- n a republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
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- Taunton middle school students raise money for West African village
A village in Liberia will get new chickens and goats thanks to the generosity of sixth-grade students at Friedman Middle School. The nonprofit Mission to Liberia organization visited the school Wednesday to accept the donation of more than $600, which will be used to get a livestock program off the ground in the remote village of Bentown.
June 27, 2013 - The Taunton Gazette
- Liberia’s Ex-Boy Soldiers Who Rob Graves Miss Growth
Peter Toe used to carry an assault rifle in one of convicted warlord Charles Taylor’s “small boy units” during Liberia’s civil war. Now he sleeps at a graveyard robbing the dead and selling their coffins to earn money.
June 26, 2013 - Bloomberg
- Ivoirian refugees put down roots in Liberia--
Though Côte d'Ivoire has officially been at peace for over two years, many of the nearly 60,000 refugees who remain in Liberia are settling in for the long haul, citing continuing instability, violence and fear of political persecution in their home country. Indeed, two years after the end of the conflict, camps like PTP, near Zwedru in eastern Liberia, are still growing.
June 25, 2013 - IRIN
- President Bush in CNN
You know one thing I've learned, and I suspect the people of Liberia have learned, is it's easier to tear a country down than it is to rebuild a country,Bush said on the final stop of his five-nation tour of Africa. "And the people of this...
- Condoleezza Rice in International Herald Tribune
The country's $3.7 billion (â‚¬2.8 billion) overall debt is something that "today's leadership and today's people of Liberia do not deserve," Rice said, a pointed reminder that it is a burden that authoritarian rulers of the past quarter century...
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in International Herald Tribune
We got the country functioning again, and we changed the image of Liberia from a failed state to a potential post-conflict success,Sirleaf told The Associated Press in an interview at her office in Monrovia late Monday.