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Archive for August, 2012

Rename Soccer Stadiums after Wannie Bo-Toe and George Oppong Weah

Rename Soccer Stadiums after Wannie Bo-Toe and George Oppong Weah

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh    If one were to take a random poll of soccer enthusiasts in Monrovia about the most dominant player ever to grace the Liberian sports scene over the years, probably George “Oppong” Manneh Weah would be selected unanimously. Oppong, once a poor kid, grew up in the swamps of Gibraltar near Clara Town […]

The 'boss lady': The elegant Barkue Tubman

The 'boss lady': The elegant Barkue Tubman

By Ralph Geeplay     Entertainment impresario and Liberian business magnate, Barkue Tubman, who returned to her native Liberia in 2005 is a trailblazer in the entertainment industry. Having achieved incredible triumph in the United States while cracking the glass ceiling in a field normally reserved for male executives, Barkue is a gem, who it seems everything […]

The 'boss lady': The elegant Barkue Tubman

The ‘boss lady’: The elegant Barkue Tubman

By Ralph Geeplay     Entertainment impresario and Liberian business magnate, Barkue Tubman, who returned to her native Liberia in 2005 is a trailblazer in the entertainment industry. Having achieved incredible triumph in the United States while cracking the glass ceiling in a field normally reserved for male executives, Barkue is a gem, who it seems everything […]

The Nobel Peace Laureate vs. the provocative 'ambassador': A case of shooting the messenger?

The Nobel Peace Laureate vs. the provocative 'ambassador': A case of shooting the messenger?

By Moco McCaulay         The growing hullabaloo between the evidently pissed-off elderly Nobel Peace Laureate, who also happens to be the first woman to be elected President of an African nation, and an irreverent young Danish filmmaker, who became an ‘Ambassador’ of her country only to then go on to represent her country in a […]

The Nobel Peace Laureate vs. the provocative 'ambassador': A case of shooting the messenger?

The Nobel Peace Laureate vs. the provocative ‘ambassador’: A case of shooting the messenger?

By Moco McCaulay         The growing hullabaloo between the evidently pissed-off elderly Nobel Peace Laureate, who also happens to be the first woman to be elected President of an African nation, and an irreverent young Danish filmmaker, who became an ‘Ambassador’ of her country only to then go on to represent her country in a […]

Ngafuan's 'economic diplomacy'

Ngafuan's 'economic diplomacy'

By Ralph Geeplay       Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan comes to the job with a core strategic objective of promoting Liberia’s policy initiatives. President Sirleaf and Minister Ngafuan referred to that policy initiative as “economic diplomacy.” It means building bridges with investors and foreign governments to win investments, which the duo believes can also advance peace and […]

Ngafuan's 'economic diplomacy'

Ngafuan’s ‘economic diplomacy’

By Ralph Geeplay       Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan comes to the job with a core strategic objective of promoting Liberia’s policy initiatives. President Sirleaf and Minister Ngafuan referred to that policy initiative as “economic diplomacy.” It means building bridges with investors and foreign governments to win investments, which the duo believes can also advance peace and […]

Sugarcoating 133 years of Americo-Liberian dominance

Sugarcoating 133 years of Americo-Liberian dominance

By Samuel D. Tweah Jr     At a time Liberia struggles with national reconciliation and a cohesive national identity, it pains to pen this article. But Dr. Elwood Dunn, a noted Liberian historian and scholar, leaves no choice in his less than honest assessment of our past during his July 26, 2012 Independence Day oration. Every […]

Sugarcoating 133 years of Americo-Liberian dominance

Sugarcoating 133 years of Americo-Liberian dominance

By Samuel D. Tweah Jr     At a time Liberia struggles with national reconciliation and a cohesive national identity, it pains to pen this article. But Dr. Elwood Dunn, a noted Liberian historian and scholar, leaves no choice in his less than honest assessment of our past during his July 26, 2012 Independence Day oration. Every […]

Jewel Howard Taylor’s anti-gay bill could reopen old wounds

Jewel Howard Taylor’s anti-gay bill could reopen old wounds

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh          The lady who once stood by her man in reticence as he carried out one of the most vicious campaigns of human rights abuse in the history of both Liberia and Sierra Leone, is now in the forefront of carrying out her own vicious crusade against gay rights in […]