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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Ebola tragedy is also a story of graft

The current Ebola outbreak has now infected at least 1,975 people and claimed more than 1,000 lives, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare an International Public Health Emergency.

The worst hit countries in the outbreak are Guinea with 510 cases and 377 deaths, Sierra Leone with 785 cases and 334 deaths, Liberia with 670 cases and 305 deaths, and Nigeria with 12 cases and 3 deaths.… Continue Reading

Liberia whistleblowers in U.S. deny $1 million theft

Two Liberian-Americans accused of “economic sabotage” by the African country have denied the charges and claim they have proof of large-scale graft by top officials there.

Judge Melvin Johnson, left, the first black Chief Judge of Lithonia, Georgia (USA), was a legal advisor to the Liberian Airport Authority.… Continue Reading

‘Huge, unexplained wealth’ held by Liberian officials

Some top officials in Liberia are refusing to cooperate with the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission to verify their assets.

This weekend, the commission accused 22 senior government officials, including Defense Minister Brownie Samukai and Police Director Chris Massaquoi, were named as “deliberately” refusing to cooperate with its assets verification team.… Continue Reading

Liberia’s Graft-Busting Leader

We’ve never heard of an African head of state asking the U.S. to deny visas to individuals suspected of corruption. Until now, that is. It happened on Friday when Liberia’s president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (left), “pleaded with the Government of the United States of America not to give U.S.
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I’d Want My Conscience

It may seem to Liberians as though everyone in their civil service is corrupt, but it’s not true. There’s at least one honest man. He’s Richard Karyea, a former customs officer at the Roberts International Airport.… Continue Reading