Liberia: Why Min. Nagbe’s 5-year plan is ripe

From where I sit in Abuja, the Federal Capital of Nigeria, I marvel at how the country’s football authority has been able to keep active all its football teams in all the major continental and global competitions. At six (6) different levels, Nigeria’s various national football teams have been simultaneously competing at the highest levels […]

Popular resistance stopped Burkina Faso coup

Last week, Burkina Faso was breaking international news. In the midst of a government meeting, soldiers of the president’s security forces – the notorious Régiment de Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP) – took President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Isaac Yacouba Zida and other members of the government in hostage and seized power under the command of General […]

Swedish PM speech at UN Summit

  Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s speech at the UN Sustainable Development Summit  in New York on 26 September 2015: Mr President, Mr Secretary-General, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, I was a foster child. Ten months old I arrived by train to my new parents in the northern part of Sweden. I had the good fortune […]

Open letter: The better Liberia agenda

Fellow Liberians: Liberia is 168 years old, but remains backward and underdeveloped in absolute terms and also in comparison to other African countries that are in fact younger. The cause of Liberia’s underdevelopment is complex, but due in large part to the collective failure of Liberians to work for, demand and make the necessary hard […]

Can Muslims and Christians live in peace?

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place in the world where muslims and christians live in peace? Where their children play together, their families eat together, christians visiting their muslim neighbors at Eid, muslims going to eat next door at Easter? Where a christian girl can marry a Muslim boy without any real […]

APC Scandinavia speaks against imposters

This message is intended for the general public, members and potential members of All Progressives Congress, with the abbreviation APC Scandinavia comprising Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, and such person intending to make enquiries regarding the status of the aforementioned Political Party either in the Scandinavia or any part of the world. We members […]

B. Faso: The return of the phantoms of the past

In the afternoon on Wednesday 16 September 2015, soldiers of the infamous Regiment of the president’s security forces – Regiment de Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP) – entered the Presidential Palace Kosyam where the Government Council meeting was ongoing, and took the government in custody. This is the fourth time during the less than one-year-transition that the […]

Liberia: Staying true to the culture spirit

When a visiting culture minister from the West African country of Liberia recently tried to defend his government’s controversial sale of the Kendeja national cultural shrine during a cultural event in Minnesota, many in the audience scorned and booed him for his apparent lack of “culture sensitivity” and also for trying to take his “government’s […]

Nigeria: When 100 days surpass 6 years

One of the traditions that have withstood time and history in Nigeria’s political scene in the 4th republic is to review the first hundred days of any political administration. During these periods, we have witnessed bogus and mirage reviews by past political leaders, party associates, and sympathizers. The APC leadership in a very realistic foresight […]

Liberian-American Relations: A New Engagement Model of Trade and Investments

There is no country on the planet with more blood ties to the United States of America than the West African nation of Liberia. Today, my country Liberia desperately needs US assistance, but not necessarily how aid has been offered in the past.  Liberia needs more trade and investments with the US.  We can accomplish […]