Where are we and why our contribution to African literature is not acknowledged or even celebrated by ourselves, much less by others outside of our borders? The simple answer is we don’t have a cultural policy that promotes literature and other works of arts as in other countries in our continent. In any other society, these early writings would be reprinted and taught to new generations, which may draw inspiration from them, as it is noted that ‘the past must inform the present.’ Society Arts & Leisure 

Exploring Contemporary Liberian Literature

    The first African novel is said to have been written by a Liberian writer, Joseph Walters, in 1891. The novel was Guanya Pau, a story of an African Princess. If you add the names of other Liberian writers such as the renown Pan-African nationalist, Wilmot Blyden, Edwin Barclay, Hilary Teage, who wrote the Liberian National Anthem, Doris Banks Henries, Roland T. Dempster, Robert H. Brown, Henry B. Cole, or Kona Khasu, it shows that Liberia has made great contribution to African literature from as far back as the…

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Martin continued: “President Weah and Min. Nathaniel McGill hired and paid ex-Rebel Generals to forcibly arrest Hon. Kolubah. Who are they to give an elected official a 72-hour ultimatum to report himself or risk being dragged?” News 

Activist Attacked But DEA Security Claims Attack

  Rodney Sieh   Monrovia FPA– At around 10:30pm Friday, Martin Kollie says he was taking one of his Student Unification Party militants’ home when he received a call from other party members who were hanging out at the Renaissance Bar on Duport Road in Paynesville. Mr. Kollie, the controversial secretary-general of the Student Unification Party of the University of Liberia, broke his silence Sunday, for the first time since reports of his alleged abduction and beating by unknown forces, he says were instructed by the Liberian government to do…

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It has become a pungent phenomenon in the history of humanity that discredited regimes faced with the heroic defiance of a mobilized people against all the filths and dirty tricks of the establishment, fearing that playing hardball would lead to its decisive crushing under the revolutionary weight of the enraged masses, agents of such bankrupt order would collapse into political posturing and dangle before the people a call for unity and dialogue—an inglorious pretext meant to save the neck of the regime from the noose in order to continue the spree of social domination. Business News 

George Weah Call For Roundtable Talks On Economy Absurd

  Resistance 10– George Weah Calls for a roundtable on the economy: an infantile hot air beyond absurdity   The Editor,   It has become a pungent phenomenon in the history of humanity that discredited regimes faced with the heroic defiance of a mobilized people against all the filths and dirty tricks of the establishment, fearing that playing hardball would lead to its decisive crushing under the revolutionary weight of the enraged masses, agents of such bankrupt order would collapse into political posturing and dangle before the people a call…

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The UN Envoy expressed commitment to working with the Liberian Government in achieving the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. However, he noted that UN adheres strictly to its fiduciary standards to safeguard UN funds against misuse and integrity risks. Business News 

Can The IMF Safe Liberia?

    Lawrence Kennedy   I am always fascinated by the faith developing countries place in a supranational organization like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to swoop down into a country and save it from social and economic meltdown. I will approach this short opinion piece by tackling two concepts. The first one is easy, and the second – a bit difficult. The first claim is to demonstrate that supranational organizations like the IMF is the problem and they are more apt to create an atmosphere…

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14. A disillusioned "popular" president was afraid to go and receive a petition from his own people who overwhelmingly elected him. Something may have gone wrong after 18 months. The Real Fact: The economy is bad while corruption and dictatorship remain prevalent. This was never THE CHANGE Mr. Weah promised. So, we The People, didn’t miss out on any opportunity. Do not be Op-ed 

Gains vs. Losses On The June 7th Protest

  Gains vs. Losses: The real petition came from THE PEOPLE – What did we achieve?   In my opinion, we didn’t lose or miss out on any opportunity. The PEOPLE were heard so loudly through slogans, songs, battle-cries, leaflets, banners, posters and random interviews. What more does any honest or serious government need to hear or receive in order to act? Paper petition from COP which you have already tagged ‘unrealistic’ and ‘trashy’? The REAL PETITION came directly from our PEOPLE. They were pragmatic, bold and fearless on June…

