After the elections results are made final, the losing candidate has a huge responsibility to his party, to the president-elect, and, most importantly, to the people of Liberia: concession.
Even if the runoff election were to be held in the next few days, Charles Brumskine and his “coalition of losers,” as some have called the other candidates who have joined his fight, have changed the narrative of this election. Are the people of Liberia buying it?
Earlier this year, researchers from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a study identifying and validating renewable electricity resources (wind and solar) for 21 countries across eastern and southern Africa.
Africa’s older generation has made its mark. It’s time for a new crop of youthful leaders to have a say in Africa’s future.
In 2011, the Government of Liberia created the National Identification Registry, an autonomous agency that would be responsible for developing and administering a National Biometric Identification System for all citizens and residents of the Republic of Liberia. This is no small undertaking, but six years later, NBIS is almost a reality.
It was a sunny Saturday on July 24, 2016, in the American suburb of Landover Hills, Maryland where a handful of Liberians have gathered to celebrate Liberia’s Independence Day with the now-famous ceremonial clash between fans of Liberia’s historic football rivals – Mighty Barrolle and Invincible Eleven.
“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.