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The Ghost of July 29, 1990

The story of the Liberian civil war remains incomplete when the horrific memory of the massacre at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is omitted. In the early morning hours of July 29, 1990, cowards-in-arms stormed the sacred edifice of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and murdered scores of men, women and children in cold blood. Eye witnesses’ accounts speak of the sounds of machetes, gunshots and screams......


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Staring At Death: A Memorial To William Weah

On this day, 25 years ago, during the early years of the First Liberian Civil War, a Liberian student was summarily executed by a rebel of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) in a grassy patch on a roadside in the small township of Bentol, located 50 km from Monrovia, Liberia...


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Land of My Fathers: A Review

Land of My Fathers is the latest novel by Liberian-born author, Vamba Sherif, to be published in English. First written and published in Dutch in 1999, Land of My Fathers is Vamba's first novel. A tour de force literary journey to Liberia's incipient years of nationhood, it is a sanguine story of friendship and mutual respect among Liberia's disparate people....

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