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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 […]

RIVER GEE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT FUND’S AUDIT REPORT AND SENATOR CONMANY WESSEH’S GRADA

RIVER GEE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT FUND’S AUDIT REPORT AND SENATOR CONMANY WESSEH’S GRADA

                               River Gee Redemption Movement     This memo goes to all citizens of River Gee County. The River Gee Redemption Movement which is a cross-sections of River Gee County Citizens, is pleased to inform every citizens of our county irrespective of where they live that Senator Conmany Wesseh is being officially invited to dialogue with […]

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 […]

Liberian poets assemble for Monrovia 2.0 this weekend in Monrovia

Liberian poets assemble for Monrovia 2.0 this weekend in Monrovia

By Ralph Geeplay                         Monrovia will come alive this weekend when the much anticipated and expected poetry reading takes place on the Congo Town Back Road, behind the Ministry of Health, and right opposite the Chinese Restaurant. Liberian writer and poetry enthusiast Forte Otheniel, who is headlining the event, says some of Liberia’s finest writers […]

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 […]

A Marriage Between Promise and Pretense: Cabinet Retreat Without Action Is Worthless

A Marriage Between Promise and Pretense: Cabinet Retreat Without Action Is Worthless

By Martin K. N. Kollie            Liberia has a lot to learn from Tanzania especially under the administration of a patriot par excellence, President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli. The United Nations made no mistake to have named Magufuli as the best President on planet earth just in a period of 12 months of his presidency. […]

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. […]