A Covenant Betrayed: Partisanship within ULAA and its Chapters -- Part IV 

Part III of this series ended with the example of the proverbial snake. It is a good comparison to the way many of us—Liberians behaved. These snakes do not move in unison, as a result they allow each to fall prey to the hunter’s stick. It is the same with many of us—we do not address vexed problems with united front; we always cutting corners.


Liberia: U.S. aid provides hope for war-ravaged country


MONROVIA, Liberia A young woman named Princess, already a refugee from civil war, was diagnosed with HIV in 2008. She began treatment but stopped taking her medicine. After an AIDS-related infection brought her back to the hospital, a nurse wrote out the words "life" and "death" on a piece of paper and told her to choose one. Since that clarifying moment, she has taken her pills faithfully. As a result, her son Michael, now 18 months old, was born HIV-free.




Many people have asked me why I do not talk much about my father. On this father day, I have decided to talk about him and to honor him. My mother raised me, so I did not know much about my father as I was growing up as a boy in Liberia.












Liberia: A Country Run as "Ellen Sirleaf Unlimited"


In July 2012, I wrote an article titled: “What You Do to Others, May Some Day Catch Up With You: The Story of Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.” I am very pleased with the positive response received. This shows that many Liberians are aware that the president is engaged in the practice of NEPOTISM. Yet, many of them, particularly, her supporters want us to return to the days of, “Your leave the people’s thing alone;” which in fact got us where we find ourselves today. It is my honest belief that  informed citizenry makes better decisions. It is this very fact that drives me to continue my advocacy on behalf of the Liberian people who are being cheated with impunity out of what RIGHTLY belongs to them.



Address delivered By D. Elwood Dunn on the Occasion of the  165th  Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Liberia 


Thursday, July 26, 2012
Monrovia, Republic of Liberia
(Full Text of the Oration)



Madam President, I renew to you my gratitude for your gracious invitation to perform this national ritual on our country’s Natal Day. I am fully sensitive to “the circumstances and thoughts that led to my selection.” It is my fervent hope that what I say here today will serve to lift a people “long forlorn to nobler destiny.” I come to this task fully conscious of the efforts by government and citizens alike in restoring our country, especially in the aftermath of our recent national calamity. Perspectives naturally vary as to the right framework, the right course of action and the right order of priority, and a debate of sorts has already been joined. Perhaps this national platform provides me the privileged opportunity to join that national debate.

Passing: A Classic Case of Shame and Tragedy
A visit From My Archive, Part 2


Passing: A Classic Case of Shame and Tragedy is a fictional story about a unique place called the Afrikan Republic of Dukor, whose citizens were somehow confused about their identity. The events narrated here took place throughout the 1960s and up to the 1990s, during which becoming civilized was a common practice. Yet, I am told this practice exists today in Dukor. The characters in this story consist of a 10-year-old female named Josephine Brown (Glaybomah Jangjay), Kwiimah, Josephine’s natural mother, Willie Mae Brown, age 12, the natural daughter of John and Mary Brown of the Rocktown suburb of Freedomville in the Capital of Dukor;





How To: Put accountability into practice


DUBAI, 4 July 2012 (IRIN) - At the highest levels, humanitarian aid agencies are increasingly realizing the importance of being accountable to the people they are trying to help, with several important developments on the policy front in the last decade.



OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso The U.S. military is expanding its secret intelligence operations across Africa, establishing a network of small air bases to spy on terrorist hideouts from the fringes of the Sahara to jungle terrain along the equator, according to documents and people involved in the project.


Africa and the Middle East: Recolonisation and the Crisis of the Nation State

When colonialist forces created states in their own images, they re-founded institutions that organise social structures in line with their strategies. When, after decolonisation, many of these states in Africa and the Middle East weakened under military or neoliberal assaults, they were dubbed ill-governed or 'overdeveloped.'






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