For example, Article 19 (3) (a) and (b) of the ICCPR provides that restriction of the rights to freedom of expression can be limited: a. ‘for the respect of the rights or reputations of others; b. for the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.’  Additionally, Article 27 (2) of the ACHPR provides that ‘[t]he rights and freedoms of each individual shall be exercised with due regard to the rights of others, collective security, morality, and common interest.’ Op-ed 

‘COVID-19 and State of Emergency: implication for freedom of expression in Liberia’

  By Urias Teh The surge of the global COVID-19 pandemic has provided a compelling reason for States to impose restrictive measures, some in the form of health protocols to beat back the spread of the deadly disease. These measures have provoked debate, essentially around the nature and scope of these restrictions vis-à-vis the protection of human rights. While limitations for public health reason is legitimate, there have been concerns that the outbreak is opening a window of opportunity for some States to further entrench repressive measures and far overreach…

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Dr. Nyan is the inventor of the US patented multiplex test for infectious diseases which detects and identifies Coronaviruses, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis virus, Ebola, Zika, Dengue and many more. He testified before the US Congress in September 2014 on the Ebola outbreak. He is the winner of the 2017 African Innovation Award Special Prize for Social Impact for his invention. During this COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Nyan has provided extensive pandemic response awareness to the population and expert advised on public health regulatory measures directly and via radio and television in African countries including Liberia. Op-ed 

Another Invitation for Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan to Lecture on COVID-19 Pandemic at Rowan University – as he Postulates Herd Immunity in Parts of Africa

By Jana-Astrid Schäfer and Fatoumata Njei ZüRICH, June 9, 2020 – One of Africa’s prominent infectious diseases expert from Liberia, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan of Shufflex Biomed has postulated that many African countries including Liberia could be “going through a stage of Herd Immunity at this point of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the continent.” Dr. Nyan made the statement recently during his presentation to faculty and staff at the Rowan University Rowan College’s Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in New Jersey, the USA. Meanwhile at the end of…

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In an effort to formally call Government's attention to the unfortunate situation of students in the Kingdom of Morocco, 43 Students gathered at the Liberian Embassy this week in a quest to have their plights addressed by the Ambassador. We have made every effort to speak with the Ambassador ,but the Ambassador maintained that he will not speak to the general student body as he is not the one accountable for Students allowances. Op-ed 

Laila Fofana: The Florence Nightingale of Liberia’s COVID- 19 Lockdown

  The Editor,   The delicate frame and gentle disposition of Madam Lalia Fofana must not be taken for granted. She is lively a strong-headed woman in what may appear as a down-to-earth character, a glimmer of hope, and a breath of fresh air during this pandemic. Having followed Madam Laila Fofana’s illuminating but torrid life journey from a very pastoral family to a benevolent philanthropist, I REMEMBER, I feel justified by my enthusiasm for accepting from the records, the privilege, and challenge of bringing it to the attention of…

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This stance of the WHO and donors vindicates the infectious diseases expert, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan who came under a barrage of attacks in April from the Monrovia City Mayor and several Liberian government ministers for his professional expert advice against the involvement of the MCC, a non-medical entity, in the COVID-19 response. The award-winning inventor, Dr. Nyan, advised that the “COVID-19 response be conducted by knowledgeable and skilled professionals with public health transparency and accountability.” Public Policy 

WHO Demands MCC Removal from Liberia’s COVID-19 Response – Vindicates Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan

    GENEVA, May 20, 2020 – At a recent meeting about Liberia’s COVID-19 Incidence Management System, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the immediate removal of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) from the country’s COVID-19 Response, because the MCC has no function in healthcare and no experience in an outbreak or pandemic response. This stance of the WHO and donors vindicates the infectious diseases expert, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan who came under a barrage of attacks in April from the Monrovia City Mayor and several Liberian government…

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The COVID-19 case has increased to 2M+ globally. The rising death toll is over 145,000, collapsing economies while leaving the most vulnerable without food and shelter. Yet in the wake of the global pandemic, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has put a stop to the US' financial support to the WHO. Trump justifies halting aid to the WHO on claims that it is "China Centric." It raises enormous questions about the ability of the WHO to curb the virus at a time with insufficient funding with the proliferation of a virus to which there is no cure. This, given the escalation of the situation, gives no hope for our ability to overcome the virus. Op-ed 

