Stories about Liberia
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Missing Maps project combines the work of volunteers contributing remotely, on-the-ground community leaders, and humanitarian organizations.
Political leaders and citizens worldwide have reacted in different ways to the recent passing Fidel Castro, and Cuba and Africa were closest on healthcare.
Innovation sparks success as nations collaborate to identify and take action against fishing vessels suspected of illegal fishing.
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.
"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."
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.
We collect collects a few of the happy events you might have missed while distracted by so much of the gloom in 2015.
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.
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.
The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.