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Liberia’s politics of uncertainty: Another of Sirleaf’s made conflict

Conflict and chaos, instead of governance, are the words on everyone’s lips these days in and outside of Liberia, and for good reason, too.  Building peace, reuniting the country and the people, and ensuring good governance are certainly not getting any easier, with the destructive activities and bad intentions of certain individuals coupled with widespread and inscrutable corruption, capital flight, surging food costs, and unsettling economic hardship and social uprisings showing their potential at every inch of the day in Liberia. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ongoing activities and intentions regarding Liberia’s political transition are dangerous to the country and the...

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Happy Birthday Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai

Photo: South Africa’s Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, shares some jokes with Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai Liberia’s vice president Joseph Nyumah Boakai celebrated his natal day on November 30, 2017, and many people in Liberia and from around the world wanted to hear more about this great man. One never know how great, intelligent, caring, peaceful and foresighted Ambassador Boakai is unless he or she sits or works with him.  One American governor with whom Boakai has interacted on one or two occasions said, ‘He is a decent man.”    A European businessman with whom Boakai has interacted...

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No excuse for Libya’s action. It must be punished to deter others

A Christian migrant crucified in Libya for being a migrant and a Christian There is no excuse whatsoever for the inhumane way the Libyans have treated thousands of sub-Sahara African migrants.  In fact, this seems to be a pattern in most exclusive Muslim countries in the Middle East and in Muslim dominated countries in Asia and North Africa. It is time that all good Muslims in developed nations and around the world as well as those of us who frequently campaign for the rights of Arab Muslims in the United States, Europe, Canada and around the world to stand...

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As the world watches, Kenya is set as a time-bomb

Photo:  President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto greet supporters from an open-top car NAIROBI, KENYA–Kenya’s incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta won a ‘re-election’ that is marred by controversy, political infringement, the unsolved murder of an electoral commission’s director of information technology, the eventual escape and political asylum in the United States of one senior electoral official, and an inauguration that is totally tribal. During it all, the charming and seemingly innocent-looking Kenyatta told the huge crowd gathered for his inauguration at Nairobi’s Kasarani stadium that “I will devote my time and energy to build bridges, to unite and...

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What did Ambassador Greenfield say about Liberian leaders?

L/R: President Sirleaf with her best friend, Amb. Linda Thomas Greenfield Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield made a good point in a recent speech at a program organized by the Friends of Liberia and the New York University (NYU) Washington, D.C. campus when she said: “Liberian leaders failed Liberia.” Retired Ambassador Greenfield is no stranger to Liberia. In fact, she is considered, by most Liberians, as one of their own––a beloved sister and friend. In fact, we are told that in some quarters of the Liberian capital Monrovia, and in other public arenas, Liberian children referred to her as “Aunty...

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