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Archive for July, 2012

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 […]

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

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

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor   I beg your indulgence to present the facts since most of you — the readers of this series are unaware of the issues that brought ULAA to this ongoing conflict and division. Part II of this series ended with the question – What are the changes, which put ULAA in this condition […]