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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 track.

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 & Inner-Circle Acolytes
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 generators.

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 Leone?
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.

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