Politics 

Under President Sirleaf: “No concrete action has shown tangible results.”

By: M. Nathaniel Barnes I listened to, and later read, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s “Call to Action” speech on Thursday, November 21, 2015. While the President admonished all Liberians not to politicize our current crisis (and I fully agree with her), I could not help pondering the following thoughts, questions and issues. President Sirleaf is right! No astute observer should place direct blame on the government without fully assessing and understanding the impact of two major factors on our economic performance. First, is the devastating effect of the Ebola virus;…

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Op-ed 

Liberia 2017: Nathaniel Barns Joins Democratic Coliation

MONROVIA—Ambassador Nathaniel Barnes has officially announced that he has taken membership in the Free Democratic Party (FDP), one of the two national political parties that is currently part of the National Democratic Coalition. Ambassador Barnes stated: “Considering the proliferation of political parties in our fledgling democracy, rather than challenging the decertification of my original party, Liberia Destiny Party (LDP) or seeking to establish yet another political party, I thought it wise to associate myself with an existing organization whose ideology, goals and objectives are extremely compatible with my vision for…

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