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Archive for January, 2018

The Hurdles and Reality of Making National Decisions

The Hurdles and Reality of Making National Decisions

By Paul Jeebah Albert             In this essay, I attempt to explain an unscientific, hypothetical scenario – a scenario in which I make some striking parallels between the consequences of decision making on a micro-level (small group), to the consequences of decision making on a macro-level (larger group). On the […]

The Impact of Oratory in National Crisis and Nation Building

The Impact of Oratory in National Crisis and Nation Building

By Paul Jeebah Albert        As the nation gradually approaches an historic inauguration when president-elect George Oppong Weah is sworn in as Liberia’s 25th president, I begin to reflect on the life of the late Dr. William R. Tolbert, and how he used the efficacy of his eloquence during the early days of his […]

Sonnie James recovers from going blind: The Outcome of Persistency Through Genuine Advocacy

Sonnie James recovers from going blind: The Outcome of Persistency Through Genuine Advocacy

By Martin K. N. Kollie     Sonny James will never forget January 4, 2017. On this tragic day, she bled profusely with blood running down her right eye as a result of police brutality. I had an opportunity to have met Sonnie on January 12, 2017 and I became appalled by her worsening condition […]

Liberia at a Political Crossroad: The Making of President George Weah

Liberia at a Political Crossroad: The Making of President George Weah

By Samuel Barbay Gaye, Jr.        With minor hiccups, Liberia has successfully completed three Presidential election cycles- something we haven’t seen in our lifetime until now. Despite the odds, Liberia is proving to the world that western democracy can find a home and flourish in sub Saharan Africa.   Firstly, we would like […]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Joint Transition Team Fiasco

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Joint Transition Team Fiasco

By Elder Siahyonkron Nyanseor               Wonders shall never end!  On December 26, 2017, the change the Liberian people desired was given to them through the decisive victory of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), headed by Senator George Manneh Weah. Now, what is required is the smooth and peaceful […]

Liberia Rape Law In the Female-led Government: How Did Liberian Women Benefit?

Liberia Rape Law In the Female-led Government: How Did Liberian Women Benefit?

By P. Nimely-Sie Tuon              Within days, the presidency of Liberia’s first woman president will officially come to an end, and many are wondering and maybe anxiously waiting as to how observers, particularly historians, will rate the presidency of Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. As compared to her male counterparts, the Sirleaf presidency […]

What Was Meant for Evil, God Uses for Good

What Was Meant for Evil, God Uses for Good

By Elder Siahyonkron Nyanseor            President-elect George Manneh Weah, please accept my warmest congratulations on your victory as the 25th President of the Republic of Liberia, and best wishes for your success as you undertake the responsibilities and challenges of our highest office. This victory is also the triumph of the […]

The Election of George Weah is a Rebuke of Kleptocracy, and an Embrace of Transformative Social Change

The Election of George Weah is a Rebuke of Kleptocracy, and an Embrace of Transformative Social Change

By Francis Nyepon         Liberia’s post-conflict democratic governance period left the people of Liberia deprived, desperate and destitute. Liberians believe that the vast resources of the country was squandered, plundered and pillaged. As a result, they rose up during the election to hold Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Unity Party accountable, and […]