Category: Corruption

From Country Giant to Country Ginna

The total votes tallied accounted for 98.1 percent according to a provisional announcement by NEC on December 28, 2017. It seemed all over as CDC of Presidential Candidate George M. Weah had a comfortable lead of 61.5 percent ahead of UP Presidential Candidate Joseph Nyuma Boakai’s 38.5 percent. The ‘expressed choice’ of the people was made known by a voting turnout of 1.2 million Liberians. Finally, the people retired UP after a 12-year rule and transferred their inherent power to a new ruling class, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). The World watched as Liberians added a new page...

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Liberia: A Failure to Audit Means You Own Anything That Happens Under Your Watch

NEW YORK, Corruption and economic crimes in the newly installed government of President George M. Weah of Liberia have hit biblical proportions.  Over the past 48 hours, Liberia has been engulfed in one of the most audacious economic crimes in the country’s history. Nearly LD$16 billion dollars intended for the Central Bank of Liberia have mysteriously disappeared. The Minister of Information, Eugene Nagbe, who also served in the administration of former president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf blames his former boss’s administration for the theft. Mr. Nagbe also issued a statement barring fifteen individuals from leaving the country. Madam Sirleaf has vehemently denied...

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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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U.S. imposes financial sanctions on the former President of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh

Washington – Over the last year, various departments and agencies of the United States Government have actively collected information from multiple sources—including the Intelligence Community, U.S. missions around the world, non-governmental organizations, and Congress—to support sanctions designations for individuals around the world. In the executive order, the President issued sanctions and visa restrictions on several persons around the world for human rights abuse or corruption. Simultaneously, the Department of the Treasury issued a number of designations targeting individuals and entities engaged in human rights abuse or corruption or supporting those sanctioned by the President. Yahya Jammeh (Jammeh), the former President...

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U.S. Treasury Sanctions Venezuelan Officials Associated with Corruption

Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four current or former Venezuelan government officials pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, as part of Treasury’s ongoing efforts to highlight the economic mismanagement and endemic corruption that have been the defining features of the Maduro regime.  The Venezuelan government’s actions have rendered Venezuela’s currency essentially worthless through hyperinflation, made food and medicine rare commodities through price controls, and triggered a humanitarian crisis that the Venezuelan government refuses to alleviate by changing policy or accepting international assistance. “President Maduro decimated the Venezuelan economy and spurred a...

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Globe Afrique Calls on H.E. President Weah to Institute a Hiring Freeze

In light of tangible evidence of violations of the Civil Service laws of the Republic of Liberia, and statements indicating the Government of the Republic of Liberia is “Broke”, Globe Afrique Media and its international partners are calling on H.E. President George M. Weah to issue an Executive Communique instituting a hiring freeze beginning March 1, 2018, until the end of the fiscal year. As part of this restriction, no vacant positions may be filled, no new positions should be created, no consultants should be hired, and no civil servant should be reassigned unless in emergency situations and with...

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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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