The Conspiracy of Silence and Inaction
Emotionally wounded by the trauma of seven years of factional
fighting, and abandoned by a regime incapable of providing adequate
programs for rehabilitation, the Liberian populace decided to
keep quiet and internalize its pain.
Where Terror Rules, No One Is Left
When news hit the Net and the wireless about so-called "ex-combatants"
storming the home of the Wessehs (Mr. Commany Wesseh of Dr. Sawyer's
Center for Democratic Empowerment) and his wife journalist/social
worker Medina) and the expected terror that ensued, it was first
dismissed by many as "what do you expect in today's Liberia."
The New Game Africa Is Playing
In view of the negative stories that have been coming out of
Africa, it is always a great moment to savor whenever I see an
African shines in a boxing ring or on a soccer field or on a
Towards a Partnership Role for Liberian
NGOs in National Development
There is an ongoing debate as to whether the world has already
achieved or is in the process of fast achieving a truly globalized
economy in which the state has lost all regulatory ability and
should therefore allow international markets to decide domestic
economic and social outcomes. For example, in "Globalization
in Question" (1996),
Liberian Refugees: A Nation In Exile
There are few issues that are so vivid, emotional and rivetting
that appeal to the conscience as is the current crisis of refugees.
A refugee crisis appears to suddenly flare up in the news and
has caught the world's attention.
Who Should Dispose Of Arms?
Here we go again. An African solution to an African problem.
Agreements are drafted, signed and then later dumped in the name
of convenience. And yet we expect others to take us seriously.
Of Promises And Reality:
Putting The Chicago Conference In Perspective, One Year After
David Dorado, a former security assigned to opposition politician,
Counselor J. Laveli Supuwood, is no more. On one fateful December
evening last year, it was yet another sunset in Taylor's Liberia,
and as darkness fell, for David it was to be a final sunset.
The Liberian Democratic Future
Responds to the Executive Mansion
This is our passing response to the simplistic propaganda manuevers
of an otherwise confused establishment that calls itself the
Government of Liberia.
WE KNOW THEM WELL! -Press &
Public Affairs Department Executive Mansion
The latest tirade of insults from groups of disillusioned U.S.-based
Liberian stooges on the Government of Liberia and its Chief Executive
via the Internet proves just how much some of our people in the
United States will bend over backwards to sell their souls just
to get that American "green card".
Lofa, Money Grabbers and Jesus Christ
The recent fracas in Voinjama, Lofa County remains an enigma.
The ruling clique, with its penchant for exaggerated fudge and
political comedy has said that the town was attacked by invaders
from neighboring Guinea.
An Opposition of Carpetbaggers &
Amid the clatter and noise of the 1997 elections in Liberia,
everyone would have thought about pausing for a moment to ask,
how can we all really predict the future of the Liberian opposition
vis-a-vis the country's democracy?
Liberians to Remain in the Dark, As President
Taylor Declares Electricity A "Luxury"
His Excellency Dakpanah Dr. Charles Gankay Taylor, President
of Liberia, stunned Liberians, when he informed them that the
nation's capital Monrovia, would remain in darkness unless those
residing therein and desiring electricity bought their private
The New Deal Movement; Can Another Political
Party Be The Answer To Liberia's Massive Problems?
One of the positive things that came out of the presidential
elections of l997, is that the political parties and their leaders
realized the mistakes behind their humiliating loss to Charles
Taylor, and decided to do something about it.
If Kosovo, why not Sierra
A good neighbor is more valuable than a distant relative.
The ties between Sierra Leone and Liberia go beyond politics.
We share common borders, common families, and common ethnicities,
including the relationships between the Creoles of Sierra Leone
and our Americo-Liberians. There is even a Krutown Road in Freetown
while there is a New Kru Town in Monrovia.