Tag Archives: Liberia

West Africa Prepares Military Action Against Gambia’s Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh will certainly be removed if West Africa decides to use force. But that will come at a heavy price for The Gambia, the neighboring states and the world as a whole

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Liberians in US Face Worsening Ebola Stigma

There seems a growing perception in the U.S. that anyone of African descent may be carrying Ebola. And whether that person visited any of the affected countries in Africa recently appears to be of little relevance. 

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Nigeria Was Slow to Act on Ebola

Ebola has reached Lagos, the most populous city in the most populous country in Africa. Nigeria had ample time to prepare for Ebola but it did little about this right up until the moment Patrick Sawyer, the first ever recorded case in the country, came to Nigeria and collapsed in a Lagos hospital.

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Africa’s Vanishing Forests

You see that coconut tree?” said Daniel Krakue, gesturing out beyond the windshield. “That used to be a village.” It wasn’t hard to see the tree. Apart from a skinny papaya trunk, it was the only thing rising from the surrounding sea of green. We were in Sinoe County, in southwestern Liberia, on a plantation run by a company called …

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