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EDITORIAL: PATEL’s Protest May Have Been Poorly Executed, But the Issues Persist

EDITORIAL: PATEL’s Protest May Have Been Poorly Executed, But the Issues Persist

During the week of April 10, 2017, a coalition of business organizations, under the umbrella of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia, staged a protest aimed at ceasing commercial activities in order to draw attention to issues facing business owners.

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OP-ED: A Hopeless Unification Day

Touring Red Light, a commercial suburb outside Monrovia, was a painful experience for me this past Unification Day. Even on this national holiday, there was no space for pedestrians to easily travel or pass through as street peddlers and petty traders flooded Red Light in pursuit of economic survival.

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OP-ED: There’s an Education Revolution Taking Place in Liberia. How Can We Make Sure it Benefits Everyone?

Cooper writes this as her first sentence in her biography of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was born in 1938. She writes this to help readers outside the country understand how extraordinary it is that a Liberian woman became part of the governing inner circle. She had a successful career in the world of international finance, and then was sworn in as president of a country emerging from a civil war.

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