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Let's Hear It for the Unappreciated Heroes of 2010

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

In the endless whirr of 24/7 corporate news, the people who actually make a difference are often trampled in the stampede to the next forgettable news-nugget like Lady Gaga's meat-dress. Let's look at five people who deserved more attention.

Liberia's Diaspora Returns Home to Rebuild

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Henry Benson got off a plane in his native Liberia to a country resembling nothing of what he left.

Be a Vote for Ubuntu

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Birute Regine

The great leaders of the twenty-first century will have ubuntu. Leaders with ubuntu recognize how their humanity is inextricably bound to others -- if others are diminished, so are they.

An Inside Look at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

"Companies increasingly understand that social responsibility is part and parcel of what makes a market leader in the 21st century, and that makes our Annual Meeting a "must attend" forum for top CEOs."

A New Kind of Investing: The Philanthropy Secretariat in Liberia

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

After 14 years of civil war, Liberia's democracy is just beginning to turn a new page, and a group of strategic international philanthropists are hoping to play a role in catalyzing that process.

Why Nutrition Matters

Joel Lamstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel Lamstein

Today's release of the Obama administration's Feed the Future implementation strategy will confirm what many in the global public health world have kn...

Strengthening Governing Capacity in Post-Conflict Liberia

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

I am now traveling with 19 Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) members. We will be learning what we can do in Liberia and reporting to you along the way.

Liberia: The Real Danger is Not Spending Enough

Ruthie Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruthie Ackerman

Conservatives will ask why during an economic recession should we spend even more money in Liberia. My answer: for the security of Liberia and the entire West African region.

A Liberian Child in America

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trish Kinney

Because the topic of child sexual abuse and violence is so shrouded in secrecy and psychological control, it remains a quiet killer of the souls and spirits of our children.

The Unfinished Agenda on Women's Equality Day

Carol Peasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carol Peasley

Ws we think back on August 26, 1920, we should also look forward. We've come a long way towards achieving equality for women, but we are not yet there.

Clinton ReAffirms U.S. Support To Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered strong support Thursday for embattled Liberian President Ellen Johnso...

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's First Elected Female President, Lifting Up Liberia (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Lynn Sherr | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fractured by a 14-year civil war, Liberia is trying to pick up the pieces, facing staggering unemployment and lackluster infrastructure. Halfway in...

Women's Conference Leaves Liberians Out In The Cold

Press Wire | Richard Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An international conference aimed at the empowerment of women has caused a stir in the host country's capital Monrovia after slums were bulldozed to g...

Breaking the Resource Curse: Concession Negotiation in Liberia

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

Sub-Saharan Africa possesses some of the highest concentrations of natural resources. Yet, for all the mining and extraction, relatively precious few of the benefits trickle down to its citizens.

USW Helps Empower Workers on Firestone Plantation in Liberia

Fred Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Redmond

This is what unrestrained, immoral and disloyal multinational corporations have reduced us to: modern slavery.