Liberia: Global summit for justice on Saturday

A virtual conference focused on justice in Liberia will be held this Saturday, September 5, via Zoom. The conference with the theme, In Pursuit of Justice, is organized by the Global Initiative for Justice (GIJ) and will be moderated by Welma Redd and chaired by Michael Mueller. Panelists are Liberian legislators Yekeh Kolubah, Armah Jallah, Conmany […]

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 […]

Sweden hosts international meeting on gender equality

Some 70 participants from civil society organisations, the social partners and government agencies took part in a digital meeting on 26 August hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen. Discussions covered the international coalition to work for financial gender equality, of which Sweden is one of the […]

US industry puts Africa at risk of plastic pollution

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has lobbied the US government during the COVID-19 pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa. Documents obtained by Unearthed — Greenpeace’s investigative journalism platform — through the Freedom of Information Act separately show that the same lobby group, which counts Shell, Exxon […]

Europe, Africa digital forum next week

For the first time, the EurAfrican Forum will be held exclusively online, on the 3rd and 4th of September. EurAfrican Forum Digital 2020 will bring together personalities from the public and private sectors, but also representatives of civil society, entrepreneurs, activists and scientists This year’s edition will focus on challenges and common points, under the […]

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 […]

Liberian war crimes suspect trial to begin in November

The Federal Criminal Court in Switzerland on Friday announced that the trial of Liberian war crimes suspect Alieu Kosiah will now take place from November 16 to December 18 this year. The trial will be held in the city of Bellinzona, in the south of the country. The trial of Kosiah, a former commander of […]

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 […]

Liberia’s vice president flown to hospital in Ghana

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor was on Tuesday flown out of the country to seek additional medical care at a specialist hospital in Accra, Ghana. According to a Press Release from the Office of the Vice President, VP Howard-Taylor was earlier admitted at the Aspen Medical Facility in the Liberian capital, Monrovia on Friday due […]

EFLA condemns attack on Liberian opposition leaders

The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) strongly condemns the recent attacks on opposition leader Alex Cummings and Representative Yekeh Kolubah in Grand Gedeh. Both opposition figures were in the county for political purposes when youths, believed to be sympathizers of the ruling Congress for Democratic Change, demanded, under the threat of violence, for Representative […]