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BUCHANAN, Liberia — Imagine an elementary school where students show up, but teachers don’t. Where 100 students squeeze into a classroom but don’t get any books. Where teachers are sometimes illiterate and periodically abuse students. Where families pay under the table to get a “free” education, yet students don’t learn to read.


The Lebanese-owned Farmington Hotel that is set to get 30 years tax break in Liberia

In a bid to be re-elected in 2011, Africa’s first female President signed an official contract with all Liberians through a solemn pledge consisting of twenty promises. As part of those 20 promises, these were Madam Sirleaf’s words to all Liberian voters during the campaign period in 2011:


With a new outbreak of Ebola cases being announced last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I am reminded of early 2014 when I took up a position as a consultant physician in the largest hospital in Freetown. I was a volunteer member of the Kings Sierra Leone Partnership, dedicated to supporting the development of clinical services and both undergraduate and postgraduate education.


From the very inception, the Vice President position has been made to believe that Amb JOSEPH NYUMA. BOAKAI, SR does not speak openly either critically on issues of national concern. But Amb. Boakai has turned different from understanding and perceived perspectives. We know him to be quiet given his position. After all, that is not his life. By that, everyone deeply believes “Oldman Joe” to be soft. Why are we seeing a different posture from a little known talker- the Vice President now - than 11 years ago, if not 36 years of his public life?


The Chairman of Good Governance Commission of Liberia, Dr Amos Sawyer, regarded as the trust of Liberia’s modern constitution of 1986 whose draft he served as Chairman in 1984, is drawing fiercest criticism across the country and Liberian social media platforms recommending that the country’s election commission suspends portion of the “Code of Conduct” which require public officials who want to run for public office to resign their position two years prior to election and three years for tenure appointees respectively.


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