Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Arcelor Mittal to increase its investment in Liberia .

The Chairman of the world's largest Steel Company Mr Lakshmi Mittal told a news conference in Monrovia that his company was increasing its investment in the country from US $1-billion to US $1.5-billion dollars. Mr. Mittal who is in the country as a guest of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also told reporters his company is willing to expand its activities beyond the mining sector to share its expertise in other areas including the country’s power sector. Mr Mittal praised President Sirleaf for the progress the government continues to make since she assumed the leadership of the country and said he was pleased to associate with the President. “There is positive feeling about Liberia out there,” he acknowledged, assuring the President of full and direct commitment to the project. “We have to ensure that this project is successful because it will be a model for the future.
This news could not have come at a better time, the country is still recovering from almost two decades of civil war, the economy is in shambles, unemployment is at an all time high, and with electricity and sanitation almost nonexistent, this was indeed good news for the Liberian people. with these strings of good news lately, be it debt cancellation, Investments like the one announced by Arcelor Mittal today, or the huge outpouring of goodwill that the Liberian leader continues to get from the world's community, the Liberian nation might well be on her way to reclaiming her glory.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Trip to New york in Pictures

After almost 9 hours delayed by the airline,(northwest)at the Minneapolis St Paul airport, i was about to cancel my trip and go back home, i was so pissed, i knew northwest airline had a reputation for delays, but i was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, for one because the airline, is based out of Minneapolis, so the thought was why not support the airline from your state first, but boy that was a huge mistake on my part,i was tired, i was hungry, and like hell i was pissed,i am never ever flying northwest again.i did however take a couple of pictures for my blog.

I toke this picture on the ferry that runs between Staten island and Manhattan.

Downtown Manhattan

inside the train that runs in the subway.

View of Manhattan skyline

These are pictures i took of 42 and Broadway in new york.

Thats the statue of Liberty in the background.

New york has its pros and cons, there where some things i liked and some i did not like, for one i thought, there were just too many people, all my life growing up as a kid in Monrovia, Liberia, i have never seen so many people in one place, i was even surprise to see a huge Liberian community in the Staten island area, we have a lot of Liberians here in Minnesota, but it was great to meet so many of my country men in another state. so would i give up Minnesota, to live in New York, hmmmmm.... let me just say, i am glad to be back home.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Mass graves found in Liberia.

The Associated press is reporting that Liberian Officials have confirmed the presence in Liberia of mass graves which are believed to hold the remains of people massacred during the civil war. A team headed by Jerome Verdier, chairman of Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the national commission investigating human rights violations during the country's 2 decades of civil war visited the four villages where the graves are located. Among the villages "some of the survivors narrated horrible and gruesome stories of the atrocities committed against them by various warring factions during the Liberian conflict.Verdier said villagers told his team they wanted the bodies exhumed and reburied. He said while that was not his commission's role, it would try to help villagers who want to give proper burials to those massacred. The smallest grave the commission visited held 78 bodies; the largest contained as many as 500, according to Verdier.

Liberia's truth commission, patterned after a similar commission established in 1995 to examine human rights abuses in South Africa, offers victims an opportunity to air their grievances and create a historical record.

It cannot conduct criminal trials, but can recommend that some people be prosecuted.
Some 250,000 Liberians are believed to have been killed in the fighting between 1990 and 2003, when former President Charles Taylor bowed to international pressure and went into exile. He is now imprisoned in The Hague, Netherlands, awaiting trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Kerper Dwanyen elected President of the organization of Liberians in Minnesota.

