Opinion

Hillary’s Kissinger Moment

TOKYO – Hillary Clinton’s recent trip to Asia may one day be seen as the most significant visit to the region by a United States diplomat since Henry Kissinger’s secret mission to Beijing in July 1971.  Kissinger’s mission triggered a diplomatic revolution.

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Front- page Comment: Let Tom Kamara Write!!

It appears that nowadays there is a harboring fear amongst state officials and other prominent citizens about what Tom Kamara, the opportunistic journalist of 40-year experience will write about them. These fears are often expressed-Tom will write about you oo!

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A Rejoinder to Tom Kamara’s Moral Priest Article

Journalism is one social discipline that provides enlightenment, in terms of education and information for the general good of society. But when such profession is prostituted for reasons beyond human comprehension, the society becomes morally paralyzed. That’s exactly the situation in which we find ourselves in Liberia today.

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Constitutional Realism in Kenya

NAIROBI – At long last, Kenya is getting a new constitution, something that had eluded our country for decades, even though almost everyone knew that one was needed. That the referendum on the new constitution was voted upon so peacefully – only a few short years since my country was wracked by a violently disputed presidential election – is also worthy of celebration. By shunning violence, Kenyans demonstrated emphatically that we can settle our disputes peacefully.

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Oped - No to Maritime Autonomy!

Reading in Frontpageafrica.com August 2, 2010 story, (Maritime Authority Act: Commissioner Kesselly Seeks More Financial Autonomy) one question needs to be asked, Why??? The Bureau of Maritime Affairs is nothing more than a liaison service between the Government of Liberia and our contractor, Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry, LISCR. Why should more authority be given? From what should the commissioners be immune?

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Lookin’ Inside From Outside - The Lexington Beah’s Medical Report (Part I)

During the realy morning hours of Sunday, July 11, Liberians were awaken to the news on the British broadcasting Corporation that the deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honorable Togbah Mulbah was under house arrest at his residence in Sinkor.

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God Crashes the Tea Party

OXFORD – Where does America put God? Historically, there has always been tension between the separation of church and state that the United States has enshrined in its Constitution and regular upsurges of religious faith, even religious extremism, that seek an outlet in the political process – or even seek to dominate it.

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Africa’s Economic House Divided

DAKAR – The world economic downturn and financial-market tremors have strained budgets across Africa. With the exception of Ghana, and a few other states, in 2009 most African countries’ fiscal balances deteriorated. But, thanks to prudent management of public finances during previous periods of robust growth, a significant number of African countries have endured the current crisis in better fiscal shape than during past crises.

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LOOKIN’ INSIDE FROM OUTSIDE - The Council of Elders’ Recent Petition

The passage of national population threshold continues to be the main talking point in recent times in Monrovia and elsewhere in the country. As a result of more than two years of delays by the Liberian Legislature to enact the national threshold into law due to political bickering, discussions have been either very sentimental or negative in certain quarters of the Liberian society.

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Opinion - Justice for Srebrenica’s Dead

THE HAGUE – In 1993, atrocities committed against Slavic Muslims near the Bosnian silver-mining town of Srebrenica catalyzed demands to establish a tribunal to try political and military leaders accused of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia.

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