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Archive for July, 2012

Francis Forkey Doe - Liberian soccer 'maestro'

Francis Forkey Doe – Liberian soccer ‘maestro’

By Ralph Geeplay   The President of the Liberian Football Association must recall Francis Forkey Doe to the Lone Star now, as Liberia prepares to play the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Doe is probably Liberia best kept secret since the dribbling legend George Weah left professional football for politics, following an impressive career in Africa […]

Liberian senate criminalizes homosexuality

Liberian senate criminalizes homosexuality

By Ralph Geeplay If there is one thing that draws unanimous consensus in the West African state of Liberia, it is that gays in the country will have no place in the society to live their lives peacefully. During a meeting with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair when they both met in Monrovia a […]

Democracy has come to town; use creative economic interventions

Democracy has come to town; use creative economic interventions

 By P. Emmanuel Munyeneh Speech launching  the Economic Student Association of the United Methodist University in Liberia I am honored to be selected to serve as keynote speaker on the occasion of the Economic Student Association of this great institution. I believe that this invitation is timely and consistent with your principles to expand the […]

China has murdered 400 million children because of the Only Child Policy

China has murdered 400 million children because of the Only Child Policy

By Clemente Ferrer   Forced abortions at seven months into the pregnancy have caused strong indignation in China in order to fulfill the  “Only Child Policy.” The officials that ordered the interruption have been arrested after the mother posted on the Internet a shocking picture of the fetus entirely covered in blood laying beside her on […]

A Covenant Betrayed: Partisanship within ULAA and its Chapters -- Part IV

A Covenant Betrayed: Partisanship within ULAA and its Chapters — Part IV

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor        Part III of this series ended with the example of the proverbial snake. It is the way many of us—Liberians behaved. These snakes do not move in unison, but fall prey to the hunter’s stick. It is the same with many of us—we do not address vexing problems with a united […]

Amos Sawyer's national decentralization report falls short of making the grades

Amos Sawyer’s national decentralization report falls short of making the grades

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh    Amos Claudius Sawyer, the go-to guy in the Sirleaf administration and in Liberian intellectual circles, finally released to the public what is supposed to be his National Policy on Decentralization and Local Government. As always the case with Sawyer’s work, the devil’s always in the details until it is thoroughly read and analyzed […]

Ministry of Health must play a pro-active role in preventing carbonmonoxide deaths

Ministry of Health must play a pro-active role in preventing carbonmonoxide deaths

By Taiyee N. Quenneh     Tupee Myers and Alpha Ashong were best friends. They were inseparable in every meaning of the word. They attended church together and did the normal things you would expect from young adults just graduating from high school. The promise of attending AME University was lost on a breezy Friday morning […]

Political violence leaves pro-democracy protester with damaged spinal cord

Political violence leaves pro-democracy protester with damaged spinal cord

By Samuka V. Konneh The reason people give for joining political parties is a belief that the political parties share their core values. Vashie Sam Kpalleh, who is currently lying at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia with a damaged spinal cord, does not feel the Unity Party and President Sirleaf shares his […]

Restoration of hope: A synopsis of the gains of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Restoration of hope: A synopsis of the gains of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

By Rufus D. Neufville   Uncontainable rebellion engulfed the peaceful town of Bhutuo on the eve of Christmas 1989. That unfortunate event marked the start of a civil war that was later described as one of Africa’s most destructive upheavals. Every village and town in the fifteen political subdivisions of Liberia suffered immense infrastructural breakdown […]

Poverty Reduction and Governance: The Role and Place of Women in Peace and Development

Poverty Reduction and Governance: The Role and Place of Women in Peace and Development

By Emmanuel Munyeneh   The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), amongst other things calls for equality between women and men through ensuring women’s equal access to, and equal opportunities in, political and public life — including the right to vote and to stand for election — as well as […]