Kerper A. Dwanyen President Elect

After weeks of mud slinging and allegations of gross human rights violations during the Liberian civil war against some of, or at least one of the candidate running for the presidency of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota, Liberians in Minnesota elected Kerper Dwanyen as their new leader. Dwanyen who onced headed the Nimba Redemption Council, during Liberia’s civil war, was accused by some of his opponent as a rebel who was involved in atrocities against innocent civilians. But at approximately 2:15 a.m Monday, when the last ballot was counted, it was clear Dwanyen had been elected president with 793 votes. The incumbent, Martha Sinoe, came in a distant second with 436 votes, followed by Wynfred Russell (257) and Jackson George (229).
Let us hope that now the new leadership of the organization will really get to the business of working for Liberians who called Minnesota home. The first thing the new leadership should address is the constant negative news about the Liberian community in Minnesota, at almost all Liberian gatherings, there are always reports of fights and drugs, this is really sad, and if something is not done about this problem, all of us stand to have our good names ruin by these thugs.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Making the case for Liberia to host Africom.

The US government announced early in the year that the Defence Department was creating a US Africa Command headquarters to coordinate all American military and security interests throughout the continent, but a lot of African powers Including Nigeria, South Africa, and Libya have expressed reservations about a move that could signal an expansion of U.S. influence on the continent. Why is it that so many African powers are against The United states setting up its African commend on an African soil? the answer is simple, African nations, at least those run by dictators, like Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe don't want more Americans, and their democratic ideas, upsetting the status quo. and in their effort to stay in power, and continue stealing from their country's Treasury, they have come up with pitiful excuses like, any AFRICOM facilities on African territory, will be a magnet that will attract terrorist to attack their countries.
Liberia on the other hand, has announce publicly that it is willing to host Africom, coming out out of almost two decades of civil war, and with our infrastructure, and economy in shambles, there is no telling that Several hundred, or even thousand, well paid American soldiers and civilians, would work wonders for the economy. and not to mention the huge financial incentive, and the creation of thousands of jobs that would come with Africom requests for basing rights.
Another reason we Liberians should welcome Africom is because it would give pause to any future rebel group, or military commanders contemplating a coup.
There is no reason what so ever to fear Africom, i believe they will be a force for good on the continent, that's why we wholeheartedly support our President, to not only bid that Africom be base on the continent, but we also support her effort to have Liberia host Africom.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Debt Relief in sight for Liberia.

The IMF announced in a statement on november 14, that member states had made pledges totaling more than 842 million dollars in debt relief for Liberia, calling it a "critical step in moving Liberia onto a path toward comprehensive debt relief."US President George W. Bush welcomed this landmark debt reduction deal between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Liberia as a victory for his administration, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Liberia is recovering from 14 years of a brutal civil war that killed 270,000 people and ended in 2003 .
Since taking office as the first elected female president of Liberia following 2005 elections, Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf traveled the world pressing creditor nations to cancel the country's debts and give it a chance to rebuild from a brutal 14-year civil war that left 200,000 dead.
By clearing Liberia's debt accrued over years, the struggling country will be able to gain access to loans and other assistance from the IMF, the World Bank and the African Development Bank.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Starting over in Liberia.

After fourteen years of civil war, Liberia is now rebuilding. And Liberian refugees from all over the world are coming back home to help in the rebuilding process.At the moment many people don't have electricity and nearly three quarters of the population doesn't have access to clean drinking water. Here is a video of one Liberian entrepreneur who is trying to provide safe water and make a living at the same time.

Once the world's fifth-largest iron ore exporter and home to the world's largest rubber plantation, Liberia's economy collapsed during more than a decade of on-off conflict, now we all have to do our part to help our country.

Monday, November 5, 2007

President Sirleaf awarded the U.S Presidential medel of freedom.

President Bush has awarded Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom.The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the united states government highest civilian award, was created by President John F Kennedy. The award is given by the President "to any person who has made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, or cultural and other significant public or private endeavors.The nomination of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was based on personal courage, and an unwavering commitment to build a more hopeful future for her homeland.and as the first woman elected president of an African nation, president Sirleaf has striven to improve the lives of people in her own country and across her continent.'because of all her hard work, The United States honors Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her dedication to freedom, democracy, and human dignity" president Bush said. president Sirleaf was one of seven who were presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy birthday madame President.

