When it comes to the magnitude of impact that Hipco music is having on post-war Liberian society, the debate most often gets bogged down to what is needed to support local artists. Of course names like Takun J, Deng, Soul Fresh and a whole slew of exciting new artists keep cropping up whenever the subject of Hipco is brought up.
If Brexit and the state of elections around the globe have you wondering what happened to basic education on government systems and citizenship, you may be glad to hear civics education is on the airwaves in Liberia.
Ralphina Feelee lives in Liberia, where the average family gets by on less than two dollars a day, and many families simply can't afford to educate their daughters. Teen pregnancy rates are high, and pregnant girls are often discouraged from attending school.
The Secretary-General welcomes the full assumption today by the Government of Liberia of its national security responsibilities from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), in accordance with Security Council resolution 2239 (2015).
This week, I’ll be traveling to Africa – to Liberia and Morocco – and then to Spain to highlight an issue I care deeply about: global girls’ education – the fact that right now, more than 62 million girls around the world aren’t in school.
Heads shaking slowly in agreement or disagreement with the melodic recitations by participating young Muslim boys, the judges sit facing a sea of believers, who have sacrificed their Ramadan to attend the Annual Qur’anic Recitation Competition.