“The Internet is essential to growing the knowledge we have and sharing it with each other. And for many of us, it’s a huge part of our everyday lives. But most of the world does not have access to the Internet.”
In Liberia, if you get caught in a corruption scandal, there’s at least one easy way out: deny, accuse, resign. With limited accountability and slap-on-the-wrist penalties, you’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 Taylor’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 one’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 “peacekeeper babies” caught my attention.
You see, for the past few months, concerned Liberians have been working on a grassroots movement to support the anti-corruption initiative of John S. Morlu, II. This group has been urging the former Auditor General of Liberia to run for president in the upcoming 2017 elections based on his history as a leader in the fight against corruption in Liberia.