Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She was nearly killed in Liberia's civil war. But Johnson Sirleaf survived to become Africa's first elected female president. Now she's working to clean up Liberia's government.
The West African nation of Liberia needs a functioning judicial system badly for many reasons, including for settling land disputes. Some refugees have returned to find other people living on their land. The World's Jason Margolis has more.
In some African countries, female circumcision is a widely practiced tradition. But as more attention is shone on the practice, also known as female genital mutilation, it's come with other consequences. An African reporter has gone into hiding after her report on the practice in Liberia was published.
A new sewing factory in Monroviais trying to become one of the first start-up factories in the world, and the very first in Africa, to manufacture 'fair trade certified' apparel. The World's Jason Margolis reports.
Charles Taylor, the one-time president of Liberia who insists he had close ties to the U.S. intelligence services, will find out this week whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Taylor is accused of financing and arming rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone, encouraging and abetting their war atrocities.
For today's Global Hit, we hear from Emmanuel Gardiner, whose family left Liberia for the United States after a coup in 1980. Among his most treasured possessions was Michael Jackson's album ?Off the Wall.?