The president of Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf celebrated her 69 birth anniversary today in Monrovia. President Sirleaf attended a thanksgiving service held at the First United Methodist Church in her honor. During brief remarks at the service, she said she was pleased and blessed to be called upon by God to be an instrument to serve the Liberian people. She stressed that she may not please everybody in everything she does, but added that what she does is done in the interest of the Liberian people. The president also recieved gift from wellwishers.

in another developement, The White House on Monday announced the recipients of the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest US civilian honor, and the Liberian Leader was name among this year recipients. The Presidential Medal of Freedom, established in 1963, is awarded for an honoree's "especially meritorious contribution" to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, or for their accomplishments in the areas of culture or "other significant public or private endeavors.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

We will remember those who stood with us, in our time of need.

It is unbelievable that some, mainly developing, and middle income countries,would resist attempt by the IMF to cancel Liberia's $4.5 billion debt, We are held up because of the action of a few countries," World Bank President Robert Zoellick told the press on Sunday.Approval to write off the $900 million Liberia owes the IMF has been resisted by Belgium and large developing countries including Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia India,and Mexico, all countries we thought were our friends.Liberia have fulfilled and continue to work hard on all the economic and political requirements to enter a global debt relief program to write off our debts yet we are still waiting for donors to make good on their promises. To those countries who stood with us in our time of need, and are doing all they can to help us erase this huge debt, this huge impediment to our country's development, we are grateful, and we are in your debt, and to those who stood against us, know that it could be you on the other side one day, and we will remember your actions against us today.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bush meets President Sirleaf and backs debt relief for Liberia

US President George W Bush pledged his support for lowering Liberia's debt at an International Monetary Fund gathering this weekend in Washington. Bush told Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson during a meeting at the White House Thursday that the United States will urge the international financier to help reduce the African country's debt.
"It's very important for our friends in the IMF to recognize that debt relief for Liberia is part of our agenda, and I would hope that they would help you," Bush said.
The IMF, which consists of 185 member countries and aims to promote economic growth in underdeveloped countries, will hold a joint three-day conference with the World Bank beginning Saturday.
Liberia has begun emerging from two civil wars from 1989 to 1996 and 1999 to 2003 that devastated the West African country's economy.
Bush said the United States will continue to support education and combating malaria in Liberia and the rest of the African continent. Bush said plans were being drawn up to reintroduce the US Peace Corps to Liberia.
Sirleaf-Johnson said Liberia has made progress since the civil wars but still faces "many challenges," including the threat posed by malaria, which is a leading killer of Liberian children.

Monday, October 8, 2007

German Chancellor visit Liberia.

The German Chancellor on sunday october 7 pay a one day visit to Liberia.Angela Merkel Germany's first female chancellor, met Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first elected female head of state, in the capital Monrovia on the last leg of a four-day trip to the world's poorest continent.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

some interesting Liberian political cartoons

1. Ellen wins the Liberian presidency after defeating soccer star George Weah.
2. Former dictator Charles Taylor agrees to go into exile, finally putting and end to almost 2 decades of war.
3. Most Liberians believe that America has the moral obligation to help end the Liberian civil war, since it was free americans slave who settled founded the country in 1822.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The end of and era

Angie Brooks-Randolph,
J. Rudolph Grimes, and
G. Bacchus Matthews ,
three of Liberia's distinguished sons and daughter and all diplomats, died over the week end.
Angie Brooks-Randolph, was the first and only African female President of the United Nations General Assembly.
Gabriel Bacchus Matthews, was One of Liberia's leading politicians , diplomats,and former Foreign Minister.

J. Rudolph Grimes , was Liberia's former Secretary of State, He served from 1960 – 1972.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

No where like home.

