Call to probe Senator Coleman is laughable

The call by Senator George M. Weah, the political leader of Liberian opposition party, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), for the party’s Grievance and Ethics Committee to probe Grand Kru County Senator Dr. Peter S. Coleman for “conflict of interest” as it relates to “professional services” rendered by Dr. Coleman at the John F. Kennedy […]

Regnér: Gender equality good for democracy

On March 15 Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér delivered a speech (below) at the Commission on the Status of Women 2016 being convened in New York, the United States of America: Distinguished delegates, It is an honour for me to address the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of […]

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s Liberia: A scary place to live

Judging from recent local newspaper reports as well as interviews conducted with people returning from Liberia, it’s evident that the country is no longer the way former interim leader Charles Gyude Bryant or indicted former Pres. Charles Taylor left it in terms of appreciable level of security for all as the state of general security […]

International Women’s Day Speech by NPA Managing Director David Williams

Distinguished Platform Guests present, Special Invitees, Members and Executives of the Liberia Charter of the United Nations Women, Members of the Fourth Estates, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am very grateful to the almighty God for allowing us to see this historic day. I am also  grateful to the General Assembly of the United Nations for […]

Liberia: A call for prayer

Liberians are living in one of the most perilous periods in history. We see more crime and corruption, and the effects of growing indifference toward the things of God. However, there is always hope because of our Lord’s faithful promises; writes Dr. Alex Redd. It is only when we seek God, turn from our sinful […]

Pres. Sirleaf: I will complete my development agenda

During her recent one-day state visit to Nigeria, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf granted an interview to the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) after she held bilateral talks with her Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari.   Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs at the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Nat Bayjay, transcribes below the full exclusive interview. The NTA’s […]

Liberia: Was Harry Greaves murdered?

As the United Nation mission draws down in Liberia, the safety and security of individual citizens should be a cause of grave concern to law enforcement authorities. Over the last eight years, several eminent individuals in Liberia have either been murdered, or died under unusual circumstances. Given the sparse occurrences of these tragic incidences, most […]

Sweden gives more to Syrian aid effort

The war in Syria will soon enter its fifth year. There are alarming reports about how winter is hitting the refugees in Syria, who do not have enough warm clothes and shoes, and images of emaciated people bear witness to how starvation is being used as a strategy of war. More than 400 000 people […]

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 […]