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Archive for November, 2012

Dual citizenship conference and ULAA's mounting credibility problem

Dual citizenship conference and ULAA's mounting credibility problem

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh     The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA), in collaboration with the Liberian Embassy and other Liberian organizations is spearheading a “Pro-Dual Citizenship” conference in Washington D.C from December 7-8 to increase awareness about dual citizenship. According to Emmanuel Wettee, who chairs the All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship, the […]

Dual citizenship conference and ULAA's mounting credibility problem

Dual citizenship conference and ULAA’s mounting credibility problem

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh     The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA), in collaboration with the Liberian Embassy and other Liberian organizations is spearheading a “Pro-Dual Citizenship” conference in Washington D.C from December 7-8 to increase awareness about dual citizenship. According to Emmanuel Wettee, who chairs the All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship, the […]

South African Coach Igesund is sweating

South African Coach Igesund is sweating

By: Ralph Geeplay     Appointed in June this year to lead the South African national football team, Gordon Igesund, the home grown 76-year old silver hair tactician is finding out that life on the job is not as fancy as he thought when he accepted the post. Before him, it was Pitso Mosimane, Carlos Alberto Parreira, […]

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Fire Your Sons and End Nepotism in Liberia Now!

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Fire Your Sons and End Nepotism in Liberia Now!

Petitioning President of Liberia, Executive Mansion    This petition will be delivered to: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of Libreia, Executive Mansion Moco McCaulay Germany Multiply your impact Turn your signature into dozens more by sharing this petition and recruiting people you know to sign. A year after three women were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in […]

Reducing tension in the Middle East

Reducing tension in the Middle East

By Dr. David Orme-Johnson and Dr. David Leffler  A statement released by the Jewish-American group J Street says: “Military force alone is inadequate as a response to the broader strategic challenge Israel faces.” (“For Israel, it’s different this time http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-israel-20121119,0,74423 80.story  ” November 19, 2012). History shows that political resolutions cannot be achieved while tensions […]

Murderers and rapists of children should be condemned to life imprisonment, and not subjected to revision

Murderers and rapists of children should be condemned to life imprisonment, and not subjected to revision

By Clemente Ferrer   The sentences for capital crimes are becoming more severe, among which what happened with the case of the children of Ruth and José Bretón who were burned to death in their father’s own farm. He will continue to be in prison. There, he will be the object of “periodical revisions” in […]

The burden of leadership

The burden of leadership

By Ralph Geeplay    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been busy touring Europe, getting awards, giving speeches and receiving investors. For a Liberian president, Sirleaf clout in the international community is unmatched. On her most important trip days ago, she stopped in Paris, France to receive that country’s highest award, the Grand Croix of the Légion d’Honneur, which […]

Snowe’s dilemma and an incredibly gullible Liberian people

Snowe’s dilemma and an incredibly gullible Liberian people

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh          Edwin Melvin Snowe reminds me of the drunk, grumpy and discredited uncle whom you love dearly but also wants to avoid because of the shame and embarrassment he constantly brings on you and the family. Like any person who wants to have peace in his or her family, embracing that family […]