Taylor-linked war crimes suspect dies in Belgian jail

Michel Desaedeleer, a businessman of dual citizenship (Belgian and American) accused of war crimes died Wednesday in prison in Belgium. He was arrested in August 2015 based on allegations that he had committed the war crimes of inhuman and degrading treatment and pillage as well as the crime against humanity of enslavement through his participation in […]

A look at Liberia’s new maternity law

I had a conversation recently with someone who is expecting her first child and she was curious as to what Liberian law allowed as it related to pregnancy leave; Brenda Brewer Moore writes. This had me thinking, that many people, both employees and employers, may not be aware of the changes in the law regarding maternity […]

Africa’s innovation prize enters 6th year

The  African Innovation Foundation (AIF), driver of The Innovation Prize of Africa (IPA) on Tuesday announced the launch of the sixth edition of the IPA awards by calling for applications to the prestigious competition. The competition once again offers Africa’s top crop of innovators a share in a grand prize of US$150 000 and additional scalable entrepreneurial opportunities. Enterprises and […]

Sirleaf prioritizes ECOWAS reform

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says one of her key priorities as the chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to reform the regional body in line with a decision by its highest decision-making body, the Authority of Heads of State and Government. The Liberian Leader made the remarks when she […]

Ihezie Foundation donates 100,000 books to Liberia

A United Kingdom (UK)-based charity, Ihezie Foundation, through its Book Relief Africa program, has donated 100,000 textbooks to Liberia’s education ministry. The donation was made recently through the office of the West African nation’s Vice President Amb. joseph Nyumah Boakai. Ihezie foundation’s chair Aloysius Ihezie informed partners and beneficiaries that the books are assembled based on the UK’s supervised and approved […]

South Africa’s small-scale fishers try to turn the tide

The sea seethes and bubbles when the snoek are “running” off Lamberts Bay in South Africa’s Northern Cape. It seems almost as soon as the line and hook is in the water, there’s a half-metre fish on the end of it. Wilfred Gonzalves says he caught 285 in 30 minutes in April, his two-man crew […]

Pastor: Liberia needs spiritual leader

The senior pastor of the Life Center Church in Monrovia,says  “Liberia needs a spiritual leader who will help transform the country.” Pastor Folley Karpeh told a local radio show in the Liberian capital on Thursday that “there is no law without spirituality and leaders should understand what it means to lead a nation.” According to Karpeh, […]

Only a just society can heal apartheid’s wounds

Only a new economic system leading to fewer injustices and divisions among people can heal South African society. This is the view of the Sweden-based Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest professor Tim Murithi, who is otherwise based at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa. After the ending of apartheid, the Truth […]

Welfare contributes to an inclusive society

“Welfare makes it possible for people with disabilities to be included in society,” said Åsa Regnér, the minister with responsibility for disability issues, as she represented the Swedish Government at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on 7–9 September.    The 2016 Paralympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 7–18 September 2016. These […]

Veep Boakai wants Liberian ownership of economy

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai Sr. has asked Liberians to take full ownership of the country and its economy by venturing into different types of businesses across the country. Serving on Wednesday, September 7 as chief launcher of Nobel Liberia Limited, a multifaceted financial institutition, Vice President Boakai indicated that when this is done, Liberians will […]