Category: Campaign

Only in Liberia: A Legislator Wants to Run for Office to Become a Legislator

“You do not support politicians during elections if the only aim of the politician is to seek a higher salary or to stay in office. You vote for people who are going to do the best damn job for Liberians.” What is it that Representative Saah Joseph wants to do as a Senator that he could not do as a Representative of Montserrado County? Representative Saah H. Joseph, a member of the struggling ruling party, who holds or held a position on the planning and economic affairs committee that deals with banking and currency, wants to become Senator of...

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Globe Afrique’s Open Forum-Saturday, April 7, 2018

Time: 3 p.m. (New York’s time)/9:00 p.m. (Liberia’s time| GMT) USA number: 712 451 0658 General Access Code for all numbers and countries: 352010 # Select your country from the list further below; dial the phone number listed and put in the General Access Code 352010# to join the conference call. Guest Hosts: Open Forum NEW YORK – On Saturday, April 7, 2018, Globe Afrique Media and Communications, publishers of will host a teleconference to discuss the following topics: Critical Issues Facing Africa: Challenges for the Continent, Liberia as a case study. Dismal State of Press Freedom and...

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Sirleaf Confused; Switches Support to a New Presidential Candidate

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Breaking News New York ––As international condemnation mounts, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in the process of switching her political support to the candidacy of Alexander B. Cummings, Jr. in the last few days to the presidential poll which takes place on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Globe Afrique has learned that the Liberian leader is currently in a confused state of mind. Worrying about the future of she and her family’s fate after January 2018 when she turns over power to a newly elected president after the October 10 presidential election,  and the Liberian leader...

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Liberty Party Introduces Liberia’s First Robo-calling System

It’s quite apparent, voters in Liberia want to hear the voice and a personal message from presidential candidates. Since candidates cannot be everywhere at once and cannot call every registered voter, Liberty party solved this quagmire by successfully introducing Liberia’s first political campaign robo-call system. According to data delivered to Globe Afrique by Kennedy and Williams, LLC, the firm involved in developing the system, Liberty Party’s robo-call system made thousands of calls to residents in various parts of Liberia on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Roughly 95 percent of the calls were answered and the 36 seconds message was listened to in...

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Presenting the Brumskine Strategy for Universal Health Coverage in Liberia

Photo: Liberty Party’s Presidential Candidate Charles Walker Brumskine campaigning with his wife, Mrs. Brumskine The great Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” In spite of a few commendable post-war gains, Liberians continue to incur unacceptable health outcomes as evidenced by the Ebola outbreak of 2014. In addition, across all measurable indicators – life expectancy, maternal and child mortality, incidences of communicable and chronic diseases, for example – Liberia continues to lag behind other nations. The Brumskine Strategy believes that Liberians can live a...

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United States Concerned Over Charles Taylor’s Involvement in Liberia’s Presidential Election

Ex-Liberian Warlord President Charles Taylor, here being arrested and sent to The Hague In an article on BBC NEWS titled Is Ex-warlord Charles Taylor pulling Liberia’s election strings from prison? Reporter Charlotte Attwood explores the unlikely coalition between former footballer George Weah, a candidate in Liberia’s presidential election, and former warlord Charles Taylor’s ex-wife Jewel Howard Taylor, who is running as the vice-presidential candidate. Sources within the Trump administration stated, it’s troubling how quickly Liberians have forgotten their terrifying civil war including the rape of women and young girls along with the events that led to, at least, 250,000...

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Nigerian state governor to challenge Buhari in 2019 presidential election

WEST AFRICA – As 2019 approaches, opposition presidential challengers to incumbent Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari have begun sufficing. The governor of the southwestern state of Ekiti, Peter Ayodele Fayose, has ceremoniously launched his bid, at a hotel in Abuja, to be the candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Fayose, a leading Nigerian opposition politician said on Thursday that he is planning to run for president in 2019 against Buhari. Sources say Fayose is the first candidate to express his intention for the country’s top job. The 56-year-old governor is one of the most outspoken critics of President Muhammadu...

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George Weah’s Hunger for Political Power

George Manneh Weah (in blue), the unprepared footballer, seeking to lead a nation with huge challenges UNITED KINGDOM: It is quite evident; ex-footballer George Weah wants political power in Liberia. Weah, best known as FIFA’s Player of the Year in 1995, entered the political arena in 2005 and ran for president of his native country. Though he defeated 21 other candidates to win the vote in the first round, he lost in the second round to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a former World Bank economist. Back then, Weah’s supporters said his lack of formal education was the reason for his...

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