Liberia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19597/all en On Location: Monrovia — Liberians join the fight in Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5634833 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>The pull of war in Ivory Coast is strong for former fighters.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Arwen Kidd </div> </div> </div> <p>MONROVIA — Legions of unemployed youth are ready and willing to join the fight.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/939ce638fff5e-original.jpg?1301690552" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:04:01 16:54</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("939ce638fff5e", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Africa Ivory Coast Liberia On Location Conflict Zones Fri, 01 Apr 2011 20:54:00 +0000 Arwen Kidd 5634833 at http://www.globalpost.com Jump starting Liberia's rubber industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/110609/liberia-rubber-industry <p> BUCHANAN &mdash; A Canadian renewable energy company is growing Liberia&#39;s next generation of rubber trees to rejuvenate the war-torn country&#39;s economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/innovation/110609/liberia-rubber-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia Innovation Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:38:00 +0000 Emily Schmall and Wade Williams 5650261 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia Wood Gallery http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5650448 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Markku Vesikko </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-slides"> <div class="field-label">Photo Slides:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5650438/liberia-br-01-markku-vesikko-2142011-cleared-logs-head-the-port-city-buchanan-img-4328">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5650439/liberia-br-02-markku-vesikko-2142011-buchanan-renewables-worker-saws-branches-at-brigh">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5650440/liberia-br-03-markku-vesikko-2142011-felled-timber-lines-the-road-at-bright-farm-img-4">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5650441/liberia-br-04-markku-vesikko-2142011-fellerbuncher-uproots-old-rubber-trees-at-bright-">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5650442/liberia-br-05-markku-vesikko-2142011-dense-tropical-forest-at-bright-farm-img-4196">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5650443/liberia-br-06-markku-vesikko-2142011-trucks-carrying-biomass-lined-at-the-port-buchana">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5650444/liberia-br-07-markku-vesikko-2142011-piles-woodchips-at-buchanan-img-4041">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5650445/liberia-br-08-markku-vesikko-2142011-theresa-doe-grafts-clone-seedling-at-the-buchanan">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5650446/liberia-br-09-markku-vesikko-2142011-workers-graft-high-yielding-malaysian-clones-at-t">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5650447/liberia-br-10-markku-vesikko-2142011-worker-grafts-clone-seedling-at-the-buchanan-rene">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-lead-image-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5650445/liberia-br-08-markku-vesikko-2142011-theresa-doe-grafts-clone-seedling-at-the-buchanan">Liberia Tree Photo Gallery</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:03:22 10:12</span> </div> </div> </div> Africa Liberia Emerging Markets Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:12:15 +0000 Markku Vesikko 5650448 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia’s elections, ritual killings and cannibalism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110728/ritual-killing-liberia-elections-politics <p> MONROVIA &mdash; Ritual killings and even cannibalism flare up during Liberia&#39;s election campaigns. Some prominent candidates are currently on trial for murder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110728/ritual-killing-liberia-elections-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia Mon, 01 Aug 2011 10:52:00 +0000 Emily Schmall and Wade Williams 5671724 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia: Upcoming elections threaten security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110916/liberia-upcoming-elections-threaten-security <p> MONROVIA &mdash; Liberia&#39;s Oct. 11 elections are a test of the nation&#39;s security, eight years after a brutal civil war that took more than 250,000 lives.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110916/liberia-upcoming-elections-threaten-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia Sat, 17 Sep 2011 12:20:19 +0000 Mae Azango and Emily Schmall 5675572 at http://www.globalpost.com Ellen Johnson Sirleaf slammed by Liberia election candidate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111007/nobel-peace-prize-ellen-sirleaf-johnson-criticism-liberia-presidential-election <p> Sirleaf, 72, is Africa&#39;s first female elected head of state. She was elected to office in 2005, following the end of Liberia&#39;s 14-year civil war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111007/nobel-peace-prize-ellen-sirleaf-johnson-criticism-liberia-presidential-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia World Leaders Elections Fri, 07 Oct 2011 13:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5677162 at http://www.globalpost.com