The Liberia National Police is warning supporters of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change and the four opposition collaboration political parties to stay off the premises of the National Elections Commission.
Our democracy was on trial under Doe and Taylor. It is now on retrial under ex-soccer star George M. Weah. Things are falling apart so quickly. Lawlessness is hitting the roof. Violence and vandalism have become the new normal. The debris and scars of our dark past are fast evolving. Terror is back in the land.
On July 25th, another boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, claiming the lives of about 150 migrants en route to Europe from Libya. The United Nations called it the largest single loss of life in the Mediterranean so far this year. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is. If you recall, headlines in 2015 and 2016 told similar stories of overcrowded, capsized and sinking boats, stranded boats, and shipwrecks that were all too common as migrants attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea in unworthy vessels and rubber fishing boats.
The coordinator of the Grand Bassa County Service Center, Mac Willie, says the service center has not issued birth certificates for almost a year due to damaged equipment.
The city governments of both Monrovia and Paynesville have received a huge boost to tackle issues of waste management that have gradually overwhelmed their capacities.
The European Union has joined the Liberian government to launch a US$42 million electricity project aimed at increasing access to electricity in Monrovia.
Citizens in rural Montserrado have begun debating specific reforms that are needed for laws affecting elections in Liberia.
Let’s fast-forward a moment to 2063: a century after launching the first African continental initiative – the Organisation of African Unity that we commemorate on Africa Day. Africa is an integrated continent, reaping the benefits of inclusive growth and sustainable development.