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Archive for September, 2014

Dougbeh Nyan’s congressional moment

Dougbeh Nyan’s congressional moment

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh     Unlike Elphinstone Birch who did not see Dr. Nyan’s Ebola presentation before the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives before telling his readers that Nyan wasn’t one of the participants, I saw the presentation on youtube and believed it was Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan who was speaking. […]

Aftermath of war haunts Liberia, as Ebola puts pressure on broken families

Aftermath of war haunts Liberia, as Ebola puts pressure on broken families

By: Moses Owen Browne, Jr.                           Lydia, 16, and her young siblings, Blessing, 11, Pauline, nine, and Paul, five can only watch, as the body of their mother is taken away in a plastic sheet by masked men resembling crop-sprayers, the standard way to dispose of Ebola victims. Forty-five year old Juana did not […]

The fabulous life of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

The fabulous life of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

By Clemente Ferrer              Recently, Facebook declared its profits in the second quarter of 2014 with record earnings, meaning that Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) is one step away from being the world’s richest man. The fortune of the founder of Facebook has a value of 33.100 billion, putting him at No. 16 in the ranking […]

Martina Johnson, Former Liberian NPFL Rebel Commander, Arrested And Indicted In Belgium For Alleged War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

Martina Johnson, Former Liberian NPFL Rebel Commander, Arrested And Indicted In Belgium For Alleged War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

By Hassan Bility and Civitas Maximas                   Martina Johnson, a former front line Commander of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) of Charles Taylor was arrested and indicted yesterday by a Belgian Judge for her direct implication in alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity including mutilation and mass killing committed in Liberia during […]

A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO END EBOLA IN FOUR MONTHS-

A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO END EBOLA IN FOUR MONTHS-

By Rufus Darkortey                                   A SYSTEMATIC HOUSE-TO-HOUSE SEARCH STRATEGY   1.0 Executive Summary This proposal recommends a series of strategic approaches aimed at assisting the government of Liberia, countries that are severely affected by the Ebola virus, and collaborating entities to eradicate the virus within a period of four months. The proposal recommends that […]

Ebola outbreak highlights Liberia’s crisis of development policy

Ebola outbreak highlights Liberia’s crisis of development policy

By Ashoka Mukpo                                    – AfricanArgumentsEditor     Before the 2011 presidential election in Liberia, I was relaxing on a beach in Monrovia when a man walked by wearing a t-shirt with a candidate’s face on it. We made eye contact, and I asked him, “Do you think he’s going to win?” Not skipping a beat, […]

Sirleaf and her predecessors failed Liberia and the Liberian people

Sirleaf and her predecessors failed Liberia and the Liberian people

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh               There’s no time to turn our back on Liberia. Even though news out of there is discouraging, Liberia cannot survive without Liberians saving Liberia from the Ebola virus, and that inefficient government. We love Liberia but we cannot say the same thing about the current government. So far, Ellen Johnson […]

It’s time for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to resign, now!

It’s time for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to resign, now!

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                 When dogs are seen eating dead Ebola victims; when an Ebola victim laid dead on the bare ground and is being sprayed with disinfectant by “Ebola police,” and when an Ebola patient is seen running in the streets complaining of hunger, than folks, it is time for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf […]

Facts matter in a discourse

Facts matter in a discourse

By  James Kpanneh Doe     In my last article to this magazine, entitled “What Hodge Failed to Mention About Tipoteh’s Activities in Liberia”, published on August 29,2014 I provided answers to Theodore Hodge’s principal criticism where he charged that Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh has remained silent in the face of bad governance in Liberia. In […]

Rethinking Liberia's healthcare delivery system

Rethinking Liberia’s healthcare delivery system

Francis W. Nyepon The Ebola outbreak showed how vulnerable Liberia’s healthcare delivery system is. It also proved how the health of the vast majority of Liberians remains in jeopardy, with  many still suffering from diseases that are relatively simple to prevent or treat. The virus also proved the urgent need for a modern healthcare delivery […]