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Jumpstarting Liberia’s rubber industry

Emily Schmall and Wade Williams

BUCHANAN, Liberia — The sun is high over the Buchanan Renewables nursery, a green expanse of 400,000 tiny seedlings. Theresa Doe hunches over one seedling, grafting a Malaysian clone that will produce a high-yielding rubber tree. “It’s my living,” she … More

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Tecee Boley

MONROVIA—It is after 8 o’clock in the evening on the Barnersville estate, a low-income housing project on the outskirts of the capital of Liberia. The entire area is dark. A few candles illuminate small shops along the road. A path … More

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In Liberia, Bones of War Victims Surfacing in Mass Graves

Tetee Gebro, Fabine Kwiah, Wade Williams, Emily Schmall

MONROVIA, Liberia — On Wednesday, Liberians will honor the memory of two former presidents, William Tolbert and his successor, Samuel K. Doe, slain during two decades of fighting that started with a 1980 military coup. The exact whereabouts of the … More

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As Charles Taylor’s War Crimes Trial Nears End, Many Liberians Hope for His Return

Emily Schmall and Mae Azango

MONROVIA, Liberia — With President Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial in The Hague nearing an end after three years, many Liberians hope he will be brought home — to a hero’s welcome. Take Fasu Donzo, a lanky motorbike taxi driver. … More