Alieu Kosiah maintains he is innocent and has requested a full acquittal
Liberia decided not to prosecute anyone for crimes committed during its first and second civil wars. Now, one organisation is documenting and aiding prosecution outside the country
Western media treats Africans as victims, villains or vectors of disease.
risoners get one meal a day, don’t have running water and cells are overcrowded, with many being pre-trial inmates
When it opened its doors in 1960, the Ducor was one of a few five-star hotels in Africa, boasting a night club and air-conditioned rooms, according to travel guides
Restrictions to battle the pandemic offer ideal cover for authoritarian regimes to undermine and clamp down on opposition parties
Guinea is fighting the virus with a vaccine used in the DRC, while their neighbours Sierra Leone and Liberia increase border surveillance
The recent news of evictions and mistreatment of African students in China during the Covid-19 pandemic is rooted in a history of violence and discrimination
The methods that work in Western nations rarely translate into African contexts
Now is the time to rewrite a collective script of Africa’s development agenda and the well being of its people
When Ebola first hit Lagos, Dr Ameyo Adadevoh knew something was seriously wrong, so she did something about it
While Sierra Leone was grappling with Ebola, there was a spike in deaths from another disease – malaria. We need to make sure this does not happen again
Drawing on lessons from Ebola, African artists are using music to convey public health messaging. And they are doing it in style
Medical treatment and traditional public health measures are important but early, frequent and transparent community engagement is the key to responding to any major outbreak
In the great battle between humans and trees, there can be only one victor, says Goldman prize-winner Alfred Brownell
Eight African cities featured in the 2018 Climate Vulnerability Index
Weah declared "free tuition for all undergraduate students" at all the public universities
Lessons learnt in the 2013-2015 epidemic in West Africa helped limit the highly contagious disease
Liberians are asking why the government has failed to prosecute those responsible for atrocities committed during Liberia’s two civil wars
There has been no honeymoon period for the press under the new government of President George Weah
As a West African, the symbolism of Johnson-Sirleaf winning this important prize after four years without a winner is endless
Has the Ibrahim Prize set the bar too high for its own good?
The new president must also look to his own government to make wholesale changes that will benefit the country more broadly.
A peaceful transition of power in Liberia is cause for optimism but major challenges lie ahead for Liberia’s president-elect George Weah
Weah will face Vice President Joseph Boakai on December 26 in a presidential run-off, the culmination of 12 years spent building political credibility
The departure of UN peacekeepers may be a bigger change than the election of a new leader
‘Tuesday was a statement that Liberia has resolutely chosen democracy, and a statement that Liberia insists on marching forward,’ says the author
Liberia is heading to the polls on October 10 with twenty candidates on the ballot paper
The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women’s rights. But does she deserve it?
Africa’s first female president reflects on her legacy in an interview with the Mail & Guardian
There is, however, good reason to believe that the country can prevent an outbreak, given its recent history of dealing with Ebola outbreaks.
The Lists this week were compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela and Friday senior arts writer Kwanele Sosibo