Category: Governance

Eton Finance – A Bad Deal for the Liberian People

An Opinion: At Globe Afrique, we cherish the opinion and perspectives of all irrespective of race, gender, social status and religious affiliation. As Gandhi perfectly puts it, we believe through this process, we can help in making societies pure and healthy.  With recent revelations of a pending $536 million loan deal by defunct Eton Finance Private Ltd. of Singapore and the Government of Liberia, the inaugural remarks by President George M. Weah of Liberia that his country is “Open for Business” is quickly turning into ‘Liberia is up for sale.’ Perhaps, it would have been easier to place the...

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UN human rights expert launches official visit to assess freedom of expression in Liberia

PRESS RELEASE: The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, is carrying out his first official visit to Liberia this week to assess the situation of freedom of expression and access to information in the country. “This visit will help me identify Liberia’s current challenges and suggest law and policy changes that will strengthen the right to freedom of expression,” said Kaye. “The constitution strongly protects freedom of expression, but there is a recognition that the legal and institutional frameworks need to be reformed for this guarantee to be meaningful in practice, both for individuals and the...

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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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When the dust settles, President Weah will deliver for Liberia

Liberia’s president George M. Weah leads a national cleanup campaign When citizens evaluate a president’s character, they tend to view him or her through a prism of immediacy.  In Liberia, millions of citizens are hoping that President Weah answers their wishes and aspirations by delivering what has not been provided in and by the previous administration. It is fair to acknowledge that President Weah and his government inherited a nation that is not only struggling financially and economically but one that is also damaged in various fabrics of the society. Today, there is a strange and unusual mindset that...

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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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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 info@globeafrique.com...

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George Weah First 100 Days

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Globe Afrique’s Conference Call – All About Liberia

Date: May 5, 2018

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Topic: George Weah’s First 100 Days

 

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