Liberia

Health & Medicine

This catchy West African dance tune carries a public health message about Ebola

When you hear a catchy dance tune and find out it's called "Ebola's in Town," you might assume the song is about some cool person named Ebola. But no, it's about the deadly virus that's currently taking lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The song was recorded by three musicians from Liberia and the lyrics are about how to avoid contracting the Ebola virus but along the way it over-reaches and feeds into the stigma against the disease.

Global Politics

Finding a home for Africom

The World's Katy Clark reports that the Bush Administration has made slow progress when it comes to Africom -- a US military command for Africa that's aimed at promoting development and security on the continent

Global Politics

Re-opening tourism in Liberia

Before Liberia descended into war, the country was a West African travel hotspot: five-star hotels, beautiful beaches, and a rich cultural history. Tourism would certainly help with recovery. But is Liberia ready? The World's Jason Margolis had a look.

Global Politics

Creating hope for Liberian youth

Liberia's capital city, Monrovia, is swarming with young men who were former child soldiers in Liberia's civil war. A team of American researchers and Liberian social workers are researching how, and whether, the culture be transformed.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

The government of Liberia has commissioned a new pop song to raise awareness about the country's first census in nearly 25 years. The census gets under way today. Anchor Marco Werman has today's Global Hit.

Health & Medicine

This catchy West African dance tune carries a public health message about Ebola

When you hear a catchy dance tune and find out it's called "Ebola's in Town," you might assume the song is about some cool person named Ebola. But no, it's about the deadly virus that's currently taking lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The song was recorded by three musicians from Liberia and the lyrics are about how to avoid contracting the Ebola virus but along the way it over-reaches and feeds into the stigma against the disease.

Liberia's forgotten prisoners

Thousands of people sit in Liberian jails for years, awaiting trial. Now there's a program aimed at fast-tracking these cases and getting people out of pre-trial detention. Jess Engebreston sits in on one of the proceedings.

Sports

World Cup under way in South Africa

The 2010 soccer World Cup has opened with a spectacular ceremony in Johannesburg. It's the first FIFA World Cup on African soil and in Liberia, too, soccer fever is palpable, even though Liberia's team isn't even playing. Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

Finding a home for Africom

The World's Katy Clark reports that the Bush Administration has made slow progress when it comes to Africom -- a US military command for Africa that's aimed at promoting development and security on the continent