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With the endorsement by President George M. Weah in collaboration with member states of ECOWAS regarding the membership suspension of Guinea from the latter (ECOWAS) following the Military Coup on Sunday, many political observers see Weah’s acceptance of that august body’s authority as questionable and half-baked.
The political observers who see Weah’s endorsement of the ECOWAS’ inspired membership suspension, as double-standard on ECOWAS’ authority also noted that in fact, it is the very leadership that disregarded the judgment of ECOWAS in the tinted impeachment fiasco of Associate Supreme Court Justice, Cllr. Kabineh M. Ja’neh, portraying his move as a man who tells the villagers that he does not eat snake, but they should save the snake’s eggs for him to eat. Read more...
Destruction in an African rainforest and complaints from local residents show the challenges of monitoring companies
In the impoverished West African country of Liberia, a unit of the world’s second-largest palm oil company has admitted to destroying forests and violating the rights of indigenous people. Yet its parent is among the industry’s leaders in investor ratings for environmental and social policies. Read more..
Cummings justifies action against Boakai
A constituent leader and founding member of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) Alexander Cummings justifies his boycott of the Unity Party weekend’s endorsement of former vice president Joseph Nyumah Boakai as standard-bearer, saying wrong is wrong regardless of who commits it, including himself.
He says the actions of the Unity Party risks undermining what has been agreed upon collectively under the CPP framework, and that actions of a constituent-member party cannot be said to be internal. Read more...
MONROVIA – The Liberia National Police says they are investigating the shooting of National Transit Authority bus conductor who is said to be in a critical condition at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center.
According to reports, the bus driver identified as Jessy Bartuah, sustained a severe bullet wound on his head while in the bus near the headquarters of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) in Congo Town.
Police Spokesman, Moses Carter told OK FM, a local radio station, that the incident occurred during the arrival of the CDC national chairman, Mulbah Morlu from the United States. He said the police is investigating the matter and would bring the perpetrator to justice. Read more...