honorable J. Fonati Koffa Some Liberians might not agree on the best Liberian lawmaker in 2018 moving forward, but they would probably agree on what makes a lawmaker effective. Mostly, it is a matter of a lawmaker having a coherent program and finding ways to get it enacted. Similarly, it’s not too difficult to realize and define the qualities of an outstanding legislator. We are talking about somebody with the brains to understand complex problems, the creativity to frame solutions, and the personal skills to build majorities in favor...

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Voice of the Diaspora – Ethics, Virtue, and Moral Principles

Download a copy of Volume #1, Issue #201 of the Voice of the Diaspora Newsletter.   In this edition, Elder Nyanseor and Mr. Kennedy propose to the Ministry of Education the idea of adding ethics training to the primary and secondary school curriculum of the Republic of Liberia. Download a copy here —>  Globe Afrique Newsletter Issue# 101 (2) (1) You may reach the authors at

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The Weah-led Regime Shows Early Signs of Clampdown Due to the Lack of Policy Direction

‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.’ Without knowledge ignorance reigns When political power is given to tabulae rasae and political jesters, the tendency to misuse such power through the selective elimination and arrest of critics of the ruling establishment are hatched in full swing. Such reprisal actions of the government against its critics have been used by decadent regimes to purge ‘voices of protest.’ A government with no strategic focus is always nervous about criticism from either the public or political opponents. Previous regimes in Liberia have a well-documented history of a state-sponsored clampdown against political opponents and citizens...

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Two Russians Jailed for Hacking Financial Institutions Around the World

Two Russian nationals were sentenced on Wednesday, February 14 to U.S. federal prison terms for their respective roles in a worldwide hacking and data breach scheme that targeted major corporate networks, compromised 160 million credit card numbers and resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses –  one of the largest such schemes ever prosecuted in the United States. Vladimir Drinkman, 37, of Syktyvkar and Moscow, Russia, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.  Drinkman previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle of the District of New Jersey to one count of conspiracy to commit...

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Former U.S. Gov’t Immigration Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stealing the Identities of Aliens

Former Chief Counsel Raphael A. Sanchez of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Principal Legal Advisor pleaded guilty for a wire fraud and aggravated identity theft scheme involving the identities of numerous aliens, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and ICE Deputy Director Thomas D. Homan. Sanchez, 44, of Seattle, Washington, will be sentenced on May 11, before U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lansik of the Western District of Washington. “It is the duty of our federal immigration authorities to ensure the honest enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws,” said...

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THE “REAL” DECEIVERS – A Globe Afrique Investigation into the Liberia Section of “The Deceivers”

THE "REAL" DECEIVERS - An Exclusive Investigation by Globe Afrique Media Download THE REAL DECEIVERS- A Globe Afrique Exclusive final version Update: In light of new information – we revisit the “Real Deceivers” – how the Sirleafs duped Liberia and Wasted nearly $2 million dollars investigating nothing! Introduction Global Witness investigates and reports on matters of governance in developing countries, but there appears to be no record of a report by Global Witness about good things done by any developing country. Investigations by Global Witness are almost always directed at showing the bad sides of governance of a developing...

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Liberia Is Dying

Subtle whining is being echoed by the people in certain quarters of Monrovia regarding the lip service of the “pro-poor” leadership to deliver public goods and limit public bad. In less than two months, contradictions are rearing their ugly heads in a somewhat unorthodox way, exposing the change mantra as a façade. It is so surprising to some that the new leadership has speedily disintegrated in less than two months, in a way which has further exposed the political farce. Fresh from the electoral process, the people of Liberia desperate for change, according to the country’s electoral body, the...

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People Are Sticking Needles in Their Ears to Treat Addiction

Acudetox is finding its place in a small but growing number of addiction treatment centers in the United States. Andres Demoya recently found himself sitting with needles sticking out of his ears. The 33-year-old Florida resident was in treatment to end an opioid addiction that began six years ago, following pain from a car accident and was experiencing an ear acupuncture treatment as part of a comprehensive detox program. “I didn’t expect it to make a difference,” he says. After all, coming off the drugs had left him restless and mentally muddled, and stress was exacerbating his chronic lower...

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George Weah First 100 Days

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