Speaking on peace and security, Professor Alaric Tokpa emphasized that the New Vision for Liberia “is that clear Vision which promotes the rule of law, respect for the constitution, promotes unity and cultural diversity, peace, harmony, and security in all sectors of society,” adding that “freedom of speech, academic freedom, youth advancement and women’s rights were important to the New Vision for Liberia in a New Liberia.” Alaric Tokpa is an iconic fighter for social economic justice and democracy in Liberia. In the1980s, Mr. Tokpa was arrested and imprisoned by Sgt. Samuel Doe’s military junta, tried by a military tribunal and sentenced to death by firing squad, but later released on clemency. Op-ed 

Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan Presents New Vision to Rescue Liberia

    Dubai, UAE – As Liberia and other African countries fall into leadership crisis and a daunting economic future, three prominent Liberian social political activists participated in a forum and presented a perspective on Liberia’s future. The forum saw a major PowerPoint presentation by Liberia’s award-winning scientist and social activist, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, who presented what he termed as the “New Vision Liberia” and the urgent patriotic call to “Rescue Liberia,” a press statement from Dr. Nyan’s institution, Liberia is the oldest republic in Africa that gained its…

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ArticlArticle 28 of the Liberian constitution states: “Any person, at least one of whose parents was citizen of Liberia at the time of the person’s birth, shall be a citizen of Liberia; provided that any such person shall upon reaching maturity renounce any other citizenship acquired by virtue of one parent being a citizen of another country. No citizen of the Republic shall be deprived of citizenship or nationality except as provided by law; and no person shall be denied the right to change citizenship or nationality.”e 28 of the Liberian constitution states: “Any person, at least one of whose parents was citizen of Liberia at the time of the person’s birth, shall be a citizen of Liberia; provided that any such person shall upon reaching maturity renounce any other citizenship acquired by virtue of one parent being a citizen of another country. No citizen of the Republic shall be deprived of citizenship or nationality except as provided by law; and no person shall be denied the right to change citizenship or nationality.” Op-ed 

Liberian Diaspora: final frontier or enemies of the state?

    In today’s global economy, developing countries like Liberia and others in Africa must endeavor to engage their nationals in the diaspora to help with economic developments. Other countries like Israel, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, etc., have realized the importance of the diaspora’s economic role in fostering national development through its annual remittances and project oriented initiatives. Individuals in the diaspora, who enjoyed dual nationality, have   become a   blessing to their   respective countries of origin. The diaspora has become gold mines for most developing countries. Most countries are encouraging their…

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The Liberian Diaspora: final frontier of Hope or enemies of the state?

    By Edmund Bargblor In today’s global economy, developing countries like Liberia and others in Africa must endeavor to engage their nationals in the diaspora to help with economic developments. Other countries like Israel, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, etc., have realized the importance of the diaspora’s economic role in fostering national development through its annual remittances and project-oriented initiatives. Individuals in the diaspora, who enjoyed dual nationality, have become a blessing to their respective countries of origin. The diaspora has become gold mines for most developing countries. Most countries are…

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In our country Liberia, there has been severe leadership deficit from the founding of the Liberian state to today. Liberia has been a country where there has been growth without development from year in year out. All these anomalies culminated in the fratricidal civil conflict that destroyed the fabric of our society and undermined our collective ability to move forward as one nation. With the help of ECOWAS and the International community, peace was restored to our country 15 years ago. Our collective responsibility as a people now is to maintain the peace. Instead, strange things are happening that could weaken our collective resolve to maintain the peace!! Yes, indeed strange things are happening in our country today- where people who were just barely managing to make life yesterday are today among the wealthiest people in Africa, if not the world, just in one year of being in power, as though they are money magicians. Op-ed 

The Role of the Media in the Sustenance of the Liberian Democracy

The President and members of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas, Officials of the Liberian Government, Officials of United States Government, Representatives of the Press Union of Liberia and other Liberian based professional and civil society organizations, Representatives of other United States based professional and civil society organizations, and Other distinguished ladies and gentlemen I bring you greetings from the oldest Republic on the African Continent, the Republic of Liberia, the country bequeathed to us by our forefathers and foremothers, of diverse origins and backgrounds, united in the…

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