12 Candidates Vying To Replace Weah, Jewel

  The National Elections Commission (NEC) Monday certified 12 candidates to contest the Senatorial by-elections in Bong and Montserrado Counties. Josiah Marvin Cole, Fairnoh Theo Gbilah, Prince Togar Kollie, Dr.Henrique Flomo Tokpa and Orando Koimene Zarwolo...

Barnesville Shooting, Who’s Telling The Truth?

A recent statement by Deputy Police Inspector General for Administration, Sadiatu Reeves, that two policemen would face investigation for allegedly shooting during last week’s riot in Barnesville has ignited confusion amongst authorities of the...

$2.3m Weapon Deal Woewiyu Sought Stolen U.S. Military Weapons To wage war...

The deal was negotiated over years in a seedy Miami warehouse, a historic Washington hotel, and even the passenger lounge at JFK International Airport in New York. Up for sale were hundreds of military-grade automatic...

FATHER SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPTING TO SELL DAUGHTER FOR US$105,000

  A trial judge in Monrovia has given a 43-year-old man, Amara S. Keifa, a five-year jail sentence for attempting to sell his 12-year-old daughter, Facia Keifa, for U$105,000. Judge Roosevelt Z. Willie of Criminal Court...

Corruption, Injustice Driving Terrorism In West Africa

  The rise in violent extremism in the central Sahel is mainly a reaction to states’ inability to provide security and services, and has little to do with religious ideology, a new report by the...

Tribal Killings Haunt Warlord

The rebel fighters came early, barreling into the rural Liberian village of Bakiedou just after dawn and rousting locals from their homes at gunpoint. They herded the villagers into the thatched-roof hut that served as...

Woewiyu Turned Us Into Killers’ Ex-Child Solder Testifies

He stared off into the distance as he spoke, his rheumy eyes nearly blind from a combat injury sustained when he was 12. He raised what remained of his right hand – a twisted, fingerless stump...

New Oil Chiefs

President George Weah Tuesday appointed a new management team at the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) more than 100 days after the seating of his administration. Attorney Saifuah Mai Gray was named President and CEO...

Police Probe Gruesome Murder in Lofa

A forensic team from the Liberia National Police (LNP) has been deployed in Zelemai, Zorzor District Lofa County to probe into circumstances surrounding the gruesome murder of 21-year-old Krubo Howard, Deputy Inspector General for...

Tom Woewiyu’s Trial Highlights complicated U.S. legacy in Africa

  Nearly 30 years after a force of rebels seized much of Liberia, executed its president, and kicked off a devastating civil war, Herman J. Cohen’s first face-to-face meeting with the country’s most infamous warlord, Charles...