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Open Letter to President George Opong Manneh Weah

Open Letter to President George Opong Manneh Weah

By Josiah Flomo Joekai, Jr.,    Mr. President,                     I wish to respectfully convey my compliments hoping that this letter finds you in good health. Once again, it is a pleasing honor for me to congratulate you for receiving the mandate of the Liberian people as […]

“Pro Poor Governance” Must Align with Pro Environmental and Disaster Management/Mitigation Initiatives

“Pro Poor Governance” Must Align with Pro Environmental and Disaster Management/Mitigation Initiatives

By Morris T. Koffa, Sr.         “Pro-poor governance,” as asserted by H.E. President George Weah, could better be described as a buzz phrase that brings much excitement not only to the marginalized population and communities in Liberia, but certainly does provide hope for many in the environmental and disaster management advocacy community. […]

Fear and Nationalistic Fervor Dilutes President Weah’s Support for Land Ownership, Dual Citizenship, and Citizenship for Whites and Non-Whites in Liberia

Fear and Nationalistic Fervor Dilutes President Weah’s Support for Land Ownership, Dual Citizenship, and Citizenship for Whites and Non-Whites in Liberia

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh        Liberians are good at stirring themselves up and beating their chests when it comes to discriminating against white people and non-whites whom they swear to God shouldn’t be citizens of Liberia. For a struggling country that needs all the assistance to move in the right direction in terms of […]

Open letter to President George Weah: Assert your authority, Mr. President!

Open letter to President George Weah: Assert your authority, Mr. President!

By D. Garkpe Gedepoh             Mr. President, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your ascension to the presidency, and I must also inform you that the affairs of state seem shaky and troubling. Your pronouncement to fight corruption is commendable, yet it will be impossible […]

George Manneh Weah’s Inaugural Address: Where are the Deliverables?

George Manneh Weah’s Inaugural Address: Where are the Deliverables?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh             George Manneh Weah is President of Liberia. I am not kidding. Just ask the thousands and thousands and thousands of Liberians who stood in lines for hours on December 26 to proudly vote him in office as the nation’s 25th president. Mr. Weah’s supporters will surely […]

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 […]