Category: Liberia

Nigeria’s flawed poll, corruption, state capture… Africa’s uneven democratic performance

     

  Africa’s democratic trajectory is uneven, argues K. Riva Levinson, award-winning author of “Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President.” The evidence? Compare… Read more »

Corruption causing ‘political decay’ and damaging democracy, Pope Francis says

     

Pope Francis wrapped up a week-long visit to Latin America on Sunday in this Andean nation warning that a series of explosive corruption scandals that have tarnished current and former presidents is… Read more »

Liberia heads for run-off election in boost for African democracy

     

Former A.C. Milan soccer starter George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are heading for a second-round runoff vote in Liberia’s presidential election as they have the most votes with… Read more »

Liberia’s elections signal ‘irreversible’ democratic course

     

Liberia’s upcoming presidential and legislative elections will mark the first peaceful, democratic handover of a head of state to a successor since 1944, said President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, signaling an irreversible… Read more »

Diaspora plays vital role advancing democracy in Africa

     

  The National Endowment for Democracy has long recognized the important role the diaspora plays in advancing democracy and good governance in Africa, according to Dave Peterson, NED’s Africa Director…. Read more »

Liberia confronts challenges to consolidate its nascent democracy

     

With President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf set to step down after 12 years office, 20 candidates are competing to replace her. On 10 October 2017, Liberia will go to the polls… Read more »

Observers under fire for ‘rubber stamping’ Kenya vote

     

Accused of glossing over flaws in Kenya’s election which later caused the result to be overturned, international observers are under a harsh spotlight ahead of a re-run in October, AFP… Read more »

Freedom of information: a catalyst for democratic growth?

     

In 2010, Liberia passed a Freedom of Information Law that was the culmination of seven years of concerted efforts by the Liberian media, civil society groups, and the international community… Read more »