Post COVID-19-Economic Recovery & the potential threats to environmental sustainability

    The Editor, The COVID-19 case has increased to 2M+ globally. The rising death toll is over 145,000, collapsing economies while leaving the most vulnerable without food and shelter. Yet in the wake of the global pandemic, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has put a stop to the US’ financial support to the World Health Organization or WHO. Trump justifies halting aid to the WHO on claims that it is “China Centric.” It raises enormous questions about the ability of the WHO to curb the virus…

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Interestingly, the 2017 elections have come and gone and many are clinging on to the CDC victory as if it’s the triumph of their lives. Some of these very ones, like myself have always considered George Oppong Weah, grossly incompetent and unfit for the office of the President of the Republic of Liberia. But some of these people are somersaulting suddenly and are singing praises to Weah. You will not believe who they’re scapegoats, THE PROGRESSIVES! Op-ed 

NDC Calls On Legislature To Oppose Weah’s State of Emergency

    For Immediate Release   The National Democratic Coalition (NDC) categorically opposes the state of emergency declared by President George Weah and is annoyed by the brutal and confusing ways in which the proclamation has been given effect by some state security forces and unformed criminals around the country. The NDC, therefore, calls on the legislature of the Republic of Liberia to oppose and revoke the state of emergency proclaimed by president Weah and uphold support for the national health emergency earlier declared under the public health law by…

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Incumbents and aspirants have tried to spin this to their advantage. They drive into slum communities tossing bread to residents in large numbers, in fact, according to a journalist in Kenya, “Chaos erupted among residents of Kibera, the largest slum area in Kenya as residents fought to share packets of maize flour(cornmeal) and a few masks donated by a local politician” Festus Chuma said. As the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the globe, let us not forget very soon that starvation has been an age-old problem in Africa. A survey published by the Guardian in 2019 estimated that nearly 60 million children in Africa are deprived of food. The paper further elaborated that one in every three African children are stunted and hunger accounts for almost all child death across the continent. Overall, it is visible to the blind and audible to the deaf that starvation is a force to reckon with during these confinements across the continent, and the least attempt to downplay this problem has the potential to complicate the fight against this global pandemic. Op-ed 

Starvation, Military Brutality and Ignorance might kill more Africans than COVID-19.

  By: John Saylay Singbae, II At the onset of Coronavirus in Wuhan China, to its rapid spread to Asia, Europe and America, many Africans around the world opined that Africans were immune to COVID-19. Some attributed this assertion to the fact that black people have melanin in their bodies, unlike other races. Conversely, these statements are not mere speculations, but medically inaccurate. In the past weeks, more and more African countries have confirmed numerous cases, deaths, and recoveries like their counterparts in Europe, America, and Asia. Now, Africa accounts…

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Recently on Truth FM and Ok FM in Liberia, Dr. Nyan continued to provide COVID-19 Awareness through radio broadcast relayed in many parts of the country. He supported the use of face mask, advised against “self-medicating with Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine,” and described rumors of the link between 5G and Coronavirus outbreak as a mere conspiracy theory that should not be believed.  Op-ed 

Re: MCC’s non-Medical “6000 Contact Tracers” a Recipe for Spreading COVID-19 in Liberia – warns Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan

  Press Release   MCC’s non-Medical “6000 Contact Tracers” a Recipe for Spreading COVID-19 and Corruption in Liberia – warns Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan Prominent Liberian infectious disease scientist, Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan has strongly warned against what he described as “the continuous political interference of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) in the work of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) as the country fights the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Dr. Nyan further stated that, “the MCC is not a healthcare entity and should not be involved…

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COVID-19: Ease Symptoms Of Boredom, Depression, Anxiety, And Chronic Mental Health

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) News: Ease Symptoms Of Boredom, Depression, Anxiety, And Chronic Mental Health (While Indoors) By Marie Miguel The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has given the entire world a scare as it continues to spread. This never before seen strand of the family of coronaviruses also known as COVID-19 and has us all taking shelter, sheltering in place or under quarantine in an effort to stay safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Many of us are new to spending so much time indoors in such close proximity with our loved…

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