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Robert Alvin Sirleaf


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Feted and berated

She tried to placate domestic opinion before flying to the United States by accepting the resignation of her son, Robert Alvin Sirleaf, as Chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia (Nocal, AC Vol 54 No 19, Eclipse of the son)...

Frontpage Africa had been most vocal in criticising the appointment of Robert Sirleaf, who remains a powerful advisor to his mother...


Eclipse of the son

Close to the tenth anniversary of the signing of the agreement that brought peace to the country, the President’s son, Robert Alvin Sirleaf, resigned as head of the National Oil Company of Liberia and as Senior Advisor to the President...

To many Liberians, Robert Sirleaf had come to personify the perception of nepotism and corruption so his departure gave a boost to the President’s standing, despite the absence of any evidence of wrongdoing against him (AC Vol 53 No 23, What price the Unity Party)...


What price the Unity Party

The member of parliament and former Speaker Edwin Melvin Snowe has renewed the offensive against Robert Alvin Sirleaf, Chairman of the National Oil Company of Liberia, and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s claimed nepotism (AC Vol 53 No 8, Keeping it in the family)...

Alex Tyler held a strategy meeting at Accra’s Holiday Inn, where the attack on Robert Sirleaf was planned, an intelligence source says...

Sherman is reported to want the UP presidential nomination in 2016, an ambition Robert Sirleaf is believed to share...


Not out of the woods

Bruised by past criticism of shady oil deals, the National Oil Company of Liberia, headed by presidential son Robert Sirleaf, has run a high-profile, national consultative process, soliciting input on national oil policy, while shrugging off the inevitable charges of nepotism (AC Vol 53 No 8)...


Keeping it in the family

Most attention centred on her eldest Robert Sirleaf, 54, whom she named to chair the National Oil Company of Liberia (Nocal) in February...

Analysts believe it could affect Robert Sirleaf’s reputation if the proposed transparency is not adopted and audits not carried out...

Robert Sirleaf is reputed to be his mother’s favourite...

Jennie Bernard, her husband Estrada Bernard (an unofficial legal advisor to the President), and Robert Sirleaf are reputed to have power of veto over any senior appointments...

Accusations of nepotism had been low-key until Jefferson Koijee, the ‘Head of Auxiliaries’ for the opposition Congress for Democratic Change, published an article last month in The Analyst and The Independent newspapers claiming that Robert Sirleaf was bent on becoming a billionaire and he was going to divert oil revenue to that end...

Robert Sirleaf’s ambitions are shared by Unity Party Chairman Harry Varney Sherman, one of the richest Liberians...


A low-key second term

Few new ministers Possibly the most influential presidential ally of all, Johnson Sirleaf’s son and Special Advisor, Robert Sirleaf, had been expressing concern about the level of youth unemployment...


Musical chairs in Monrovia

Robert Sirleaf was said to be unhappy with the performances of most of his mother’s ministers...


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