The Liberian women who took on their traffickers and won

Liberia has been on and off the State Department’s human trafficking watch list for years. In this desperately poor country, people accept jobs from agents to work as domestic servants in other countries. Usually, they are trapped, earning little money and subject to abuse. But several hundred Liberian women used social media to escape their traffickers in 2022.

African American Mayor Mike Elliott poses in a dark gray suit

Brooklyn Center mayor on Chauvin trial: Black people can no longer tolerate ‘a state of terror’

People wait to vote during the presidential election at a polling station of Duport Road in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 10, 2017.

Former warlords are among the Liberians vying to be the next head of state

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Liberia to support President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's only female president.

How hard is it to elect a female head of state? Liberians made it look easy.

Jefferson Krua fled Liberia as a refugee at age 5, and eventually settled in Boston, MA. Recently, he's moved back to Liberia to help with re-building the country's infrastructure.

A young Liberian refugee, educated in America, chooses to move back ‘home’

Children reading "Gbagba"

This children’s book is starting a national conversation about corruption in Liberia


Liberian academic and author Robtel Neajai Pailey says children, with their curiosity and strong sense of right and wrong, are the natural audience for a book about corruption. So she wrote one.

Miatta reads

Once a refugee, she’s opened one of Liberia’s few bookstores, where children can read about themselves


It’s hard to learn to read when your country has been torn apart by war and disease. It’s even harder when children’s books come from far away. But Wayétu Moore, whose family fled Liberia’s civil war when she was five, is setting out to change the odds for kids in Liberia and other countries with low literacy.

The blood of a survivor of the Ebola virus is extracted as part of a study launched at Liberia's John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, June 17, 2015.

West Africa is Ebola-free. Or is it?


Liberia is Ebola-free, says the World Health Organization. But experts say that the problem of Ebola is far from over.

As the Ebola epidemic peaks, new challenges are emerging in Liberia

Now that Ebola is subsiding, the question is what to do with contaminated sewage


Disposing of millions of tons of potentially Ebola infected human sewage is no easy task. But Liberia has is attempting its own solution.

Student at Gibson High School in Monrovia, Deborah Natt,16, is smiling to be back at school. At every entrance there is a handwashing station.

As Ebola loosens grip, Liberia’s schools begin re-opening


In Liberia, the first thing pupils do is have their temperatures taken. Schools had been shut for seven months after the Ebola outbreak.