It was a sunny Saturday on July 24, 2016, in the American suburb of Landover Hills, Maryland where a handful of Liberians have gathered to celebrate Liberia’s Independence Day with the now-famous ceremonial clash between fans of Liberia’s historic football rivals â€“ Mighty Barrolle and Invincible Eleven.
â€œThe Internet is essential to growing the knowledge we have and sharing it with each other. And for many of us, itâ€™s a huge part of our everyday lives. But most of the world does not have access to the Internet.â€
In Liberia, if you get caught in a corruption scandal, thereâ€™s at least one easy way out: deny, accuse, resign. With limited accountability and slap-on-the-wrist penalties, youâ€™ll save face and soon be ready for your next career move, maybe even a political appointment.
The recent DDoS attacks on Liberia may be the wakeup call Liberia needs in order to finally take action and invest in science in technology.
Liberia is in a bad spot but are there any lessons that Africa’s oldest republic can teach other African countries?
He stood about five and a half feet tall with an oversized backpack, a menacing look, deep red eyes, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. He was directing fleeing civilians at a makeshift NPFL checkpoint decorated with human skulls in the suburb of Voinjama, Lofa County where opposing rebel forces, ULIMO-K, were pushing against Charles Taylorâ€™s NPFL rebels.
It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but at what point does such perceived flattery becomes a blatant infringement of oneâ€™s intellectual property rights? At what point does a media outlet take action to protect its intellectual rights in an intellectually starved nation?
A recent article in the Washington Post about UN â€œpeacekeeper babiesâ€ caught my attention.