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Archive for October, 2013

Liberia “most improved” nation in 2013? Untrue!

Liberia “most improved” nation in 2013? Untrue!

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                 The Sirleaf administration is celebrating, for good reason, the “good” news that Liberia is the “most improved” nation in 2013 in terms of governance, far better than the overwhelming bad news the president has constantly received from critics who believe governance hasn’t improved on her watch at all over the years. […]

Liberia ‘most improved’ in 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Liberia ‘most improved’ in 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

 Mo Ibrahim Foundation        14th October 2013  Liberia ‘most improved’ in 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance Liberia leads table of biggest governance improvers in Africa since 2000, and has seen largest improvements in Safety & Rule of Law The 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), released today, reveals that Liberia is the ‘most improved […]

From drug use to suicide there is only one step

From drug use to suicide there is only one step

By Clemente Ferrer        The Spanish Foundation Against Drug Addiction has released a campaign under the slogan “Drugs not only harm those who consume them. Everything has a price.” The aim is to raise public awareness about the presence of drugs. Another advertising campaign was also presented and aimed at young people, schoolchildren, warning them […]

Insight into the Zoomlion saga in Liberia and Ghana

Insight into the Zoomlion saga in Liberia and Ghana

By Amunyahn K. Amafla & Siahyonkron Nyanseor         There is a famous adage that reads: “Birds of the same feathers flock together.” Also, Amafla learned from his mother before her death that when a stranger (visitor) arrives to town, the primary possessions taken from his/her traveling luggage are the characteristics of the traveler. And so, […]

CJL remembers five American nuns killed in Liberia’s civil war

CJL remembers five American nuns killed in Liberia’s civil war

By Lovetta Gbeh Tugbeh       “They called themselves freedom fighters, but they killed innocent people. We pray for those liars.” These are the words of the late Roman Catholic Archbishop, Michael Kpakala Francis, expressing his remorse and antipathy surrounding the horrific killings of five catholic nuns at the evil hands of war criminals who maimed, raped, […]

A broken system

A broken system

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh       Somewhere in Monrovia, President Sirleaf is probably thinking about her next move. Madam Sirleaf perhaps could be planning another foreign trip since she is known to constantly fly out of the country at a moment’s notice. Madam Sirleaf could be thinking about distributing ‘development’ funds to her political cronies in the […]

“History makes strange bedfellows!”

“History makes strange bedfellows!”

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor    The idiom, “History makes strange bedfellows” is entering into a peculiar alliance with people you do not share the same beliefs, but are at the center of power more accessible to you, and produces the results you want. This is the case with many Liberians and Liberian organizations at home and […]

A proven security strategy to end crisis in the Middle East

A proven security strategy to end crisis in the Middle East

By Kulwant Singh & David Leffler     A new technology of defense is now available that has been scientifically shown to prevent war and create peace by harnessing the deepest level of nature’s functioning. War is ultimately a human problem requiring a human solution. Experts in the field of conflict resolution maintain that the underlying cause […]

Monogamy, marital fidelity and sexual abstinence are the weapons to fight AIDS

Monogamy, marital fidelity and sexual abstinence are the weapons to fight AIDS

By Clemente Ferrer        The singer and political activist Bob Geldof (pictured), at a meeting of the British Labour Party, praised for AIDS policy stating that “monogamy, fidelity in marriage and abstinence are the most effective weapons to combat AIDS – rather, to ensure that the disease does not progress.” Interestingly, his position is not […]

Extend vocal opposition and criticism to all corrupt and ineffective political leaders in Liberia; not just Ellen

Extend vocal opposition and criticism to all corrupt and ineffective political leaders in Liberia; not just Ellen

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh           Four equally important eye-catching events occurred in Liberia and the U.S., in the months of August and September of this year that got my attention. They are: Sea erosion near New Kru Town (Porpor Beach) that left 2,000 Liberians homeless. Twenty-five thousand Liberian students failed the University of Liberia’s entrance examination, […]