National symbols must reflect unity- Ngafuan

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has described the history of Liberia as a puzzle to which Liberians must correctly add all of its pieces if they must form the correct image. Minister Ngafuan  spoke at the National Symbols Review Symposium held at the Paynesville City Hall under the theme “Reviewing Liberia’s National Symbols to Renew […]

ECOWAS wants Security Council help in Mali

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has invited the U. N. Security Council to help enhance the mandate and strength of the peacekeeping mission in Mali to carry out its mission in the applying the Ouagadougou Agreement. ECOWAS said the invitation was necessary to help Mali effectively regain sovereignty throughout its territory, including […]

Nigerians, others rally in Gothenburg

Nigerians living in Gotenborg, Sweden’s second largest city were on Saturday, May 10th joined in solidarity by Ghanians, Cameroonians and other nationals in a # BringBackOurGirls rally as part of a global movement to pressure the Nigerian government to urgently rescue the Chibok girls abducted  by the insurgent group, Boko Haram. European Parliamentarian Cecilia Wiström was in attendance to […]

Liberia’s outrageous recurrent expenditure

The 2nd quarter of the fiscal year has practically ended, the beginning of the 3rd quarter has started, yet Liberia  and Liberians  are yet to know how a portion of the  projected US$582 Million budget are being spent and how much more is going to be borrowed in our name to provide for services that we […]

Why are migrant boats crossing to Europe

Italian newspapers have recently been full of reports of countless rickety boats conveying thousands of desperate migrants to its shores. Since the beginning of the year, over 38,000 irregular migrants have arrived in Italy, most of them coming ashore on the tiny island of Lampedusa south of Sicily. This is a significant jump from the […]

Supporter: Pres. Sirleaf should endorse Mueller

A stalwart of Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has called upon President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to support the senatorial quest of Mike G. Mueller in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election in repayment for supporting her two-term electoral bids. At a news conference last month in Monrovia, James M. Rogers indicated that Mueller remains a strong supporter of President Sirleaf […]

Africa Day Message from AU Chairperson

Fellow Africans, Our Dear Friends One year ago, African leaders from governments, civil society, the arts, students, human rights groups, the media, women’s movements, youth organisations, intellectuals, trade unions, academics, and business met at the Headquarters of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate 50 years since the founding of the Organisation of […]

Norway promotes safe schools for Nigerian girls

‘Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls is an unacceptable attack on girls’ right to education. The Government has therefore decided to allocate NOK 10 million to efforts to promote safe schooling for girls in northern Nigeria and help to the communities affected by the abductions. Norway will also consider providing humanitarian assistance for […]

Suggestions for reconciliation in Liberia

My suggestions toward truth and and reconciliation in our beloved country Liberia are as follow: 1. The government needs to set aside a day, as a national holiday, to remember all those who died during the one and a half decade of civil-war that killed about 500,000 people in our beloved country, Liberia. People should dress in white […]

Climate change worsens food insecurity

Climate change occasioned by severe weather and extreme climate events is exacerbating multiple stresses such as food insecurity and spread of diseases in Africa. In 2012 alone, an estimated 37.3 million Africans were negatively affected by hydro meteorological hazards; a 43.3% increase in annual average over the last decade.  The African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology […]