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The Possible Security Implications of Christianizing Liberia

Even though the mixed reactions from the general public especially the Muslim community manifested by series of remonstrations and some members from the Christian community opposing the inclination to Christianize Liberia by constitutional amendment appears to have subsided, the intentions still remain fresh on the minds of proponents as evidenced of its gradual progression since 2012 despite the same remonstrations.

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A Glimpse at Liberia Political Culture

Since independence, the expectations for better living conditions for the people of Liberia and fighting corruptions have forced some Liberians into politics with the hope of delivering campaign manifestos which in theory have never aloof from the interests of the people. With the changes of regimes, people still complain on grounds of their expectations have been dashed or unmet by the very politicians that criticized previous regimes.

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Internal Brain Drain: Potential Consequences on the Liberia National Police

Premised on the argument that Police part of the global community are not highly paid organizations, no reasonable person will want to negate the fact that the Police being considered as one of the professional organizations by virtue of the services rendered that required special education, training or skills deserve the attention of national government so as to retain officers that attained some level of professional credentials beside the Basic Police Science Education or Recruit Training similar to other professionals in the Civil Service sector or other areas.

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On World Press Freedom Day, Journalists Increasingly Face Threats

Access to free and fair media is sharply declining all over the world 

Global press freedom in 2014 was at its lowest point in over 10 years, as the world struggles with a growing terrorist threat as well as political and humanitarian crises across the globe. A Freedom House report found only 14 percent of the world’s population lives in countries with a free press, where journalists can safely report on politics, government intrusion into media operations is minimal, and the press doesn’t have large legal or economic constraints.  

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Expressed commitment alone cannot guarantee the kind of Security Envisage for UNMIL Drawdown

Ever since the adoption of the United Nations resolution 2190 (2014), that explicitly called upon the Government of Liberia to start preparing for complete security responsibilities from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) no later than 30 June 2016, the imminent or obvious security implications or concerns continue to be discussed in every quarter including the National Legislature.

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2017 and the Current Presidential Aspirants

In October of 2017, Liberia goes to the poll to put in place a new governance structure- in Presidential and General elections, for another six years (if and only if the 1986 Constitution of Liberia stays the way it is). The election and subsequent inauguration of the new Government of Liberia in January of 2018 will mark the end of twelve years of governance under the Unity Party led by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

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“Tolerance is the Only Way Forward . . .” - Nyei : A Response

P e r s p e c t I v e s

Public Policy . Economics . Democratic Politics . Political/Economic Decentralization . Public Dishonesty . Dual Citizenship

April 20, 2015

In a recent article (The Perspective, April 8, 2015), Mr. Moe Nyei cautioned/advised Liberians, including himself, about the need for religious tolerance. 

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Corruption, Liberia's Vampire: A strong resolve needed to defeat it -The case of Liberia's Consul General in New York

Since declaring corruption public foe number one in 2006, the menace has grown stronger  and resistance to the multiplicity of measures put in place to curtail it. Two particular institutions responsible for detailing acts of corruption and undertaking investigations are the General Auditing Commission (GAC) and the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC). From all indications, the two institutions have been competently carrying out their duties. The critical challenge remains prosecution.

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“Liberia Pledges to take 107th GAC Audit Report More Serious”- Browne: A Response

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Public Policy . Economics . Democratic Politics . Political/Economic Decentralization . Public Dishonesty . Dual Citizenship

Government Spokesman, Information Minister, Lewis Browne, declared (FrontpageAfricaonlie, April 13, 2015) that “Liberia pledges to take serious (the) 107th GAC Audit Report more Serious”. This declaration is implicit admission that the Government had been, and is, less serious about prior or previous, GAC Audit Reports than the 107th.

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Turning the Page on Ebola

WASHINGTON, DC – The Ebola outbreak that began last year in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, three of the four countries of the Mano River Union, is the most severe on record since the disease was first diagnosed in Central Africa in 1976. The impact of the epidemic has been devastating, calling into question our three countries’ significant socioeconomic progress in the aftermath of decades of conflict and instability.

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