A letter from Africa to #BlackLivesMatter

When you say Black Lives Matter do you mean just Black American lives? What about the tens of thousands of black lives in Cuba that have been lost due to the covert war and the economic embargo still being waged against Cuba by the US government? Or what about the black lives that were lost […]

Diametrically disagreeing with the Werner style of education reform

The policy actions designed by Education Minister George Werner to reform Liberia’s education system are ill-fated. They are cloaked in missteps. They are not a product of scientific thinking. Worse still, they are a far cry from the real, critical issues and questions about the sector under reform. They are a composite of shameful cover-up […]

Nigeria: Unholy alliance of Saraki and Dogora with PDP

Nigeria’s 8th Senate and Assembly is currently undergoing crises, due to what is attributed to as “civilian coup” orchestrated by Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogora. The manner and scenario which led to the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Dogora as the Senate President and Speaker respectively, questions their loyalty to the All […]

Book Review: Liberia, The Violence of Democracy

In her book ”Liberia: The violence of Democracy”, the American anthropologist Mary Moran explores a phenomenon that has been widely discussed by several scholars of different areas of study; democracy. Moran puts democracy in a different shed of light as she challenge the popular western view of violence and democracy as two separate ontological states. […]

Speech: Time for unity and action

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, invited guests and dignitaries. Welcome to history in the making. History in the making because for the first time in the history of the Union of Liberian Organisations in the UK, there are not one but two women heading the organisation  We have been talking too much for too long, now […]

Africa Day: Ideas for Africa

As we celebrate Africa Day, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate our continent for the remarkable vision it has had by embarking, decades ago, on a project aimed at achieving its unity. This year’s Africa Day coincides with the return to its headquarters of the prime institution of African Development -The African Development Bank […]

Burundi: To have a coup or not to have a coup

This seems to currently be the question in Bujumbura, where uncertainty governs at the moment. This coup/non coup led byMajor General Godefroid Niyombare is not coming out of nowhere but taking place after over two weeks of deadly protests that have shaken many neighbourhoods of the city and affected all its inhabitants in one way or the other. It’s been a difficult time. People look tired. The people taking […]

Toward a new global climate change treaty: Liberia’s contributions and challenges

The threats and impacts of climate change on human existence are dire and have been increasing exponentially; writes Urias S. Goll. At the United Nations Conference on the Environment convened in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden, the world first recognized the deleterious effects of changes in our global climate system and more interestingly, the massive changes […]

Press must not cover up for war crimes suspects 2

I think one of the major hurdles linked to investigative process of genocides in Africa (Liberia) is the fact that the entire process remains straddled in sheer ignorance, compounded by wild misconceptions. This doesn’t only rest with those who unfortunately, remain subject of abject poverty and high illiteracy, but also people who claim to be […]

On phobic violence in South Africa

“Afrophobia”? “Xenophobia”? “Black on black racism”? A “darker” as you can get hacking a “foreigner” under the pretext of his being too dark — self hate par excellence? Of course all of that at once! Yesterday I asked a taxi driver: “why do they need to kill these “foreigners” in this manner?”. His response: “because […]