Liberia-Communication-Newspaper Review

Liberian newspapers headline president’s political optimism, ex-president’s initiative

APA-Monrovia (Liberia)

President George Manneh Weah has expressed optimism that the collaborating opposition political parties will not succeed in forming a coalition that will succeed in unseating him in the 2023 Presidential election.

“Let me tell you, fellow partisans, that the coalition of the opposition is a house divided like any other divided house; iIt cannot and will not stand,” the Liberian leader said Saturday during a retreat of his governing CDC party. He however cautioned partisans of the ruling party to remain focused.

The Daily Observer, FrontPage and NEWS newspapers published this story as their front page banner headlines, while the New Dawn published it on its front page. The Daily Observer published it under the caption: ‘We Must Not Allow Our Focus To Be Distracted’, while the FrontPage screamed ‘THE CALL FOR MATURITY’ and the NEWS ‘CDC Resurrects’-But Weah ‘Warns’ Officials. The New Dawn, on its part, published it under the title: CDC Sends Opposition A Message’.

Another story that captured the headlines in the Monday, March 9 editions of Liberian newspapers is the launch by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Sunday of her ‘Center for Women and Development’ along with a flagship program dubbed AMUJAE Initiative aimed at shifting the landscape for women in public leadership in Africa.

The program aims to shift from the culture of minimum efforts to one that truly values women leaders.

The Inquirer and New Dawn newspapers published this story as their front page banner headlines under the respective captions 'Ellen Launches Initiative For Women Into Leadership and 'Dream Big!-Africa's First Female President Urges Women.

Other headlines in the Monday editions of Liberian newspapers include: AFL Discharges Two Soldiers in Bong County (New Dawn, The Inquirer; Daily Observer); Weah Dismisses LPRC Deputy, Suspends Petroleum Importers’ Licenses (The Inquirer); RUSSIAN INVESTOR’S ASSASSINATION FOILED (FrontPage); LIBERIAN FEMALE NATIONAL TEAM CLINCHES WAFU BRONZE TROPHY (FrontPage).

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