Nigeria’s north hopeful after elections delay

Nigerian civil society is in uproar over the pressure exerted by the military on the country’s election body to postpone scheduled voting by six weeks. But in the northeast, the heartland of the Boko Haram insurgency the security forces say they need more time to crush, there is support for a delay. Chairman of the […]

Urey: I owe no one an apology

Former Liberian Maritime Bureau Commissioner Benoni W. Urey says he owes nobody an apology for working for the defunct government of President Charles G. Taylor. Speaking recently to a cross section of the United States-based Friends of Benoni Urey (FOBU), during a teleconference, Mr. Urey noted that he did not work for Mr. Taylor, as is being […]

Gbowee Foundation puts women empowerment first

The executive director of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) says building the capacity of women and girls in Liberia is a majority priority for the foundation. In this vein, Mrs Willliametta Saydee-Tarr said, the foundation has given out a grant of over US$20,000 to several women’s groups.  “As you know we have worked with several […]

Will Demands to postpone elections be heeded

As the Nigerian presidential election is less than two weeks away, matters come to a head. Calls for a postponement of the election was written off as dubious months ago but have now intensified again as the outcome of the election gets ever more unpredictable. In September last year, there were some voices connected to […]

Ebola: Liberians in Holland donate medical items

  Dearest fellow peace loving Liberians, As you are all  aware, the interim leadership of LAH ( Liberian Association in Holland) in collaboration with Liberian in Action NL in person of Belloh Comfort Williams,  made a trip to Liberia on Dec. 23, 2014,  in other  to facilitate the distribution of the two contianers full of medical items to […]

Sex crimes rise in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Reports that rates of sexual assault and teenage pregnancy have soared in Sierra Leone since the start of the Ebola outbreak have prompted the government to plan a raft of measures to protect girls and the UN to investigate the scale of the increase. The outbreak has disrupted many facets of life in Sierra Leone, […]

Orange, Ecobank launch money transfer service

Orange and pan-African banking group Ecobank have rolled out a service that will enable Orange Money subscribers who also have bank accounts with Ecobank to transfer money between their respective accounts. The service has already been launched in Mali and will be rolled-out in several other African countries, including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry, Niger, Senegal […]

Liberia’s Ebola fight not over

Despite tremendous efforts by Liberia and international partners to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus from the country, disappointing news was announced early this week that new cases of the disease have been reported in the West African country. For the past few days, Liberia was only battling with the last five confirmed Ebola cases, but new cases were discovered in the St. Paul Bridge Community in Montserrado […]

Making UN peacekeeping more effective

The UN’s peacekeeping operations are facing many challenges. Demand for UN missions is increasing. At the same time, the resources available are limited and must be managed prudently. The nature of international conflict has changed over the past 25 years. Interstate armed conflicts have been largely replaced by intrastate conflicts, often in countries with weak […]

Liberia takes measures to revitalize Ebola-hit sectors

Liberia has put into place key short-term recovery measures to revitalize sectors that have been affected by the Ebola epidemic.    Making the disclosure at a press briefing in Monrovia, the capital, on Thursday, Finance Minister Amara Konneh said the recovery measures are in both short-term interventions and non-health recovery.   Konneh said that the intervention and recovery measures […]