Accountability Lab Liberia has hosted a two-day democracy training for 15 radio managers, DJs, and artists from Bong, Grand Bassa, Montserrado, and Nimba.
Accountability Lab Liberia has selected the winners of a competition to identify undiscovered youth talents using hip-co music to bring about social change.
Accountability Lab Liberia, in partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy, launched a Voice2Rep (formerly Rap2Rep) tour and concert in four locations – Gbarnga, Bong; Buchanan, Grand Bassa; Monrovia, Montserrado; and Ganta, Nimba – as part of conscious efforts to spread civic education messages to the youth and citizens in these areas around elections participation and related issues.
As Liberia joins the rest of the world in celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day, it is worth asking ourselves what have women actually achieved, especially in the area of political leadership.
We shame Abigail Faikai for her not so skillful use of the English language instead of asking why the University of Liberia would even accept and grant degrees to students who cannot properly compose a sentence. We may laugh at Faikai, but it’s all too apparent that the system has failed us too.
Today the Supreme Court of Liberia is saying that in cases of theft of property, criminal conspiracy, and misapplication of entrusted property, all the convicted felon has to do is to pay back the money and all will be fine.
Today is Armed Forces Day and that comes with the obligatory calls from many parties for increased funding to the army’s budget. However, rather than join those calls, I would like to propose an alternate approach. I think Liberia is better off disbanding the army.
The Liberian people deserve to know the truth about the army on this Armed Forces Day, February 11. Liberians remain very vulnerable to heightened insecurity including external aggression.