‘Fight Government Rogues’ -US Envoy Urges Liberians

A visiting American diplomat has rallied Liberians to resent and stand against individuals and politicians stealing the nation’s wealth and rendering them poor. US Under Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield...

Bribery Scandal -. Sherman Says Yes But No; Tyler’s Men Oppose Probe

Senator Varney Sherman, the presumptive kingpin in the fresh bribery scandal rocking the Sirleaf administration says not even a death sentence will make him disclose what he did for a foreign company accused of...

Land Commission Ends in Tears & ‘Graft’

By Festus Poquie   The Land Commission’s  legal life span his finally expired, shutting down operations and leaving behind alarming financial liabilities rooted in apparent poor management and corruption. Established via an Act of the Legislature on...

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...

Liberia Sinks in Debt

By Festus Poquie The economic and financial situation in Liberia is becoming worrisome as the country appears to have gone out of cash and its growing public debt stock  serving as hindrance to acquiring new...

Money Crisis: Ellen Following Adolph Hitler

By Festus Poquie supply is likened to 19th century German dictator Adolph Hitler’s economic idea that favors the printing of more currency to finance government. Johnson-Sirleaf has asked legislators to approve the printing of new banknotes...

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...

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...

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...

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...