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Raped For Life - Tale of A Teenage Girl Forced Into Marriage By Caretaker-Parents In Monrovia, Nurses Preempt Complications at Childbirth

This special investigation, supported by the Liberia Women Media Action Committee (LIWOMAC), features a teenage girl brought in Monrovia from Foya, Lofa County, by relatives who promised her education, protection and better life. But her present life is a complete irony of what was promised her few years ago. My name is Samuka V. Konneh, a Liberian but a journalist with a story to tell. For obvious protection of identities, names used in this feature are fictitious and any resemblance is only a coincidence.

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Road Map To Success

Broad is the way that leads to failure but narrow is the way that leads to success. Majority are always on the broad way while only a few are determined to follow the narrow path leading to success. Like every game have rules and regulations so does success. To fail and become poor one does not necessarily have to do anything. Folding your alms alone can lead to poverty, but whoever desires success must not only desire but determine to do something exceptional that will stand him out of the crowd.

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Let’s Show Our Solidarity with the People of Ukraine

Since last November, the people of Ukraine have been striving to define their own future.  In the process, they have become a symbol of courage and peaceful change for the whole world. The international community remains united for Ukraine, respecting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and giving its citizens the space and the support to help them determine how their country will be run and what their choices will be.

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More money for education? Let's start with tax

There are 250 million children around the world who either don't go to school, or attend school but aren't learning anything. When we talk about paying to fix that problem, we tend to talk about aid. But with better policies and the right kind of help, poor countries could be contributing a lot more themselves. Above all, we need to get serious about tax.

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An open Letter to the editor on the US$200m PR

About two years ago, I was in a conversation with some people in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, who accused the Liberian government of spending over US$200 million on lobbying in the United States....

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“Once-a-Liberian” is not “Always-a-Liberian”


“Liberians in the Diaspora” argue, indeed adamantly, vehemently and ferociously, for adoption of dual citizenship in our county, based, mainly, on “birthright” claims – that birthright is “citizenship right”, expressed by their notion of “Once-a-Liberian” (born on Liberian soil, then you are), “always-a-Liberian”. We disagree.

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Inside the APRM - Ramata Soro investigates

Nepotism and misappropriation as management practices within the African Peer Review Mechanism

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Where is the National Insurance Corporation of Liberia (NICOL)?

It is in this respect that rigid enforcement, by government, of third-party liability insurance coverage is not only a necessary and reasonable public policy designed for public protection against risks of loss...

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Advocacy On Sale: A Bad Reflection For Liberia’s Democracy

The dark- days in our budding democracy seem to be viewed by many as the periods intended for the “survival of the fittest”. “Survival of the fittest” is an ancient philosophy that tends to shift a concept where each person in a struggle growls for him/herself, and not the general interest of the organization or the state. This way of life has permeated our political landscape where a key component of the tenets of democracy is being impinged. Advocacy in our country today reminds Liberians of a ‘come and grasp’ state of affairs where our political leaders are using state resources to sponsor surrogate groups to speak on their behalf whenever they come in conflict with the law. This trend of advocacy is gradually deepening the essence of truth telling and boldness. These “Fly by night” groups under the awning of advocacy have brought total ignominy to this dignified calling that is undermining our democracy. In today Liberia, those claiming to be advocates are deviating from the real meaning of the vocation and have chosen personal aggrandizement as the hallmark of their venture.

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The need for a stock market in Liberia

An economic activity is never truly too efficient and ripped for a nation like ours to establish a stock market.  We can learn from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and from the West as to how we should go about establishing ours in this country of vibrant and lively business minded people.  Although, our National GDP and GNP; (Gross Domestic Product & Gross National Products) by average, in comparison to international standards, may not qualify our country for such market, if these were the only yardsticks used to determine the viability for the establishment of a stock market. Hence, the question that arises is; were Western countries or our African neighbors qualified in terms of their countries general economic activities before establishing their stock markets? Or were their income level ripped for such markets, when they chose to establish them? Even the great United States’ markets before the establishment of States and Federal laws to govern the activities of their stock markets, were neither qualified nor efficient by current standards at the time of the introduction of national standards and rules governing stock markets activities.

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