Mayor who was refugee from Liberia plans run for US Senate

Africa 05/13/19, 16:10

Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins, a refugee from Liberia who became the first black mayor in the state, announced Monday he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Steve Daines.Collins and his wife Maddie moved to Helena in the early 1990s to escape civil war ...

Lawyer fighting palm oil among 6 to win environmental prize

Enviroment 04/29/19, 04:05

When Alfred Brownell arrived in a remote Liberian village, the surrounding tropical rainforest had been leveled by bulldozers. Burial grounds were uprooted, religious shrines were desecrated and a stream people depended upon for water was polluted.Brownell, an environmental lawyer and activist, blamed the devastation on the palm oil company Golden ...

Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Africa school

Africa 04/20/19, 16:21

An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity's care.More Than Me founder and chief executive officer Katie Meyler announced her ...

2nd African soccer executive asks for urgent meeting

Sports 02/10/19, 02:56

A second member of the Confederation of African Football's ruling executive committee has called for an urgent meeting, this time to restore order after sharp divisions were exposed at the top of the governing body.Isha Johansen of Sierra Leone wrote to her executive committee colleagues on Saturday to ask that ...

US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

Africa 01/31/19, 08:14

Almost five years have passed since he nearly died of Ebola in Liberia, but Richard Sacra has never wavered from his commitment to the struggling West African nation.The 56-year-old family doctor from Massachusetts was among a handful of Americans treated and cured of Ebola during West Africa's deadly epidemic in ...

Liberia’s footballer president Weah marks year in office

Asia & Pacific 01/22/19, 09:59

Star footballer-turned-politician George Weah marks a year as Liberia's president on Tuesday as many in the impoverished country debate whether he has begun to deliver on dramatic campaign promises.FIFA's 1995 player of the year in his inaugural speech vowed to give the West African nation's young population hope through job ...

US striker Tim Weah, son of George, scores on Celtic debut

Sports 01/19/19, 15:03

Tim Weah, the U.S. striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, scored on his debut for Celtic in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.The 18-year-old Weah, who is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, came on in the 69th minute and netted in the 83rd. He raced onto Dedryck ...

Peacekeepers left more than 6,000 children in Liberia

World 11/21/18, 05:33

The only memento Moses Z. Kaine has from his father is a T-shirt, left more than two decades ago when the peacekeeper's tour of duty finished and he returned home, leaving his pregnant girlfriend behind."I was still in my mother's womb when my father ended his duties and left Liberia," ...

Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes

Africa 10/16/18, 01:36

Liberia's government on Tuesday announced is investigating a charity founded by a young American woman after allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care.A rape case has been re-opened in order to determine new evidence, the information ministry said, adding that the government is "greatly concerned."Liberians have ...

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