Korto Reeves /actionaid News 

Liberian Feminist Invited At Yale Fellowship

  By Andrew Jaye New Haven–A Liberian author, feminist, global figure, and the Co-Founder of the Liberian Feminist Forum, Ms. Korto Reeves Williams, has been invited as one of the fellows of the 2021 World Fellows at the prestigious Yale University. “A Brazilian diplomat, an Israeli journalist, and a British expert in the ethics of artificial intelligence are among the 16 women and men who have been selected as 2021 World Fellows.” Madame Reeves is the author of Inappropriate Medley: Stories of the Patriarchy, Pleasure, and Redemption, a stunning poetry…

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ethnocentrism Op-ed 

Nimba: Ethnocentrism and the Land–Grabb Issue

  By: Andrew Borbor Werlay Jaye, Jr   When the body and flesh of the republic are monstrously bruised, the soul of the nation in which the people have nationalized inhomogeneity becomes groveling to the knees of ethnocentrism. Defining Ethnocentrism Ethnocentrism is one disease that has been a cancerous proclivity, says, diminishing our cells in opposition to a vibrant political system. But ethnocentrism is not an element of natural science. It is birthed by greedy men (who interact with the animals, plants, and environments) who crave everything to themselves as…

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senator dillion Op-ed 

Setting historical records straight for Senator Abraham D. Dillon of Montserrado Co.

By Johnson Geply Past and present events constitute history. History is often recorded by the pen or the mind, never by a single individual but by many people, some of whom may live through it or witness such events that end up as written history or as oral history. As such, history does not lie due to the fact that it is narrated by many people. Yes, history does not lie but people do falsify it. People may choose to lie about historical facts either because they do not have…

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abraham dillion Op-ed 

Abraham Dillion Understanding of Liberian History Is Shallowed!

Hassan Bility & Andrew Jaye To think that social eruption can be manufactured for political capital is the very height of ignorance to demonstrate. The social eruption of April 14, 1979, has been propagandized by the right-wing and the remnants of the True Wing party to terrify our people, a dangerous game into which Abraham Darius dillion is playing. Hence Mathews and others could not have called the people on the streets if their objective conditions (poverty, exclusion, hunger, and so forth) were not visible and practical. But it is…

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kru warriers /ethan rider Op-ed 

KRU WARS: SOUTHEASTERN REVOLT IN 19TH TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY LIBERIA

  By Anthony Barclay Morgan Jr.   SACRED MOUNTAIN, FIVE TOWNS Liberia’s southeastern coast begins at the Cestos River and ends several hundred miles away at the mouth of the Cavalla and a verdant promontory aptly named Cape Palmas. The roaring surf and jutting rocks give way to a sparkling white sandbar and dense mangrove swamps that yield to wetlands, stately palm groves, and lush rainforest on both sides of the mighty Cavalla. The diverse peoples who inhabit this coast form part of a Niger-Congo subgroup found in neighboring Ivory…

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abraham dillion Op-ed 

Abraham Darius Dillion’s epitome of HYPOCRISY: Our People Were Not ‘Ignorant’ On April 14, 1979

By Alfred Kiadii & Moses Yamiah The population of urban Liberia in 1979 was more Educated than it is today. Men and women in the hamlets of poverty like the West Point, New Kru Town, and Clara Town were the bedrock of the progressive movement. Ask your mothers and fathers. If they are truthful, you will understand the story. How dare you insult the people once again. If the progressives were not set to win any election why were the two most populous parties [United Peoples Party and Liberian People…

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imf /dw Business 

IMF & LIBERIA: THE NEOLIBERAL AGENDA OF CAPITALISM

  By: Andrew Borbor Werlay Jaye Jr.   This paper was originally a Political Science research work. But given the fact of the Liberia-IMF scandalmongering character of the Liberian crisis under the kleptocracy of Mr. Weah, this paper deserves public consumption for both the enlightenment and redemption of the Liberian political superstructure and economic base. It remains to be seen that it covers events prior to, and events after the Weah Government signed up to the neoliberal conditionalities of the Bretton Woods Institution (IMF) under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF)…

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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. Op-ed 

To Senator Abraham Dillion of Montserrado County: Our people are not ignorant!

  By Andrew Jaye Jr   Dillion, Regarding your half-baked analysis to Mr. Samuel Jackson on the historical accuracy of the Rice Uprising, which you dupped as “Rice Riot” to smartly dent the character of the Progressive forces, is far–fetched from the truism of April 14, 1979. But more brazenly, and disappointing is the fact: that it is men like you to whom history must be explained. Mr. Dillon were you to muster the courage and discipline yourself by reading thoroughly the Liberian scholarships on April 14, 1979, you would…

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james fromoyan Public Policy 

April 14 Historical Reflections:  What Change Did It Bring? 

  By Joaquin M. Sendolo When Liberians begin to chronicle major events in their existence, they cannot escape the month of April and its records. They are always reminded about major historical occurrences that began in 1979 April 14 when the first major protest characterized by human casualties and massive looting took place.  In fact, many commentators say April 14 sets the basis of Liberia’s collective history when on this day, the ordinary Liberians outside of the realm of the ruling elites demonstrated how they felt about the century-old oligarchical…

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literary hour, Jackie and moses Society Arts & Leisure 

LIBERIA: TOWARDS CRYSTALLIZING A LITERARY SPIRIT  

    By K. Moses Nagbe REFLECTING ON WHAT IN these past four months I’ve participated in on the Focus on Liberia platform, I’ve recognized the significance of conversation in meaningful ways that I hadn’t done in a long time. Purposeful conversations do carry seeds of development and progress. Why? Because such conversations are likely to generate ideas that drive dreams to be conquered,  dreams to be attained.  In the area of literacy and literature, that culture of purposeful conversations must rise to a high peak of intensity that is…

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