Category: Campaign

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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Jamaican “First Lady” for Liberia Excites Jamaicans worldwide

George Mannah Weah, left, and his Jamaican-American wife, Clar Weah, right NEW YORK – As Liberia moves closer to its presidential election scheduled for 10 October 2017, Jamaicans across the world, especially those on the Caribbean Island, are overjoyed and hoping that a fellow native Jamaican born naturalized American citizenship, Clar Weah, will eventually become the first lady of Liberia should her spouse, soccer legend George Manneh Weah, wins the October’s poll. Mrs. Clar Weah, wife of George Manneh Weah, is a naturalized US citizen with parental roots from Jamaica. She and Weah married some two decades ago and...

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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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Disintegration Looms in Liberia, Outgoing President Plots Electoral Chaos

Political disintegration is plaguing Liberia as outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is bent on destabilizing the country’s electoral process. Globe Afrique’s ongoing research and factfinding revealed that the outgoing Liberian leader, who has a history of manufacturing political and economic crisis while manipulating people, fears being succeeded by a principled, educated and experienced Liberian presidential candidate that would, perhaps, focus on auditing the country’s finances and expenditures for the past 12 years as well as resuming issues related to the findings of the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in which she was implicated as a mastermind of the Liberian...

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