Regions / Liberia
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus hosted two of Liberia's premier civil society leaders for a briefing on extractive industries and land grabs -- and an honest assessment of President Sirleaf.
Union representing rubber workers receives award for work to end child labor.
Tajudeen Abdulraheem explains President Bush's Africa trip itinerary.
Seeing Taylor in handcuffs has given great hope to victims of dictators the world over.
Liberia's new president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, will need more than photo-ops with the America's first female African-American secretary of State to lift her country out of the ruins of two decades of war.
Fueled by media images of carnage and desperation, a debate has been begun regarding a possible U.S. role in Liberia, but so far it has been all troops or no troops, without adequate attention to the big picture.
The idea of Liberia exists as a shining example of how best to transform a terrible crime to a great social innovation.