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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Colonel Assimi Goita Op-ed 

Mali: AU & Ecowas are disconnected from the African people

By M. Uneh Yahmia The reaction of the AU and ECOWAS to the military putsch in Mali only shows how disconnected these regional bodies are from the African people. In fact, the conduct of ECOWAS is a reflection of how each member state treats its people: playthings that must be denied the right to a dignified and secured life to the advantage of the African political elites and international finance capital. And when the consciousness of the people awakens and they take matters into their own hands to resolve historical…

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Sowell earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics from the University of Chicago in 1968,was an  assistant professor of economics at Cornell University, taught economics at Howard University, Rutgers, Cornell, Brandeis University, Amherst College, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1980, he has been a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University,2. Op-ed 

The Great Intellectual: Thomas Sowell, Economist

  By Dag Walker I’m a Sowell Man   The Greek word oikos means “household.” In the broad sense, a household can be anything from your home to your town, your nation, planet earth, even the whole universe and whatever is beyond that. In a more common sense, we use the Greek word (in English) as “eco” as a preface to “eco-logy” and “eco-nomics,” for examples. Harper is a household, or Pleebo. Liberia is an eco-sphere. Economics is a study of where we live and how we live there. Economics…

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Although it is my understanding that the President of Liberia “has set up a special investigative committee to probe the reported breach in the health and administrative protocols which guide the issuance of Covid-19 test results by the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL, the Government of Liberia is known to respond to public outcries by setting up investigation teams without interest in treating findings or reports from such teams as serious matters of concern.  Op-ed 

OPEN LETTER: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director General World Health Organization

Dear Dr. Ghebreyesus: I present my compliments and write to bring to your kind attention an unfortunate situation unfolding in Liberia in relation to COVID-19 testing. My understanding is that the WHO values integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity. However, the conduct of the Ministry of Health and the National Public health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) under the direction of the George Weah Government has not reflected those values in their dealings with my father, Alaric Kormu Tokpa. Although it is my understanding that the President of Liberia “has set…

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31 July was supposed to be a day of civilian-led protest against corruption and violations of the Constitution and human rights law. Peaceful protest is a legitimate part of democratic action. Voting is how you hold a government to account at the ballot, at election time, but democracy doesn’t happen every five years. Protesting is one of the ways you hold them to account as citizens in the interim period. Op-ed 

Time For SADC To Break With Zimbabwe

By Jamie Mighti It is time to stop turning a blind eye to what is going on in Zimbabwe, where the government has shown over and over that it is violent and willing to do anything to stay in power, writes Jamie Mighti. Am I my brother’s keeper? This moral question is one that often confronts most people at some point in their lives. Young black professionals have to confront it in the form of black tax. We all have to consider it in some form when we encounter beggars on…

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But unfortunately, TODAY, those unfortunate women are no more; as the "freedom fighters" within the NPFL territorial confines of which Mrs. Taylor resided with a PISTOL also, were NEVER given the slightest basis to be alive so as to make similar claims because they and their unborn children were decimated to their early unidentified graves without an opportunity to have glanced at their children; least to mentioned a grandchild as Mrs. Taylor is opportune currently. Op-ed 

Her bluff that she was a “humanitarian” can not withstand any solid grounds!

  Part I   By Archie Williams Our country, Liberia, has been an interesting piece of land on the African continent in terms of its notorious historicity where those that consciously committed the most heinous acts against the generality of the people through unorthodox means, have gotten away with impunity so easily just by the stroke and wave of a single hand. And more so, to sum it, we Liberians that were/are the actual victims are so gullible to an extent where anything of no consequence can easily bill, or…

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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 

President Weah violates all the laws of his country with a bellicose fist!

  By Robert Moncio Kpadeh   George Weah runs a hawkish kleptocracy (a criminal empire). He is a lawless President who violates all the laws of his country with a bellicose fist. His citizens are “dirt poor”, jobless and dying on a daily basis from extreme hunger. His economy wallows in total shambles. In the name of “Stimulus Package”, he shamelessly begged the IMF for a loan to buy rice, oil, and beans for his people (an unsustainable food distribution that now seems delusional)— meaning he is a father who…

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