For good or bad, Liberia is noted for setting world records. In 1847 we became the first black African nation to gain independence. From whom? It’s difficult to tell; and even today, that question remains highly contestable, especially for aboriginal historians like Dr. Guanna who believe that the “Grain Coast” was already a well formed kingdom long before the conquistadors had landed.
On Monday August, 1, 2016, the arrogant, egocentric and delusional leader of the Liberty Party, Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine found the courage to appear on the popular ‘Bumper Show’, a widely listened-to radio talk show that is broadcasted on State Radio, ELBC/LBS—perhaps with the view of flexing his intellectual muscles and showing his ‘juice’ especially after the Unity Party Standard Bearer, Joseph Nyuma Boakai had appeared on the show to talk about his vision for the country.
As Liberia yearns for the peaceful conduct of the October 2017 elections, the visit of the ECOWAS Network of Elections Commission (ECONEC) to the Supreme Court of Liberia seemed a step forward in ensuring the continuous partnership and support of the regional body.
As political parties continue to position themselves in order to gain votes from the electorates ahead of the October 10 elections, the propensity for political actors to perpetuate violence cannot be overemphasized.
Youth Activist Engraving a heroic legacy is historically fundamental to almost every President or Head of State especially when his or her tenure is ending. The interest of every patriotic leader is to leave behind a legacy full of dignity, pride and public honor. Time is running out for Africa’s first female President to salvage her legacy after almost 12 years of democratic rule and 14 years of ceaseless peace.
Trump Told Public Lies or Falsehoods Every Day for His First 40 Days --The New York Times We the People Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident. This is the quintessential refrain that has caused people everywhere to perceive the United States as a “Shining City upon A Hill” from George Washington to Barack Obama. This pedestal of American iconic standing or perception has been blighted by the most un-American presidential character (in the last 50 years) --- telling lies as President of the United States. Does this iconic American phrase have any intrinsic value meaning to conservative Republicans and the religious, right? What is perplexing is that under George W. Bush, the United States sunk to its lowest position in the international perception since WWII. It took Barack Obama five years to restore America’s standing in the world as a defender of democracy and international security. Donald Trump has taken less than a year as president to sink America’s standing in the world even lower than George W. Bush. The future of NATO has become uncertain.