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OP-ED: Liberia, Created to Benefit White Slave Owners, is Still Not Free

OP-ED: Liberia, Created to Benefit White Slave Owners, is Still Not Free

Have you ever wondered what is really wrong with Liberia? Why is it that Africa’s oldest republic is always stuck in corruption, ritualistic killings, impassable roads, excessive salaries of lawmakers and officials, skyrocketing unemployment, terrible economic mess and always relying on international partners for everything?

OP-ED: What Happened in Vegas is What Happens in Liberia

Over the past week and a half, my social media feeds have been flooded with pictures and musings from Liberian journalists in the United States, primarily as a result of a meeting of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the United States.

OP-ED: Michelle Obama’s Visit Follows Historical Template of Superficial US Engagement in Liberia

On Monday, Michelle Obama, with daughters Malia and Sasha in tow, touches down in Liberia for a day. The US first lady will not set foot in the capital, her two public events will be at a school in Unification Town and at the Peace Corps training facility in Kakata. No sooner will the Obama’s have arrived and they will be on their way to Morocco.

On Shaky Ground: Secularism, Religion and the Liberian Nation

Delegates at the recently concluded National Constitution Review Conference approved a proposal to make Liberia a Christian state. Jackie Sayegh explains why the notion that Liberia was founded on Christian principles is based on a lie. She argues that if Liberia is to remain inclusive, the constitution must preserve secularism.