Every country has a time in its history that marks a significant turning point that ushers in liberation or mass chaos. For Liberia, April 6 is one such day.
Scores of young people, mostly high school students, have pledged their unflinching support to Foday Faisu, a candidate for representative of Margibi’s third electoral district.
Again, the Sirleaf government, through cunning machinations, has bought itself some time from falling under the quantum weight of the triumphant march of the masses of Liberians onto the stage of history. It now shamelessly celebrates its perceived victory over the people’s struggle for economic freedom, thus confirming its anti-democratic credentials.
Political pundit and writer, Tewroh Wehton Sungbeh, has followed up on his first book, as he published his second this summer. Aptly titled, the name of the book is a forerunner of what to expect in these pages.
Liberian political commentators are in abundance in this day and age, but few are writing books that Liberians must read.
On April 12, 1980, just two days before the anniversary of the 1979 rice riots that shook the core of the Tolbert administration, President William R. Tolbert Jr. became the first sitting Chairman of the Organization of African Unity to be deposed by a coup d’etat since Kwame Nkrumah.