Activist Archie Ponpon Goes on Hunger Strike in Protest for President Weah to Declare His Assets
Activist Leroy Archie Ponpon is currently on a three-day “asset declaration” hunger strike near the United States of America’s Embassy in Monrovia.
He told reports, “If President Weah continues not to show interest in declaring his asset then he wants me to die. And I think the President does not want any Liberian to die. It is his responsibility to protect us, but if he does not declare his asset, I will continue this hunger strike until he does so. If he does not do so, I think he is torturing me by the fact that I am not eating, I am not drinking, I am moving up to the point of death and it is very critical for me right now. I cannot help myself so I do not know what will happen to me in the next few days to come. I do not need attention from anybody. I am just doing a human right piece of job. The public has the right to be informed as to what the President’s asset is, what his income is, what his liability is. He must declare all of that. And so, I am not seeking any attention. I am just doing my work as an activist to make sure that society lives within the confine of the law and that nobody is bigger than the law.”
It is unconfirmed if the SNG artist, Yung Muse has legally dropped his Liberian nationality, but one thing for sure, it is dropped off his social media page. Yung Muse who is known for trying to sing and act like a Nigerian, is no longer waving his Liberian flag. On the artist Instagram page, he is waving the Nigerian flag high and there is no trace of his Liberian roots on his page. It is very clear that he doesn't want to be identify as a Liberian. So be it. check out his Instagram page below.
The success of Bucky Raw's latest album 'Cs2' is taking over the internet. The Trapco king Album gained the #1 spot on iTunes World Music chart. One of Africa's biggest music producer, Don Jazzy has joined in on the celebration. He gave Bucky Raw a shout out recently on his Instagram. Congrats Bucky.
Alice Sumo is a respected nurse in Liberia where she has been a midwife for nearly three decades. She was so loved and respected in Montserrado County that 1,000 babies have been named after her.
Alice, whose name means 'peace', has worked through the civil war and Ebola to do her job. She delivered her first baby at gun point at the side of the road. In her three-decade career, she did not stop working even during the epidemic which claimed nearly 5,000 lives in Liberia in 2014 and 2015.
New mothers who Alice has cared for and supported through their pregnancy have called their daughters after her or if it's a boy, named him Alex.
Alice now runs a maternal health center opened by Save the Children in her rural community. The children are a living testament to the impact Alice has had in Liberia.
ere's why Alice Sumo is making headlines:
Alice Sumo is a respected nurse in Liberia where she has been a midwife for nearly three decades.