MMA Inaugural Guest Speaker, Cllr.
Mameita Jabateh Sirleaf Takes on Female Education:
Reneging Support for Girls Education: An African Phenomenon
Courtesy: Bamba1 News
15 April, 2014
most African countries, gathering support for female
education is not as easy as seen on the surface.
Such support mostly collides with traditional beliefs that
seem to intertwine with the desire for female education.
Reneging support for educating girls is largely blamed on
the lack of support from men who are considered heads of
household. Most heads of household in Africa are deeply
rooted in cultural beliefs that influence them to keep their
girls children home and the mothers who serve as
housewives, are depended upon as mentors.
Mandingo refugee hit by car is in critical condition
Courtesy: Wood TV8
08 April, 2014
MMA's 8th INAUGURAL CELEBRATION
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For Immediate Response against the Ebola
Courtesy: Daily Observer
03 April, 2014
The Liberia National Red Cross Society, (LNRCS) has made
an initial donation of 50 boxes of personal protective
equipment and two plastic buckets to the Liberian
Government to strengthen response to suspected cases of
Ebola virus in the country.
Legal exposition of the Liberian Constitutional Review
A Comparative analysis with the United States’
By: Mory Duckry A Sumaworo,
25 March, 2014
Constitution as an organic law of the state has to be
well-designed, structured, and inclusive of the general
needs for the public. While framing this sacred document
or reviewing it, bias and prejudice need to be far
distanced from the process. Accordingly, thanks and
appreciations are extended to the Government for the
concern about revisiting the nation’s constitution in
order to meet the best international standard. However,
having a sound, highly democratic, and humanistic
constitution definitely yields for the nation
everlasting peace and continuous prosperity in all
aspects of life; social, economic, political, religious
and cultural. That is to say, constitution is the seed
of any other laws, regulations and executive orders that
can be enforced within the country.
THE KAFUMBA KROMAH THAT I KNOW…
By: Former MMA President, Musa Kamara
23 March, 2014
Minnesota Mandingo Association is blessed to have
Kafumba Kromah as the President –elect. Mr. Kromah
meets the definition of a leader. He has demonstrated to
be a man of high esteem. Since our union in Minnesota,
there is nothing one can point at that may resemble
tainting his record. He has passed the text of our time.
This is man who once contested but was... unfortunate.
However, he went back to a drawing table and came back
strong like a hurricane.
Moreover, what count in life is not how many times you
have falling, but how many times you have bounce back
and continue the fight?
Gambia affirms intent to boost ties with
Courtesy: Arab News
21 March, 2014
Gambia and Saudi Arabia reaffirmed their commitment to
intensify relations in a strong bid to bolster bilateral
ties when visiting Gambian President Yahya Abdulaziz
Jammeh met Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and
minister of defense.
Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee Slams
Oil ‘Experts’ Credibility
19 March, 2014
“Therefore, it raises serious questions to learn that
NOCAL entrusted your grandnephew Mr. Estrada Bernard
III, a South Anchorage High School student in the State
of Alaska, USA, to make a presentation on the
development of the National Oil and Gas Industry of
Liberia, a country of three and a half million
citizens.” - Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Prize Winner.
Who Are The Lesbians In Gov’t?
11 March, 2014
gay practice is being imposed on African countries by
western powers with threats to withhold donor supports,
Liberia is yet to make its position known while the
practice is reportedly strongly gaining momentum amongst
sexually immoral people here, something moralists and
religious leaders claim was a provocation of God’s wrath
on the earth, although some say it was the sign of the
Rich western counties are now focusing and shifting
toward the African continent, looking to see countries
that will either support or frown on the culture of
gays’ right, although other countries on the continent
have already taken a firm position not to accept such
practice, which some say is foreign to the African
cultural norms, and as well as the African moral
religious principles are concerned.
FELMAUSA Board Chairman Sekou Koutoubou
Fofana Travels to Liberia
By: Isiaka Sidibay
06 March, 2014
Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Federation of
Liberian Mandingo Associations in the USA, FeLMAUSA,
Sekou Koutoubou Fofana, has travelled. He left the
United States of America on March 4th for the homeland,
Liberia. Chairman Fofana is expected to be away for few
weeks up to a month. While away, and in consultation
with members of the Board, Hon. Sekou Kenneh, the
Board’s Co-Chairman, will lead the People`s Board.
Sadly, Board Chairman Fofana’s travel is occasioned by
the passing of his father, the late Chief Benyah Fofana.
