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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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