Liberia and the Face of God: A Call for Soulful Revival

Liberia is still drenched in deep wounds of unforgiven hearts. Though the guns are silent since the end of the civil war, the reality of peace, personal security, and hope continue to elude Liberians as they foresee the challenges of rebuilding the country.  We have witnessed various levels of false accusations, coup d’ etats, assassinations, […]

Burundi, I, and the year of 2015

“I miss dancing” a friend of mine says sometime in late June. “What?” I reply, thinking I must have misheard him. “I miss dancing”, he hesitates a bit “…and information [independent media]”. I can’t help laughing “Well one is very important for democracy, the other … not so much” I claim. But then again he […]

Giving older people a voice in Liberia

In Liberia, we celebrated March as Social Work Month under the global theme: “Promoting the Dignity and Worth of All Peoples “. I want to give recognition to an effort which has manifested into giving a unified voice to older people in Liberia, West Africa; writes Prof. Sam Togba Slewion. This effort began during the […]

A new era of opportunity

Seventy years ago, the United Nations was created from the ashes of the Second World War.  Seven decades later, in Paris, nations have united in the face of another threat – the threat to life as we know it due to a rapidly warming planet; Ban Ki-moon writes.  Governments have ushered in a new era […]

Swedish PM’s speech at Paris Climate conference

I am an industry man. I started my working life as a welder. I know first-hand that with the right foresight, industry can bring about change, massively and fast. In fact, the industrial revolution is what brought us here today. It gave us unprecedented wealth and growth. But it was also the starting point for […]

Sweden tightens screws on migration

In the worst refugee situation since the Second World War, Sweden has taken greater responsibility than any other country in the west. We are a small country that is making an enormous contribution and the Swedish people are showing great solidarity in a difficult time. We stand up for the international right of asylum. Since […]

Unmasking Mary Taryonnoh Broh

  A bolt from the blue: This best depicts Mary Taryonnoh Broh’s re-emergence into the national scene after she was named to head the so-called Presidential Task Force with a mandate to clean up the city of Monrovia. The name of Mary Broh is nothing new to the Liberian public, especially since that name is […]

Why invest in Africa?

Africanstates provides information on the investment opportunities in all 54 countries in Africa. It also provides advice on where an investor can procure assistance to invest in every country in Africa. Africa has risen. Carpe diem. Seize the day. The information contained in Africanstates is intended for the use by investors who may largely be unfamiliar with […]

Swedish Minister Kuhnke speaks to youth

I’m very glad to see that so many committed young people from all parts of Sweden and from a number of other countries such as Spain, Denmark and Turkey have gathered here in Stockholm for this important conference. The last few months have been extremely dramatic with tens of thousands of people fleeing from war […]

President Sirleaf and team must be commended

The signing of the US $ 257 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant is a big deal for Liberia. It reinforces two critical development pillars of the Sirleaf administration- roads and energy- as it seeks to address binding constraints to growth; writes Lawrence Randall. The compact negotiated between the two governments ( US and Liberia) will support […]