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Nepotism in Liberia

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  1. Yombayomba

    Yombayomba JF-Expert Member

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    [h=1]Liberia president's son sues over 'nepotism' claims[/h] [​IMG] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year
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    One of the sons of Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reacted angrily to claims that he is benefiting financially from public positions he has been appointed to.
    Robert Sirleaf is the president's third son and her senior adviser.
    She recently made him chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia.
    He wants $8m (£5m) in damages from the local Independent newspaper over a story about newly-discovered oil titled "Sirleaf's oil or Liberian oil?"
    President Sirleaf was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year, shortly before being re-elected. She is Africa's first elected female head of state.
    In his petition, the president's son describes the article as "diabolical" and "unsubstantiated", saying it was meant simply to bring his office into public and international ridicule.
    He is also taking action against Jefferson Kogie, an opposition politician, over an article he wrote in The Analyst newspaper.
    That piece criticised President Sirleaf's decision to give her son the oil company job, shortly after making another of her sons deputy governor of Liberia's central bank.
    'Dinner table' Mr Kogie's article also suggested that Robert Sirleaf was on the verge of becoming Liberia's first billionaire from the oil industry, and that the current political arrangement could lead to major decisions being taken around the family's dinner table.
    Mr Kogie is being sued for $1m (£600,000), and the newspaper for $2m (£1.2m).
    Mr Sirleaf says that by publishing the political activist's article against the Sirleaf family, the paper had "failed to exercise the degree of responsibility associated with the field of journalism."
    The BBC's correspondent in Liberia, Jonathan Paye-Layleh, says the affair is embarrassing for the president, who came to power six years ago promising to end "an imperial style of presidency" that had become the norm in the West African country.

    Source: BBC News - Liberia president's son sues over 'nepotism' claims
     
  2. Yombayomba

    Yombayomba JF-Expert Member

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    Hivi, sisi waafrika tuna nini jamani? yaani huyu mama kweli kakosa wa Liberia wengine wenye uwezo ila waanae tu?
     
  3. Mtoboasiri

    Mtoboasiri JF-Expert Member

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    Sijui kwa nini karibu viongozi wote wa Ki-Africa wana tamaa isiyotawalika ya kujilimbikizia mali.
     
  4. Yombayomba

    Yombayomba JF-Expert Member

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    Inasikitisha saana ukifuatilia viongozi wa afrika? asilimia kubwa wana tatizo hili.
     
  5. Nyalotsi

    Nyalotsi JF-Expert Member

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    ndivyo walivyo. Msimu wa kwanza wanakuwa wapole,msimu wa pili wanaanza kutumia mali za umma ovyo. Kama wajanja inatakiwa msimu mmoja tu anaondoka kwenda kulima. Pumbaf kweli. Hata mutharika msimu wa kwanza walimsifia, msimu wa pili akageuza madaraka kuwa ya familia yake. Ndo hawa wanawake wanaojiita wazalendo.
     
  6. elmagnifico

    elmagnifico JF-Expert Member

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    yani hakuna kiongozi wa kiafrika aliyebora. Hata huyu mama?
    Kweli hili bara la majanga
     
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    Yaani hii story inaniudhi kama nameza acid inayo irritate my oesophagus! Waafrika hatuna akili. Duuh!
     
  8. rosemarie

    rosemarie JF-Expert Member

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    sio africa tu wakuu mnaona cuba na north korea'hili tatizo linatokana na mmonyoko wa heshima ya viongozi kwa watu wao'nafikiri ingekuwa sio kelele za watanzania na upinzani kikwete angefanya vile vile''
    solution inasubiriwa kwa hamu ambayo ni third world war'baada ya hapo heshima mbele na madaraka yatakuwa hayagombewi tena!
     
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    ... Ukisikia vitu kama hivi ndio mtu unaweza kuwaelewa watu kama Samuel Doe .... Huyu anatumia nguvu ya madaraka kujitajirisha na mwingine unatumia nguvu ya bunduki kudai haki yake.... someone take away her Nobel prize, she does not deserve it..
     
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    Kumbe wanawake nao kama wanaume tu hakuna tofauti ya Theodore Nguema na Sirleaf wote sawa tu. Waafrica kweli kazi tunayo
     
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    All her 4 sons are well positioned
    1. Head of secret service
    2. deputy governor of Central bank
    3. Chairman of national oil company
    4. governor of a commercial bank
     
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    Iko kazi hapa ndo mnasema huyu alikuwa UN, situtaambiwa Mzee Yusufu Bin Kalala amemteua kuwa mkuu wa UWT maana anafaa . Uchafu mtupu
     
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