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  • The Home-Grown Brands of Al Qaeda, ISIS And Boko Haram

    The Home-Grown Brands of Al Qaeda, ISIS And Boko Haram

    By Paul Jeebah Albert         I read an article published by the Daily Observer newspaper on February 6, 2018 concerning a symposium held at the Monrovia City Hall to mark the 61st anniversary of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). The theme of the symposium was “Safeguarding the military’s integrity during democratic transitions […]

  • Fear and Nationalistic Fervor Dilutes President Weah’s Support for Land Ownership, Dual Citizenship, and Citizenship for Whites and Non-Whites in Liberia

    Fear and Nationalistic Fervor Dilutes President Weah’s Support for Land Ownership, Dual Citizenship, and Citizenship for Whites and Non-Whites in Liberia

    By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh        Liberians are good at stirring themselves up and beating their chests when it comes to discriminating against white people and non-whites whom they swear to God shouldn’t be citizens of Liberia. For a struggling country that needs all the assistance to move in the right direction in terms of […]

  • George Manneh Weah’s Inaugural Address: Where are the Deliverables?

    George Manneh Weah’s Inaugural Address: Where are the Deliverables?

    By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh             George Manneh Weah is President of Liberia. I am not kidding. Just ask the thousands and thousands and thousands of Liberians who stood in lines for hours on December 26 to proudly vote him in office as the nation’s 25th president. Mr. Weah’s supporters will surely […]

  • The Hurdles and Reality of Making National Decisions

    The Hurdles and Reality of Making National Decisions

    By Paul Jeebah Albert             In this essay, I attempt to explain an unscientific, hypothetical scenario – a scenario in which I make some striking parallels between the consequences of decision making on a micro-level (small group), to the consequences of decision making on a macro-level (larger group). On the […]

  • Liberia Rape Law In the Female-led Government: How Did Liberian Women Benefit?

    Liberia Rape Law In the Female-led Government: How Did Liberian Women Benefit?

    By P. Nimely-Sie Tuon              Within days, the presidency of Liberia’s first woman president will officially come to an end, and many are wondering and maybe anxiously waiting as to how observers, particularly historians, will rate the presidency of Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. As compared to her male counterparts, the Sirleaf presidency […]

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  • Mainstreaming Safeguarding Principals in Liberia’s Petroleum Sector Legislation

    Mainstreaming Safeguarding Principals in Liberia’s Petroleum Sector Legislation

    By Ambulai Jorkey Johnson                Introduction  The policy experts involved in the writing of Liberia’s Petroleum law (2002) perhaps overlooked important aspects of the petroleum sector, including “Critical Safeguard, Oil Spill, and Environmental Sustainability”. The omission of “safeguard in alignment with Safety, Health and Environment” as was proposed by […]

    February 24, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • “Pro Poor Governance” Must Align with Pro Environmental and Disaster Management/Mitigation Initiatives

    “Pro Poor Governance” Must Align with Pro Environmental and Disaster Management/Mitigation Initiatives

    By Morris T. Koffa, Sr.         “Pro-poor governance,” as asserted by H.E. President George Weah, could better be described as a buzz phrase that brings much excitement not only to the marginalized population and communities in Liberia, but certainly does provide hope for many in the environmental and disaster management advocacy community. […]

    February 11, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Open letter to President George Weah: Assert your authority, Mr. President!

    Open letter to President George Weah: Assert your authority, Mr. President!

    By D. Garkpe Gedepoh             Mr. President, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your ascension to the presidency, and I must also inform you that the affairs of state seem shaky and troubling. Your pronouncement to fight corruption is commendable, yet it will be impossible […]

    January 26, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Impact of Oratory in National Crisis and Nation Building

    The Impact of Oratory in National Crisis and Nation Building

    By Paul Jeebah Albert        As the nation gradually approaches an historic inauguration when president-elect George Oppong Weah is sworn in as Liberia’s 25th president, I begin to reflect on the life of the late Dr. William R. Tolbert, and how he used the efficacy of his eloquence during the early days of his […]

    January 14, 2018 | 0 comments | View Post