A report of the High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa revealed that Africa loses on average US$50 billion every year to illicit financial flows, more than the total sum of development aid the continent receives annually.
In previous articles, The Bush Chicken has explored recommendations for improving future elections made by elections observer missions, including the Elections Coordinating Committee, which had the highest number of local observers.
The House of Representatives of the 54th national legislature has welcomed recommendations to improve future elections and promised to complete legal reform in six months.
The by-election for representative of Montserrado’s thirteenth district appears to have been conducted smoothly, amid heavy security.
On January 22, Liberia experienced its first handover of power from one elected leader to another in 73 years. Pres. George Weah’s inauguration followed a historic election that saw a loser in a presidential race accept the results and concede defeat to the winner for the first time in many years.
The Liberian government says it has submitted a request to the United Nations, the African Union, and ECOWAS for expert assistance in the ongoing investigation involving the Central Bank of Liberia.
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.
President George Weah is currently in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.