Nigeria: Change is not a privilege, it is a right

As the Nigerian general elections approach, there are a few pertinent questions we need to ask ourselves as this forms the basis for any type of change we are clamouring for. Where did we get it wrong, how did it get this bad and what would be our fate after February 2015? The good news […]

Let election be start of a new day

Despite the Ebola crisis, our mother country, Liberia has held successful elections and avoided a potentially catastrophic constitutional crisis. . The crisis past, and elections complete, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our International Partners for their help with the Ebola epidemic with the hope of their continued support in successfully eradicating this […]

Join global gender equality campaign

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the United Nations’ gender equality body, UN Women, are urging the EU heads of state and government to join the global UN-led campaign ‘HeForShe’. In a joint letter they are encouraging leaders to manifest their participation at the European Council on 18 and 19 […]

Why Robert Sirleaf will lose senatorial election

In most countries, the Ebola pandemic, which led to 3,016 Liberians dead, would prompt a time of national mourning. Leaders would cancel frivolous public appearances and political campaigning would be put on hold at least until the country is declare an  Ebola free country. But this is Liberia, and the politicians’ election shows must go on. […]

Why I support Marshall Dennis to become Grand Gedeh Senator

Unity Party refused to send a candidate in Grand Gedeh County even though Unity Party won the senatorial seat in 2011 in Grand Gedeh.  A. Marshall Dennis has shown to be the Thomas Sankara model of politics in Grand Gedeh: serve your people and do for your people what government cannot do. Mr. Dennis of […]

Children come first- in Sweden and around the world

Today we are in New York, attending the 25th anniversary celebrations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. A quarter of a century has passed since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Since then, almost every country in the world has signed the […]

Liberia under economy dictatorship

  Having followed the Liberian presidency of Madam Ellen Johnson for almost a decade, it has become apparent that she is an economy dictator. Unlike a noble leader, whose actions are intended to advance national interest by managing resources responsibly in order for nearly all citizens to benefit, an economy dictator cunningly protects cronies and rewards […]

Convention on the Rights of the Child to become law

Children have rights – the right to life, play and learning. This means all children: regardless of whether your name is Maria or Mariam and whether you live in Borlänge or Bamako. This November marks 25 years since the UN adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. So far, 193 countries have undertaken […]

Open letter to President Sirleaf: Resign now

Dear President Sirleaf: Indulge us, in this manner, to accentuate that your ascendency to power in Liberia brought hope to many after the tumultuous years of the civil war and the subsequent and misguided leadership of President Charles Taylor. To many Liberians, the egregious events that transpired in the years preceding your leadership could not […]

Ebola: No health, no sustainable development and progress in Liberia

It is not an exaggeration to say that our country, Liberia is now in crisis – from the high levels of insecurity to the daily tales of the Ebola epidemic, fraud and corruption in government to health workers on strike recently at a major state-run Ebola treatment center (JFK) in Liberia over pay and poor […]