According to the New Dawn newspaper (The New Dawn, April 10, 2014), “Amidst the escalating rate of the US dollars against the Liberian currency, the Senior Senator of Nimba County, Prince Y. Johnson, has submitted a bill to . . . the Liberian Senate seeking a single currency in the Liberian market”.
Ronak Gopaldas currently works as a sovereign risk analyst at Rand Merchant Bank in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has written for Business Day, Business Report, Forbes Africa, Africa Asset Management and Dealmakers magazine and provides market analysis and commentary on CNBC Africa.
Following the trend of recent events relative to the four Liberians who were shot in Turkey vis-à-vis the Liberian Government’s responsibilities to its citizens, I have personally drawn two key impressions from this particular scenario.
This special investigation, supported by the Liberia Women Media Action Committee (LIWOMAC), features a teenage girl brought in Monrovia from Foya, Lofa County, by relatives who promised her education, protection and better life. But her present life is a complete irony of what was promised her few years ago. My name is Samuka V. Konneh, a Liberian but a journalist with a story to tell. For obvious protection of identities, names used in this feature are fictitious and any resemblance is only a coincidence.
Broad is the way that leads to failure but narrow is the way that leads to success. Majority are always on the broad way while only a few are determined to follow the narrow path leading to success. Like every game have rules and regulations so does success. To fail and become poor one does not necessarily have to do anything. Folding your alms alone can lead to poverty, but whoever desires success must not only desire but determine to do something exceptional that will stand him out of the crowd.
Since last November, the people of Ukraine have been striving to define their own future. In the process, they have become a symbol of courage and peaceful change for the whole world. The international community remains united for Ukraine, respecting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and giving its citizens the space and the support to help them determine how their country will be run and what their choices will be.
There are 250 million children around the world who either don't go to school, or attend school but aren't learning anything. When we talk about paying to fix that problem, we tend to talk about aid. But with better policies and the right kind of help, poor countries could be contributing a lot more themselves. Above all, we need to get serious about tax.
About two years ago, I was in a conversation with some people in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, who accused the Liberian government of spending over US$200 million on lobbying in the United States....
“Liberians in the Diaspora” argue, indeed adamantly, vehemently and ferociously, for adoption of dual citizenship in our county, based, mainly, on “birthright” claims – that birthright is “citizenship right”, expressed by their notion of “Once-a-Liberian” (born on Liberian soil, then you are), “always-a-Liberian”. We disagree.
Nepotism and misappropriation as management practices within the African Peer Review Mechanism