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PRESS RELEASE: Liberian Gov’t Must End the Pervasive Violence Against all Women

PRESS RELEASE: Liberian Gov’t Must End the Pervasive Violence Against all Women

The Liberia Feminist Forum and other women and human right organizations in Liberia are deeply concerned over the continuing wave of violence against women and girls in Liberia, more recently the violence in the district 15 by-elections on August 17, 2019, involving a female political candidate, Ms. Telia Urey.

OP-ED: Forget Road Fund or Elections Opinion, Ja’neh’s Fate Was Sealed Years Ago

Associate Justice Kabina Ja’neh was impeached by the House of Representatives in August 2018. He was convicted and removed from office by the Senate on March 29, 2019. He faced four counts in the bill of impeachment; however, he was found guilty on one count: the Road Fund.

OP-ED: Democracy on Retrial Under George M. Weah

Our democracy was on trial under Doe and Taylor. It is now on retrial under ex-soccer star George M. Weah. Things are falling apart so quickly. Lawlessness is hitting the roof. Violence and vandalism have become the new normal. The debris and scars of our dark past are fast evolving. Terror is back in the land.

PRESS RELEASE: Association of Literacy Educators Signs Agreement With MOE to Train Teachers

The Ministry of Education has taken a giant step to improve the skills of teachers who teach reading to young students. On July 23rd, the ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Liberian Association of Literacy Educators to train in-service teachers who want to improve their skills in teaching reading.

OP-ED: To Stave Off African Migrants Deaths, Conditions Must Improve at Home

On July 25th, another boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, claiming the lives of about 150 migrants en route to Europe from Libya. The United Nations called it the largest single loss of life in the Mediterranean so far this year. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is. If you recall, headlines in 2015 and 2016 told similar stories of overcrowded, capsized and sinking boats, stranded boats, and shipwrecks that were all too common as migrants attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea in unworthy vessels and rubber fishing boats.

OP-ED: The Petition That Didn’t Petition – An Assessment of the Council of Patriot Demands

The Council of Patriots has scheduled another protest on July 31, in a quest to get the government to act on its 45-count petition presented on June 9, 2019. However, the petition presents three challenges that probably inhibit the government’s response. First, the unofficial delivery, second the legitimacy question that arises with the fast disintegration of CoP; and third, most of the demands are flawed, unspecific, and moot.

OP-ED: A Response to Rodney Sieh’s ‘Same and the Shame’ Letter

On July 25, 2018, I lamented our claim to independence for not taking ownership of our failings or actions within our control to change the trajectory of our nation. Having read the editorial by FrontPage Africa’s Rodney Sieh published on 25 July 2019, I felt obliged to give a different analysis. There are some points in the piece that I agree with, but a lot I believe are misplaced. I would like to deconstruct the narrative proffered by my countryman, whom I respect and applaud for his excellent investigative reporting.

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