Liberia: election body chair must resign or be dismissed

By Moses D. Sandy Since December 15, 2021, when the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) charged and subsequently forwarded to court for prosecution the Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Davidetta Browne-Lansanah, and her alleged accomplices for an alleged act of malfeasance, Mrs. Browne-Lansanah remains uncompromising in challenging the allegation. She and her alleged NEC […]

Sweden announces stricter Covid control measures

On Wednesday, January 12 Sweden introduced stricter infection control measures due to the significant increase in community transmission at the same time as there is increased pressure on health care. The overall assessment is that Sweden is in a situation where it is necessary to take certain infection control measures in stage 3 of the […]

Opinion: Repositioning Africa under the AfCFTA

By Zion Adeoye Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents perhaps Africa’s biggest opportunity for the next few decades in its battle against poverty of all forms, energy and infrastructure included.  Against the backdrop of the tens of millions of Africans that have been plunged into extreme poverty by the onslaught […]

Finland increases support to ICC fund for victims

Finland has increased its support to victims of the most serious crimes of international concern. The Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC) assists victims of the most serious crimes of international concern and human rights violations, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Finland’s support will be targeted at providing […]

UNWTO points to greener tourism

Innovation, youth empowerment and tourism and rural development took center stage during the last day of the recent general assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid, Spain. With the opening days of the most important meeting in global tourism focused on UNWTO’s response to the impacts of the pandemic and uniting Members […]

Gongloe is best suited for Liberian presidency

By Seltue Karweaye Liberia is a nation-state cursed with bad leadership. The bulk of the problems the country is facing today can be tied to its crop of leaders. The criticism and activism of some notable Liberian activists and critics have not translated into a sense to lead for change or a need to rise […]

SIPRI: Arms sales continue to grow amid pandemic

Sales of arms and military services by the industry’s 100 largest companies totalled $531 billion in 2020—an increase of 1.3 per cent in real terms compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The arms sales of the Top 100 arms companies […]

German pressure on other former colonial rulers

By Johan Sävström Long ignored, colonial crimes are now in the spotlight. Germany is leading the way in admitting its guilt but it remains unfinished business, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher Henning Melber. The new book Kritik des deutschen Kolonialismus (‘Critique of German Colonialism’) deals with Germany´s colonial history. Co-editor Henning Melber is […]

Africa, China conference focuses on trade, security

The 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) opened on Sunday in Senegal’s capital, Dakar with trade and security being the main topics on the agenda. Senegal’s Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall told the opening session that China’s help toward bringing peace to the Sahel region is welcome. “We would like China’s influence […]

Recurrent expenditure tops Liberia’s $785m 2022 budget

By Seltue Karweaye Sr. The importance of sensible and prudent budgetary allocations cannot be overemphasized as the budget itself is an expression of public policy. It is the major economic policy instrument that indicates a government’s priority and is also a tool to correct anomalies and inequities within the society. An efficient budgetary system is […]