Swedish Foreign Minister’s message to OIC

Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are holding a foreign ministers meeting this afternoon to discuss, among other things, the recent demonstrations in Sweden and Denmark. I do not wish to speculate about the outcome of this meeting. In recent days, I have initiated talks with many foreign ministers of the OIC’s […]

Liberia: President Weah’s Independence Day speech

Today, on this auspicious occasion of the 176th anniversary of our beloved Republic of Liberia, we gather here at the historic Centennial Memorial Pavilion to celebrate another significant milestone in our nation’s history. With hearts full of gratitude and reflection, we thank the Almighty God for guiding us through 176 years of independence as a […]

How Liberia’s debt surged to US$2.03 billion

By S. Karweaye Liberia’s public debt has been on the rise. The country’s public debt stock – what the government owes in total – was about US$2.03 billion at the end of December 2022. Of the US$2.03 billion, domestic debt constituted about US$896.68 million (44.15%) while the external component of the total debt stock constituted […]

Africa expects action – and funding – for climate justice

By Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation The latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) came with all the usual warnings of the calamities that will befall us if we do not stop global warming now. But this is hardly news […]

Africa: Rugby is big business, let’s stop pretending it isn’t!

By Herbert Mensah African Rugby needs to respect itself and behave in a “world-class” fashion before it can be respected by the rest of the world. African sports have been forgotten by the world. More so, it seems that African sports have been forgotten by Africans. In the world of rugby, in particular, there are […]

Liberia: Clar Weah’s budget undeserved

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh Madam Clar Weah, with all due respect Madam first lady, I love you and that is why I stood as the “BESTMAN” in your wedding, but there is something that does not add up. How is it possible that the budget of the first lady office exceeds the allotment in the […]

Liberia’s 2022 Census: A recipe for vote rigging

By S.Karweaye The National Population and Housing Census (NPHC) is important for national development. It is useful in sectoral planning and should influence the direction of government priorities. A youthful population like Liberia requires accurate information or data on characteristics like the age and sex of the population and how they are distributed spatially. This […]

How Liberia lost $23.5m on illegal debt cancellation

By S. Karweaye Liberia has abundant natural resources. For many years the country was among the largest producers of iron ore in Africa, and in 2020, Liberia exported $322m in iron ore, spurred by growth in demand for metals in Europe and Asia making Liberia the 19th largest exporter of Iron Ore in the world. […]

The case of Liberia’s western cluster iron ore deposits

By S. Karweaye Liberia is among the top iron ore-producing countries in Africa and has a potentially long future in the mining sector due to the under-exploration and current development of mining projects of global significance. Although the iron ore mining sector is a key component of national development, with 47 percent of total export […]

President Weah speaks at US-Africa Forum

I bring you warm greetings and best wishes from the friendlypeople of the Republic of Liberia. It is indeed an honor to join my colleagues from Africa to participate in this year’s US-Africa Leaders’ Summit. On behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, and in myown name, I would like to extend heartfelt appreciation […]