According to World Population Review, Africa is home to more than 1.3 billion people, nearly 41 percent of whom are under the age of 15. The median ages (where half the population is older and half younger) for African countries are consistently in the teens.
The 67-page Kroll report reveals a series of significant missteps at just about every point in the process, raises serious concerns about the Central Bank of Liberia’s internal record-keeping. So, let’s take a look at some of Kroll’s findings.
So, what exactly does this mean? What is a pro-poor agenda? If you’re living in abject poverty, illiterate, and don’t know where your next meal will come from, it might be hard to get behind a concept that stresses “macroeconomic stability.“
Many universities explicitly state that recipients of honorary doctorate degrees should not use the title doctor and just a handful allow it. For a former footballer and sitting president to use it seems both pretentious and tacky.
As the jubilation of Liberia’s historic presidential transfer of power has worn off, Liberians have settled back down into their daily routines. It appears politicians have too. It’s back to business as usual in Liberia, complete with lies, incompetence, and one of the biggest financial scandals in Liberia’s history.
As an African, I feel great pride and gratitude for Nelson Mandela accomplishments. As a business professional, I can appreciate the economic boost his story is giving to South Africa. As a Liberian, I can’t help but think, wait a minute… we have a compelling story of our own that we could be benefiting from, too.
We can learn a lot about an administration’s priorities by looking at its budget, even at this point in the process. What story do the numbers tell?
Africa, the cradle of humankind, is a diverse, and deeply spiritual, continent. Numerous religions are practiced across Africa with the main ones being Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. While religion has its place, there seems to be a higher influx of church prayer services in Liberia than there are schools or solid policies as a solution to poverty and Africa’s other vexing problems.