Henries, prolific writer who wrote many books on Liberia

Written on:August 26, 2016
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Liberian writer Doris Banks Henries www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de

A. Doris Bank Henries was born on February 11, 1913, in Live Oak, Florida and died on February 16, 1981, in Middletown, CT. She was married to Richard Abrom Henries, former speaker of the Liberian House of Representative, who was one of the 13 government officials that were executed by firing squad in the wake of the 1980 military coup in Liberia. Doris Banks Henries graduated from Willimantie Normal School (now Eastern Connecticut State University) with BSc in the 1920s; She also attended Connecticut State Teachers’ College as well as the Yale University in the 1920s; she attended Hartford Seminary in the 1930s as well as the University of Besancon, France in the 1930s. She is said to have earned her MA and PhD from Columbia University, and was a Methodist.

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Liberia: 11 Questions Vamba Sherif: Writer, Novelist

Written on:August 26, 2016
Liberian writer Vamba Sheriff, recent Novel Bond to Secrecy , HopeRoad

    ralph geeplay Vamba Sherif was born in Kolahun, Lofa County. His recent Novel Bound to Secrecy was published by HopeRoad recently. A novelist principally, Sherif has written stories for The New York Times, The French magazine Long Cours, which is a subsidiary of L’Express, the German magazine Kultur Aaustauch, and for various Dutch newspapers and magazines like Trouw, De Volkskrant, One World, and many others. Vamba Sherif has…

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They want to play politics with the Liberian people

Written on:August 26, 2016
Tyler fights removal

    The Editor, If the Speaker Alex Tyler is “Too Legit to Quit”, why is there a battle to recuse him of his speakership?  Oh wait, I forgot:  Speaker Alex Tyler is indicted by the Executive Branch. And his indictment has changed the House of Representative into a House of Disrepute.

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Liberia President wants him remove unlawfully and unconstitutionally.

Written on:August 24, 2016
Liberian president wants Speaker removed

  The Supreme Court of Liberia this week published its position regarding the ongoing political stalement in the Liberian government. The Supreme Court’s decision has not come in the usual form but as an in-chambers opinion, which is a decision of a single justice of the 5-member Supreme Court bench. It is fair to assert that the decision of the Justice in Chambers is as much a stalemate in and…

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The Emancipation Movement of Liberia and 2017 Election

Written on:August 21, 2016
Jarwinken Wiah, Executive Director, The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL)

Press Release Bismarck, North Dakota—-The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) is launching a nationwide voting and civic education campaign for effective participation of Liberians in the 2017 general and presidential elections.  EMOL is a new empowerment and service oriented advocacy non-profit organization established by United States based Liberians and Liberians at home.

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Liberia Pres. Sirleaf’s endorsement of Barchue is unconstitutional

Written on:August 20, 2016
Liberian president wants Speaker removed

  Here is why I respectfully disagree with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s role in the leadership crisis at the House of Representatives by endorsing Hans Barchue as the “presiding officer” of the House when the Speaker is constitutionally seated.

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Liberia young democracy is threading dangerous political waters

Written on:August 19, 2016
Unity Party Secretary General and Information minister

    This letter from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addressed to the rebellious House faction clearly vindicates embattled House Speaker Alex Tyler’s assertion that President Sirleaf is the chief architect of the plot to remove Tyler from the Speaker position. Why would the President and her Information Minister refer to anti-Tyler faction as the “majority bloc” instead of the anti-Tyler faction baffles me? Then you have the Information Minister who…

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Liberia Under Economy Dictatorship: A review of Sirleaf’s administration

Written on:August 18, 2016
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

  Having followed Madam Sirleaf’s presidency for almost a decade, it has become apparent that she is an economy dictator. Unlike a noble leader, whose actions are intended to advance national interest by managing resources responsibly in order for nearly all citizens to benefit; an economy dictator cunningly protects cronies and rewards loyal followers. In the case of President Sirleaf, she placed emphasis on building networks of loyalty and enticing…

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Fiddling While The Nation Burns

Written on:August 18, 2016
President Sirleaf delivers her 9th Annual Message

    The drama continues-it is all fife and fiddle at the Capitol where members of the House of Representatives are pitched against each other in what appears to be Tyler’s last but desperate chance to stave off last ditch attempts by his opponents to remove him from office as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Liberia authorities closed down several media outlets

Written on:August 18, 2016
Unity Party Secretary General and Information minister

  MONROVIA, LINA—-The Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) has explained that the closure of the Sarafina Ventures and Communications Inc. by the Civil Law Court was due to failure of the entity to pay its taxes over the years.

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