It is not enough to hold colorful ceremonies on October 11 each year to make big speeches about issues confronting girls. It is not enough to sit in our comfort zones and declare rape as a global enemy.
Liberia in this age of globalization and modernity is wedged in a web of dilemma due to an array of factors. With all of what this country has in terms of natural wealth, it remains a symbol of poverty and illiteracy in Africa, even though it was once seen as the pride of Africa.
Nelson Mandela once said, “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, but the protection of a fundamental human right; the right to dignity and a decent life.”
The rising sun was gleaming from the bottom of the Atlantic with a humid breeze of disbelief spreading across Monrovia and its environs. The nation woke up once more to an atmosphere of shock and surprise. Almost everyone was in a state of mourning as a result of loss we are yet to get over. Getting over such a loss may not be anytime soon.
How can Liberia boast of being 169 years old when most of its citizens are subjected to economic deprivation, marginalization, and destitution? How can we brag about being the trendsetter of independence in Africa, when our economy is on the verge of collapse?
A letter to Malia and Sasha Obama, in light of their visit to Liberia.
May 3rd of each year is set aside to pay special homage to journalists worldwide who have gone beyond the call of duty to unveil hidden truths and disseminate accurate, balance and credible report on global and local issues.
If anybody deserves quality education, better health care, electricity, safe drinking water, improved housing, and other basic social services, then it is the PEOPLE. Since all power is inherent in them according to Article one (1) of our Constitution, then it means that the welfare of the people must be an indispensable national priority.