No Apology! Ellen Defends 10-Year Record

By Festus Poquie In the face of bitter accusations from critics that her administration has done little to improve the living conditions of Liberians, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Monday used her 11th State of the Nation...

‘Dream’ Ticket Killed? Money, Greed Separating Weah, Brumskine Again

By Festus Poquie Negotiation aimed at building a consolidated force against the ruling Unity party to avoid a 24-year rule of a single political hegemony in 21st century Liberia, appears to have collapsed. The opposition Liberty...

Mansions in Poverty – Fear grips officials amidst widening income gap, pathetic living condition

By Festus Poquie With more than 80% of Liberia’s 4.5 million population living in extreme poverty, the country’s political elites cannot help but to put on display wealth accrued in public office. The situation is becoming...

Confirmed: No Integrity in Bility

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has judicially confirmed that Musa Hassan Bility, the President of the Liberia Football Association does not have the required integrity to lead world football. The Election Committee of...

UP Fall in Lofa: What Went Wrong?

By Festus Poquie The political season that will eventual lead to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s replacement at the helm has arrived with worrying sign for the ruling Unity Party. Lofa County, which  has so far...

US$500,000 Lost In Ore Revenue

Due to falling iron ore price on the international market, Liberia has lost approximately US$500,000 in revenue generated from iron-ore mining in the country, a senior official of the country’s energy sector disclosed at...

Decade Failure: Report Card for Ellen’s First 10 Years in Office

This January President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to observe her 10th anniversary as leader of Africa’s oldest independent republic. She was elected in 2005 following the end of the country’s brutal bush war. She...

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...

Flogging for Corrupt Officials

Liberians seem to reach a consensus that there is alarming rate of corruption in their country but the disagreement has been focus on the method to curb the menace. Transparency International in its latest...

Nation in Crisis

Nation in Crisis: Ex Auditor General Wants Media Dismantle Corrupt Democracy Liberia is a country stuck in hell, with a corrupt democracy that does not afford economic freedom and opportunities for its citizens but a...