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Liberia

Country archive · 42 posts


Latest stories about Liberia

5 October 2013

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Interview with Guinea Boxing Champ Turned Belgian Politician

Making the transition between the worlds of high level sport and politics has never been easy. It is even more difficult when two different countries are involved. Bea Diallo explains...

28 August 2013

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Not a Single Liberian Student Passed This Year's University Admission Test

"No one in that country is even smart enough to cheat?" one shocked Twitter user asked.

24 May 2013

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For Two Weeks, Liberia's Media Refused to Report on the President

Liberian independent journalists have ended a nearly two-week long refusal to report on the country's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a blackout they placed on the leader for failing to condemn...

13 June 2012

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Africa: Improving Governance and Accountability with New Media

L. Abena Annan speaks with Kwami Ahiabenu,II from African Elections Project about the impact of new media technologies in coverage of elections in Africa. African Elections Project enhances the ability...

3 May 2012

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Liberia: Will Social Media Increase Civic Engagement?

Global Voices author Counselor Track talks to Shelby Grossman about the use of social media in Liberia. Shelby is a blogger and a PhD candidate in the Department of Government...

20 January 2012

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Liberia: Was the Presidential Oath of Office Taken Improperly?

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took the oath of office on January 16, 2012 in Monrovia. One Liberian blogger argues that Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is not Liberia's President because she did...

17 January 2012

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Liberia: Lawmaker in the Web of Nudity

Netizens discuss the recent revelation of a scandalous episode of nudity widely known in Liberia as ‘Snoweleaks' or ‘Snowegate' which involves Edwin Melvin Snowe, Jr., a very popular lawmaker.

11 January 2012

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Global Voices in Dutch Looks Back on 2011

While the year 2012 is already well on its way, the translators of Global Voices in Dutch look back on 2011. Which posts stood out and what makes Global Voices...

3 December 2011

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African Bloggers React To UNESCO's Admission Of Palestine

The admission of Palestine as a full member of UNESCO on 31 October 2011 has prompted an intense debate, with people taking very different stands. Africans from the continent as...

20 November 2011

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Liberia: Giving Free Press a Second Chance

The judgment in the controversial media closure case in Liberia gave justice a rare opportunity to prevail. On November 7 the Liberian government shut down three media houses for allegedly...

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