Last year, Time magazine’s Person of the Year honor told the stories of dozens of courageous men and women on the front lines in the battle against Ebola. I’d like to tell you the story of one more: Janet Teasley, a registered nurse from Chicago who risked it all to help her people “back home” in Liberia.
Zopon Harris suggests in an op-ed, introducing recall elections in Liberia as a way to increase accountability.
It is no secret that the Sirleaf government has not been tough on corruption. However, a financial management professional argues that the problem with corruption is not just within the government, but rather it is deep-rooted in the nature and structure of Liberian society.
The Peace Corps has announced that it is returning to Liberia after having pulled out volunteers during the Ebola outbreak. In this piece, a former Peace Corps volunteer, Nimu Sidhu, recounts how the Peace Corps held a national science fair.
US-based Liberian software engineer, Francis Cordor, thinks Liberia needs to invest more in its telecommunications infrastructure.
Delegates at the recently concluded National Constitution Review Conference approved a proposal to make Liberia a Christian state. Jackie Sayegh explains why the notion that Liberia was founded on Christian principles is based on a lie. She argues that if Liberia is to remain inclusive, the constitution must preserve secularism.
The World Health Organization estimates that over a quarter of the Liberian population lacks access to clean water supply. Even fewer have access to piped water in their homes. Instead of pursuing a policy of high-quality service, many NGOs and government agencies are fine with providing hand pumps and wells for Liberians, even those in urban areas. Liberians should aim for higher standards. Why should we be satisfied with a lower quality of service?
Liberia is a source, a transit point, and a destination for people exposed to forced labor and sex trafficking. Most victims of trafficking within Liberia are Liberian nationals being exploited within the country. Miss Liberia in the US wants to bring more attention to the issue.