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Our Obsession with Liberian Presidential Politics and the 2017 Elections

Our Obsession with Liberian Presidential Politics and the 2017 Elections

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh          In early March 2017, just days ago, a violent storm hit some parts of Liberia destroying homes and leaving countless Liberians homeless. The storms did not only destroyed homes and left countless people homeless in coastal communities such as Greenville, Sinoe County, Buchanan, Grand Bassa County and New Kru Town (as […]

Policy Statement of the United People’s Party Delivered by MacDonald A. Wento, Party Standard Bearer

Policy Statement of the United People’s Party Delivered by MacDonald A. Wento, Party Standard Bearer

Policy Statement of the United People’s Party Delivered by MacDonald A. Wento, Party Standard Bearer At Welcome-Home Ceremony of Membership Re-Affirmation Saturday, March 4, 2017 UPP collaboration-2017 office; 17th Street, Sinkor; Monrovia, Liberia                Greetings to all of you, my sisters, brothers, friends, and fellow partisans!  What we are doing here, today, is […]

Concerned LAMA Members and Pres. Leo Mulbah

Concerned LAMA Members and Pres. Leo Mulbah

February 22, 2017 LAMA: WORKING TOGETHER- PUTTING ETHICS TO WORK     After LAMA acquired the community center, a group of LAMA members and former officials were up in arms with president Mulbah. They wrote consistently outlining some of their issues with the president, the acquisition of the community center and the role Miss Miatta Boima […]

The Day the Lights Really Went Out in Liberia

The Day the Lights Really Went Out in Liberia

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   The Liberian people are used to being in the darkness.      It doesn’t matter whether it is in their country or their homes where some have been without lights for years, or when their government and elected officials intentionally lie to them to keep them in the darkness, they are used to living […]

Yahya Jammeh's reckless electoral adventurism

Yahya Jammeh’s reckless electoral adventurism

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   Yahya Jammeh is a dictator.           Mr. Jammeh also totes his Islamic faith on his sleeves. There is nothing wrong with a person having such ties and strong connection to his or her religion. What society expects of the individual is to treat others with respect and dignity. No matter what a […]

The Liberian Presidential Candidates and 2017: Only in Liberia?

The Liberian Presidential Candidates and 2017: Only in Liberia?

      By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                        According to most Liberians, Prince Y. Johnson is a notorious killer who murdered innocent Liberians during the civil war. Yet, Mr. Johnson was elected senator of Nimba County. Prince Yormie Johnson is reportedly a kingmaker and the most feared and controversial politician in the country.      It […]

Where are the 2017 Liberian presidential candidates when liberties and press freedom are being violated?

Where are the 2017 Liberian presidential candidates when liberties and press freedom are being violated?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh              Liberia is a strange country. The country is not only a strange place to live and raise a family; it is unsafe, and a broken country with no serious institution that protects life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the rule of law. How can there be an incredible absence of […]

US$10M unaccounted for at RIA

US$10M unaccounted for at RIA

By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor   (The New Dawn) The Liberian Senate has summoned the senior managerial team at the Roberts International Airport to account for US$10 Million allotted in the National Budget for the upkeep of airport. But appearing before the Senate Committee on Aviation in the Senate’s Conference Room at the Capitol Building, the […]

Microscoping Liberia’s Security Sector as UNMIL Transitions

Microscoping Liberia’s Security Sector as UNMIL Transitions

By Martin K. N. Kollie   Reflecting on a horrible past Sitting under an old zinc kitchen lecturing with friends in 2003 at an Internally Displaced Center in Paynesville city, my small brother came running to me in his pajamas and said “They are firing again”. I was mute for almost 30 seconds and could […]

The Incredible Fall of H. Varney G. Sherman

The Incredible Fall of H. Varney G. Sherman

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh           Senator H. Varney G. Sherman, Chairman of the ruling Unity Party has been an influential party insider, a heavyweight in the Liberian political sphere,  a top-notched lawyer for nearly his entire adult life and a presidential confidant. Sherman’s role as a presidential confidant won him the coveted slot in 2013 to be the national […]