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December, 2016

  • 23 December

    Dealing With The Razzmatazz And Euphoria of Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant

    National Debates must be characterized by Patriotism, Sincerity and Substance. We must hold our leaders accountable by what they say they will do for the people. We must never run away from speaking the truth even if it hurts. The debate surrounding Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant is becoming increasingly interesting and I thought to weigh in from where I sit. …

  • 12 December

    Diametrically Differing with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf over President-elect Donald Trump’s Victory

    It has been barely 3 weeks now since millions of Americans headed to the polls to decide the successor of President Barack H. Obama who has served for two terms (8 years) as Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful nation in the World, the United States of America. Even though the race for Presidency is over between Trump and Clinton, but …

November, 2016

  • 26 November

    Liberia at a Glance after 27 years of UNCRC: The Harsh Realities That Require Concrete Remedies

    A Speech Delivered in Monrovia in Observance of the 27th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) By Martin K. N. Kollie Keynote Speaker November 24, 2016 The Chair and membership of the National Children & Youth Advisory Board of Liberia Representatives of INGOs, NGOs, CSOs and Children Support Groups Conscious students and members …

October, 2016

  • 23 October

    SUP Calls for a United Front against Pseudo-Nationalists and Counterfeit-Patriots

    October 20, 2016 The Official Message of the Chairman of the Student Unification Party (SUP) marking the 46th Anniversary of SUP SUP Calls for a United Front against Pseudo-Nationalists and Counterfeit-Patriots Deep-thinking ideologues, stalwarts, devotees, solidarity forces and sympathizers of the nation’s leading, largest, most structural and conscious revolutionary political movement, the indomitable Vanguard Student Unification Party. Members of the …

  • 21 October

    Akon in Liberia to promote education project

    Hip-hop star Akon is in Liberia to endorse the country’s plan to outsource the oversight of its primary education system to an American company. Some Liberian educators are however against the plan. They say the country should focus on improving salaries and not cede control of its schools to outsiders. Akon’s visit comes six months after Liberia unveiled plans to …

  • 21 October

    Sierra Leone Warns Ghana Over War

    Ahead of the special three-nation amputee football tournament for peace in Ghana, Sierra Leone has sent a word of caution to Ghanaians to avoid anything that could potentially tear the nation apart. In a special message from his base, the President of the Sierra Leone Single Leg Amputee Sports Association, Rev Mambud Kestine Samai, appealed to Ghanaians to value the …

  • 18 October

    Only one student passes Liberia exam

    Only one student in Liberia, out of 42,000 who sat the annual west African regional examinations, has passed the Division One level exams for entry to university. Armstrong Gbessagee, 18, from the J.J. Roberts United Methodist School in the capital, Monrovia, spoke to me about his unique feat: No matter where you are from we are not less, intellectually, than …

September, 2016

  • 14 September

    The AU Must Adopt and Implement an Aggressive Pro-poor Agenda if Africa Must Rise

    The former President and a freedom fighter of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela once said “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, but the protection of a fundamental human right; the right to dignity and a decent life.” In October 2002, UN Secretary General Kofi Anan reminded the world on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication …

August, 2016

  • 28 August

    Relief returns to Vivian Quiqui – a single Liberian parent

    It has been exactly two (2) months now since Martin K. N. Kollie a Youth Activist wrote a letter to Malia and Sasha Obama outlining basic challenges facing teenagers, especially girls in Liberia. A businesswoman and humanitarian in the United States of America was just one of those who shared tears after reading the letter. As a result the letter, …

  • 25 August

    The Unforgotten Story: Shakie Kamara Deserves Justice

    Liberia was engulfed by a fatal disease it has never known in 2014. The Ebola Virus Disease was rapidly ravaging our nation and posing serious risk to its sovereignty. As a result of this deadly plague, 4,810 of our countrymen had to fall prey. After almost 2 years since this common enemy (Ebola) was axed, its scars remain noticeable across …