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The departure of a Media Colleague 

The Liberian media was struck by a deadly blow this week when the invisible hands of death took away veteran Journalist and Publisher, Attorney Philip N. Wesseh of the Inquirer Newspaper in Monrovia.

Founder and Managing Editor of the Inquirer that emerged from the brutal civil war in 1992, Journalist Wesseh reportedly died aged 64, at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Sinkor, Monrovia on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 after a protracted battle with blood sugar or diabetes.

His body has been deposited at the St. Moses’ Funeral Home in Gardnersville along the Japanese Freeway, outside Monrovia.

The Publishers Association of Liberia joins the entire media landscape in Liberia in mourning the departure of an irreparable loss.   


The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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