South Africa’s Strategic Priorities for Reform and Renewal

Cyril Ramaphosa has come to power in South Africa as the head of a party and government deeply divided between reformists and those with a vested interest in maintaining entrenched patronage relationships. Under Jacob Zuma, corruption and abuse of office reached alarming levels, sapping public trust and costing the ruling ANC significant support. Zuma faces […]

2017 was a good year for global tourism

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals […]

US: Liberian arrested for lying in warlord’s case

  Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced this week that Liberian national Isaac Kannah, 51, of Philadelphia, PA, who was charged in an October 2012 indictment with perjury and obstruction of justice, was arrested on January 10, 2017, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents in Philadelphia.    The charges carry […]

Sweden’s security must be seen in a broader perspective

  The new security situation, the growing political power rivalries and the broader security policy developments place new demands on the State’s capacity to safeguard the security of Sweden’s inhabitants. They also place new demands on strategic thinking over longer periods, and a better understanding of security developments, around the world as well as in […]

International Women’s Day Speech by NPA Managing Director David Williams

Distinguished Platform Guests present, Special Invitees, Members and Executives of the Liberia Charter of the United Nations Women, Members of the Fourth Estates, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am very grateful to the almighty God for allowing us to see this historic day. I am also  grateful to the General Assembly of the United Nations for […]

Giving older people a voice in Liberia

In Liberia, we celebrated March as Social Work Month under the global theme: “Promoting the Dignity and Worth of All Peoples “. I want to give recognition to an effort which has manifested into giving a unified voice to older people in Liberia, West Africa; writes Prof. Sam Togba Slewion. This effort began during the […]

Book Review: Liberia, The Violence of Democracy

In her book ”Liberia: The violence of Democracy”, the American anthropologist Mary Moran explores a phenomenon that has been widely discussed by several scholars of different areas of study; democracy. Moran puts democracy in a different shed of light as she challenge the popular western view of violence and democracy as two separate ontological states. […]

Sweden arrests two Rwandan genocide suspects

A Swede of Rwandan origin and a Rwandan national were held in custody Wednesday in Sweden under suspicion of involvement in the African country’s 1994 genocide, prosecutors said. “Two men have been arrested and are being questioned. They are suspected of participating in the genocide,” Tora Holst, prosecutor in charge of the probe, told AFP. […]

Ebola: No health, no sustainable development and progress in Liberia

It is not an exaggeration to say that our country, Liberia is now in crisis – from the high levels of insecurity to the daily tales of the Ebola epidemic, fraud and corruption in government to health workers on strike recently at a major state-run Ebola treatment center (JFK) in Liberia over pay and poor […]

Belgium arrests former Liberian rebel commander

Belgium has arrested a high-ranking member of the rebel movement that plunged Liberia into conflict more than two decades ago and charged her with war crimes and crimes against humanity, a spokesman for federal prosecutors said Thursday. The charges against Martina Johnson, former head of the heavy artillery unit for the National Patriotic Front of […]