Liberia’s President George Weah has declared that the University of Liberia and all other Public Universities in Liberia will now be free for all undergraduates. Do you think this is feasible and can other African countries afford to offer free tertiary education?
Can you imagine a better award like the “Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption” to be given to Arsène Wenger? Wenger will be honoured by the Liberian government for his contribution to African football. Do you think Wenger has done more for African football than any other coach?
Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is the fifth winner of the $5m (£3.6m) Ibrahim prize for Achievement in African Leadership thus solidifying her legacy in governance as Africa’s first elected female president.
Today we remember a historic day when Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first woman in African to be elected president, voted to lead her country Liberia in 2006.
African writers in the diaspora have consistently garnered awards for their works, telling stories that are beautiful and touching. Yaa Gyasi, a Ghanaian born writer recently won the American Book Awards for her novel Homegoing.
Even though the Ebola virus is now firmly under control, even in the hardest-hit countries, stigma against survivors is still high.
The Ebola virus disease has not yet been kicked from Liberia, but at 10 infections per day, it is stabilising, and according to the president of the West African country, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, this good news is down to the leadership of US President Obama’s administration, and the support by the US Congress