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A Little Boy Gives Us Hope in Liberia

Jolene Mullins | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Jolene Mullins

That's the importance of community care and what we're doing on the ground in Liberia. Making sure people have the facts and that care and treatment are available.

For the Women of Liberia, a Long Road Ahead to Rebuild After Ebola Crisis

Krista Walton Potter | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Krista Walton Potter

As long as we have these issues -- lack of infrastructure, lack of education, lack of access to healthcare, lack of gender equality, and the reality of foreign-imposed restrictions -- then there is going to be another crisis further down the road.

A Firsthand Account of Life at the Epicenter of the Ebola Outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia

Garrett Ingoglia | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
Garrett Ingoglia

When traveling to areas devastated by earthquakes and violent storms, the physical damage is often apparent even before you step off the plane.

Ebola Clinic Is Looted In Liberian Capital's Largest Slum

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine cent...

Another Letter from Monrovia - Life in the Time of Ebola

B. D. Colen | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
B. D. Colen

As the state of Liberia crumbles in almost every way, Michael and Yvonne Weah and their fellow Liberians struggle on. But I'll let Mike tell you what life is now like in Monrovia, the city named for U. S. President James Monroe.

Letter From Monrovia -- Life in the Time of Ebola

B. D. Colen | Posted 10.11.2014 | World
B. D. Colen

It's both astounding and embarrassing as an American to observe the grossly uninformed hysteria in this country over the transfer to highly controlled hospital isolation units in New York and Atlanta of two Americans with Ebola, while entire nations in West Africa are seemingly falling apart.

Poop-Eating Worm

Claire Bernard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Claire Bernard

Oxfam is testing the Tiger Worm Toilets, aka the poop-eating worm toilets, with several West Point residents. But judging from the smell, the construction of a toilet wasn't working well enough to keep the community healthy.

These Photos Reveal The Frustrating Reality Of Education In Liberia

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Gina Wong's Vision for Hong Kong and The Pineapple Underground Film Festival

Rachel Mason | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Rachel Mason

As I started to learn more about the PUFF Festival and Gina Wong, I realized that her insistence upon the appearance of an artist from the other side of the globe for the world premier of a low budget indie rock opera art film should not come as a surprise.

Telling a Story of Africa Through Youth and Innovation: 'My Africa Is'

Tom Murphy | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

My Africa is is a collaborative effort to follow and share the stories of change-makers in 13 cities across sub-Saharan Africa.

WATCH: Bear Takes A Dip In Family's Pool

Posted 05.29.2012 | Los Angeles

It was Memorial Day weekend, and this bear wanted in on the pool party action. Two teen sisters, home alone in Monrovia, were stunned to see a big ...

Location Of New Trader Joe's Clears Out, Makes Room

Posted 05.04.2012 | Denver

The Boulder Applebee's restaurant at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall has officially closed this week making room for the new Trader Joe's grocery store t...

PHOTOS: Thank You Somali Pirates For This Fascinating Vacation

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 06.23.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Recently, 148 accomplished travelers aboard National Geographic Explorer found themselves in the historic position of being the largest group of tourists to dock in the Freeport of Monrovia, Liberia since the 1970s.

CONFIRMED

Posted 02.15.2012 | Denver

Well, it's official -- on Tuesday afternoon Trader Joe's confirmed the rumors that the California-based grocery store chain would open its first Color...

If They Build It, They Will Come

Posted 03.02.2012 | Denver

Word on the street is that California grocer Trader Joe's is coming to Colorado in April. The Monrovia, Calif.-based grocery chain filed documents...

Running Liberia

Philippa Young | Posted 10.21.2011 | Sports
Philippa Young

The first ever Liberan marathon is more than just a marathon; it's a landmark event for Liberia and, more importantly, for the Liberians who will watch their countrymen run on August 28th.

Women In Liberia Mobilize For Peace

Jenny Hobbs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jenny Hobbs

Few people know the group the Peace Women -- dressed in colourful lappas (Liberian cloth), bright white T-shirts and white headscarves -- were instrumental in bringing peace to Liberia.

An Education: One Moore Book

Wayétu Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wayétu Moore

One Moore Book provides children's literature for the children of countries with low literacy rates. Our first book cycle, dedicated to my father, is for the children of Liberia.

To Publish or Not to Publish

Ruthie Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruthie Ackerman

Americans rarely see photos of the dead, especially their own, in mainstream media outlets. The U.S. media has been trained to tiptoe around publishing images of American corpses, not wanting to outrage the families of dead soldiers and citizens.

Money and Mandarin lessons fuel China's African invasion

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This afternoon more than a dozen Liberians are expected at the Samuel Doe sports stadium in the capital, Monrovia. In a makeshift classroom with some...

What Can Africa Hope for During Clinton Visit?

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Moss

Secretary Clinton will be leaving August 5 for a seven-country tour of Africa. The itinerary suggests that the theme will be more real politik than President Obama's recent visit to Ghana.

Airlines flying to Nairobi hire private guards

AP | TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many airlines flying into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have hired private security firms to guard passengers, cargo and aircraft rather than rely on the Kenya Airports Authority or local police for protection.

Although U.S. and Kenyan authorities said there is no immediate threat of terrorism to the airport or to airlines operating there, previous incidents have raised concerns.

Kenya has been hit with three major terrorist incidents over the last 11 years. Al-qaeda operatives bombed the U.S. Embassy in 1998, killing more than 200 people. In 2002 a car bomb exploded at a seaside hotel frequented by Israeli tourists, killing 15 people. At almost the same time, terrorists tried to shoot down a charter jet carrying Israeli tourists with a shoulder-fired missile.

The question of security at the Nairobi airport was raised again last month when Delta Air Lines abruptly canceled an inaugural flight from Atlanta to Nairobi after the Transportation Security Administration refused to sanction the route.

Aviation experts say private airport security guards are common in war zones around the world, but rare in relatively stable nations like Kenya. Still, national carrier Kenya Airways is among those using a private security firm at the Nairobi airport.

An Historic Gathering in Monrovia

Amb. Swanee Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Swanee Hunt

You exclude women, you fail. You empower women, you empower a nation. Women never forget that life is our most precious asset.

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...

MacDella Cooper: Liberia's Angel

Naomi Hirabayashi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Naomi Hirabayashi

As an idealistic twenty-something, I'm fascinated by people who aren't placated by mere good intentions but consciously shape their lives to mobilize ...