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The Warlord and the Ambassador: A review of Dante Paradiso's "The Embassy"

Todd Moss | Posted 02.15.2017 | Books
Todd Moss

In the summer of 2003, the West African nation of Liberia was facing a humanitarian calamity. After 23 years of war, the regime of warlord-turned-pres...

Beyond Benghazi: How The U.S. Embassy Helped Stave Off Disaster In Liberia

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.01.2017 | Books
Bob Cesca

We’re beyond ironic. After years of grandstanding and bashing the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton for security and response lapses implicat...

I, Too, Am An Immigrant. I, Too, Belong.

Raj Panjabi | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Raj Panjabi

“Together, we are a nation united not by any one culture, or ethnicity, or ideology, but by the principles of opportunity, equality, and liberty tha...

The Founder Of This Charity Is Doing The Impossible (And You Can Too)

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

Katie Meyler wrote the above poem after Abigail, a 11 year-old girl she met in Liberia's impoverished West Point region, went missing. Meyler, founde...

"Trying Small": Liberia's Bold Education Experiment

Susannah Hares | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
Susannah Hares

When classes open in September, Liberia is going to try something new. It will be an experiment, and like any good experiment, it should be judged on the empirical data it produces -- data on whether these schools deliver better learning for Liberian children, both boys and girls, urban and rural. Until then, stay tuned.

Music Strings Together Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine a spotlight on seven recent recipients of seed grants, allowing their visions to become a reality. This...

Eclipsed: Making Herstory On Broadway And In Real Life

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Kavita N. Ramdas

This evening 5 African women, including the much-celebrated Lupita Nyongo, will command the stage at the Golden Theater on Broadway as they have for ...

Broadway's Parting Gift To Women It Portrayed

David Tereshchuk | Posted 06.20.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

With a population of nearly four million people, Liberia has been reckoned to have only 50 doctors and about 5,000 full-time or part-time health-workers. That's a prospective patient-load of about 80,000 patients for each single doctor.

Young Liberians Call for Education on Day of the African Child 2016

Up For School | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Moses Owen Browne Jr., A World At School Global Youth Ambassador On 16 June 1976 Hector Pieterson was shot during a peaceful demonstration in Sou...

Ebola, Zika and the Weakness of the Global Health Regime

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

When it first began at the end of December 2013 in a rural village in Guinea, the Ebola virus had been restricted to a few neighboring villages. By Ma...

Sankofa: Retrieving and Remembering Slavery in America

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 05.25.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Key West is known for sunshine and being a vacation paradise. It is the most southern tip of the United States, 90 miles from Cuba. You can embark on ...

How We're Fighting Conflict and Fragility Where Poverty is Deepest

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

View from cave, Mali. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen bel...

Ending Poverty Means Closing the Gaps Between Women and Men

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Gender gaps in employment, business, and access to finance hold back not just individuals but whole economies--at a time when we sorely need to boost growth and create new jobs globally.

Women Police Making Strides Across Africa

UN Women | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
UN Women

At 8 years of age, Sadatu Reeves came across photographs of women police officers in a magazine her father brought home from abroad. The empowered images sparked a deep-seated desire to don her own uniform.

Pollinating Projects: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees who are plating seeds and pollinating change. In California, bats, bees, birds and b...

Liberia Suffers New Ebola Death Months After Outbreak Declared Over

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.01.2016 | World

MONROVIA, April 1 (Reuters) - A woman has died of Ebola in Liberia, months after the West African nation was declared free of the virus and weeks afte...

Engaging Men of Faith to Be Champions in the Fight to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Rob Radtke | Posted 03.08.2016 | Religion
Rob Radtke

As a husband, father and president of a faith-based organization, I have the privilege of being surrounded by strong women at practically all times. A...

A New African Super Girl Confronts Ebola

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.31.2017 | Good News
Georgianne Nienaber

Screen shot from "Ebola: In Praise of Prevention" It was less than a year ago that the Ebola virus took control of the 24 hour news cycle and the w...

What Happens If an Education System Is Outsourced?

Aaron Benavot | Posted 02.11.2017 | World
Aaron Benavot

The new Liberian Education Minister, George Werner, announced in January that the pre-primary and primary schools in the country will move over to be ...

Now That the Ebola Epidemic Is Over, These Are the Lessons Learned

Ronald A. Klain | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Ronald A. Klain

On Thursday, Liberia will be declared "Ebola-free" by the World Health Organization, joining Sierra Leone and Guinea -- signaling an end to the Ebola epidemic. What did we learn?

Portraits Of Ebola Survivors Bring Their Stories To Life

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.11.2016 | World

In the middle of the devastating Ebola outbreak last year, one photographer set out to Sierra Leone and Liberia to help the disease's survivors tell t...

'What Ebola Taught Us About The Power Of Stories'

Ebola Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

In reporting an epidemic, narratives of life on the ground add impact and color to hard data on deaths and recovery rates. First-hand accounts of how ...

Finally, The Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Is Almost Over

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.26.2016 | World

The worst outbreak of Ebola on record that killed thousands and caused global panic in 2014 was largely brought under control this year. Sierra Leone ...

'Naming and Faming' Liberia's Most Honest Government Officials

Blair Glencorse | Posted 12.23.2016 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

This raises the question: Why don't we find, celebrate and work with people like Oliver? Instead of "naming and shaming" perpetrators of corruption, why don't we "name and fame" the propagators of integrity?

"As Long as You Have Life, You Have Hope:" A Village in Liberia Tries to Find Hope and Healing after Ebola

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When everyone died in the house next door, Lorpu Titus, 44, thought she was next. "I was so depressed," Lorpu says. "I would just sit at home feeling ...