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Liberia: 'More Than Me' Faces Lawsuit Over Property Ownership Amid Allegation of Rape Cover Up

The More Than Me (MTM) charity organization catering to the welfare of girls but accused and under investigation for covering up sexually abuse of teenagers in its care will now face a new lawsuit. The suit filed against the charity organization is not about the rape scandal, which was recently exposed by a ProPublica investigative report, but an attempt to regain possession of a property the foundation is currently occupying in Monrovia.
Matu Kumba Montgomery, the Plaintiff, is claiming to be the legitimate owner of the building housing the More Than Me Academy on Ashmun Street. She has again filed an amended court action to evict occupants (MTM) from the building. Montgomery's original petition before the amended version against the management of the MTM was filed late February 3, 2016. In that petition, Ms. Montgomery claimed to be the granddaughter of the late Richard Montgomery, who she claims became the owner of the property in 1922.
She said her granddad acquired the prope…

No Coloured Hair In Liberia’s Finance Ministry



The Liberian Finance ministry has stated that it will prohibit its employees from dying their hair or wearing coloured wigs.
It is not clear if this will extend to visitors in the future.
The ban was passed into law in 2014 but was not enforced until recently.
Here are reactions to the ban via Twitter.
How does hair affect productivity? Instead of chasing after st****d things,find the 100mils that disappeared. — Kalaluka Kapungu (@wanchimbi) October 17, 2018
Professionally I would prefer to be served in government offices by someone looking official — collins obiero (@obierocollins) October 17, 2018
It’s a deliberate attempt to kill the initiative and invention of this noble market. The government should try and help this industry rather than killing such a proactive initiative — Prince Obed (@Bryian_gates) October 17, 2018
Africa? we have real issues and these aren’t them. How does colour of hair affect productivity or anything really? — Clocky (@judgyjuggernaut) October 17, 2018

Machine Gun Kelly Threatened With Massive Lawsuit After Hotel Brawl

Machine Gun Kelly finds himself circled by the legal eagles. In mid-September, during the height of his feud with Eminem, Machine Gun Kelly found himself doling out a beatdown to one Gabriel Rodriguez, aka G-Rod. The attack transpired after G-Rod called out Machine Gun Kelly, labeling him a "pussy" to the rapper's face. G-Rod caught the full wrath of Machine Gun's entourage, earning a merciless beat-down for his troubles. The assault left Rodriguez nursing a variety of wounds, and while some feel he ultimately sealed his own fate, others feel that Machine Gun and his boys went too far.
Now, it would appear that G-Rod has summoned the legal eagles. According to TMZ, G-Rod is looking to collect a big payday from the "Rap Devil," with his legal team inquiring after "millions." If MGK doesn't pay up, it will appear the matter will be moved to the courtroom. Rodriguez' lawyers maintain that "the intentiona…

Liberia: President Weah Declares Himself "Feminist in Chief"

 President George Weah has declared himself Liberia’s feminist-in-chief, vowing to do all he in his power to fight for women equality and empowerment.President Weah who defined a feminist as a person who organizes activities on behalf of women’s rights and interests, with the objective of ensuring that they achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality, noted that these are exactly the things he did before ascending to the presidency, and pledged to do more while serving as head of state.
Speaking at the official launch of the International Sheroes Forum Liberia 2018 at the Monrovia City Hall on Wednesday, President Weah said his government under its Pro-Poor Agenda, which seeks to give power to the people, especially women equality, pledged to increase its effort to ensure women’s equal access to education and development.
“This year’s forum held under the theme: “Advancing Women Participation In Leadership” resonates very strongly with me as I have had the passion for…

Detroit Campus President ' Mawine G. Diggs' Gets Top Ed Post in Liberia

Mawine G. Diggs has gone back to her native Liberia numerous times since first coming to the United States around the age of 7, and now she’s planning the ultimate return home as the African nation’s newly appointed director general of the National Commission on Higher Education.
Diggs, president and chief academic officer of the Eastern Campus in Michigan’s Wayne County Community College District, starts her new post next week as an appointee of Liberian President George Weah. As the first woman to head the NCHE, which was established in 1989, she will oversee policy and regulation regarding all institutions of higher learning in the republic, foster national alignment and build international collaborations.
“It’s just an honor to be called back to serve,” said Diggs, who has jointly served as assistant to the chancellor for student engagement in her current job. “I’m overwhelmed, I’m humbled and I’m excited because I know my passion for education will allow me to make a significant…

Afcon 2019: Liberia Defeat Congo, Get Set for Zimbabwe Nov. 16

Liberia’s national football team has bounced back with a 2-1 win over Congo at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in an attempt to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. The win gives the team hope after a three-weeks winless period. Lone Star claimed victory over their counterparts on Tuesday, October 16, five days after falling to a 3-1 defeat away in Brazzaville. Teah Dennis and William Jebor scored for  Lone Star while Prince Ibara scored the lone goal for Congo.
With Lone Star losing 3-1 in Brazzaville and lying bottom of their group, the match against Congo on Tuesday was a must win for Head Coach Thomas Kojo. The match began with a relatively empty stadium until President George Weah ordered free entry into the stadium.


Liberia remains at the bottom of Group G but with four points, four less than group leaders, Zimbabwe, and one point less than second-placed D.R. Congo. Liberia is tied on points with third-placed Congo. The Lone Star must win their remaining two match…