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...

Dollar Democracy and the Politics of Fear

By Festus Poquie The opposition Liberty Party has made a troubling proposal that when implemented will steal democracy from the poor, murder it and surrender the nation-state to the economic and political elites and effectively...

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...

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...

Power Behind the Lady: President’s Sister Enters Parker Trial

By Festus Poquie and Peter N. Toby The criminal trial of ex National Port Authority Managing Director Matilda Parker has taken a more political dimension with the President’s ‘powerful’ sister appearing in court in support...

Parker Weeps in US$800,000 Theft Case

The criminal trial of ex-National Port Authority Managing Director Madam Matilda Parker resumed Tuesday with the defendant weeping in open court. Parker and comptroller Christina Paley who are relying on a temporary bond value at...

Inside Urey’s ‘Presidency’

By Festus Poquie and Varney M. Kamara 2017 is a two years distance but the political season is opened and some candidates are now rolling out their presidential platform. This time, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is...

Power Vacuum -President, Veep, Speaker, Pro tempore Out

By Festus Poquie Top four elected government officials including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Boakai are all out of the country at the same time in known and unknown destinations. House Speaker Alex...

Liberia, India On Development path

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has held bilateral talks with the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi, India. Both leaders met at Prime Minister Modi’s office at 9:00 p.m. (Indian time) on...

Recipe For Chaos

Liberia Risks Resurgence of Social Conflict An international land rights group said Liberia risks a resurgence of social conflict unless the country’s legislature approves a Land Rights Act that is moving through the parliament. The group...