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Author: Editorial Board
LAST OCTOBER, authorities in Liberia, working in collaboration with US international narcotics agency, seized some $US100 million worth of cocaine, the largest in the country’s history and one-fifth of its national budget.
THE RECENT NOT GUILTY verdict in the high-profile $100 million drug bust trial has sent shockwaves through Liberia’s justice system, leaving the Ministry of Justice appalled and concerned. This verdict not only undermines Liberia’s collective efforts to combat drug trafficking but also exposes potential flaws in the country’s judicial processes. The need for urgent reforms to the jury trial system and increased funding for prosecutors has become glaringly apparent. It is crucial for all branches of the government to shoulder the responsibility and take immediate action to address these challenges.
AS LIBERIA PREPARES for the upcoming October 10th elections, it is crucial to focus on the importance of providing basic civic education to first-time voters. The youth in Liberia make up a significant portion of the population, and it is essential to ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the democratic process.
AT THE MOMENT, political parties and legislative aspirants are busy putting in place strategies to win the forthcoming polls. In less than six months, Liberians of voting age will go to the polls to elect a new president, 73 new members of the House of Representatives, and 15 new senators. ALTHOUGH THE Liberian electorate should have reached a level of sophistication where we can say that Liberia has reached nirvana as regards electoral protocols and culture, the truth is, Liberia is yet to get there. This means the entire electoral processes put in place to assess different political parties and…
AHEAD OF THE much-anticipated general and presidential elections in Liberia slated for October 2023, the stakes are high and there are fears that, if not carefully managed, the process would not meet the expected goal of delivering a peaceful, transparent election.
LIBERIA HAS a long history of how student advocacy and protest led to national crisis as students are seen as the first group of people who express disenchantment against misrule and high cost of living.
SINCE THE RULING Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) took state power following the 2017 general and presidential elections, there is no official of the CDC that has come under criticism than the Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Jefferson T. Koijee.
DRUG ABUSE among young people in Liberia’s 15 counties is sadly becoming an all-too-common problem. In Bong County, central Liberia, young people, including girls, are prime victims of drug abuse. Some addicts say they are determined to eventually get clean. But with substance abuse on the rise, that’s far easier said than done.
OVER THE YEARS, successive Liberian regimes have made the fight against corruption as the best campaign tool due to the eagerness of the population to see corruption minimized if not totally eradicated from the country.
AFRICA’S OLDEST democratic nation – last week banned the practice, which involves removing part or all of a girl’s outer sexual organs. IN A GROUNDBREAKING declaration made on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Chief Zanzar Zanzan, head of the Traditional Council of Liberia, with the authorization of 15 paramount Chiefs across Liberia declared, “By the power vested in me by all the Paramount Chiefs of the 15 political divisions in Liberia and signed by myself… FGM is banned in Liberia.”