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Buchanan City

We’re here in Buchanan City. Buchanan would be a moderate city for Liberia, but it’s really, really run down. We met with the Governor and his chief Religious Officer for the area. 560 more words

March Update

We ended the first semester in February and closed for one week, but we reopened on February 18 to commence the second semester, which will end sometime in July. 329 more words


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Interesting facts

  • early, first and only self-declared independent African state
  • back to Africa campaign
  • one of the countries affected by Ebola
  • terrible recent civil war…
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The Indigenous Healing of Former Child Soldiers

In Africa, former child soldiers are often stigmatized and considered impure by the people they once lived among. But religious rituals, in the form of spiritual purification, can help reintegrate former fighters back into communities. 1,985 more words

"Let's Eat-Oooo"

“Let’s Eat-Oooo.” I’ve heard it said so many times since I’ve been here. I heard it from my neighbors as they ate breakfast out on the porch and they ripped some bread off for me to eat; I heard it from my friend Comfort as I passed by her stand and she was eating palm butter with her daughter Angel; I heard it as I walked by a woman in the market as she was eating with her friends (I had purchased a knife from her stand in the market about 5 months ago and she says hi every time I pass through and she told me her name once but I can’t remember and am too embarrassed to ask for it again); I heard it as I walked by the house of one of our FFA members and his little two-year old boy waves frantically at me as I walk away; and I heard it at night as I walked into our house and saw my Nigerian neighbors cooking their dinner meal downstairs in the shared kitchen. 1,506 more words

MIA, Partners End Peace, Reconciliation, Dialogue Seminar

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and its partner, Respect Liberia, over the weekend ended a two-day peace and reconciliation dialogue held at the Zwedru City Hall in Grand Gedeh County. 227 more words

Grand Gedeh County

Book Talk, Part II: “Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”

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On this week’s second episode of The E.R., David Rothkopf continues the conversation with New York Times Pentagon correspondent Helene Cooper about her latest book, … 241 more words