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Letter: An Uncompromising Woman

Anyone who knows the situation in Liberia would take issue with Daniel Bergner’s characterization of President Sirleaf as an “uncompromising woman.” Any leader of a country in a situation like Liberia’s will have to compromise every day in every way with giant donors like the World Bank, the E.U. and the U.S. State Department, not to mention the competing interests and demands of a war-ravaged population and a political class that is constantly fighting over a very small plate of spoils.

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Liberia: Better With Results Driven Reforms

Finance Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has fired at critics of the government whom he insists are well aware of the depth and scope of Liberia’s institutional and policy changes under the Ellen led Government but are simply postulating with falsehood seeking to exploit a presumably gullible audience.

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Lookin’ Inside From Outside: Carbon Harvesting Concession Agreement- Part II

The Role of Minister Amara Konneh

More than five months ago, the President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf named a three-man committee to probe a proposed Carbon Concession agreement between the Forestry Development Authority or FDA and a UK-based company, Carbon Harvesting Corporation.

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LOOKIN’ INSIDE FROM OUTSIDE - The Quest For Political Power

Whenever the time for elections is approaching, people with ambitions pretend to be very concern about the plight of their compatriots in the cities, towns and villages of Liberia.

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Feature: Ouagadougou: An Amazing City with Amazing People

There is no doubt that every country has its own unique culture, I mean a way of life that is so preserved and admirable by visitors and Burkina Faso is no exception. Though a poor country even by West African standards, landlocked, Burkina Faso has suffered from recurring droughts, matched in number only by the military coups it has endured, especially during the 1980s.

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Lookin’ Inside From Outside - Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs Pt. II

“I Will Not Take the Liberian Government to Court for the Irresponsible Attitude of Sebastian Muah:” Cont’d From Last Edition.


On his profile with the Ministry of Planning, Sebastian claims to have an AA in General Studies (Truett- McConnell). He didn’t think it was that important to include same on his profile with Angel Fire. That’s fine we all do that sometimes. But on his Ministry of Planning profile, this high school valedictorian went on to claim that he holds a BS in Computer Science& Mathematics from Mercer University in the state of Georgia.

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Historical Perspective: American Colonization Society

The American Colonization Society was established in 1816 by Robert Finley as an attempt to satisfy two groups in America. Ironically, these groups were on opposite ends of the spectrum involving slavery in the early 1800's. One group consisted of philanthropists, clergy and abolitionist who wanted to free African slaves and their descendants and provide them with the opportunity to return to Africa. The other group was the slave owners who feared free people of color and wanted to expel them from America.

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French Navy Here to Train Liberia Coast Guard

A French military boat, Commandant Blaison, arrived at the port of Monrovia Monday for a mission aimed at training the Liberian Coast Guard, a mission that will end this week-end.

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Lookin’ Inside From Outside: Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs (Pt.I)

I’m told by the law that the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs is suppose to be spearheading the government’s development programs, in collaboration with other agencies of government, as well as national and international Non-Governmental Organizations. Quite frankly, that’s exactly what I and others know from time to time, and from government to government.

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Rwanda: From A Failed State to A Model of Africa

It was just few years ago, when I heard the name Rwanda, an east African country comprising of three ethnic groups amongst them the dominant Tutsi minority and the majority Hutus. Like many Liberians, the best I could remember about this east African nation is the 1994 genocide made popular through two distinct motion pictures: “Hotel Rwanda and Sometimes In April.”

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