Is the microphone mightier than the sword? Having a little fun with some kids in a sugar cane field near Lukapa, Liberia, Nimba County, November 2010. (Photo: Ed Robbins)
Reporting from Liberia’s Nimba County, I met a female village chief and discovered an illegal still in the sugarcane fields.
http://“Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds,” Part 5 In a country as poor as Liberia, land is perhaps the most valuable commodity. Yet the ownership and distribution of land may be the country’s most contentious issue, as thousands displaced by two civil wars inside the Liberia, as well as those returning from neighboring countries, […]
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http://“Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds,” Part 3 Third installment of the series looks at the epidemic of sexual violence gripping post-war Liberia.
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Liberia 2 Liberia, Part 2 The second installment of the five-part series, “Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds.” Liberia should be one of West Africa’s success stories, rich in agricultural and mineral wealth, like diamonds and iron ore. But decades of misrule by a small elite and two civil wars virtually destroyed the country’s […]
Liberia, Part 1Starting From Less Than Zero, Part 1 The first installment of a five-part series, “Starting From Less Than Zero: Liberia Rebuilds.” Thirty years ago, a military coup in the West African nation Liberia began more than 20 years of political instability, civil war, wide-scale dislocation and economic destruction. The war formally ended eight […]
Looking westward into the setting sun, gazing across the Atlantic and the “Trail of Tears.”
Sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean near the Coconut Plantation, Monrovia, Liberia, November 2010.