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Archive for October, 2017

The Boakai-Weah Presidential Runoff: Youth vs. Old Age and Wisdom? Bring It On

The Boakai-Weah Presidential Runoff: Youth vs. Old Age and Wisdom? Bring It On

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh         The Liberian legislative and presidential elections are over for now, at least, until November, when the much-anticipated second round runoff between Joseph N. Boakai and George M. Weah, the two leading contenders square off. These elections have been an emotional seesaw for those who did not see their […]

Any of the Major Presidential Candidates Can Win the October 10 Election, Because Issues Are Not Important to the Liberian People

Any of the Major Presidential Candidates Can Win the October 10 Election, Because Issues Are Not Important to the Liberian People

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh      “You kill my ma, you kill my pa. I will vote for you.” “Debate or no debate, I will vote for Weah.” These are the slogans from the Liberian electorates in 1997, and now in 2017; (20 years later) about the presidential candidacies of then-rebel-leader Charles Taylor and George Manneh […]

Why Have Debates When the Liberian Presidential Candidates are not Debating?

Why Have Debates When the Liberian Presidential Candidates are not Debating?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh              I watched the second Liberian presidential debate. Truth is, it was boring. Like the first debate, I came out even more disappointed with the moderators who did not do a good job of presenting themselves as knowledgeable and thoroughly prepared to take on the task before […]