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Archive for December, 2012

"I can say to you very clearly, you will not see my name on any ballot paper any time soon,” says Leymah Gbowee

"I can say to you very clearly, you will not see my name on any ballot paper any time soon,” says Leymah Gbowee

By Staff Writer       Liberian Nobel Laureate, Leymah Roberta Gbowee, has said that she has no immediate desire to run for any political office in her land of nativity-Liberia. In a Christmas Eve Voice of America (VOA) interview, the 2011 joint Nobel Peace Prize winner indicated that although she loves politics, she has no immediate […]

"I can say to you very clearly, you will not see my name on any ballot paper any time soon,” says Leymah Gbowee

“I can say to you very clearly, you will not see my name on any ballot paper any time soon,” says Leymah Gbowee

By Staff Writer       Liberian Nobel Laureate, Leymah Roberta Gbowee, has said that she has no immediate desire to run for any political office in her land of nativity-Liberia. In a Christmas Eve Voice of America (VOA) interview, the 2011 joint Nobel Peace Prize winner indicated that although she loves politics, she has no immediate […]

Koijee’s suspension confirms CDC’s problems, and George Weah’s lack of leadership

Koijee’s suspension confirms CDC’s problems, and George Weah’s lack of leadership

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh     If I had a political party and ran for president once and lost, and I am thinking about running again in 2017, I most definitely will step up my game to succeed the next time. To remain competitive, relevant and taken seriously, I will deliver policy papers quite often, and will […]

Nepotism rewritten with an Ink of pure Nobel Gold: A more appealing kind of nepotism?

Nepotism rewritten with an Ink of pure Nobel Gold: A more appealing kind of nepotism?

By Moco McCaulay       As the debate over nepotism rages in Liberia regarding President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s appointment of her three sons to key posts in the Liberian government, fermenting simmering disaffection with her leadership, not only has Africa’s first woman president’s commitment to reconciliation in her post-war nation come into question, but her recent utterances […]

Restructuring the Apocalypse: 8,000 Mayan, Zapotec, and Mixtec Students Meditate for World Peace to Create the End of the [War-torn] World

Restructuring the Apocalypse: 8,000 Mayan, Zapotec, and Mixtec Students Meditate for World Peace to Create the End of the [War-torn] World

By David Leffler            With much media fanfare worldwide, the Mayan calendar came to an end on 21 December 2012, with far-flung predictions of global apocalypse. But most of us are still here, so perhaps the “end of the world” was in fact a new beginning – the end of the world as we know […]

Tribute to the teachers

Tribute to the teachers

By Clemente Ferrer        The Spanish Foundation for Aid for Drug Addicts (FAD) has launched an advertising campaign which highlights the important role played by the school teachers who, side by side with the families, are leading trainers in values. The campaign enhances the extraordinary importance of a good education to  prevent hazardous scenarios, violence, […]

Pre-holiday event shows River Gee County Association of Georgia can bring Liberians together

Pre-holiday event shows River Gee County Association of Georgia can bring Liberians together

BBwo Soccer Legends  By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                    It was a night of entertainment (free drinks, sumptuous Liberian dishes, music and the sharing of gifts), on December 15, when the local chapter of the River Gee Association of Georgia hosted a free pre-Christmas Day event intended to show appreciation to its members and supporters, who […]

Failure of international law and tyranny at the Security Council

Failure of international law and tyranny at the Security Council

By Ivan Simic                In relation to recent global events; wars, invasion of countries, conflicts between states, political scandals and recognition of new states, there is one phrase that everybody like to use. That phrase is called international law. INTERNATIONAL LAW International law is the term commonly used in referring to the system of implicit and […]

Liberian refugees repatriation ends this month after nearly 23 years

Liberian refugees repatriation ends this month after nearly 23 years

– Staff Writer         Nearly 23 years since civil war broke out in Liberia on Christmas Eve of 1989 forcing thousands of Liberians to become refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says the voluntary repatriation of Liberian refugees will come to an end on 31 December this year. The UN refugee agency in […]

Police and “Pen-pen” riders clash in Gbarnga, Liberia

Police and “Pen-pen” riders clash in Gbarnga, Liberia

By Emmanuel Weedee from Gbarnga, Bong County      Gbarnga City, Bong County  was a scene of chaos on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 when officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and  some “pen-pen” riders( motorcyclists) clashed. Bong County, which was created in 1964, is situated in the north-central portion of Liberia. It is one of the 15 […]