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.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.