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Archive for October, 2012

"Let President Sirleaf understand that she must separate the Presidency from family"

"Let President Sirleaf understand that she must separate the Presidency from family"

Ex-Speaker of the Liberian House of Representatives Edwin Snowe, held a press conference recently,  and told the Liberian people and the world what most Liberians have expressed over the years about nepotism and corruption in the Sirleaf administration. Snowe went even further by revealing in brutal details the  lack of transparency in the negotiation of oil deals, the […]

"Let President Sirleaf understand that she must separate the Presidency from family"

“Let President Sirleaf understand that she must separate the Presidency from family”

Ex-Speaker of the Liberian House of Representatives Edwin Snowe, held a press conference recently,  and told the Liberian people and the world what most Liberians have expressed over the years about nepotism and corruption in the Sirleaf administration. Snowe went even further by revealing in brutal details the  lack of transparency in the negotiation of oil deals, the […]

Liberia must hire this man for the Lone Star job

Liberia must hire this man for the Lone Star job

By Ralph Geeplay           Recently, the Liberian national team, Lone Star suffered a humiliating 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Nigerian Super Eagles in Calabar, Nigeria, exposing Coach Kaetu Smith, who once described himself as a “good coach.” The Liberian Lone Star must hired a foreign coach, appoint Kaetu Smith as the under 23 caretaker and […]

Morlu cannot have it both ways

Morlu cannot have it both ways

By Serena Golafaley   I cannot not speak with utmost certainty as to which political party will win the U.S. elections, but I can bet my neck that one person who will cheerfully vote on November 6 in the state of Virginia is John S. Morlu. Wow! I know many Liberians find it fascinating, and I have […]

Liberia needs a Library Board

Liberia needs a Library Board

By Nathan N. Mulbah   It is often said that food and exercise is to the body what reading is to the mind. A widely read individual is certainly a prepared figure ready to meet the challenges of life head-on. The concept of reading substantively is introduced to all students at an early stage in their […]

Liberia:  Negro Clause Is Not Racist; It Is Protectionary

Liberia: Negro Clause Is Not Racist; It Is Protectionary

By Robtel Neajai Pailey   There is a subculture in Liberia that, though highly visible and active, is almost never discussed – like an unacknowledged elephant in the room. It consists of Lebanese businessmen and their families who started migrating to West Africa in the 1950s and found a home in Liberia. It consists of thin, […]

Drugs dehumanize and enslave human beings

Drugs dehumanize and enslave human beings

By Clemente Ferrer   The Foundation Against Drug Addiction has launched an ad campaign, inter alia, under the following slogan: “Drugs do not only damage those who consume them”. “Everything has a price”. This campaign aims to raise awareness about the sinister presence of drugs within society. This creative initiative rests upon the idea that the […]

Madcap Malema goes to Zimbabwe

Madcap Malema goes to Zimbabwe

By Ralph Geeplay    Julius Malema, the madcap South African politician who is always in the news was in Zimbabwe this week, preaching the pro poor rhetoric and racial politics that saw him ostracized from the ruling African National Congress this year. Malema was in Harare to attend the wedding of the Zanu-pf Youth League president. […]

Q&A with Liberian-born Attorney A. Teage Jalloh

Q&A with Liberian-born Attorney A. Teage Jalloh

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   Q & A with Liberian-born Attorney A. Teage Jalloh, on his historic role regarding a lawsuit he plans to file, or has already filed in the Liberian Supreme Court against the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration. Most Liberians believe the lawsuit is essentially about the government’s refusal to grant dual citizenship to Diaspora […]

Q&A with Liberian-born Attorney A. Teage Jalloh

Q&A with Liberian-born Attorney A. Teage Jalloh

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   Q & A with Liberian-born Attorney A. Teage Jalloh, on his historic role regarding a lawsuit he plans to file, or has already filed in the Liberian Supreme Court against the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration. Most Liberians believe the lawsuit is essentially about the government’s refusal to grant dual citizenship to Diaspora […]