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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 […]

The David’s Dossier: 12 Reasons why Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Deserves no Third Term

The David’s Dossier: 12 Reasons why Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Deserves no Third Term

By Dave Toh Jah                      Close to the end of this year, Liberians will go to the polls to vote in presidential and legislative elections. This is the time for the Liberian people to send a message to the country and the rest of the World regarding the direction of the country. I do not […]

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 […]

The Last Thing Lawmakers Must Do – The Masses Are Watching Ahead of 2017 Election

The Last Thing Lawmakers Must Do – The Masses Are Watching Ahead of 2017 Election

By Martin K. N. Kollie            Why give a 30-year tax holiday or tax break to a Lebanese hotel – the Farmington Hotel owned by Lebanese businessman George E. Abijaoudi when no Liberian-owned hotel has even received a tax holiday for 1 year or even 6 months? Why go into a US$59.5 million Pre-Financing Loan […]

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 […]

The Illusion of The French Elections

The Illusion of The French Elections

By Isodoros Karderinis              The election of the Europeanist Macron, who is a real child of the banking system and of the forces of globalization, to the presidency of France has prevented, on the one hand, the automatic activation of the decomposing procedures of a European Union that is under the German control and has […]

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 […]