By the way, how can we be so sure that the passports in question are not far more than 4,250 pieces considering the profundity of greed, and the unparalleled quest for material wealth and opulence which have possessed the souls of the folks ruling over our homeland? The desperation for bloody overnight wealth being exhibited by George Weah and his bunch compels to none. The guys are so obsessed with material wealth that the reputation and sanctity of the country no longer matter to them. Unimpeachable sources have hinted that the passports sold out to foreign crooks are more than what has been announced to the public. That the 4,250 is a massaged number. Liberia is plunged into a serious quagmire and may require powerful intervention to save the nation from the peril of extinction. What a debauched era in our history we shall never forget. Op-ed 

The Passport Racket —How Liberia’s Image Been Ravaged By Its Own Governors

    The Editor, The phrase “SIGNIFICANT CORRUPTION” as stated by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—illustrating and characterizing the enormity of theft and graft associated with the Liberian passport racket, now trending on global cable news, is no doubt a ‘weighty declaration’ that must never be taken lightly. Anyone taking this lightly might be under the influence of strong and harmful substances. By the way, how can we be so sure that the passports in question are not far more than 4,250 pieces considering the profundity of greed, and…

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Jockk Brand vs. the Man at the Top of the Stairs  and Other Men Hiding in the Shadows in the Garden Evening. Icy Cafe, Street of the Monkeys, Phom Phen.  Op-ed 

Tarzan and the Leopard Men of Liberia

  Dag Walker Years ago in Mexico City I was having coffee at a sidewalk cafe when an old guy with a bad leg and a droopy moustache sat down beside me. Soon after, he asked me where I had come from. “London, “ I replied. He pulled the ends of his moustache and said, “Ah, America.” I was polite and said, “No, sir, England.” He was a bit confused. “Oh, yes,” he said, smiling and showing all his gold teeth. “By California!” The coffee was excellent. When I was…

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Black people in America, and abroad, are taking claim to their African spiritual practices that were lost in chattel slavery and colonization. Op-ed 

African Spirituality: Demon Possessed or Mental illness?

  By Sekou Kelleh   I have experienced firsthand the ideological clash between science and religion on the issue of whether people can be demon possessed or they just experience mental health issues. And l was forced to pick a side.  The Italian Red Cross  Society hired me in 2017 as a cultural mediator and a language interpreter between medical professionals and refugees mostly from Africa and the Middle East. Part of my responsibilities was to relay between patients and  doctors. Initially l was motivated by the cash and the…

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To sum it all, we must consolidate forces and revolt through the ballot or the bullet? This will be our own struggle not others. United front or no progress - there should be no such thing as middle ground or negotiation with reactionary forces. Thank about it. Onward to victory! Op-ed 

George Weah who has absolutely no ideological orientation

  The Editor, How can anyone claim to be a “Revolutionary Party” when such person thrive on no ideological inkling, have no depth of the dialectics, no genuine people-centred cause and run by a man in George Weah who has absolutely no ideological orientation and zero insight of the dialectics? How, my friends? Chanting Battle Cry aloud and fluently doesn’t make you a Revolutionary Party. Donning colourful berets, batches and boots don’t make you a Revolutionary Party? Referring to each other as “Comrades and Bos” doesn’t make you a Revolutionary…

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“The Grebo of the Ivory Coast and Liberia carve masks with round eyes to represent alertness and anger, with the straight nose to represent unwillingness to retreat. The Senoufo people of the Ivory Coast represent tranquility by making masks with eyes half-shut and lines drawn near the mouth. The Temne of Sierra Leone use masks with small eyes and mouths to represent humility and humbleness. They represent wisdom by making bulging forehead. Other masks that have exaggerated long faces and broad foreheads symbolize the soberness of one's duty that comes with power.”.4. Op-ed 

The Masks of the PORO

  By Dag Walker   Poro Societies (males) and Sande Society (females) and other secret societies are so central to most Liberian history that one must have some understanding to grasp the nation and its people. There is the person, and there is the persona, “the role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one’s public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.”1.  We all take on rôles during the course of the day. You might be a man, a father, a husband, a friend, a…

