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Archive for October, 2014

Speech delivered at the Friends of Nimba Community College annual scholarship fundraiser

Speech delivered at the Friends of Nimba Community College annual scholarship fundraiser

By Isaac Saye-Lakpoh Zawolo                        Officials of the Liberian Government present, leaders of Nimba Community College here tonight, National President Dokie of UNICO, Chairman Saye of the National Board of Directors of UNICO, the Executive Director and officials and members of Fronico, fellow Nimbains, friends, supporters and sympathizers.   Before I begin, let me […]

Evaluating the international response to Ebola in Liberia

Evaluating the international response to Ebola in Liberia

By Cecil Frankweah Frank                                        Eventhough news of the first Ebola case surfaced in Meliandou, Gueckdou Perfecture in Guinea in late December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the lead U.N. agency on international health matters, first published formal notification of Ebola’s outbreak on March 23, 2014.   This was just […]

“God can’t sleep”: He is impatient with Liberia

“God can’t sleep”: He is impatient with Liberia

By Elder Siahyonkron Nyanseor                      God is impatient with Liberia is similar to “God’s impatient in Liberia,” a book written in 1968 by Pastor Joseph Conrad Wold, an American Lutheran Evangelist serving in Liberia at the time. As soon as the book was published, the Liberian authorities banned it because it correctly diagnosed […]

Liberia must adopt a new aggressive strategy to eradicate Ebola

Liberia must adopt a new aggressive strategy to eradicate Ebola

By Rufus N. Darkortey     The current strategy to contain and eradicate Ebola from Liberia does not seem to be effective as the virus continues to spread exponentially in the country and beyond its borders. According to an analysis of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the total cases of Ebola in […]

How US Puppet Ellen Sirleaf of Liberia Is Helping Ebola Epidemic Destroy Africa

How US Puppet Ellen Sirleaf of Liberia Is Helping Ebola Epidemic Destroy Africa

By  Peregrino Brimah       In the current Ebola epidemic, Liberia happens to be the hardest hit West African nation. The leader of the nation is a Harvard-educated long-time member of the western corporate establishment, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who became president in 2005 after a Nigerian-led ECOWAS mission put an end to a spate […]

Many Liberian Doctors—Including President’s Son—Are Staying Away As President of Ebola-Ravaged Country Pleads for Foreign Helpers, Her Physician Son Sends Aid from U.S.

Many Liberian Doctors—Including President’s Son—Are Staying Away As President of Ebola-Ravaged Country Pleads for Foreign Helpers, Her Physician Son Sends Aid from U.S.

By  Patrick McGroarty at patrick.mcgroarty@wsj.com                                       Source: Wall Street Journal       MONROVIA, Liberia—President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Sunday said “the whole world has a stake” in preventing an unfolding catastrophe in Liberia, calling on nations to provide more medical experts and supplies to confront the exploding Ebola epidemic. But illustrating the difficulties of heeding […]

Ebola, the African Union and bioeconomic warfare: health questions and the challenges for Africa

Ebola, the African Union and bioeconomic warfare: health questions and the challenges for Africa

By Horace G. Campbell            As the Ebola outbreak rages, and there are projections of more than 1.4 million persons infected in the next few months, the African Union and ECOWAS has taken a back seat as the international media uses this virus to stigmatize Africa and Africans. Pious statements have been made by the […]

Establishing legislative independence for effective governance in Liberia

Establishing legislative independence for effective governance in Liberia

By Cecil Franweah Frank                      Since Liberia declared independence in July 1847, making it the first independent democracy in Africa, Liberia has gone through three stages of its national statehood. The first stage – 1847 to 1944, was characterized by nation-building. During this period, Liberia’s national leaders sought to create a national identity. […]

Sirleaf’s obvious insensitivity toward Thomas Eric Duncan reminds me of what she said about Patrick Oliver Sawyer

Sirleaf’s obvious insensitivity toward Thomas Eric Duncan reminds me of what she said about Patrick Oliver Sawyer

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                                Thomas Eric Duncan is dead. He died not in the loving arms of his teenage son and the love of his life, Louise Troh; he died in the Ebola wing of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Yes Dallas; Governor Rick Perry’s backyard, and home state of senator Ted […]

Liberia's sinking 'devine' leadership

Liberia’s sinking ‘devine’ leadership

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor     How do you prevent a ship from sinking, when the captain and the crews who were forewarned of impending DANGER refused to listen to the warning signs? Instead, they go about business as usual – engaging in practices that benefit their individual interests, and leave the people they are supposed […]