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 […]

Sweden increases development aid to Ethiopia

The Swedish Government has decided to increase development cooperation with Ethiopia with approximately $20m over the next two years. The new funds aim to support the ongoing reform process in the country and to strengthen Sweden’s opportunities to support government institutions as well as civil society organizations what work with democracy and human rights. Examples […]

AU: Cotonou Agreement is not an equal partnership

As Finland prepares for its third EU presidency on 1 July, a round-table talk in Helsinki, the capital, discussed Europe’s future partnership with Africa as the existing Cotonou Agreement comes to an end in 2020. Main speaker Prof. Carlos Lopes, the African Union (AU)’s High Representative at the negotiations, said that much remains to be […]

Why Liberian DED holders should not be deported

By James kokulo Fasuekoi in Minneapolis, Minnesota I am a former Associated Press war-photographer and news correspondent and was stationed in Liberia, West Africa for over a decade and from where I also covered war and political upheavals in neighboring Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast during the 90s. Before the outbreak of war in […]

Norway increases funding for cyclone relief effort

The UN has asked for a substantial increase in funding for the humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai. “The needs are huge. Norway is therefore increasing its support for humanitarian efforts in the wake of the cyclone to a total of NOK 47 million ($5.4m),” says Minister o Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide. The damage caused […]

German-African Energy Forum held in Hamburg

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has congratulated the German Government and the African-German Business Association on the success of the 13th German-African Energy Forum that took place in Hamburg on March 27 and 28, under the theme “Realizing & Financing Africa’s Energy Revolution”. With a strong focus on the financing of energy projects on the […]

Liberian war crimes suspect to face trial in Switzerland

After nearly five years of criminal investigation, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) is presenting for the first time an international criminal law related indictment to the Federal Criminal Court (FCC). The suspect, Alieu Kosiah, is being accused of violations of the laws of war as a member of a military faction […]

African free trade: Regional integration remains low

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) marks a momentous milestone for Africa but preliminary findings of the upcoming 2019 African Regional Integration Index, released at the on-going Conference of Ministers in Morocco on Saturday, indicate that regional integration in Africa remains low. The Index, known as ARII, was set up to monitor and evaluate […]

Kelgbeh: Liberia will benefit from Pres. Weah’s UAE trip

Benefits from Liberian President George Weah’s recent trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be felt in very crucial areas, presidential press secretary I. Solo Kelgbeh has noted. President Weah was in the Mideast country as guest of the Special Olympics hosted there and then held talks with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and investors. Kelgbeh […]

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 […]