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Archive for August, 2014

Ebola uncovered the real Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ebola uncovered the real Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh           A humane way to pay tribute to the dead is not to talk bad about the person. After all, the individual is deceased; so saying bad things about the person is cruel and uncivilized. Why say bad things about a dead person who is gone and cannot defend him or herself, in […]

What Hodge failed to mention about Tipoteh’s activities in Liberia

What Hodge failed to mention about Tipoteh’s activities in Liberia

By J. Kpanneh Doe                 In Theodore Hodge’s article, “The Great Liberian Drama: The Leading Lady and her Supporting Cast” that was published in The Perspective’s August 22, 2014 edition, was short on specifics. Hodge wrote about President Ellen Sirleaf, Amos Sawyer, Henry Boima Fahnbulleh, Jr., Mary Broh, and Togba Nah Tipoteh. A good […]

PM Netanyahu: "Show me the science!"

PM Netanyahu: “Show me the science!”

By David Leffler   Remember “Show me the money,” from the film Jerry Maguire? We ask Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “Show me the Science!” He asserts that bombardment of Gaza will continue… . “We are determined to continue the campaign with all means and as is needed. We will not stop until we guarantee full […]

Police accused of curfew abuse in New Kru Town

Police accused of curfew abuse in New Kru Town

By Omari Jackson          Daily Observer   –Rob residents of Ld5, 500.00, and two mobile phones The imposition of a nationwide curfew to halt the spread of Ebola is reportedly being abused by unscrupulous police officers to extort money and mobile phones from residents in New Kru Town. Physically shaken after his experience, a 28-year-old businessman, […]

“Let me sleep on it:” UP Government's response to the Ebola virus

“Let me sleep on it:” UP Government’s response to the Ebola virus

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor   “Let me sleep on it” is the Unity Party government’s response to the Ebola virus in Liberia. This too is the case of “Play, play killed bird”; and the misinterpretation of “Wait; let me sleep on it until tomorrow.” Well, the leadership of UP and the Liberian people – both at home […]

Patrick Sawyer was One of Us: In Remembrance

Patrick Sawyer was One of Us: In Remembrance

 By Jonathan J. Geegbae                   Patrick Oliver Sawyer, “PO” was a true patriot. I say this with strong convictions. He believed in Liberia and was convinced that the country’s best days are yet to come. Patrick demonstrated his love for country in many ways. In December 2008, he left his wife and kids in Coon […]

In Liberia village, shunned Ebola victims left to die

In Liberia village, shunned Ebola victims left to die

By Zoom Dosso                        AFP   BALLAJAH (Liberia) (AFP) – The only sounds in the abandoned Liberian village were the cries of a little girl, shut up with her mother’s body inside the family home, starving and thirsty as she waited for death. Eventually even the girl — 12-year-old Fatu Sherrif — fell silent as she […]

Fighting Ebola in Liberia: A lesson from Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo

Fighting Ebola in Liberia: A lesson from Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo

By Taiyee N. Quenneh                 In 1995, in a city of 400,000 people some 450 miles outside Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, there was an Ebola outbreak never before seen since the first Ebola outbreak in that country in 1976. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in […]

TV ad spending has soared 1.86%, to 2013

TV ad spending has soared 1.86%, to 2013

By  Clemente Ferrer         Ymedia has published a report with all audience data, consumption, screen quotas, ranking of most popular programs and television commercials in Spain. Ad spending in the different television channels continues above the figure recorded in 2013 with a 1.86% increase over the previous year. Recovery has begun. The first place […]

A hint to the African delegates at the USA-African Summit

A hint to the African delegates at the USA-African Summit

By Wollor E. Topor                     President Obama is meeting over 50 heads of state from Africa, the first of its kind by a sitting president on the American soil. USA team comprising of government officials, corporate executives, and civil society are to interact with African leaders for three days in Washington, DC in finding […]