Profile: Leymah Gbowee wins Nobel Peace Prize (Video) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111007/profile-leymah-gbowee-nobel-peace-prize <p> Leymah Gbowee was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to honor her twork organizing Liberian women to pray for peace and to protest to bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111007/profile-leymah-gbowee-nobel-peace-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia World Leaders Diplomacy Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:11:00 +0000 Jordan Helton 5677172 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia: Reaction to Sirleaf's Nobel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111007/liberia-reaction-sirleafs-nobel <p> MONROVIA, Liberia &mdash; Reactions were mixed to news that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111007/liberia-reaction-sirleafs-nobel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia World Leaders Elections Fri, 07 Oct 2011 21:47:00 +0000 Emily Schmall, Wade Williams and Mae Azango 5677289 at http://www.globalpost.com Obstacles cleared for Liberia's runoff poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111101/liberia-elections-runoff-poll-ellen-johnson-sirleaf <p> MONROVIA &mdash; Liberians are anxious but hopeful that the Nov. 8 runoff election will be peaceful and strengthen the country&#39;s stability.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111101/liberia-elections-runoff-poll-ellen-johnson-sirleaf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia World Leaders Elections Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:20:00 +0000 Mae Azango and Wade Williams 5679988 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia election: deadly rioting on eve of run-off vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111107/liberia-run-off-election-violence-cdc-opposition-protests <p> Winston Tubman, who came second in a first round, has pulled out of the run-off vote, alleging widespread vote-rigging.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111107/liberia-run-off-election-violence-cdc-opposition-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia Elections Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:03:21 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5680528 at http://www.globalpost.com Run-off election in Liberia subdued day after deadly skirmish http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111108/run-election-liberia-subdued-day-after-deadly-skirmish <p> MONROVIA &mdash; Low voter-turnout in this small West African nation has marred Tuesday&rsquo;s runoff election, one day after a bloody confrontation between security forces and opposition supporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111108/run-election-liberia-subdued-day-after-deadly-skirmish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia World Leaders Elections Tue, 08 Nov 2011 19:31:54 +0000 Wade Williams 5680673 at http://www.globalpost.com Liberia Election: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf promises reconciliation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111111/liberia-election-ellen-johnson-sirleaf-reconciliation <p> Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has pledged reconciliation after a run-off election in which she was the only candidate and vowed to include opponents in her second term.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111111/liberia-election-ellen-johnson-sirleaf-reconciliation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia Fri, 11 Nov 2011 14:44:00 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5681081 at http://www.globalpost.com Charles Taylor was a CIA informant in Liberia: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120119/charles-taylor-cia-informant-liberia-war-crimes Taylor is accused of trading diamonds mined in neighboring Sierra Leone for weapons that fueled rebels in that country’s 1991-2002 civil war, one of Africa’s bloodiest conflicts. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120119/charles-taylor-cia-informant-liberia-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia Military War United States Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:21:00 +0000 News Desk 5688068 at http://www.globalpost.com George Boley, Liberian ex-warlord, to be deported from US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120207/george-boley-ex-liberia-warlord-be-deported-us <p> Immigration officials said it was the first time the recruitment of child soldiers had been used as grounds for removal from the US.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120207/george-boley-ex-liberia-warlord-be-deported-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Liberia war War Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:16:17 +0000 Luke Browne 5690692 at http://www.globalpost.com New oil discovered off Liberia and Sierra Leone coasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120221/new-oil-discovered-liberia-and-sierra-leone-coasts <p> Drillers converged on West African shores five years ago after one of the continent&rsquo;s biggest oil fields was discovered off Ghana.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120221/new-oil-discovered-liberia-and-sierra-leone-coasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Energy Liberia Sierra Leone Business Energy Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:57:08 +0000 Luke Browne 5692758 at http://www.globalpost.com