Human rights groups urge Weah to investigate and prosecute wartime atrocities.
As debates continues over the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, especially on the prosecution of warlords and war actors through the establishment of a war crimes court, the presidential candidate of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings, Jr., has said he would avoid setting up a war crimes court.
Liberia is hoping for a peaceful democratic transition after a decade of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s leadership which saw her become Africa’s first female President. This is a historical moment for Liberia.
Nimba’s Sen. Prince Johnson and former rebel leader of the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia has stated that he has no regrets over his role in the 14-year civil crisis.
Andrew Gilmour, the United Nations assistant secretary-general for human rights, says the human rights gains in Liberia are still precarious.
Once again I bring to the community of Liberia scholars the sad news of the passing of a renowned scholar of the Liberian experience. Professor Svend E. Holsoe, an expert on the Vai people and an avid and unrelenting collector of things Liberian passed away at a Philadelphia hospital on the morning of May 4, 2017 after a protracted illness at age 78.
You see, for the past few months, concerned Liberians have been working on a grassroots movement to support the anti-corruption initiative of John S. Morlu, II. This group has been urging the former Auditor General of Liberia to run for president in the upcoming 2017 elections based on his history as a leader in the fight against corruption in Liberia.
Sheikh Kafumba Konneh, a leading Muslim cleric, died late Monday, July 20 at his home in Topoe Village, Montserrado, following a period of illness. He was 71 years old.