In a Board Meeting on March 2nd, Chairman Fofana
informed members of the Board that he will remain in
constant contact with FeLMAUSA especially the
Federation’s Legislative Organ while out of the official
seat of the single largest Liberian Diaspora Mandingo
Footballer Shot, Killed in Island Clinic Home-LFA
Condemns Murder of Prince Wleh
Courtesy: Daily Observer
04 March, 2014
Sonell D. Wleh will not get to play with his father,
Prince Toby Wleh. The 27-year-old footballer, who
recently joined first division club, Gedi & Sons, was
reportedly shot and killed last Friday night, according
to his younger brother, William B. Wleh. The newly
signed on player for Gedi & Sons died at the Redemption
Hospital; the body was later transferred to the A. B.
Anderson Funeral Home, according to family sources.
“This is an unfortunate situation to befall a
footballer,” said former NPA star player, Jonathan Armah
Baxter, during an interview yesterday. “The whole
community is affected by his murder.” The incident
occurred near his mother’s residence in Island Clinic,
Monrovia, by assailants that have not been identified.
The Intellectual Forum of Philadelphia
will host a panel discussion on “The Land of My Father's
Birth” on March 8, 2014 in
04 March, 2014
The program will be held at ACANA @ 5530
Chester Avenue, starting at
The panelists are Theodor Hodge, a Liberian writer based
in New Jersey, Richmond Mohammed Konneh, a career
teacher teaching in Philadelphia school system, Charles
Sunwabe, a lawyer based in Pittsburgh, Pa, Ray Toe, an
anthropologist based in Philadelphia, and Mohammed
Sherif, a Liberian writer based in Philadelphia.
Congratulatory Message from
former FELMAUSA President, Hon. Mohammed S. Bility
02 March, 2014
Kromah, my congratulations to you and your new crew of
community stewards. Remember the past as your lessons to
review and sort out the positives. One unified community
is your challenge now. Be certain there will be
distraction by people who can not afford to loose an
enemy simply because their unwarranted notice will be
affected in the community. Don't worry move on, the good
people will finally win. Thanks, its MOHAMED S.BILITY
MMA 2014 Elections Result Released by Chairman Musa
02 March, 2014
SALUTE MMA OFFICIALS AND THANK THE MEMBERSHIP FOR A
PEACEFUL ELECTION PROCESS
If there is one thing that was clear last night, it’s
that 2014 was a great year to chair the independent
election commission of MMA. Across the Minnesota
yesterday, we saw candidates moving up and down the
ballot, and that was because our candidates spoke to MMA
membership, advocating for the issues they care about
and working toward common sense solutions to the issues
we face as a Minnesotans.
President Sirleaf Makes Appointments
Courtesy: Daily Observer
27 February, 2014
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appointed the
following officials to positions in Government, pending
confirmation hearing where applicable:
A Congratulatory Message to the
President Elect of the Minnesota Mandingo Association.
From Cllr. Mameita Jabateh Sirleaf
25 February, 2014
would like to offer you my warmest congratulations on
your election as President of the Minnesota Mandingo
Association. You have received a clear and strong
support from the Mandingo people at an important time
when your service to the community is needed most. I am
confident that you will preserve the strong commitment
our people have reposed in you. I wish you, your
government and the people of Minnesota every success in
the years to come.
MMA Elects 7th President-Kafumba Kromah
By: staff writer
23 February, 2014
A founding member and former vice president of the
Minnesota Mandingo Association (MMA), Hon. Kafumba S.
Kromah was elected yesterday, Saturday, February 22,
2014 as the seventh (7th) president of the Association.
Mr. Kromah has been very critical of past
administration, more critical on some than others ran on
the platform to reform and/or change the direction of
the 13 years community organization to that of a more
service oriented one.
Community Returns to Poll Tomorrow
By: Staff Writer
21 February, 2014
||Janievre Kamara- Secretary-Candidate
It seems like yesterday when the Diaspora Mandingo
community witnessed what some have described as the most
interesting but yet furious campaign and the
subsequently election of Mr. Mohammed Dolley as
President of The Minnesota Mandingo Association(MMA).
Amazingly, it’s been 2 years already and the next
election following the debate/platform presentation by
candidates on last Saturday slated for this
February 22, 2014 at last year’s election venue (The
Conference Hall of The Organization of Liberians in
Minnesota-OLM) in Brooklyn Park, MN.
This year’s candidates include Mr. Kafumba Samukai
Kromah as President, Mr. Lancine as Diabate-Vice
President and Mrs. Janvievre Code Kamara-as
Though the candidates are unopposed, the election
commissioners plan on observing the full electoral
formalities, thereby opening voting ballots on the above
date at 8:00 A.M and closing at 8:00 P.M central
Please stay tuned!
Gambian President says gay people are
'vermin' and should be tackled like malaria-causing
Courtesy: The Independent
21 February, 2014
Yahya Jammeh made the threats in a speech on state
television to mark the 49th anniversary of The Gambia's
independence from Britain on Tuesday. “We will fight
these vermins called homosexuals or gays the same way we
are fighting malaria-causing mosquitoes, if not more
aggressively,” Jammeh said.