The problem with Liberian public education

There is a popular saying that religion has no place in public schools or any other public sphere. This idea is propagated under the guise of “the separation of church and state.” This false notion has influenced Liberian state education, and it has subjected itself to purge religious literacy out of public school learning curriculum, […]

Sweden chairs Nordic defence cooperation

In 2019 Sweden holds the chairmanship of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO). During the year, the Nordic ministers of Defence will conduct two ministerials and several meetings will be held on political and military levels. Sweden’s priorities during its chairmanship will cover enhanced military cooperation as well as facilitation of armaments cooperation. In 2019 the […]

Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders reopen border crossing

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Monday officially reopened the Oumhajir-Humera border crossing that connects the two East African countries. The newly reopened Omhager-Humera frontier, which had been closed for more than two decades due to the dreadful political ties among the two countries, is the latest move as the […]

EFLA commends President Weah for diaspora meet-up

The president of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) Kingston Wleh has commended Liberian President George Weah and the government for the recent meeting with nearly 300 Liberians living in the diaspora. Mr. Wleh said the gathering at the Jamiaca Resort outside the Liberian capital afforded the president and Liberians in the diaspora an […]

10 reasons to keep your eyes on Africa this year

A trade deal in Kigali, a tarnished victory in Harare, and rocket-speed reforms in Addis made global headlines in 2018. But what’s on the plate for 2019? We list ten issues to keep track of in the year to come. 1. Ethiopia leading the way How will Ethiopia and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continue along […]

Six principles of the Liberian constitution

Popular Rule: “We the People…” Our current constitution (1986) begins with the idea of popular rule. This important principle means that power, begins with the people. This principle is best reflected in the Preamble, Article I and Article 5a. Popular rule is the thought that the average citizen can be trusted to make important decisions […]

Sweden at UN Security Council 2017-2018

As a principled member of the United Nations Security Council, Sweden took its cue from the foundation stones of international law, human rights, gender equality and a humanitarian perspective. The Swedish working method was characterised by listening, creativity, active diplomacy and an ambition to achieve results. We are grateful for the good cooperation with partners […]

Norway gives millions to UN Peacebuilding Fund

Norway is providing NOK 75 million (about $8.6m) to the UN Peacebuilding Fund. A good deal of this funding will be channelled to the vulnerable Sahel region. ‘The Peacebuilding Fund works to prevent and resolve conflicts in countries affected by fragility in regions close to us, such as the Sahel. We are therefore making an […]

ALJA condemns ‘threats’ against Liberian media

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says the recent ‘threats’ made against the Liberian media, especially the independent FrontPageAfrica (FPA) Newspaper, by some senior officials of the ruling Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) are unfortunate developments in the political governance of the country. ALJA, led by Moses D. Sandy, cited the remarks […]

ECA, EU agree to help speed up Africa’s single market

On the margins of the Africa-Europe conference which took place in Vienna Tuesday, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the European Union signed a €3million agreement aimed at supporting national implementation strategies for the continental free trade area. The establishment of an African trade observatory is also planned, and will be a […]