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Liberia

Liberia – Among West Point Shacks

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The name, brings to mind the famous American military academy, but West Point is a strip of land just a bit longer than a kilometer and 400 meters wide, connected to the rest of the shoreline by the Zolu Duma bridge. It is the largest slum on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia,…

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Liberia – Educating with the power of the faith

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  Liberia Mission began as a response to the problem of the numerous orphans left by the civil war that ravaged the country A large welcome sign at the entrance to the mission carries, besides the name, also the date of its inauguration, 3 November 2003, and the reason it exists in terms of what…

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International Law – Justice is better served cold

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  Justice delayed is justice denied, lawyers are happy to say. Then the case of Charles Taylor is a good example. For much of the 1990s, Taylor has been one of the pivot forces behind the violence in Liberia and Sierra Leone. He is directly responsible for the death of thousands of people, for the…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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