Tourism used to be a big industry for the West African country Mali. But now that the country is in crisis, foreigners have stopped visiting. And Malians are suffering from the lack of tourist dollars. Bonnie Allen takes us on a tour.
Liberia is trying to rebuild its tourism industry, almost 10 years after the country's brutal civil war ended. This week, it welcomed its largest group of tourists in decades, when a cruise ship docked in Monrovia. Bonnie Allen has the story.
In Liberia, female traditional leaders who operate powerful secret societies have agreed to shut down "schools" where teenage girls undergo genital circumcision.
Getting online is difficult in Liberia. Connections are slow, and internet access can be very expensive. But that may be starting to change. Last week, a fiber optic cable arrived in Liberia. Bonnie Allen reports from Monrovia.
At least one person has died after shots were reportedly fired during an opposition protest in Monrovia ahead of Liberia's presidential run-off.
Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was named a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, but it's no guarantee that she'll win re-election on Tuesday.
Liberian incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is running for re-election. The women's vote helped put her in office last time. But many Liberian women are turning their back on the president