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Archive for January, 2013

Koijee’s apology

Koijee’s apology

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                 Politics is a tough sport. Just ask Jefferson Koijee. The young “revolutionary” of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), got that message the hard way after he was suspended indefinitely by his party for his public criticism of party founder and “First Partisan” George Weah during the 2012 national Vision […]

FrontPage Africa again ignores EPA-L: A case of media bias?

FrontPage Africa again ignores EPA-L: A case of media bias?

By Morris T. Koffa              About few weeks ago, FrontPage Africa published its “Who Passed; Who Failed in the Liberian Gov’t: FPA’s 2012 Assessment,” which is the annual ritual of that news media’s way of  assessing the performance of the Liberian Government. The exercise was somehow exhaustive. It assessed just about all of the government functionaries […]

Mentoring and football showed us the best of PSJ

Mentoring and football showed us the best of PSJ

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh     He lived and died a poor man, but was forever rich in kindness. Decent? Oh yes, he was kind, and that puts him in my book as one of those I truly admired since people like him are hard to come by in Liberia. In the swamps and slums of the Old Clara […]

Writing about Weah, Koiyee and the CDC comes with a price

Writing about Weah, Koiyee and the CDC comes with a price

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh Jefferson Koiyee of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) found himself in a rather tough position recently when he publicly criticized party founder and former presidential candidate, George Weah, during the national vision conference in Gbarnga, Bong County in 2012. Koiyee is a brave man who seems to have been frustrated with […]

A critical look at the role of the Diaspora in Liberia's development

A critical look at the role of the Diaspora in Liberia’s development

By Cecil Franweah Frank          The diaspora could be a very important force for good or for evil in any country’s development. In scholarly literature, the paradigm of diaspora is frequently viewed as a transnational community that is inclusive of migrant and ethnic communities. In short, according to Baubock and Faist (2010, p.86), there are three […]

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

“Koijee’s suspension confirms CDC’s problems, and George Weah’s lack of leadership” – Rejoinder

By Isaac Saye-Lakpoh Zawolo       Firstly, we must commend you for taking the courage to voice your opinion on many issues that others would shy away from. Let me , however quickly aver that while your courage is admirable, your inability to stay away from falsehoods, half-truths, slandering remarks, casting of aspersions, anecdotes and unfounded […]