As Col Muammar Gaddafi continues his grip on power, the African continent continues to follow the story. In countries like Liberia where years of civil war which Gaddafi had a hand in, many are following the fight for Libya in hope that Gaddafi can finally be brought to justice.
In Monrovia, Daily Talk, a street news blackboard offers Liberians news about Gaddafi. The people on the street pay much attention here because of Gaddafi’s role in the Liberian civil war. Cllr. Jerome J. Verdier , the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Liberia issued a statement a few days ago saying the massacre of protesters in Libya reminded the people of Liberia of the killings that Gaddafi had much hand in as he supported President Charles Taylor during the civil war.
Verdier accused President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of being a key ally of Col. Gaddafi citing that she had consulted Libya throughout her six-year tenure. So today’s Daily Talk had another political figure Sherman defending President Sirleaf on her ties with Gaddafi. President Sirleaf recently on BBC warned against military intervention to oust Gaddafi saying that “it’s easier to destroy than rebuild”, citing Liberia’s experience. However the President condemned the violence that is taking place in Libya.
In a country that is still emerging from the ruins of a civil war that lasted more than a decade, Daily Talk does a great job bringing Monrovians news. Just like many institutions, the media still has a long way to go to be vibrant and contribute a lot to the country’s development. Daily Talk offers ordinary Liberians up to the point news from the west Afric
an nation and beyond. Below are the pictures shot at the Daily Talk March 10 2011.