When the people of Liberia were presented a female aspirant by the Unity Party as the Standard Bearer in the 2005 elections, many thoughts and anticipations went through the minds of Liberians who held the notion that a woman can never win elections in a male dominated society. But to the contrary, Sirleaf did not only prove her critics wrong by winning the most contested election which was held in an un-settled atmosphere after the war, but broke a continental glass ceiling, thus making her Liberia’s and Africa’s first female President. Her victory was seen as an elevation for women in African society where politics continue to ostracize and belittle the status of women.
Once again the invisible hands of death have slapped away one of Liberia’s astute, illustrious, exceptional legal practitioners and distinguished magistrates after a period of brief illness. A trained and skilled magistrate with a great deal of serviceable deportment to duty, loyalty to country and wisdom of the law has departed this life. His voice and prolific legal opinions to administer justice irrespective of the party litigants involved in the case have ceased to exist.
In an article on corruption, entitled, Anti-corruption Policy Speech (Analyst Liberia, May 12, 2017), “Small Brother” Charlie Brumskine, Counselor-at-Law, Political Leader of the LIBERTY Political Party and declared Candidate for President of Liberia, wrote what is an apparent LIBERTY Party’s major diagnostic policy prescription on “combating corruption”, the universal vice declared as “Liberia’s public enemy no. 1” by the nation’s current President.
It was mid 2009, about sunset and I had gone on Popo Beach, in New Kru Town, right next to the Coast Guard Base on the Bushrod Island to greet my elder sister, but more so, to await her husband who had gone to fish - for a little gesture of some of his catch.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has described Africa Day an explicit affirmation of Africa’s rejection of colonial and imperialistic domination of the Continent. She said exactly 54 years ago, 32 African nations converged in Ethiopia to establish the OAU, now the AU.
A speech delivered by Hon. Tarnue N. Jeke – Managing Director NTA May 19, 2017 Hon Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Vice president, Republic of Liberia & Standard bearer, governing Unity Party Hon. Wilmot J. Paye, National Chairman, governing Unity Party Hon. Joash T. Hodges, Chairman of BOFAL
With over 1.6 million customers at the end of February 2017, Orange Liberia is the leading mobile operator in Liberia in terms of customers
Monrovia, Liberia, May 18, 2017/ -- Orange (www.Orange.com), one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, announces today the launch of its brand in Liberia. As from today, Cellcom Liberia becomes Orange Liberia. The acquisition of the Liberian operator Cellcom (http://APO.af/jSRR9G) was finalized by Orange, through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, on 6 April 2016, allowing the Group to reinforce its presence in West Africa.
Recently, the Liberian political space, especially social media, went haywire with the news that Ben Urey and Prince Johnson had formed a coalition. Without fully understanding the letter of the agreement that was signed, everyone believed that PYJ would be going as vice presidential candidate to Urey. It was the regular stereotype that leads many to conclude that PYJ would be Urey’s Veep.