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Category: Editorial

The Kenyan Election Fiasco and Its Implications on Liberia

The Kenyan Election Fiasco and Its Implications on Liberia

By Paul Jeebah Albert   The delegitimization of the contentious presidential election by the Kenyan Supreme Court comes before the season of yet another hotly contested Liberian presidential election that is to be held in October of 2017. The earth-shaking event which has set a new precedent in the modern history of African elections and […]

Charles Brumskine is Wrong to Embrace Lahai Lasanah  (From our Archives)

Charles Brumskine is Wrong to Embrace Lahai Lasanah  (From our Archives)

From Our Archives Saturday, November 25, 2008 By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                I must confess I am one of those people who applauded the Liberian Legislature months ago when that body garnered the courage to suspend one of its own in the person of Isaac Nyenabo, then-President Pro-Tempore of the […]

Did the Liberian Presidential Candidates Discuss Any Issues During the Debate Worthy of Our Attention?

Did the Liberian Presidential Candidates Discuss Any Issues During the Debate Worthy of Our Attention?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh           “The Liberian presidential debate was like a baby taking his or her first step as a human being,” said the caller who couldn’t wait to discuss his observation of the debate. “Really?” I asked him as I listened attentively to the ‘political analyst,’ one of many in […]

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 […]