Liberia's Weah announces free tuition for undergraduates
Liberian President George Weah, who overcame childhood poverty to become one of the world's top footballers, has abolished tuition fees for undergraduate students in the poor West African country's state universities.
No Coloured Hair In Liberia's Finance Ministry
The Liberian Finance ministry has stated that it will prohibit its employees from dying their hair or wearing coloured wigs. It is not clear if this will extend to visitors in the future. The ban was passed into law in 2014 but was not enforced until recently. Here are reactions to the ban via Twitter.…
Political defections in Nigeria, causes and consequences
There is an alarming rise in organised political defections in Nigeria. Although she is being hyped as the giant of Africa, the democracy in Nigeria is not practised like in countries such as Ghana, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Tanzania, Liberia, Senegal and Zambia with stable democracies. Nigeria’s version is a guided democracy and a democracy for…
UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed gratitude to former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia.
Liberians divided over Weah honouring former coaches
Liberian football star-turned-president George Weah has won world headlines by conferring his country's top honour on his former boss Arsene Wenger -- but back home, not everyone is happy.
Meet Tim Weah, the president's son with big football boots to fill
It isn't easy when your father is footballing royalty -- and the president of Liberia to boot. But for 18-year-old Tim Weah, son of the legendary player-turned-politician George, having a famous name on his shirt isn't proving a hindrance. Weah wasn't even born during his father's playing career, which included the 1995 Ballon d'Or and…
I feel great working with Nigerian artistes
Queen Juli Endee has made a name for herself as the Culture Ambassador and Traditional Queen of Liberia. In this interview, the Executive Director of Liberia’s Crusaders for Peace, who is on a special mission to Nigeria...
Weah seeks Nigeria’s help to jump-start Liberia’s economy
President George Oppong Weah of Liberia has appealed to Nigeria for assistance to jump-start his country’s diminishing economic fortunes. Weah made the appeal yesterday during a state visit to Nigeria where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. “Our people have voted for change, and for hope. And change is finally…
Weah tells Nigeria to prepare well for World Cup
Liberia's President George Weah on Monday urged Nigeria to get their preparation right for the World Cup and avoid wranglings over cash that have plagued previous appearances.