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.
President George Weah was sworn in as the President of Liberia. Whether you voted for Weah or his opponent, this is cause for celebration.
Corruption costs the African continent approximately US$148 billion per year. Technology can help reduce this vice through automation.
George Weah’s inauguration speech will set the tone for the administration moving forward, but it must also illustrate his understanding of the challenges facing Liberia and his solutions.