Everyday it seems more and more of my countrymen are going back home to help in the rebuilding process that is taking place in Ernest in Liberia, many of us experienced terrible things beyond the imagination of most people, during our country brutal sixteen years civil war, and like most of my countrymen vow never to return home, even if it was heaven on earth, but like the lost son in the gospel, we realize that no matter how good we have it, other people's home, will never be ours, there will never be anywhere like home, i live in the most developed and richest nation in the world, yet i find myself thinking of what i would not give to have a cool glass of fresh made palm wine, or smell and feel the cool breeze of the Atlantic ocean.
something truly have awaken in me, this new sense of national pride, have left me feeling even prouder to be call a LIBERIAN, and to do whatever i can for my country, once we were one of the stable and fastest developing nation on the African continent, now we are among the poorest, but slowly the table is turning, and in the words of one of my favorite U.S president, John F Kennedy, ask not what your country can do for you, but rather ask what you can do for your country, will serve as not only a wake up call, but also as an inspiration to give back, and do whatever we can for our beloved country, duty and honor to our country demands this of us , it is not only our duty, it is the right thing to do.

here are some videos of Liberia on the road to recovery, after 14 years of devastating civil war.

The country needs all the help it can get,after years of corrupt rule, and war, the country is starting from the bottom.

But with her people's determination, the country is ready to take on any new challenges.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Happy birthday Liberia!

Happy birthday Liberia, and Happy independence day to all my countrymen at home and all across the globe, our country turn 160 years old on the 26 of July, The mere fact we have reach this far is a feat in itself, let us reflect on the last 2 decades of our country's recent past, and pray for the almost 200,000 of our countrymen who died in a senseless war,all the while holding our heads up high, for the future holds nothing but possibilities, and always rembering that we are all in the same boat together, one nation, one people, and one commom destiny. God bless us all.

Ellen johnson Sirleaf president and comamder in chief of Liberia.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Liberia:A brief history, and the Declaration of Independence.

LiberiaLiberia, which means "land of the free," was founded by free African-Americans and freed slaves from the United States in 1820. An initial group of 86 immigrants, who came to be called Americo-Liberians, established a settlement in Christopolis (now Monrovia, named after U.S. President James Monroe) on February 6, 1820.

Thousands of freed American slaves and free African-Americans arrived during the following years, leading to the formation of more settlements and culminating in a declaration of independence of the Republic of Liberia on July 26, 1847. The drive to resettle freed slaves in Africa was promoted by the American Colonization Society (ACS), an organization of white clergymen, abolitionists, and slave owners founded in 1816 by Robert Finley, a Presbyterian minister.

Slave states in North America, increasingly interested in getting rid of their free African-American populations, encouraged the formation of colonization societies. These groups organized themselves independently of the ACS and founded their own colonies in Liberia for transplanting free African-Americans. Some of the "volunteers" were emancipated only if they agreed to emigrate. The Maryland State Colonization Society established its colony in cape palmas in what is today maryland county.Virginia and Mississippi also established Liberian colonies for former slaves and free blacks. all these colonies later came together and became the commonwealth of liberia.

The commonwealth received most of its revenue from custom duties which angered the indigenous traders and British merchants on whom they were levied. The British government advised Liberian authorities that it did not recognize the right of the American Colonization Society, a private organization, to levy these taxes. Britain's refusal to recognize Liberian sovereignty convinced many colonists that independence with full taxing authority was necessary for the survival of the colony and its immigrant population.

On july 5 1847 11 men, representing diffrent parts of the commonwealth, and led by Hilary Teage, signed the Liberian Declaration of Independence. they were Samuel Benedict, Hilary Teage, Elijah Johnson, John Naustehlau Lewis, Beverly R. Wilson and J.B. Gripon (Montserrado County); John Day, Amos Herring, Anthony William Gardiner and Ephriam Titler (Grand Bassa County); and Jacob W. Prout and Richard E. Murray (Sinoe County).

The Liberian Declearation of Independence.

Declaration of Independence by the Representatives of the People of the Commonwealth of Liberia in Convention Assembled. July 16, 1847 . We, the representatives of the people of the commonwealth of Liberia, in convention assembled, invested with the authority of forming a new government, relying upon the aid and protection of the Great Arbiter of human events, do hereby in the name and on behalf of the people of this commonwealth, publish and declare the said commonwealth a free, sovereign, and independent state, by the name and title of the Republic of Liberia.

