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.?
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor testified at his own war crimes trial in The Hague today. He's facing 11 charges relating to the civil war in Sierra Leone. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the BBC's Adam Minott, who's at The Hague.
The US government is conducting an experiment in peacekeeping in Liberia. It's retraining and rearming the Liberian army. As Anna Sussman reports, the plan has raised hopes ï¿½ and concerns ï¿½ in the West African nation.
For years Liberia was infamous for its civil war but now surfing fans are discovering the beaches. In the Geo Quiz we're looking for Liberia's surfing capital, New York Times' Diplomatic Correspondent Helene Cooper knows where to find it.
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.
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.
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.
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.