George Weah writes: Don’t forget about Liberia

I grew up in the Gibraltar area of Clara Town, a slum in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Sport was my passport out of poverty. A combination of luck and hard work enabled me to make my improbable journey from the dusty football fields of Clara Town to glamorous stadiums in Europe. I played professional […]

Minister Wallström’s speech at global gender forum

Excellencies, ministers, parliamentarians, activists, ladies and gentlemen, friends,  I stand on the sacrifices Of a million women before me Thinking What can I do to make this mountain taller So the women after me can see farther… These are the words of Indian-Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, a young woman with millions of followers. I thought […]

UNESCO, Mano River Union hold talks in Paris

The United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Mano River Union (MRU) have held talks on the need to sign a Memorandum Of Understanding(MOU) that will ensure that the two organizations work closely together in many areas.   MRU Secretary General Ambassador Medina Wesseh said the MOU will address many areas of […]

Sweden seeks to enhance global gender equality

Funds totalling SEK 1 billion ( about $118m) will be used to enhance gender equality for women and girls around the world. This was decided by the Swedish government at its meeting on 12 April. It is the first time that the government has adopted a global thematic strategy for gender equality. “We are making […]

Liberian rights activist wins international award

The director of Liberia’s Global Justice and Research Project, Hassan Bility is the 2018 recipient of the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA)’s Judith Lee Stronach Human Rights Award in honor of his courage and his heroic pursuit of justice for Liberia. Mr. Bility received the award at CJA’s 20th Anniversary Gala on March 8 […]

Liberia: Pro-Poor or Nouveau Riche?

While Liberia might have experienced growth over the last decade, the country has been swamped by huge economic challenges especially since the twin shock (Iron ore and rubber prices reduction) coupled with the post Ebola epidemic: writes Stephen Johnson. In this article, we strive to explore the challenges for achieving sustainable pro-poor growth and poverty […]

African players in Sweden’s top football league

Scores of African players will don the colors of 15 of the 16 teams vying for the Swedish championship title this season. The championship, known as Allsvenskan, begins on April 1. Ghanaian defenders Patrick Kpozo, Samuel Mensah and midfielder Frank Arhin together with Ugandan defender Ronald Mukibi and Nigerian Alhaji Gero are title hopefuls with […]

Liberia: United Nations, why now and not then?

Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC’s) recommendation now will not put food on the Liberia people’s table but will instead cause instability and prevent food from getting on the table; writes Jerry Gbardy. The call by the UN Deputy Secretary-General for implementation of the TRC recommendations as was reported in the FrontPageAfrica March 23rd […]

Liberia: Making sense of a true change

It does not make any sense for government officials of Liberia to make more salaries and allowances more than their American counterparts. This is because payments of salaries and allowances in all successful countries and companies are determined by productive capacities.  In the Liberian situation, what is the benchmark? There is huge doubt for any […]

Africa meets to create single market

“I am once again honoured to address the Permanent Representatives’ Committee, the linchpin of the African Union, on the occasion of preparations for the Extraordinary Session of the AU Assembly convened for the purpose of executing the decision taken by our Heads of State and Government to lend a strong impetus to the implementation of […]