The Press Union of Liberia: Celebrating a Union Strong

I am pleased to be here tonight at the invitation of the Organizing Committee of this event, ushering in the new leadership of the...

A Begging Christmas: 10 Ways to Celebrate Christmas, Liberian Style

Hilarious is one word that best describes Christmas time in Liberia; there are so many interesting things to see and places to go. The...

Keynote Address to Graduates of the AM Dogliotti College of Medicine

Mr. President of the University of Liberia, the Vice Presidents, the Dean of AM Dogliotti College of Medicine, Other Deans and Chairpersons, Members of...

Ode to Mandela

The passing on of Mr. Mandela to the other side, a man in his own class, a harbinger and full epitome of peace is...

A TRIBUTE TO NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA

The struggle or resistance against apartheid is often identified with the name of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and the Zulu word Amandle, meaning "not under...

INSIDE CRC-ISSUES AND STRIDES

Traditional leaders from the 15 counties of Liberia totaling 150 invited by the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) for consultation on the 1986 Constitution deliberated...

Liberians’ Economic Empowerment: A Necessity for Democratic Sustainability

Democracy is viewed as an expression of freedom of political and constitutional rights, among others. While this inalienable truth remains etched in the minds...

Violence Directed at UL VP/Provost, Dr. Wede Elliott-Brownell

As the governing body of the University of Liberia, the Board of Trustee should have vehemently condemned in the strongest terms possible the brutal...

When the Boughs Break: Liberia’s Educational Crisis

That the government of Liberia, and by default the Ministry of Education, has abdicated its responsibility to educate our children is an understatement.  Every...

I knew Mandela

The message from the State Department in early 1962 was brief and to the point.  It said simply “Nelson Mandela arrives in Bamako by...

Statement to the Nation by H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ...

 My Fellow Citizens:We are happy to be back home. We thank the Almighty God for our successful and safe travels. As you know, to...

Planned Security Commission Underscores the Importance of Maritime Domain Awareness

In July, the Government of Liberia announced the establishment of a National Maritime Security Commission. As Liberia prepares to become an oil producing country-...

Language as A Tool for Intercultural Understanding

No one wants to be misinterpreted or misunderstood and yet not all of us speak the same language.  Our world is shaped by a...

Why Are Our Students Not Performing Up to Expected Standards?

This question, posed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the University of Liberia administration, is at the nerve center of any post-test inquiry into...

Tribute to an Outstanding Scholar, Banker, and Friend – Theophilus Totee...

I first met Theo, as we called him while he was a student at Monrovia College in the early 1980s. He played basketball with...

Speech Delivered by Mrs. Etmonia David Tarpeh, Minister of Education, At...

Her Excellency, the President of the General ConferenceHer Excellency, the Director General of UNESCO The Chairperson and members of the Executive Board Excellencies Ladies...

INSIDE CRC: Excessive Presidential Powers And Limitation Proposals

Politics of the 1970’s centered on ideological persuasions. Its focus was socialism and capitalism. Both old and young Liberians were caught up in the...

Africa and the International Criminal Court: Uneasy Lies the Head

The International Criminal Court  (ICC) is a “permanent tribunal created to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crimes of aggression.”  Its jurisdiction covers “the most serious crimes...

Illicit Financial Flows from Africa: Wake up Call for Major Stakeholders

IntroductionLiberia, a country on the path of transformation is faced with daunting challenges of overcoming anti-development vices. In 2012, African Ministers of Finance and...