Africa must unleash power of its financial markets

With Africa’s population expected to overtake China’s by 2025, the continent’s economic potential is undeniable. At a time of slowing global growth, the world is starting to take notice of Africa’s fast-growing population and markets, and the opportunities they hold. Between 2010 and 2016, more than 320 embassies were opened in Africa, while global investment […]

Liberia: President Weah’s tough choices

By Seltue R. Karweaye (s.karweaye1668@student.tsu.edu) Liberia is a nation of over 4.7 million people with one of the lowest electricity access rates in the world (at approximately 12%, USAID). Ethnic, religious and political issues have skyrocketed to an all-time high. Infant and maternal mortality are among the highest in the world. Education and health systems […]

Lawrence’s death: Liberian government must be blamed

Under Ex-President Ellen Sirleaf’s regime, the suspicious deaths of two prominent figures, a lawyer and an opposition politician, by ‘drowning’ in the Atlantic Ocean, stood out. Now in just a little over one year into the new George Weah’s regime, it too, is fast gaining a reputation for itself in the wake of sudden deaths […]

Why do some Africans, Afro-Caribbean immigrants reject psychiatric help in Europe?

      By Fokumlah Nchungong   Saying goodbye to your family and embarking on an uncertain adventure is always a bitter-sweet emotional waterfall. The journey to Europe is always unique for every African. The reason for traveling varies. From economic migrants, educational purposes, political escapes, societal discomfort,… and so on. The path to arrive […]

Biracial appearance – the bullying

  “I wish I could have chosen my parents, maybe they will be your parents- if that makes you happy now.”  Words coming out of Martin (12 years old), in a heated and furious argument with his classmate – Fredrik who had just coded the N-word by calling him “sunshine”, Fokumlah Nchungong writes   They were […]

Mental health and relationships

Going on a date and meeting someone to start a romance is always beautiful. We can be sometimes factual and direct with our desires to our new-found lover, but most often, the butterflies in the stomach restrain us from thinking coherently. The smiles, giggles, finger twisting, posture adjustments, eye contacts, mumblings, displaced sentences, rumbling stomachs, […]

Liberia: Old nation but no library, proxy in shambles!

  Liberia declared independence in 1847 and is considered Africa’s oldest republic. Its national flag and constitution are replicated after those of the U.S. Founded by repatriated Black Americans, who ruled the country for more than a century, Liberia was once viewed by her neighbors and visitors as an American colony in Africa. The country […]

What happened to the African religion?

It is not surprising to observe that foreign religions have destroyed our collective reasoning.   Africa and Africans have remained the dumping ground for imported ideologies and dogmatic belief systems, writes Fokumlah Nchungong.   Isn’t it strange that the cradle of humanity and ideological developments in all aspects of our existentialism has been deprived of its religious […]

How will Brexit affect Brits living in Norway?

The United Kingdom (UK) decision to leave the European Union (EU) is creating uncertainty for British citizens and their family members living in Norway. The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. After this date, British citizens will no longer be citizens of the EU. In addition, the UK will no longer be […]

Swedish Foreign Minister’s speech to UN Rights Council

Thank you, Mr President, High Commissioner, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted, 70 years ago, there were only two women members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. These were the celebrated Eleanor Roosevelt and the Indian writer and independence activist Hansa Mehta. When the phrase “all […]