The largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in the United States, Human Rights Campaign, has named Alphonso David as its new president.
Once more, we pause to mark the passing of a veteran Liberian diplomat and dear friend, Christopher Tugba Moseh (Moses) Minikon. Ambassador Minikon died on July 4, 2019 in Rockville, Maryland, in the United States, surrounded by his family including his wife Bernadette. He was 86.
A brief reflection on the death of General Jehu Brandy at age 96.
Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s co-leadership of the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute observer team for the July 30 Zimbabwean elections builds on significant but overlooked historical connections between the two nations.
In August 1979, President William Tolbert, Jr. appointed Liberia’s first female minister of finance, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The vacancy arose in part due to the economic fall-out associated with the high cost of hosting the 16th summit of the Organization of African Unity in Monrovia the previous month.
When Liberian President William Tolbert was slaughtered on the top floor of his executive mansion on the early hours of Aril 12th, he knew that his presidency was under threat from several corners.
In July 1979, President William R. Tolbert Jr. of Liberia basked in glory in a purpose-built conference hall on the banks of the St. Paul River, which for over a century had served as an important conduit for the country’s Americo-Liberian settlers to penetrate the interior of a land which had attracted black American settlers since 1822.
Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Hoffman River, the coastal city of Harper is filled with numerous historical and natural sites.