I was in Liberia this past summer to spend my vacation and conduct research. Prior to making the trip, I felt excited and anxious. I hadn’t been back home to reconnect with my family and my friends for an entire year. But apart from reconnecting with loved ones, I was most excited about executing plans I had worked on over the past year.
Corruption has plagued Africa for a long time and robbed the continent of its growth and development. The effect goes beyond the impediment of overall national development and can even impact women and children.
A report of the High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa revealed that Africa loses on average US$50 billion every year to illicit financial flows, more than the total sum of development aid the continent receives annually.
Not everyone has to serve as political leaders to contribute to the country’s development; there are many other fields that young people can still explore. However, when young people are elected to leadership roles in organizations such as LINSU, they must be prepared, independent, and intentional about creating change.
In the wake of the ‘missing billions’, it is time President George Weah reflects deeply on where he is as a president and what his role should be in managing the country.
An op-ed by Wainright Acquoi on the merits of the new amendment to the rape law.
On Saturday, January 28, I joined some of my colleagues as part of a program to raise awareness in Margibi about the ongoing voter registration process.
For any post-war country like Liberia, there are several challenges the government and citizens face for long period: broken education system and many uneducated citizens; poor health system; economic crisis; underdevelopment among others.