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The City, Winston-Salem of North Carolina names Liberia Street for Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

By John Hinton Winston-Salem Journal The city of Winston-Salem named Liberia Street for Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a ceremony Saturday in the city’s oldest black neighborhood. Mayor Allen Joines read a proclamation naming the street “President Sirleaf Lane” to about 50 people who attended the ceremony. Many of the attendees are current or former residents of the

Tunes Liberia’s Top-5 Download Songs

By Tunes Liberia Team We’re counting down the top five most downloaded songs from Tunes Liberia top ten singles chart, for the week ending September 17, 2016.  The countdown starts with the same old songs from last week chart, but with surprise changes that occurred in the chart.   1. Young Zee – Leave It Hanging  2. LXR Featuring Kobazzie – Time Is Money   3. CO.Z – “The Memorial” (Christoph Diss)   4. C.I.C Featuring CasiMoney, Christoph & Chiller Coolnanee – Shout Out  5. Kobazzie – Ma You Gifted  Number 5: Kobazzie – “Ma You Gifted” Still at five slots from last week is arguably one of Liberia’s best upcoming Afro Pop artists Kobazzie whose music is a breath of fresh air when it comes to Afrobeat music in the industry. Fact, by the middle of next month Ma You Gifted video will be dropping.   Number 4: C.I.C Featuring CasiMoney, Christoph and Chiller Coolnanee “Shout Out” Dropping three steps backward to fourth slot is C.I.C Feature CasiMoney, Chri

Life sentences upheld for 9 Liberian mercenaries

File: Liberia's Supreme Court found that the men, originally convicted in June 2014, were responsible for a string of cross-border attacks including a 2012 assault that left seven UN peacekeepers from Niger dead. Photo: ZOOM DOSSO / AFP MONROVIA - Nine Liberian mercenaries accused of mounting deadly attacks near Ivory Coast's western border with Liberia had their life sentences upheld on Friday, while four more were acquitted and released. Liberia's Supreme Court found that the men, originally convicted in June 2014, were responsible for a string of cross-border attacks including a 2012 assault that left seven UN peacekeepers from Niger dead. Several thousand Liberian mercenaries fought in the violence that rocked Ivory Coast in the aftermath of a disputed November 2010 election, most of them recruited by ex-president Laurent Gbagbo as he fought to cling to power after losing the poll. The stand-off sparked four months of fig

Bassa Tailor Union demands share of Chevron’s donation

Written by By Ethel A. Tweh The National Tailor Union of Liberia is struggling to defend the alleged mismanagement of items and money donated to the Union by Chevron Liberia limited.  An agreement was signed between the tailor union and Chevron Liberia followed by a training conducted through the sponsorship of Chevron in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The grant from Chevron was intended to facilitate the construction and rehabilitation of areas in two counties for an effective establishment and full operation of a texture industry. It has been months since the training ended in Grand Bassa County with reports emerging from the camp of the Tailor Union that the donation and grant have been given to the union in Monrovia for distribution between two counties that attended the training. The Grand Bassa County tailor union has complained of neither getting any of the money donated nor designer machines.  The Assistant Coordinator of the Grand Bassa County Tailor Un

Liberia, China Sign Framework Agreement For RIA Rehabilitation

Monrovia - A framework agreement between the Governments of Liberia and the People’s Republic of China for the provision of over US$50 million (350 Million Chinese Yuan ) concessional loan for the upgrade and expansion project of the Roberts International Airport has been signed in Monrovia. The maturity of the loan is for 20 years with an annual loan interest rate of 2%. According to a release from the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), the bilateral agreement, which is in accordance with further developing the friendly relations, economic and technical cooperation between the two countries; states that the People’s Republic of China has agreed for EXIM Bank of China to provide the Government of Liberia with the concessional loan. Finance and Development Planning Minister, Boima S. Kamara and Justice Minister, Counselor Fredrick Cherue, signed and attested respectively, on behalf of the Liberian Government. In a brief statement, Minister Ka

PRC Speaker Jeffrey Gbatu Arrested in US

For war crimes, crimes against humanity By:  C.Y. Kwanue Jeffery Gbatu, the only surviving member of the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), has reportedly been arrested in the United States of America by Interpol, the Daily Observer has reliably learnt. According to the report, Gbatu was arrested on Monday, September 19, in Charlotte, North Carolina, when Homeland Security alerted Interpol, which subsequently charged him with “war crimes and crimes against humanity,” which he allegedly committed in the aftermath of the 1980 coup. “Gbatu’s arrest is in reaction to his alleged role played in the heat of the coup, which witnessed the execution of 13 officials of the Tolbert regime,” a source close to Gbatu’s family in Liberia informed this newspaper via mobile phone. Until his arrest on Monday, Gbatu has survived as a taxi driver for the last five to six years. As a senior member of the PRC, Gbatu was commissioned as Brigadier/General and also promoted to

