These are the same young people who saw Mr. Weah as the “Country Giant.” Even though then-candidate Weah never had a debate with any of his opponents during the presidential campaign to know his local and world views of the issues, and he never held a press conference, and never put forward his governing platform and ideas, Liberians foolishly voted for George Manneh Weah. Op-ed 

June 7th A Call To Action In Liberia

  By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh Never overlook the power of protest. It is real.   People’s power is real in Liberia. The protest you saw in Liberia on June 7 is an expression of anger and dissatisfaction with a grossly insensitive, incompetent and corrupt Liberian government that wouldn’t change course and address prevailing national issues that affect the Liberian people. The prevailing national issues that require the attention of President Weah are many: poverty and hunger, massive unemployment, massive public-sector corruption, the culture of impunity, accountability, the establishment of a war…

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Political Commentary & Reflections On Liberia

B O O K R E V I E W by ralph geeplay Liberian political commentators are in abundance in this day and age, but few are writing the books that Liberians must read. To tell the history of a troubled nation as it gravitates from one crisis to another—these many decades, understanding these historical trajectories are important in a nation’s milestone, and that is why Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh deserves commendation for his book, Political Commentary and Reflections on Liberia. For this is recorded history meant for the Libraries and students—as…

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The Country Is Bleeding

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is lucky to be in office this long. She’s lucky, indeed. The idea that she is completing her second six-year presidential term without encountering any serious national threat to her corrupt administration, says a lot about the political shrewdness she brings to her presidency. Had she been president of a genuinely democratic country that is not Liberia, I believe she would have been impeached, voted out of office or overthrown violently or nonviolently (I prefer the latter) for corruption, and for the inept,…

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