A teenager in Liberia who has become a national hero after finding $50,000 and returning it to its rightful owner said he will meet the country’s president next week.


BOSTON (AP) — When Alfred Brownell arrived in a remote Liberian village, the surrounding tropical rainforest had been leveled by bulldozers. Burial grounds were uprooted, religious shrines were desecrated and a stream people depended upon for water was polluted. Brownell, an environmental lawyer and activist, blamed the devastation on the palm oil company Golden Veroleum […]

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Liberia is home to the second-established Black American settlement in Africa, Monrovia, the nation’s capital city. It was founded on April 25, 1822 by the American Colonization Society (ACS), an organization that cleared a path for Black Americans to return to the nation of their birth, but their motives were not always benevolent. ACS members […]

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Timothy Weah is one of U.S. Soccer team’s brightest young prospects, scoring his first goal in a friendly match on Memorial Day against Bolivia in Chester, Pennsylvania. But Weah, 18, will have to work hard to escape the shadow of his world-famous father, George Weah, Liberia’s current president and one of the best soccer players […]

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The African nation of Liberia celebrates its 170th year of independence on this day, and the country has a complicated history. Initially established as a colony by slaveholders and politicians to shuttle free-born Blacks from America’s shores, it has since developed into a nation with a respectable democratic process. In 1816, the American Colonization Society […]

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Senegalese-American hip-hop star Akon is in Liberia to endorse this country’s plan to outsource oversight of its primary education system to a U.S.-based for-profit company. Akon’s visit comes six months after this West African nation unveiled plans to allow Bridge International Academies to write curricula and train teachers. Some Liberian educators […]

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KAKATA, Liberia (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama visited a leadership camp for girls in Liberia to launch her latest Africa visit Monday in a country still recovering from the recent Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead. “I am just so thrilled to be here with you,” the first lady told the young women at […]

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is ready to take his political career to the next level. He announced his presidential run Tuesday morning. The announcement was held at…

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia is now free of Ebola after going 42 days — twice the maximum incubation period for the deadly disease — without any new cases, the World Health Organization announced Saturday. While celebrating the milestone, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told The Associated Press the damage wrought by the worst Ebola outbreak […]

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More than four years after last meeting in the Oval Office, the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and President Barack Obama met on Friday at…

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports nearly 9,000 lives in West Africa have been lost to the Ebola epidemic that began March 2014 and this…

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The West African nation of Liberia has just five remaining confirmed cases of Ebola, a senior health official from that country said on Friday. The…