Liberian Artists Who Should Be Singing Only In Dialects

Georgee B This article is not about right or wrong, facts or scientific reasoning, it is straightly based off the goosebumps I get on my arms and hair that rises on my neck, when these artists sings in dialects.  They are more comfortable and confident, when they are singing in their native language.  These talented artists should sing all their songs in dialect, without English mixed.  Check out the list.   1. Georgee B: (In my Liberian voice) singing in Vai, dah his area.   Marvalous MC 2. Marvalous MC: Singing in Bassa, dah his area.      Shadowman 3. Shadowman: Singing in Kpelle, dah his area     Friday the Cellphoneman 4. Friday the Cellphoneman: Singing in Grebo, dah his area      Peter G 5. Peter G: Singing in Bassa, dah his area     Bucky Raw 6. Bucky Raw: Rapping in Gio, dah his area  

Liberia's Top-5 Download Songs: For the week that start from September 4 to the 10

By Tunes Liberia Team  Tunes Liberia It is better late than never.   Here we are again counting down the top five most downloaded songs of Liberia's biggest music portal, Tunes Liberia, for the week ending September 10, 2016. For this week, all the songs on the chart are coming from upcoming and popular artists.  1. C.I.C Feat. CasiMoney, Christoph and Chiller Coolnanee Shout Out 2. CO.Z The Memorial (Christoph Diss) 3. Young Zee Leave It Hanging 4. LXR Feat. Kobazzie Time Is Money 5. Kobazzie Ma You Gifted Number 5: Kobazzie “Ma You Gifted” Sitting at five slots is arguably one of Liberias best upcoming Afro Pop artists Kobazzie whose music is a breath of fresh air when it comes to Afrobeat music in the industry. For fact, this is Kobazzie fourth times appearing on the chart including this current single. Also, Kobazzie is among few artists that recently completed the just ended United Nation Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) peace toured across the

RevelationFilm Liberia: Comedian Paul Flomo Registers New Movie Production Company

Paul Flomo After a nasty fall out with his former manager, Dream Debo, comedian Paul Flomo has taken a brand new path to recovery.  The actor officially registered his own movie production company called RevelationFilm Liberia, with the Liberian Business Registry, on September 1, 2016.  The company is currently working on it's first production.  Congrats to Paul Flomo and his team.  

Upcoming Liberian Artist Flex Threatens Controversial Blogger Berenice Mulubah

Flex Upcoming Liberian artist, with the hit song "Fire the Demons Dem", threatens Liberian Controversial blogger Berenice Mulubah.  The blogger is known for her controversial articles and has a strong fan base from that.  Yesterday on her Facebook profile, she posted this competitive post between Trapco artists Mazee Blanco and Bucky Raw.  The post had both artists fans fired up, eventually leading into a video made from each artist claiming the crown.   Flex didn't take the stirred kindly.  He took to social media, claiming that the blogging is stirring up division between both artists and threatens to take matters into his hands.  Check out the video he made.  

Mayowa Bae Joins 1Step2Fame Management Team

Zaza Dance by Mayowa Bae Four months ago, 1Step2Fame management team excitedly welcomed international artist Mayowa Bae on board.  Mayowa Bae is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer. He started his musical career at an early age, singing in church choir, and later went on to pursue a full time secular musical career. In 2002 he recorded songs like "E Taka Oshi"and "Nobody but You," a sentimental love and emotional song. Nobody But You instantly got the attention of Nigeria’s TV guru and event host, Vj Adamz of sound city.   His love and admiration for the song had him tweeting this record several times. Mayowa Bae got his first major gig on the musical scene when he did an unreleased collaboration with Davido, which created so much hype.  The song was leaked  long before it was released, and from there he got some attention in Surulele and around Nigeria.   Mayowa just released a  single, "Zaza Dance", that went viral wit

Liberia National Soccer Team: Lone Star Coach Apologizes to Fans

James Salinsa Debbah One of the most anticipated games, Liberia vs Tunis, left Lone Star fans disappointed and heartbroken.  Horrible goalkeeping and defensive blunders were displayed at the Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet in Monastir when Tunisia hammered Liberia 4-1 in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on September 4.   This morning, Lone Star coach, James Salinsa Debbah, took to his Facebook page to comfort fans on behalf of the team.  Check out his words below.   "(A Process!!!) My sincere apology to those who expectations were dashed, and my utmost apology for my goalkeeper whose misapplication of our technical instructions led to our demise.We are building a new team that will be structure entirely around young prospects the road is going to be steep and rocky but we will inevitably prevail." James Salinsa Debbah

Boost in Agriculture - US$4M World Class Slaughterhouse Launched

Careysburg, Montserrado County - As part of the private sector contribution in helping the Government of Liberia to improve the agriculture sector, Land O’Lakes International Development and Conex/M.D Sow and Associates Enterprise Inc. has unveiled a newly-completed state of the art slaughter house in Careysburg, Montserrado County. Report by Edwin G. Genoway, Jr- Worth over US$4 million, the open and ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by senior government officials and other dignitaries, key sector players and stakeholders from the development sector as well as the international development sector. The Careysburg Slaughter House is the result of a four year partnership between Land O’Lakes International Development and Conex/M.D Sow and Associates Enterprise Incorporated with funding from the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultur