Moran has interesting passages on the social institutions of southeastern Liberia and on understandings of elections, but her general argument is less than fully persuasive. This is so not least because it is based on memories of Liberia as it was more than twenty years ago and on a reading of Glebo political institutions that, while instructive, is predicated on a liberal view of society whose applicability to Liberia is not beyond question. Artists & Reviews 

Liberia: The Violence of Democracy, Review

    Mary Moran, an anthropologist, did fieldwork in the southeast of Liberia in 1982–83. Since that time she has continued to follow the twists and turns of Liberian affairs from her vantage point in the United States, benefiting from the possibilities offered by modern communication and by the presence of an important Liberian diaspora. This book was provoked by her frustration at the ways in which Liberia has been represented in international media since its descent into war in 1989. In her view, moreover, proponents of some academic disciplines—political…

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For a little over a month since being elected and installed Senator of Montserrado County, critics of Dillon have chastised him for failing to live up to a campaign promise he made to make his salary and benefits public. Until Tuesday, September 24, Sen. Dillon had always claimed of not being informed about his entitlements as Senator. Public Policy 

Liberian Assembly say it will honor Sen. Dillon call to audit National Legislature,

    Senators on Thursday, February 13, voted unanimously to welcome submission by Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, for the audit of the National Legislature, but that it be limited to the Liberian Senate as of the 53rd Legislature to the present. A motion proffered by Grand Cape Mount County ranking Senator Cllr H. Varney Sharman, however, suggested that the Senate’s Public Accounts Committee “be the entity to Investigate and prescribe the process for that auditing, and that report be made to us next Thursday.” The Senate’s decision was…

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Marshall, Margibi –  Julie Vanasscue is a professional zookeeper from Belgium but right now she volunteers and serves as the Director of the Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary in Liberia. She says the team at the sanctuary has started touring the beach for “illegal activity.” The tour which is done twice a week is called the “Sea Turtle Beach Patrol.” It is intended to monitor both the presence of female sea turtles on the beach, which are listed as endangered species, and at the same time, monitoring illegal activities from locals who hunt the turtles. News 

Conservation: Liberian Sea Turtles are at Risk of Extinction

    Marshall, Margibi –  Julie Vanasscue is a professional zookeeper from Belgium but right now she volunteers and serves as the Director of the Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary in Liberia. She says the team at the sanctuary has started touring the beach for “illegal activity.” The tour which is done twice a week is called the “Sea Turtle Beach Patrol.” It is intended to monitor both the presence of female sea turtles on the beach, which are listed as endangered species, and at the same time, monitoring illegal activities from…

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Janetta Marilyn Konah is a Liberian Poet and Author of "Beautiful Pieces" a poetry chapbook published on Amazon. She writes themes that explore the full range of human emotions, nature, life, and society. Her writing has appeared in KWEE, a Liberia Literary Magazine where she was featured as Author of the month of January 2020. She is a member of the reading literary team, Monrovia Reads, and WeWrite Liberia, where she gets to hone your creative passion for both writing and reading. The author lives in Monrovia where she moves through her daily life on the wings of poetry. Interviews 

Interview : Janetta Marilyn Konah, Liberian Poet and Author

Janetta Marilyn Konah is a Liberian Poet and Author of “Beautiful Pieces” a poetry chapbook published on Amazon. She writes themes that explore the full range of human emotions, nature, life, and society. Her writing has appeared in KWEE, a Liberia Literary Magazine where she was featured as Author of the month of January 2020. She is a member of the reading literary team, Monrovia Reads, and WeWrite Liberia, where she gets to hone your creative passion for both writing and reading. The author lives in Monrovia where she moves…

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What's the story of Moses Kollie Garzeawu who was also manhandled, in violation of his constitutional rights? Many others have been brutalized by state securities and nothing has been done by the Press Union of Liberia, the umbrella organization that is supposed to seek journalists' interests in Liberia. How many more must be dehumanized and denied their rights, How can we tackle this madness? The most regretful part is when the Center for the Protection of Journalists or the CPU are crying for Liberian journalist in its advocacy that Liberian journalists need their rights protected, while the mother of the organization the Press Union of Liberia, cares less. He reportedly died of 'hypertension'- (Pressure), as stated by the Union on behalf of the family, The medical practitioners don't have to tell us that the brutality against Zenu also contributed to the 'hypertension' death. Op-ed 

How can we tell the Press Union of Liberia to avoid being a toothless organization

