Research: What Africans in five nations think about climate change

From flooding to drought, countries across the African continent experience climate change in environmentally and economically diverse settings – but what do its citizens really think about it? The Ghana-based Afrobarometer research organization checked in with five different countries for their 2018 reports, from West Africa to the south, and…

Liberians launch inquiry into ‘More Than Me’ allegations

The fallout for the More Than Me (MTM) organization, based in the United States but operating in Liberia, has led to swift changes following the release last week of new investigative reporting by ProPublica and Time on sexual abuse at the Monrovia MTM girls’ academy. The in-depth reporting by Finlay Young and…

Hundreds of Liberians march in ‘Bring Our Money Back’ protest

Hundreds of Liberians took to the streets of Monrovia on Monday, demanding accountability for the USD$103.4 million that officials say has disappeared from the country’s central bank. Emmanuel Gonquoi, head of the Economic Freedom Fighters in Liberia (EFFL), and the COCUBOMB civil society organization (it stands for Concerned Citizens United…

Liberian activists call for mass protest over missing millions

Opposition politicians in Liberia are calling for a nationwide strike on Monday, demanding accountability for the USD$103.4 million that officials say has disappeared from the country’s central bank. Emmanuel Gonquoi is head of the Economic Freedom Fighters in Liberia (EFFL), which is modeled on the far-left EFF led by Julius…

Doctors Without Borders responds to BBC report on sexual misconduct

The global NGO Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has issued a statement saying it has been unable to confirm allegations that its logistics staff members working in Africa were commonly engaged in sexual misconduct, but takes the allegations seriously. The response Thursday followed a BBC report featuring interviews with former employees…

EU signs new economic agreement with Liberia

The European Union has signed a new Economic Cooperation Agreement with Liberia, and provided an initial €27 million in funding for the West African nation’s budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The commitment follows President George Weah’s trip to attend the annual European Development Days (EDD) Summit, held this week…