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And while there has been an outpouring of respect for the struggle veteran, Umkhonto weSizwe commander, traditional healer, member of Parliament, poet and novelist, the literary fraternity has also bemoaned the fact that younger writers and women have been overlooked for the third time in a row. Artists & Reviews 

Meet South Africa’s Newest Poet Laureate

  But some say it was a woman’s turn   The grand old man of liberation poetry, Professor Mongane Wally Serote, was named South Africa’s third poet laureate at a slightly shambolic SA Literary Awards event in Pretoria this week. And while there has been an outpouring of respect for the struggle veteran, Umkhonto weSizwe commander, traditional healer, member of Parliament, poet and novelist, the literary fraternity has also bemoaned the fact that younger writers and women have been overlooked for the third time in a row. A poet laureate…

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• The open threat made by President Weah on the very eve of the protest to ruthlessly crush critical voices who expose him and his mental weakness and for whom he is and for what they are: a leader with no foresight but with the revolting penchant for theft on an infamous scale, who is incapable of making generalization, who has no original thought on anything, and who has an underdeveloped brain for reasoning but yet fenced himself with mediocrities and simpletons. Op-ed 

No To The Hypocrisy Of The ECOWAS!

    The Editor, Following the success of day 1 of the protest action held by the Council of Patriots (COP), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) released a statement in Monrovia, frowning on the Council of Patriots (COP) for refusing to submit its petition to the government of Liberia, even in the face of the bridge of the agreement by the GOL that the Vice President of Liberia in Jewel Howard Taylor would descend on the grounds of the protest to receive the petition from the COP…

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There is still much for Siakam to improve in his game — the Warriors have harassed him into a couple of untimely turnovers, and they were likely to foist all-defensive team forward Draymond Green on him more often. But having already dealt with the defence of Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo in the last two rounds of the playoffs, it’s not going to rattle Siakam. Sports 

Bullet In Their Arsenal: Raptors Pascal Siakam

  How the Raptors’ Pascal Siakam sheds playoff pressure like opposing defenders   For all his frenetic play — the spin moves around the basket to create space where it seems none exists, to the grab-it-and-go rebounding style that adds a much-needed dimension to the Toronto Raptors offence — the mind of Pascal Siakam remains calm and analytical.In this breakout season, the 25-year-old third-year forward has emerged as a true force throughout the NBA because he’s always been able to figure things out and meet whatever challenge he sees. The…

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These are the same young people who saw Mr. Weah as the “Country Giant.” Even though then-candidate Weah never had a debate with any of his opponents during the presidential campaign to know his local and world views of the issues, and he never held a press conference, and never put forward his governing platform and ideas, Liberians foolishly voted for George Manneh Weah. Op-ed 

June 7th A Call To Action In Liberia

  By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh Never overlook the power of protest. It is real.   People’s power is real in Liberia. The protest you saw in Liberia on June 7 is an expression of anger and dissatisfaction with a grossly insensitive, incompetent and corrupt Liberian government that wouldn’t change course and address prevailing national issues that affect the Liberian people. The prevailing national issues that require the attention of President Weah are many: poverty and hunger, massive unemployment, massive public-sector corruption, the culture of impunity, accountability, the establishment of a war…

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Lesotho could not hold back and they probed for an equaliser, and their efforts were rewarded in the 32nd minute through midfielder Jane Thabantso. The Zimbabweans continued to push for a win and their efforts were eventually rewarded when Leeroy Mavunga made it 2-1 in the hour mark, but their lead was short-lived. Sports 

Bafana Bafana Successfully Defend COSAFA Cup

The 2019 Cosafa Cup action continued on Friday, where the hosts South Africa were looking to defend their Plate trophy against Malawi at Moses Mabhida Stadium. In a clash that got underway at 17:00, coach David Notoane’s men were chasing for an improved performance following a loss to Botswana in the quarter-finals, and a win on penalties over Uganda during the week. Notoane made changes in his starting line-up and brought back the likes of Reeve Frosler, Grant Margeman as well as Tercious Malepe for experience, yet they could still not…

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