Imagine staring death in the face while on a crime-ridden street at midnight in Liberia. It announces itself, as two assailants approach you threateningly, while another lunges at you with scissors. The air is still and quiet, but the thud of your heart rings loudly in your ears.
It has been exactly one year since newly inaugurated Liberian President George Manneh Weah sparked controversy by declaring staunch support for enacting dual citizenship and repealing a constitutional “Negro clause”, which prohibits non-blacks from obtaining citizenship by birth, ancestry or naturalization.
Revelations about the systematic rape of girls in an NGO-run school reveal just how wrong charity work can go.
Contemporary sensitivities around citizenship are deeply embedded in Liberia’s long history of political, economic and social exclusion, which have yet to be resolved 170 years on.
An op-ed by Robtel Neajai Pailey on why Brumskine appears to be the only top contender who would actually institute reforms that Liberia needs.
I became an undocumented migrant at age six and it changed my life.
As the two most unlikeable presidential candidates in US history go head-to-head in this week’s elections, it is clear that a Clinton or Trump presidency will result in few changes, if any, for the continent of Africa.
It was an honor to interview Liberian novelist Vamba Sherif in London on Friday, Nov. 4, during the UK launch of the English translation of his first novel written in Dutch, Land of My Fathers.