While announcing to the nations of the world the new position which the people of this Republic have felt themselves called upon to assume, courtesy to their opinion seems to demand a brief accompanying statement of the causes which induced them, first to expatriate themselves from the land of their nativity and to form settlements on this barbarous coast, and now to organize their government by the assumption of a sovereign and independent character. Therefore, we respectfully ask their attention to the following facts:

We recognize in all men certain inalienable rights; among these are life, liberty, and the right to acquire, possess, enjoy, and defend property. By the practice and consent of men in all ages, some system or form of government is proved to be necessary to exercise, enjoy, and secure their rights, and every people have a right to institute a government, and to choose and adopt that system, or form of it, which in their opinion will most effectively accomplish these objects, and secure their happiness, which does not interfere with the just rights of others. The right, therefore, to institute government and powers necessary to conduct it is an inalienable right and cannot be resisted without the grossest injustice.

We, the people of the Republic of Liberia , were originally inhabitants of the United States of North America.

In some parts of that country we were debarred by law from all rights and privileges of man - in other parts, public sentiment, more powerful than law, frowned us down.

We were excluded from all participation in the government.

We were taxed without our consent.

We were compelled to contribute to the resources of a country which gave us no protection.

We were made a separate and distinct class, and against us every avenue of improvement was effectively closed. Strangers from other lands, of a color different from ours, were preferred before us.

We uttered our complaints, but they were unattended to, or only met by alleging the peculiar institutions of the country.

All hope of a favorable change in our country was thus wholly extinguished in our bosoms, and we looked with anxiety for some asylum from the deep degradation.

The western coast of Africa was the place selected by American benevolence and philanthropy for our future home. Removed beyond those influences which oppressed us in our native land, it was hoped we would be enabled to enjoy those rights and privileges and exercise and improve those faculties which the God of nature has given us in common with the rest of mankind.

Under the auspices of the American Colonization Society, we established ourselves here, on land, acquired by purchase from the lords of the soil.

In an original compact with this society, we, for important reasons, delegated to it certain political powers; while this institution stipulated that whenever the people should become capable of conducting the government, or whenever the people should desire it, this institution would resign the delegated power, peacefully withdraw its supervision, and leave the people to the government of themselves.

Under the auspices and guidance of this institution which has nobly and in perfect faith redeemed its pledge to the people, we have grown and prospered.

From time to time our number has been increased by immigration from America , and by accession from native tribes; and from time to time, as circumstances required it, we have extended our borders by the acquisition of land by honorable purchase from the natives of the country.

As our territory has extended and our population increased our commerce has also increased. The flags of most civilized nations of the earth float in our harbors, and their merchants are opening an honorable and profitable trade. Until recently, these visits have been of a uniformly harmonious character; but as they have become more frequent and to more numerous points of our extended coast, questions have arisen which, it is supposed, can be adjusted only by agreement between sovereign powers.

For years past, the American Colonization Society has virtually withdrawn from all direct and active part in the administration of the government, except in the appointment of the governor, who is also a colonist, for the apparent purpose of testing the ability of the people to conduct the affairs of government, and no complaint of crude legislation, nor of mismanagement, nor of mal-administration has yet been heard.

In view of these facts, this institution, the American Colonization Society, with that good faith which has uniformly marked all its dealings with us did by a set of resolutions in January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, dissolve all political connections with the people of this Republic, returned the power with which it was delegated, and left the people to the government of themselves.

The people of the Republic of Liberia , they, are of right, and in fact, a free, sovereign, and independent state, possessed of all the rights, powers, and functions of government.

In assuming the momentous responsibilities of the position they have taken, the people of this republic feel justified by the necessities of the case, and with this conviction they throw themselves with confidence upon the candid consideration of the civilization of the world.

