Swedish PM speaks at global meeting on women

Gender equality is a concern for us all: women, men, girls and boys. Not only is it a moral or legal obligation to promote equality and rights for women and girls, it is also a question of common sense – and smart economics. No society will fully prosper if half of its population is denied […]

Norway’s statement at the UN General Assembly

The United Nations was founded on hope – the hope for a better tomorrow in the aftermath of war. As we meet today, 75 years later, COVID-19 is putting us all to the test: Will we tackle the largest global challenge since the UN was established? Building on the lessons from other crises and infectious […]

On rights, democracy in global fight against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to accelerate the global trends of democratic backsliding and weakening respect for human rights. It is intensifying existing inequalities, hitting those who are already marginalised, subjected to discrimination and living in poverty the hardest. The Nordic governments advocate international cooperation, solidarity, human rights and democracy in fighting the pandemic. Disproportional response […]

Supporting students and teachers during COVID-19

By Massa Dopoh Liberia as a nation has been faced with a lot. From one tragedy to another. From one disease to another. One global pandemic to another. Yet, in the midst of all these tragedies, we, as a nation and people, have striven and endured. Our endurance is our strength. As our children and […]

Liberia’s death penalty calls: human rights implications

By Atty. Urias Teh Pour The upsurge of reported cases of rape, especially statutory rape has seen thunderous calls for the enforcement of the capital punishment. These calls continue to resonate from political leaders, civil society activists, religious leaders and the general public. The July 26 independence Day Orator, a respected clergyman, in his oration […]

Governance of education in Liberia

By: Mengistu Eddie Wolokolie Education forms the foundation of development in a country. It increases productivity and improves the quality of life of the citizens. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Liberia’s adult literacy rate is below average as it stands at 48.3%. The country faces significant challenges in terms […]

We can do better for Liberia

By Alexander Redd During many conversations with fellow compatriots concerning progress in our homeland, they usually paint a bleak picture. They see a country on path of steady decline – instead of gainful progress. They cite incompetent leadership across all functions of societal strata. Common among the list of impediments they often express toward national […]

Time for change: Symbols and mottos matter

By J. Patrick Flomo “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first earth and the first heaven had passed away. Also, there was no more sea,” Rev. 21:1 If the Republican-controlled Legislature of the State of Mississippi could vote in 2020 to change the state’s Confederate Flag – a symbol […]

Sweden: Get off my neck

By Fokumlah Nchungong My neck hurts. ”SWEDEN IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY”, this innocently naive and ignorant statement, versed by a Swedish friend of mine had my goosebumps itching. A clear indication of an institutionalized silent transfer of white supremacy ideologies to innocent docile minds, who grow up absolutely oblivious and incognizant of this unconscious […]

Liberia: Agnes Reeves Taylor versus the truth

On July 27, 2020, Agnes Reeves Taylor, who recently left the United Kingdom (UK), held a press conference in Monrovia, Liberia, during which she spoke in great detail about her incarceration and the torture case against her in the UK. Ms Reeves Taylor stated that the purpose of the press conference was to “set the […]