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Senate Leader Predicts Challenging Third Session, Amid Mid-Term Senatorial Election in October

Senate Leader Predicts Challenging Third Session, Amid Mid-Term Senatorial Election in October

As members of the senate reconvened for its third session on Monday, Senate President Pro Tempore Albert Chie has predicted a challenging session amid the upcoming senatorial election in October.

Amid Report of Police Use of Excessive Force, Protest Organizers Want Inspector General Dismissed

The Council of Patriots, the organizer of the anti-government protest held on Monday, January 6, is demanding the dismissal of the inspector general of the Liberia National Police, Patrick Sudue, for the use of excessive force by police officers to disperse peaceful protesters.

In Stinging Defeat to Government, Civil Law Court ‘B’ Restores Punch FM’s License to Operate

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Judge Peter Gbenewelleh of Civil Law Court B dealt a major blow to the government in a case filed by the management of Punch FM 106.3, in which the government continues to deny the issuing the station’s operating license. The judge ruled in a declaratory judgment that the government must immediately issue Punch FM’s license.  

OP-ED: The Loyal Opposition

Much of what is occurring in Liberia today is very evocative of the period between 1869 and 1872. The 1869 election pitted the Republicans against the newly formed and insurgent (True) Whigs. Liberia was still a fairly new experiment, but a marvel in terms of black governance. The Republicans had been in power for 22 years. As always, parties that stay long in power tend to become entrenched and detached from reality.

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