Liberia is not the offspring of ambition, nor the tool of avaricious speculation.

No desire for territorial aggrandizement brought us to these shores; nor do we believe so sordid a motive entered into the high consideration of those who aided us in providing this asylum. Liberia is an asylum from the most grinding oppression.

In coming to the shores of Africa, we indulged the pleasing hope that we would be permitted to exercise and improve those faculties which impart to man his dignity; to nourish in our hearts the flame of honorable ambition; to cherish and indulge these aspirations which a beneficent Creator had implanted in every human heart, and to evince to all who despise, ridicule, and oppress our race that we possess with them a common nature; are with them susceptible of equal refinement, and capable to equal advancement in all that adorns and dignifies man. We were animated by the hope that here we should be at liberty to train up our children in the way that they should go; to inspire them with the love of an honorable fame; to kindle within them the flame of a lofty philanthropy, and to form strongly within them the principles of humanity, virtue, and religion.

Amongst the strongest motives to leave our native land - to abandon forever the scenes of our childhood and to sever the most endeared connections - was the desire for a retreat where, free from the agitation of fear and molestation, we could approach in worship the God of our fathers.

Thus far our highest hopes have been realized. Liberia is already the happy home of thousands who were once the doomed victims of oppressions; and, if left unmolested to go on with her natural and spontaneous growth, if her movements be left free from the paralyzing intrigues of jealous ambition and unscrupulous avarice, she will throw open wider and yet a wider door for thousands who are now looking with an anxious eye for some land of rest.

Our courts of justices are open equally to the stranger and the citizen for the redress of grievances, for the remedy of injuries, and for the punishment of crime.

Our numerous and well-attended schools attest our efforts and our desire for the improvement of our children. Our churches for the worship of our Creator, everywhere to be seen, bear testimony to our acknowledgment of His providence.

The native African bowing down with us before the altar of the living God, declares that from us, feeble as we are, the light of Christianity has gone forth, while upon that curse of curses, the slave trade, a deadly blight has fallen, as far as our influence extends.

Therefore, in the name of humanity, virtue, and religion, in the name of the great God, our common Creator, we appeal to the nations of Christendom, and earnestly and respectfully ask of them that they will regard us with the sympathy and friendly considerations to which the peculiarities of our condition entitles us, and to that comity which marks the friendly intercourse of civilized and independent communities.

The Liberian Flag

The Liberia's national flag is called “LONE STAR”.

Flag Day- August 24th

The National Flag Song - The lone star forever.

The eleven horizontal stripes represent the eleven signers of the declaration of independence and the constitution of the Republic of Liberia.

The blue field symbolizes the continent of Africa.

The five pointed white star depicts Liberia as the first “independent republic” on the continent of Africa.

Lone Star Forever

When freedom raised her glowing form on Montserrado's verdant height,

She set within the doom of night, 'midst low ring stars and thunderstorms the star of liberty - and seizing from the waking morn, its burnished shield of golden flame she lifted in her proud name and raise a people long forlorn to noble destiny

The Lone Star forever!

The Lone Star forever!

O long may it float over land and over sea.

Desert it, no never! Uphold it, forever! O shout for the Lone Star banner,

All hail.

African Americans - History Of Liberia: A Time Line - Independence for Liberia - July 26, 1847. Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1851

Joseph J Roberts became the first elected president of the new country. Roberts had moved there in 1829 at the age of twenty from Petersburg, Virginia.

This is a picture of the first presidential residence in Monrovia.

two dallars bill in early Liberia.

So as Liberians gather at home and all across the world, to celebrate, the 160 years our country have been independent, on july 26 2007, let us not be ashame of who we are as a people,our nation have had alot of trials and tribulations in recent years, but we are a resilient people, and the nation remains intact ready to meet any chalenge that fate may send our way, and let us not forget the words of our national anthem,

In union strong success is sure

We cannot fail!

