che guavera /prensa Latina Op-ed 

Che Guevara in the Congo

BY DAVID SEDDON Che Guevara’s expedition in the Congo, though ill-fated, stands as a crucial example of anti-imperialist solidarity. The death of Fidel Castro in November 2016 prompted me to revisit the extraordinary history of the Cuban Revolution and in particular the diplomatic recognition, political support, and military assistance provided by Cuba under Castro to national liberation struggles and independent states all over Africa — from Algeria and Western Sahara, to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, and the Portuguese colonies of Guinea-Bissau, Angola, and Mozambique. Cuban soldiers’ victories against South African forces…

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kofi woods Op-ed 

Samuel Kofi Woods II on What can the media do to sustain democracy now and in the future

A Patriot’s Diary With Ekena Wesley If only the Liberian media would have an appreciation of the powerful realm they occupy in society, the resolve to effectively exert themselves amid the truism of nation-building would be a foregone conclusion. The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA), held its 8th Convention from September 29 – October 1, 2022, in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. The trappings of democracy, freedom, liberty, and justice are the cornerstones of the new world order for participatory governance. Liberians have been on the road to a…

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gongloe /lpp Public Policy 

Liberia has experienced the effects of one-party rule, military dictatorship: Gongloe elected LPP Leader

  Comrade Chairman And other members of the Executive Committee Members of the Liberian People’s Party Observers, Other distinguished ladies, and gentlemen   Before proceeding any further, I humbly request that you stand with me for one moment of silence to the memory of Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu, former Vice Standard Bearer of the Liberian People’s Party and all other fallen stalwarts of the Liberian People’s party, who are not alive today to see this day. Amen, and you may have your seats. Fellow partisans, let me now express profound…

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bad roads liberia Op-ed 

Countering the Faulty Narrative of ‘Southeasterners Dominance’ in Liberia Politics

.. The focus should be on how we correct this historical injustice against the people of the Southeast and not the peddling of this divisive politics because of the desperation for power. By, Harry ConwayThere is a faulty narrative that appears to be gaining traction in Liberia body politics that needs to be countered to lay bare the historical exclusion and marginalization that has plagued the Southeastern Region generally and particularly River Gee County and Barrobo District, Maryland County. This narrative rests on the premise that the current President, Speaker,…

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zanu pf Op-ed 

ZANU PF takes Zimbabwe 360° back to Rhodesia – country ripe for new wave of nationalism and liberation struggle!

There is a popular saying, “nothing under the sun is completely new” – as, with the planets, solar systems, galaxies, and the universe, everything simply goes round and round in circles, repeating itself over and over again. In fact, history, as a record of human activity, appears to be the most telling of this phenomenon – as evidenced by the tendency of it replaying itself, even cleverly disguised as something new, especially for those who do not bother learning anything from their past. The past few weeks have been extremely…

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sup Public Policy 

SUP presents 51 counts for Weah to #FixTheCountry, calls for an independent investigation into July 26 violence

For Immediate Release Comrades in the redemption struggle for the dignity of the oppressed of the peasantry of our people, the “FixTheCountry Generation” of the conscious students of the University of Liberia, ideological student radicals profoundly leading the struggle for the honor of the fatherland, militants, cadres and stalwarts of Africa’s biggest embankment of revolutionary consciousness building and progressive enlightenment- the Vanguard Student Unification Party- SUP, fellow Liberian compatriots;  The Revolutionary Vanguard Student Unification Party- SUP calls for a speedy, impartial, and independent investigative panel headed by the Independent Commission…

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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. Op-ed 

Pack and Leave: A Notice to Weah and the CDC regime 

  By Mustapha N. Kanneh   When the rotten CDC establishment rose to the pinnacle of national leadership after the country’s erstwhile president, that modern-day Jezebel who foisted on the Liberian people Mr. Weah, an empty vessel, a man suffering from intellectual kwashiorkor, and an ideologically disadvantaged ex-soccer star, we knew that the country had been submerged in a sordid pool of corruption, grinding poverty, and grotesque incompetence.  While a few of our compatriots saw Mr. Weah and the CDC as the answer to the Liberian development quagmire, we saw…

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university of liberia, 1984, samuel doe Op-ed 

A Tearful Day on August 22, 1984 – Amid a Barbaric Stampeding of Peaceful UL Students’ Protest

A Patriot’s Diary with Ekena Wesley Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, Dr. Patrick L.N. Siryon (all deceased), George Klay Kieh, Jr. et al were arrested by the regime. Their arrest was politically motivated. The administration of Dr. Mary Antoinette Browne-Sherman condemned the unlawful and unacceptable arrest of the University of Liberia’s lecturers. 37 years ago on Wednesday, August 22, 1984, Master Sergeant, Samuel Kanyon Doe addressed the nation. His mood was intolerant! His voice trembled. Emotions had set in. A heartbeat away from the Executive Mansion, UL students were holding a…

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dcd-cop Public Policy 

Montserrado Grand Jury Indicts CDC-CoP Gangs: Charged With First, Second Degree Felonies

MONROVIA – Criminal Court “A” has issued a Writ of Arrest for seven members of the Coalition For Democratic Change-Council of Patriots, following an indictment brought against them by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County for a first and two-second degrees felony. Defendant Ben Believe Togbah, Abdurahman Barry, Aaron K. Cheap, Today Massaquoi, Joshua Saye Karr, Pokar S. Roberts, Kendrick C.  Pelenah and others to be identified as Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder, Felony of the Second Degree, Aggravated Assault, Felony of Second Degree and Criminal Conspiracy, Felony of the First…

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upp Public Policy 

Liberia: United People’s Party Pulls out of Ruling Coalition for Democratic Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Monrovia – The United People’s Party (UPP), one of the constituent parties in the Grand Coalition has with immediate effect tendered its dissociation with the Memorandum of Understanding, with the Congress for Democratic Change. The UPP said the current leadership of President George Manneh Weah is not living up to the commitment contained in the October 2017 MOU that brought Weah to power and subsequently, the March 2022 MOU which is geared at re-electing him, as such, it can no longer remain committed to said document. “It…

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