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Category: Editorial

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 […]

The Tragedy of Liberian Media

The Tragedy of Liberian Media

By Martin K. N. Kollie                         Former U.S. Senator, Christopher Dodd once said: “When the public’s right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.” The media in Liberia remains an integral and indispensable embodiment of […]

Where is our moral outrage when George Weah, Prince Johnson and other Liberian politicians violate us and betray our trust?

Where is our moral outrage when George Weah, Prince Johnson and other Liberian politicians violate us and betray our trust?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh         George Manneh Weah, the celebrated former football star, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) hero, Montserrado County Senator and perennial presidential candidate, made a startling revelation recently when he told the Liberian people that he spoke with the disgraced killer, con man and mastermind of the Liberian civil war, Charles Taylor, who […]

Open Letter To Inspector General Gregory Coleman of Liberia National Police

Open Letter To Inspector General Gregory Coleman of Liberia National Police

By Martin K. N. Kollie                Dear Col. Coleman: With a deep sense of solidarity and empathy for an enterprising young lady who fell prey to police brutality in January of this year, I am overly constrained to pen this open letter to your office. Since your appointment and confirmation as Inspector General in line […]

A Boakai Coronation?

A Boakai Coronation?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh         Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai is back in the United States. This is for the nth time, perhaps more than any Liberian vice president. At least more than any of the major presidential candidates in the 2017 race. Like his boss, Madame Sirleaf, who has visited the United States more since she […]

Charles Brumskine and the Nimba (County) Factor

Charles Brumskine and the Nimba (County) Factor

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                     Charles Walker Brumskine is a lawyer and a Liberian politician. I don’t even know whether Mr. Brumskine wants to be known as a politician first, a lawyer second, or verse visa. What I know is that he’s known as one of Liberia’s best legal minds. On the political front, however, Mr. […]

Quincy B: RIP

Quincy B: RIP

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                 I never met the late Quincy B who died at the age of 23 in a car accident, as he and his entourage left a Karoake event in downtown Monrovia. I am not familiar with his music either. My only familiarity with the late singer is the post-death video of him […]

Street-selling is not a crime, but a way to survive in Liberia

Street-selling is not a crime, but a way to survive in Liberia

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   Street-selling is a way of life in Liberia.         It is a way to survive. Just ask the countless Liberians that constantly brave the humid temperatures and torrential rainfalls that pours down annually, and their reasons for doing what they do so good. They will say in unison that selling in their […]