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All Posts Tagged With: "Liberia"

West African leaders pledge to battle corruption

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West African leaders pledge to battle corruption

Worldfocus contributing blogger Ayo Johnson writes about the importance of battling corruption in Africa. He points to certain leaders who exemplify efforts to change a practice that costs Africa over $150 billion per year.

Posted: January 7, 2010 16:01   Comments: 26
Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Worldfocus Best of 2009

Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.

Posted: December 24, 2009 16:21   Comments: 3
Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

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Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Worldfocus.org builds out extended coverage pages to focus on key international countries and themes: Voices of Iran; Stateless to Statehood; Politics and Pop Culture; Behind the Korean; Crisis in Congo, and more.

Posted: November 6, 2009 18:22   Comments: 0
Liberians weigh jobs against preserving rare forests

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Liberians weigh jobs against preserving rare forests

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that for many Liberians looking to earn a living, environmental preservation is not always a top priority. But does logging revenue actually outweigh the benefits of preserving the country's rare virgin forests?

Posted: September 30, 2009 08:42   Comments: 4
Years after war, rape still endemic in Liberia

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Years after war, rape still endemic in Liberia

In Arizona, an eight-year-old girl -- an immigrant from Liberia -- was allegedly raped by four Liberian boys two weeks ago. It caused outrage in the U.S. and far beyond. Tania Bernath of Amnesty International discusses efforts to combat rape and sexual violence in Liberia and other post-conflict countries.

Posted: July 30, 2009 15:30   Comments: 1
Liberians get by selling coconuts, saving dollar by dollar

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Liberians get by selling coconuts, saving dollar by dollar

Unemployment rates in the U.S. and Canada are approaching double digits, but these figures pale to those in Liberia, where the official unemployment rate stands at 85 percent. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Monrovia describes how Liberians get by, even if they are not formally employed.

Posted: July 1, 2009 13:52   Comments: 2
Sharing the good news with you

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Sharing the good news with you

Though a common saying about news is "if it bleeds, it leads," Martin Savidge shares some of the more cheery stories that have uplifted the world recently, including Worldfocus' signature series from Liberia.

Posted: April 17, 2009 14:26   Comments: 0
Former Liberian rape victim and child soldier speaks out

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Former Liberian rape victim and child soldier speaks out

When Jackie Redd was 14, she was forced to join the NPFL (National Patriotic Front of Liberia), a rebel group. She was raped and forced to be the "wife" of three men for 11 years, until she escaped in 2001. Jackie is now speaking out.

Posted: April 17, 2009 12:07   Comments: 5
Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia’s war

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Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia’s war

Some of the biggest victims of Liberia's 14-year civil war were young women who were taken prisoner and forced to fight, or made into sex slaves. Many of them are now struggling to recover and struggling to forget.

Posted: April 16, 2009 15:21   Comments: 7
Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

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Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

Liberia's recovery after years of civil war has been led by women, who for years were among the biggest victims of the rampant violence in that country. Women are now on the front lines of what's become a war on sexual violence.

Posted: April 15, 2009 14:22   Comments: 11
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