Editor's Desk Politics 

A mental tyranny is keeping black writers from greatness

By Ben Okri We should not be expected to write about slavery, poverty or racial injustice. The greatest literature comes not from the heaviest subjects but from freedom of thought Living as we do in troubling times, we look to writers to reflect the temper of the age. The essential thing is freedom. A people cannot be great or fulfilled without it. A literature cannot be great without it either. The basic prerequisite of literature is freedom. And the first freedom is mental freedom. For it is possible to be…

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President Ellen Sirleaf New Year Message

My fellow Liberians, Good morning! Today, as we Liberians across this great resilient nation gather with our family and loved ones, I want to wish you a happy and healthy New Year. New Year is always a hopeful moment. As we look back at the end of a very difficult 2014, we do so with the knowledge that we have the capacity and the commitment to each other to reach out for a better and brighter Liberia. The people of Liberia have made great personal sacrifices in the fight against…

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Liberian Police Charge Four With Armed Robbery

By Richard Stephens MONROVIA—(LINA) Police in Monrovia have arrested and charged a 45-year-old man identified as Moses Blama as well as his three alleged accomplices, Ansu Kromah, Jardee Adiou and Bleeme Johnson, who are at-large, with armed robbery.. The Liberia News Agency quotes a police charge sheet issued December 24 as saying that Blama, a resident of the Bernard Farm Community on the Kakata highway, was on December 22 arrested by police in the Boy’s Town Community in Lower Margibi County for armed robbing a Fula businesswoman, Fatumata Jaloh, in…

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