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If we ever thought the war was going to be over and Liberia would become a paradise when he was elected, we were surely day dreaming. We constantly heard the song, “he was popularly elected” but popularly elected my black African ass. The nightmare was not over when he was elected. He became a popularly elected despot, chasing all his “enemies” into exile. Those who lived in his Liberia had to put their tails between their legs like scared dogs and those brave enough to criticize had to flee or risk going to jail or being killed. I was moved by this development to write this poem, “Taylor’s Democracy” in 2002. Op-ed 

Poetic Tribute to Charles “Gangster” Taylor—-By Nvasekie N. Konneh

    Time does fly as they say. It’s unbelievable that it’s been 10 years since the former Liberian Dictator, Kleptocrat, Murderer in Chief, Rebel Kingpin Charles “Gangster” Taylor disgracefully abdicated his throne under the combined pressure from the international community, the rebel forces of LURD and MODEL. As Liberia celebrates a decade of peace in August 2013, there is no sign of Charles Taylor fulfilling his promise of “God willing I shall be back.” Instead the Rebel Kingpin is spending 50 long years in European prison after his conviction…

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And this latest outburst from Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee against journalist Rodney Sieh, appears to signal what some have described as growing intolerance on the part of this government in regard to freedom of expression Op-ed 

The Economic Reform Alliance—ERA calls for justice, condemns Koigee

Press Statement for Immediate Release   The Economic Reform Alliance—ERA condemns the brutal attacks on two young men by MCC guards posted at Mayor Jefferson Koigee’s residence; calls for an impartial and expeditious investigation to bring all those involved before the the Law:  Fellow Liberians, ERA extends unwavering greetings and reaffirmed its commitment to the cause, welfare, and dignity of the Liberian people. ERA believes such merciless attack on peaceful and harmless Liberians at the hands of mayor Koigee’s thugs is a clear demonstration of the nature of the City…

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My Heart Bleeds For My Grieving Homeland, Liberia Op-ed 

My Heart Bleeds For My Grieving Homeland, Liberia

    The Editor, From dawn to night, ever so often, I see my homeland endures unbearable trials and bruising tribulations. I see fellow citizens grinding and bustling under clouds of uncertainty and continue to suffer the perennial and perilous fate of misrule. I see the perpetual idiosyncrasies and excesses of political governance besetting and impeding the growth of Liberia and the barrenness of its sprawling poor. Liberia is painfully grieving in the wilderness of brazen misrule and untold uncertainty. More than ever, our nation craves for national leadership with…

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Now she wants people to feel that she is in solidarity with the people protesting against rape because President Weah has failed to act like a leader. Ellen intends to make Weah look bad to the Liberian people so if anything happens in the country, the international community would ask her to be the interim leader. She claims to be a democrat, but she kept Samuel Doe’s Decree 88-A on the books until the end of her second term before she nullified it. Op-ed 

Anti-Rape Protestors stay away from the wicked Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    The Editor, Anti-Rape Protestors, did much to stay away from the wicked Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday, as they protested. She is very wicked and very corrupt. As I stated elsewhere, the anti-sexual harassment act was weakened by her administration and the lawmakers under her watchful eyes before it was passed. In December 2014, she gave presidential clemency (Christmas gifts) to prisoners who were convicted for raping children. What message was she sending to rapists? She was telling them to redouble the criminal acts against the children of…

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Even in their desperation for a bit of good news as they have drowned in a cesspool of bad narratives created by themselves, must they manufacture such a BLACK LIE about Weah's and his disreputable presidency? A president that is doing well by his people doesn't need public relations, his people will invariably be his PROs. They will echo his good news wide and loud. Can you guys stop this Hilarious Nonsense for a moment! Op-ed 

Protesting rape in Liberia

    The Editor For the past few days, a group of people from several Liberian organizations have been protesting on the streets of the capital. The groups represented are mainly groups involved in speaking out for children and youth. They are CYFC – Child and Youth Friendly Cities, MARCH FOR JUSTICE, SAFE SPACE, and others. These people are protesting rape in Liberian and its lack of consequences in the justice system. They want rape declared a NATIONAL EMERGENCY. After a TV media presentation recently, the group began to protest…

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