Most Shared Stories Tagged: Liberia

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.

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

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

The women in white

The film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" documents the story of a group of women who organized protests for peace aimed at ending Liberia's nearly 20-year civil war. Leymah Gbowee was the driving force behind the movement.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the West African nation of Liberia. The country has declared a state of emergency and called for international assistance to battle an infestation of caterpillars. The World's David Leveille has details.