Opinion


Kenneth Y. Best, Sr., founder and publisher of the Liberian Daily Observer (and founder of the Gambian Daily Observer)

Message to the Gambian People from Kenneth Y. Best, Founder and Former Publisher of the Gambian Daily Observer

My dear People of The Gambia:

I greet you in the Mighty Name of Almighty God, whom most of you call Allah, and hasten to extend to you all my heartfelt congratulations and felicitations on your successful Elections of the past two days, through which you ousted from power President Yahya Jammeh, and freed your country and yourselves for his tyrannical rule.


Olubanke King-Akerele

A Tribute to a Patriot in his adopted country- Liberia: The late AL Brown, Sr.

The beloved family, friends loved ones, fellow Liberians ladies and gentlemen. It is with deepest sympathy that I stand here in the midst of this memorial service to pay tribute to the late Al Brown Sr. – the African-American businessman who, in his life, manifested nothing short of a devotion to the African Continent and an upliftment of its peoples, through the insurance business, whether in Liberia, Cameroon, Togo or elsewhere on the continent, as far back as the 1960’s.

Where Is the Police Report on the Motorcyclist's Death?

Ever since the deadly clash, on Thursday, April 16, 2015, between the Liberian National Police (LNP) and the motorcyclists in Paynesville the public has been eagerly awaiting the LNP report, which they said had been completed.  Until now that report is yet to be released to the public.
Police Commissioner Chris Massaquoi has to realize that the public has a right to know what happened, exactly how the motorcyclist was killed, who actually did the deed, where the perpetrator is and what action is contemplated against him.

South Africa: The Tragedy of Xenophobia

Monrovia- Growing up as a kid, I remember music like ‘Free Nelson Mandela’. I remember watching movies of the black liberation struggle in South Africa, that focused on the life story of freedom fighters, Mandela, Sisulu, Tambo then Biko and his gruesome death in prison. I fondly remember the spirited movie, ‘Sarafina’ that epitomizes the struggles of black South African students and their violent confrontations with law enforcement officers who were quite brute in exerting themselves and flexing the muscles of apartheid.

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