By Bettie Johnson Mbayo Must Liberian journalists say ‘Yes’ to the   Press Union-of Liberia statement issued yesterday on behalf of the Liberian journalist to the family [Zenu Miller‘s] who recently passed away? But let’s take it a little further, what if the Union had pressured the Government of Liberia to investigate fully the death of the journalist, and demanded that those who beat him up before his untimely death were probed, which in essence means bringing the culprits forward for prosecution if found liable? Why now? I am sure we…

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During the Legislative conference, Professor Olympia Beko, head of the international criminal justice unit of the human rights law centre, University of Nottingham, and David Scheffer, first U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001), will provide expert advice to members of the Legislature and Liberian stakeholders working on the Draft Act to Establish an Extraordinary Tribunal for War and Economic Crimes for Liberia via video-conference. Op-ed 

Emmanuel Savice: We can not afford to let these murderers go free with impunity!

By Emmanuel Savice As a kid growing up, I knew nothing about violence. I lived in a peaceful country (Liberia), where our parents had little opportunities to provide for the family. As little the opportunities were, they took advantage of it. They fed us with their sweat. They went fishing, hunting and they were happy to work as cooks, house cleaners and securities for the powers that be. Out of that peanut income, they managed to provide life basic necessities for their children. It was never the most decent homes,…

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Prior to his demise, Zenu worked with several institutions including Truth FM, owned and operated by the Renaissance Communications Incorporated. The nation will continue to remember him as a remarkable radio personality who positively impacted his audience and professional colleagues. meanwhile, the government of Liberia, which the journalist accused of beating him which subsequently led to his death is yet to issue a  statement on the death of the popular journalist. The Press Union of Liberia or the pul, which is also the umbrella organization has not commented on the issue. The committee to protect journalist or the CPU, in a twitter feed over the weekend, called for an impartial investigation in the death of the journalist. By W. Selmah/Newspublictrust/Liberianlistener News 

Press Union, Liberian Government hush on popular Journalist Zenu’s death

While the exact cause of his death is yet to be determined, Liberian broadcast Journalist Zenu Korboi Miller of the private owned OK Fm 99.5, who died on Saturday, February 15, 2020,  received flogging from the elite presidential security, Executive Protection Force (EPS). That attack took place during the National County Sports meet at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia’s Paynesville suburb. Journalist Miller complained to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) after being victimized by the state security brutality, did not return to work for a protracted…

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Does President GMW understand "The Politics of Rice and Gas" and its corresponding consequences? April 14, 1979 Riot was provoked by RICE and GAS. The President along with his idol worshipers needs to read dialectics. The high demand for gas due to its prolonged shortage is sharply increasing the prices of basic goods and services under this regime. The "Change for Hope" slogan has become another mere fiasco and a promise betrayed. Op-ed 

Weah’s Monstrous Complex Vs. The Tiny 14th Military Hospital – 10 Reasons

    The Editor, As men and women in arms observe the 63rd Armed Forces Day, President George M. Weah has for the third time toured the 14th Military Hospital even though it is yet to be fully completed and equipped with medical facilities and the requisite manpower. The hospital, which sits on 5 of 75 acres, was inspected again by the Commander-in-Chief on Monday, February 10, 2020. This project appears to be the biggest achievement of the CDC-led government after 2 years in power. But pro-CDC fanatics and pro-Weah…

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Mrs. Marie Urey Coleman Op-ed 

Own the Mess at LPRC, Mr President, the last buck stops with you 

    In all respect, the government of Liberia must and should immediately take responsibility for the missing petroleum products at LPRC. It makes no sense for merchants commodities entrusted to the government to go missing and the very government is ordering products to replace these merchants as an importer. Unless we are being convinced that this is just a way of putting these importers out of business, only fanatics will see this differently. When a scoping investigation showed that more money than required was printed at the CBL, Weeks…

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I am asking all of my friends and other patriotic Liberians to join this cause. Weah and his Ministers have gotten emboldened and diabolical in their abuse of power. The firing of Ms. Bollie was retaliatory and grossly retributive; time to say NO to this bullshit political disaster! Op-ed 

Eye Servants: Piso Tarr you can fire civil servants just to please president!

    The Editor, The firing of Ms. Precious Bollie begs an ethical and Equal Employment Opportunity question. Are ordinary un-appointed career civil servants now employed at the will and pleasure of the President and his ministers? Is their employment not merit-based and subject to the rule of law? Can they be fired for any whimsical reason or for publicly criticizing the President or having an opinion on national issues? When does firing in the Liberian government become retaliatory? What happens when 300 ordinary civil servants go on Facebook and…

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