With God above

Our rights to prove

We will o'er all prevail,

With heart and hand

Our country's cause defending

We'll meet the foe

With valour unpretending.

Long live Liberia, happy land!

A home of glorious liberty,

By God's command!

Happy independence day everybody.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The World must never forget the people of Darfur.

Once again as an African, i feel its my duty to bring the Darfur issue to the forefront, how can we sane people of Africa, and the world let a whole race of people be rape,starved, and killed systematically, while we sit and do nothing about it. How can we possibly sit at our dinner table to eat, while thousands of babies and their parents go without food for days, Africa must unite to end the conflict in darfur, if the west was going to help the people of darfur, they would have done it a long time ago, but this is not Kosovo, or Bosnia,where they were able to raise millions of dollars, and were able to put troops in those countries to stop their genocide, just as they let us down during the Rwanda genocide of the 90s, they will also let Africa down in Darfur.


How can the world sit and let this happen in the 21th century?

Friday, July 13, 2007

Child, 2 Adults Shot at Liberian Soccer Match, AGAIN

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- A 8-year-old boy and two adults were shot at a Liberian soccer league game Thursday night in Brooklyn Center.

About 200 people were at the soccer match, organized as a reunion for Liberians living in the Twin Cities. The shooting happened around 8:00 p.m. near the Osseo School District's Adult Education Center.

Witnesses say the shootings happened so fast and they were in shock watching violence unfold at a reunion for Twin Cities Liberians. One witness said a child was beaten up just before a shot was fired across the field.

Lt. Scott Nadeau said the child and one of the adults appeared to be innocent bystanders. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. Classes were going on at the education center, and staff members put the building on lock down after they learned of the shooting.

Two people including the shooter, Beyan Massaqui were taken into custody.

going to any Liberian social function in the Twin cities these days is a matter of Life and death, it disgust me to see my people behaving badly like this, are we going to be the laughing stock of the African community? these rebels will be the ruin of us all, if something is not done urgently.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Madame President you must run again!

As we continue to draw ever closer to the conclusion of the first term of the first female president of Liberia, many Liberians especially in the diaspora are wondering if she is going to run for a second term, in my opinion the very stability of the Liberian nation depends on her decision, she is the only one best qualify, and best positioned to continue leading the battle weary people to progress and prosperity. the president's detractors, including many of the so called senators and representatives on capital hill, have continue to do all in their power to discredit and bring the government to its knees, these greedy,corrupt,blood stained hands killers turn politicians, are like wolf hiding in the dark, just waiting for the right time to pounce, for only in anarchy and chaos, can they survived.

To say its very important the president run again is an understatement, in order to firmly secure the peace for which almost two hundred thousand of our countrymen pay the ultimate sacrifice, in order to continue to enjoy the respect and blessings of the international community, and in order to ensure that the next generations of Liberians never again experience war, she has to run again, it is inevitable, she must run for president, the very destiny of our country future is on the line.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Finally the dictator will answer for his brutallity against the Liberian people

The day of judgment has finally come for former Liberian president Charles Taylor to answer for his heinous and brutal crime against the Liberian people. you can run but you can't hide so says an old parable in Liberia, did Taylor and his band of merry cronies think they would get away with the carter camp and duport road massacre? did they think they will get away with the amputations of arms and legs of thousand of innocent people in Sierra Leone? you were suppose to protect us, yet you chose to kill us, you were suppose to liberate us from the tyrant Samuel Doe, remember above all else the people? but when we compare the two of you, he comes out looking like a saint, you had a chance to be a great leader, when we give you the 97 elections, instead you made us beggars when our country is rich in natural resources, you scar our nation and left a whole generation traumatize forever, its not too late to ask the Liberian people for mercy, and than maybe just maybe we will find it in our hearts to forgive you.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My latest Video i posted on youtube

Liberia continues to make remarkable progress under the leadership of president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Beautiful Liberia

Liberia has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism, the land is rich and beautiful, the people are friendly, all we need to do is developed and show it off.