Stories about Liberia
Guinea remains closed to neighbors on African Day of Borders
The Guinean government keeps many of its borders closed following the celebration of African Day of Borders.
The day Liberia shut down freedom of expression amid a mass protest
Last year, the Liberian government disrupted social media access to prevent live protest coverage and the mobilization of protesters, shutting down freedom of expression and the right to access information.
Liberian fishing communities stand up to Chinese supertrawlers
Liberian fishing communities are threatened by Chinese supertrawlers capable of catching about twice the nation’s sustainable catch — potentially decimating vital fish stocks in just a few years.
In Liberia, a new mobile phone tariff collides with digital rights
The cost-prohibitive surcharge will make it harder for everyday Liberians to get online, limiting digital access at the height of a pandemic when citizens need reliable information more than ever.
Liberia's President George Weah sings his fight against COVID-19
Despite a message and movement solidarity in the fight against COVID-19 in Liberia, President George Weah still faces critique over a tanking economy and restricted media.
Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum: The Congolese scientist behind the cure for Ebola
This African scientist discovered the cure for Ebola. Will his name be as widely shared as news about the disease itself?
2018 across sub-Saharan Africa: Our favorite stories of epic change and transformation
From long-time leaders stepping down to citizens rising up, a cautious hope surges alongside the continuous struggle. Here are our favorite stories from across Africa in 2018.
‘Tuition free for all in public universities in Liberia’, says President George Weah
Mr. Weah’s tuition-free announcement sounds plausible, but neither he nor the Liberian government has the monetary and logistical support for the realization of the policy.
White saviors, Liberian schools
For some African nations, the allure of outsourcing their education systems to well-funded foreign NGOs is hard to resist. But it's the most vulnerable who end up paying the price.
Liberian journalists detained, slapped with US 1.8 million lawsuit amid political feud
Only weeks after FrontPage Africa reported on the LEITI scandal, the newspaper was slammed with a crippling libel civil lawsuit. Press freedom activists believe FrontPage Africa has been targeted.
With the Ebola Outbreak Over, the US Wants a Group of West African Immigrants to Go Home
They were in the US legally due to a statute offered to people from countries in crisis. Now, their crisis is deemed over, but it's not easy to return home.
A Collaborative Project Maps the World’s Vulnerable Communities Before Disaster Strikes
The Missing Maps project combines the work of volunteers contributing remotely, on-the-ground community leaders, and humanitarian organizations.
Remembering Castro’s Commitment to Healthcare and Beating Ebola in Africa
Political leaders and citizens worldwide have reacted in different ways to the recent passing Fidel Castro, and Cuba and Africa were closest on healthcare.
These East African Countries Show How Teamwork and Technology Can Thwart Illegal Fishing
Innovation sparks success as nations collaborate to identify and take action against fishing vessels suspected of illegal fishing.
A Young Liberian Refugee, Educated in America, Chooses to Move Back ‘Home’
Mercy Krua is a Liberian refugee who lives in Boston. Her son was also a Liberian refugee. But he decided to move back to Liberia and make his life there.
Liberia Is Handing Over Public Primary Education to a Private American Company
"Thinking of schools only as places to learn how to read may appear a reasonable idea in a country where most children cannot achieve even that."
The Former Refugee Behind One of Liberia's Few Bookstores, Where Children Can Read About Themselves
It's hard to learn to read when your country has been torn apart by war and disease. It's even harder when children's books come from far away.
The Francophone World's Uplifting Stories in 2015
We collect collects a few of the happy events you might have missed while distracted by so much of the gloom in 2015.
Can Africa Really Maintain Its Own African Centers for Disease Control?
Anna K. Mwaba discusses the future of the newly established African Center for Disease Control: The establishment of such a center in Africa is not a particularly new idea; talks on the need for more effective means to combat epidemics on the continent were held in July 2013 at the...
For Ebola Patients in Liberia, a Way to See the Faces of Those Helping
Imagine being in a hospital with a deadly illness and you can't see the faces of the people caring for you. That's what Mary Beth Heffernan has tried to change.
‘Artists With One Voice’ Are Using Music to Keep the Spotlight on Ebola
Ebola still remains a threat in West Africa, but media coverage is waning. A US-based collective of musicians from Cameroon, Liberia, Senegal, and the US is raising awareness of it.