The first part of a series of articles on the procedures governing Liberia’s County Development Funds. This piece explains how the CDF works while the following article will propose some changes.
Torli Krua, founder of Universal Human Rights International, proposes a model of democracy true to the Liberian constitution. He is advocating for citizens’ initiative, a practice where ordinary citizens can draft and vote for laws.
Food insecurity is an unseen battle that is raging, especially among the youth of Liberia. This problem negatively affects the health of citizens in a country that is struggling to recover after a 14-year civil war, coupled with the effects of the recent Ebola outbreak.
Last year, Time magazine’s Person of the Year honor told the stories of dozens of courageous men and women on the front lines in the battle against Ebola. I’d like to tell you the story of one more: Janet Teasley, a registered nurse from Chicago who risked it all to help her people “back home” in Liberia.
Zopon Harris suggests in an op-ed, introducing recall elections in Liberia as a way to increase accountability.
It is no secret that the Sirleaf government has not been tough on corruption. However, a financial management professional argues that the problem with corruption is not just within the government, but rather it is deep-rooted in the nature and structure of Liberian society.
The Peace Corps has announced that it is returning to Liberia after having pulled out volunteers during the Ebola outbreak. In this piece, a former Peace Corps volunteer, Nimu Sidhu, recounts how the Peace Corps held a national science fair.
US-based Liberian software engineer, Francis Cordor, thinks Liberia needs to invest more in its telecommunications infrastructure.