From Obscurity to Favorite: How Joseph Boakai Has Transformed The Unity Party into...

He has been a relatively unknown figure in the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for nearly ten years. He has played the role of a Vice President to the letter: loyal, quiet, dutiful,...

Sherman Under Siege

Riot Police in Monrovia yesterday lay siege to the residence of Grand Cape Mount County Senator Cllr. Varney Sherman in an attempt to effect an arrest for his alleged involvement in a bribery scandal...

Turmoil! Liberia’s Economy Enters ‘Depression’

By Festus Poquie The Liberian economy appears to have dipped into depression with pronouncement from the country’s Finance and Development Planning Minister that the nation has almost entered the era of economic turmoil. In November 2014,...

The Other Side of General Broh

“l am not afraid of Mary Broh but the officers that are assigned with her. I am a peaceful citizen trying to look for my living the right way. But these security officers are...

US$250K Mystery – Hands Behind Bong County Development Fund Hubbub

By Festus Poquie Investigators from the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission are probing into circumstances leading to the withdrawal of US$250,000 from the Bong County Social Development Fund Account and how the money was utilized. Superintendent Selena...

Liberia: Police Launch Manhunt for Missing Opposition Politician

Opposition politician and businessman Simeon Freeman has gone missing after he was ordered arrested and home barricaded for saying that there are reports that the Johnson-Sirleaf administration wants to execute 10 vocal politicians including...

The ‘Dear Son’ Who Destroyed Liberia’s Economy

In barely 64 days, 79-year-old Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will leave office at the behest of the constitution after 12 years at the helm of the country. Sometime around January 18, 2018, she would take a...

Ghost Payment? US Auditors Question US$1.5m Ebola Burial team Fund

By Festus Poquie The United States government audit of selected Ebola response activities, which USAID and its partner – Global Communities managed and implemented shows money intended for burial team could have landed in wrong...

Reform Failure

By Festus Poquie Following more than a decade in office President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is witnessing the crashing of several governance and economic reform programs and policies adopted in post conflict Liberia. Since 2004, with the assistance...

Testing Moment S/Court Hears First Code of Conduct Case After Yes Ruling

The Supreme Court of Liberia is hearing its first Code of Conduct case, four months after upholding the law constitutionality. On Tuesday, the Court issued a writ of prohibition on the National Election Commission...