why does peace continue to elude Liberia

After a  long sober reflection of the general circumstances of Liberia, I think this is the salient question at this point in time that must be looked at, reflected and acted upon if we are to truly move forward as a nation. Personally,  I think there are several issues and missteps at play here. We […]

Sirleaf Calls for Public-Private Partnership to fight youth unemployment

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the world should accept that there is no easy fix for youth unemployment, but that partnerships between the public and private sectors can make a difference in tackling this global problem. The Liberian leader spoke on Wednesday, January 22, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, when she addressed the opening plenary session […]

The Curse of Leadership in Liberia: A Review of the Legislature in Post Conflict Liberia

  For any society to prosper, it needs to have a government to run its affairs. The government helps to sustain the social contract that binds every member of the state. Thus, the price that is paid for a state to be prosperous is for it to have an established government that enforces the social […]

Abuses Lead to calls for accountability in South Sudan

The UN warned this month that acts committed by both sides in the South Sudan crisis could amount to crimes against humanity, and urged parties engaged in peace talks to establish mechanisms to ensure accountability for the violence. “What I saw was a horror,” said Ivan Šimonovic, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at a […]

Sweden To Enact Law Against Forced Marriages

Sweden’s Justice Minister Beatrice Ask has proposed a new law against forced marriages that could come into effect this summer, news agency TT reports.”This law will make a difference” The new law would make it illegal for parents and other relatives to force a young person to marry. It would also make it punishable to […]

UN To Implement 2nd Phase Transition In Liberia

  The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is working with the Liberian Government to implement the second phase of the security transition, which will mark the departure of the PAKBATT 19 contingent in UNIMIL. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Coordinator of the UN Operations  in Liberia, Madam  Karin Landgren,  said […]

Sweden Ratifies EU-South Korea Trade Agreement

Sweden has decided to ratify the free trade agreement between the European Union and South Korea, a the country’s foreign ministry said on Thursday. The decision means that Sweden has formally acceded to the EU’s first trade agreement with an Asian country. The agreement with South Korea is the first in a series of free […]

Liberia: Senator Rejects Foreigner As Head of Public Corporation

The Chairman of the Liberian Senate’s Statutory Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment, Cletus Wotorson has described as “unconstitutional” the appointment of a foreign national to head the management team of the Liberia Electricity Company (LEC). Senator Wotorson also described the act as counter-productive to the Liberalization policy. He explained that the Act creating […]

Global Leaders To Participate In Build Africa Forum

The BUILD Africa Forum is pleased to announce the participation of global leaders during the two day forum on infrastructure in Africa, to be held under the High Patronage of Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of the Congo, on February 5-7, 2014, in Brazzaville, Congo. 500 leading policy-makers, investors, developers, and infrastructure operators will […]

UN documents grave human rights violations in CAR

The human rights situation remains extremely volatile in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Human Rights Office said Tuesday as it released its findings on an earlier wave of human rights violations in December. Although the number of clashes appears to have slightly diminished in recent days, around 40 people are reported to have […]