LIHEDE: A Brief History 

In April 2003, Mr. Nat Galarea Gbessagee, Mr. Siahyonkron Nyanseor, and Dr. Syrulwa Somah, along with a few friends and family members, organized our first symposium on his campus on the topic, “African Governance, Philosophical Thought & Rule Of Law,” to coincide with the official launching of Dr. Somah's book, “Nyanyan Gomnan: History, Migration, and Government of the Bassa.” The symposium and the book dealt with themes of leadership and governance structures and practices in Africa, especially among the Bassa ethnic group, whose origin can be traced to ancient Egypt , the Sudan , and now Liberia . click here to read more.  

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Teleconference Agenda for April 9, 2011

Dr. Somah's Farwell Message To India

The International Conference on Green Summit on Climate Change – Issues & Concerns
St Ann’s College for Women, an Affiliate of Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
November 12, 2010
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Dr. Somah Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship
Congratulatory program flyer

LIHEDE Appoints Dr. Mason as Director of Education and Culture


The Liberian National History Project 2010  Rally to Convene in MN 05/09/10

For membership in the NHP 2010 Editorial Board click here:

LIHEDE had a successful 5th Anniversary Jubilee. Click here to read more about the program.

NC Governor Beverly Perdue welcomes 2009 LIHEDE 5th Jubilee participants to Greensboro, NC. Click here to read welcome letter

Special Statement to LIHEDE from Robin Phillips, Executive Director, The Advocates for Human Rights

Appreciation Letter from Bishop Bennie D. Warner. Click here to read

LIHEDE 5th Anniversary Jubilee Galore of Jubilee Presenters, Panelists, Keynote Speakers & Facilitators" August 21-22, 2009, Greensboro, North Carolina. Click here to view program flyer. Click here to view a pictorial of Individual Honorees

LIHEDE Works To Save The Liberian People From Malaria Epidemic In The New Liberia Click here to read more.

Dr. Somah meets with  Vice President Dr. Joseph Boakai

Watch videos and interviews from LIHEDE symposium on " "Combating Malaria in Post-Conflict Liberia: A Lesson for the Rest of Africa"

Preventable Malaria Kills 21,500 Liberians Annually says Liberian Health Ministry. Click here to read report.

Read Dr. Somah's featured article in The Analyst Newspaper titled "THE GANTA TROPICAL STORM: A Challenge To Liberia's Environment". To read entire article click here.

Applauds  Chinese Government's   Effort to combat malaria in Liberia:
Greensboro (April 20, 2006): The Liberian History, Education, & Development, Inc. (LIHIDE) is gratified by the effort of the Chinese government to send two anti-malaria team of experts to help train about fifty Liberians  to combat the infectious but curable disease,  malaria. Click here to read more


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