As a commander of the Small Boy Unit —a brigade of child-soldiers of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia — Emmanuel Gaye guarded civilians his adult commanders captured on a goldmine in River Cess. He monitored their movement and activities. Nearly 18 years after the war, the 36-year-old has returned to the mines. But this time, he’s a civilian – a husband and father of two.
The Justice Ministry has launched its gravest threat yet against the Council of Patriots since the group emerged early this year as the governmentâ€™s most decisive critic. The threat comes as the group plans to initiate a protest on Dec. 30.
Indeed, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine spent himself in a worthy cause for Liberiaâ€™s betterment. Sadly, like the many great sons and daughters before him whose legacies live only in distant fading memories, what is left of him will depend upon the society he leaves behind.
Citizens of Grand Bassa are mourning the death of their kinsman, Charles Brumskine whose shocking death news arrived late on Wednesday, after a period of illness in the United States.
The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia has issued a harsh statement, rebuking public officials for making comments that it says impedes progress in Liberia.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commissionâ€™s final report recorded 30 massacres in River Cess, making it the county with the second highest number of mass killings during the wars. Only Lofa saw more. But people here in River Cess say there were many more massacres that the TRC did not cover.
It has been barely 25 years since the Kpolokpalah Massacre that saw the gruesome murder of more than 300 people by fighters from the Liberian Peace Council under the leadership of George Boley.
The Armed Forces of Liberia could not practically repel attacks mounted by Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, or other regional countries, not to mention countries with highly equipped militaries. Think about this â€“ if Liberia were to be attacked right now by another country, we would not, in all seriousness, depend on our army to protect us. Instead, we would appeal to the United States, ECOWAS, or the United Nations, to help us or levy sanctions against that country.