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Liberia: Alaric Tokpa and NDC Condemn attack on Roots FM

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The National Democratic Coalition (NDC) condemns in the strongest terms the attack on Roots FM and free speech in Liberia and therefore calls on all progressive social democrats in Liberia and abroad to step up the campaign for the democratization of Liberia. The Weah government is incapable of sustaining the democratic culture in our homeland. So we have no other choice but to defend, protect, and uphold the image of our great land of liberty. Yet, this is not the time to agonize; this is…

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Rethinking The State In Liberia, Part II

  By Alaric Tokpa   Counter-hegemonic Discourse and the Crisis of the Liberian State The above framing of subject heading is in no way intended to suggest that counter-hegemonic discourse preceded the crisis of the state in Liberia. In fact, it was the crisis of the state that generated and gave fertile grounds to militant activism which, in turn, provided greater public exposure to the crisis of the state and induced popular opposition. Taking advantage of the space thus created by the unrepentant failure of the state, several mass organizations…

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Rethinking The State In Liberia

    By Alaric Tokpa Introduction                                                                 PART I In the popular search for appropriate state model, the beginning of the 21st century is an era of unrest and political uncertainty in Africa. At the same time, “history weighs heavily on the global periphery, producing conditions in many countries that are inhospitable to both democracy and social justice”.[i] Evidently then, the complication of the period presents a challenge to social science scholarship, as hardly can any African country in this age predict with absolute certainty the future direction of its political…

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