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Category: Editorial

The Elliptical Political Journey of Rev. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr

The Elliptical Political Journey of Rev. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh         I don’t know much about Rev. Samuel B. Reeves, Jr., the vice-presidential candidate who is on the ticket of presidential candidate Mills Jones of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE). I got to know a little about Rev. Reeves just recently after his protective brother, Joe Reeves, (a former die-hard supporter […]

"President" J. Emmanuel Nuquay? Lord, Help Liberia and the Liberian People

“President” J. Emmanuel Nuquay? Lord, Help Liberia and the Liberian People

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh               J. Emmanuel Nuquay is the current Speaker of the Liberian House of Representatives. Mr. Nuquay is also the running mate of the current vice president Joseph Boakai, who is running to be the next president of Liberia. Nuquay could be President of Liberia. Scary, indeed. Before his selection as the […]

Don’t be Economical with the Truth, Otherwise, Fresh Voter Registration is Eminent

Don’t be Economical with the Truth, Otherwise, Fresh Voter Registration is Eminent

By Josiah Flomo Joekai, Jr.            Liberia is at the crossroads and it is not a choice but an imperative for some of us who are conscientious to ensure that the right thing is done to consolidate the hard-earned peace that we currently enjoy. I am fully committed to this well-intentioned course and that […]

Liberia: Transformative Social Change Through Youth Development and Sustainable Agriculture

Liberia: Transformative Social Change Through Youth Development and Sustainable Agriculture

By Francis W. Nyepon     The most vital and clear-cut pathway to propelling transformative social change and inclusive growth in Liberia is through youth development and sustainable agriculture. It is no secret that agriculture is the backbone of our economy with over 80% of our people living in abject poverty, earning less than US$2 per […]

The Republic of Liberia

The Republic of Liberia

By D. Garkpe Gedepoh            July 26, 1847 was declared Liberia Independence Day by freed Africans who were once sold or abducted into slavery in America. But upon obtaining freedom they returned home after hundreds of years and established a nation which they named “Freedom” or “Liberia,” a derivative from the Latin root word “Liber.” The […]

Code of Conduct is Dead: Thanks to the Supreme Court of Liberia

Code of Conduct is Dead: Thanks to the Supreme Court of Liberia

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh           I am back! I took a well-deserved time off from writing and political punditry to briefly focus on self, which is necessary in these times to maintain my sanity. A lot has happened since, and Liberians as usual are either speaking out in support of or against those decisions that could […]

For Free, Fair and Transparent Elections, Do not Compromise the Integrity of the Voters Roll

For Free, Fair and Transparent Elections, Do not Compromise the Integrity of the Voters Roll

By Josiah Flomo Joekai, Jr.,   Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya of the National Elections Commission on June 14, 2017 informed the nation through an elaborate press conference that citizens with valid voter registration cards will vote during the ensuing October 10, 2017 elections, whether or not they are captured on the Final Registration Roll. Chairman […]

UPP's MacDonald Wento’s “Christian Nation” Call is not Leadership; It’s called Religious Bigotry

UPP’s MacDonald Wento’s “Christian Nation” Call is not Leadership; It’s called Religious Bigotry

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh       If you don’t know by now, one MacDonald A. Wento is the new political leader of the United People’s Party (UPP). Mr. Wento is also running for President of Liberia on his party’s ticket in this year’s election. The standard operating political procedure in Liberian politics for a new member who […]

What’s Wrong with Liberian Politics and the 2017 Presidential Candidates?

What’s Wrong with Liberian Politics and the 2017 Presidential Candidates?

   By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh         I am sick of politics – Liberian politics for that matter.  Liberian politics is not only sickening and inferior, it is irritating and lacking substance. Except for the tabloid-like coverage of the presidential candidates from the dominant FrontPageAfrica, there are no debates between the presidential candidates, and there are no hard-hitting, […]

Where are the Legislative delegation from Southeastern Liberia? Missing in Action?

Where are the Legislative delegation from Southeastern Liberia? Missing in Action?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh       Bong and Nimba counties and other neighboring counties near Monrovia are lucky to be in their geographic location. At least, they get to have presidential visits and ministerial retreats and government projects such as hospitals and colleges. If you are southeastern counties named Sinoe, River Gee, Grand Kru, Maryland and Grand […]