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Liberia: Democracy in Focus

New Narratives/Front Page Africa

Democracy in Focus is a new program from New Narratives and Front Page Africa looking at Liberia's governance and democracy. It's a collaboration with reporters from some of Liberia's best reporters with the New Narratives program. Funding is provided by the Swedish and US embassies and the American Jewish World Service. The funders had no say in the program's content. 

Liberians React to News a War Crimes Court is Coming, We Ask House Speaker Koffa What Comes Next and We Hear from a Court AdvocateMay 27, 2024
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A Major Investigation Finds Climate Change is Driving Nine out of Every Ten Liberian Farmers to Want to MigrateApril 01, 2024
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In Part One of a Two Part Series: Climate Change is Here. Farmers and Coastal Communities Struggle to AdaptMarch 01, 2024
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SPECIAL: Democracy in Focus Goes to South Africa to Explore Reconciliation and See What Liberia Can LearnJanuary 01, 2024
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Boakai Wins the Presidency as Women's Representation Goes BackwardsDecember 01, 2023
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Election Fallout: Who's in? Who's Out? And What Does it Mean for Liberia?November 01, 2023
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Elections are here. We look at candidates' policies on key issues and hear from one of two women candidates for president October 01, 2023
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First Time Voters Want a War Crimes Court As Liberia Commemorates 20 Years Peace; Abortion Roils the Legislature and an Interview with Presidential Candidate Alexander CummingsSeptember 05, 2023
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PodcastExtra: Interview with presidential candidate Alexander CummingsSeptember 04, 2023
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Govt. Kills Concession Meant To Curb Liberia's Worst in the World Road Traffic Deaths, Political Parties Reneg on 30% Women Agreement and Two Candidates Commit to a War Crimes CourtJuly 31, 2023
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Rural Liberia Gets Our Attention: Where Giving Birth Means Risking Death, Land Title Process Cost Too Much, A Malaria Vaccine Rolls Out, and Drug Addiction Grows Among WomenMay 31, 2023
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A $3m EU-funded aid project fails, the War Crimes Court gets a boost and rural Liberians struggle with dysfunctional service centersMay 31, 2023
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Whistleblowers in Fear, Economic Turmoil Hits the Region and Philanthropists Plug Healthcare GapsMay 01, 2023
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BONUS: Drew Engel, anti-trafficking adviser at the US Embassy in Liberia, on the breakthrough return of more than 250 trafficking victims from OmanApril 14, 2023
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The Latest on the Seized Container of Weapons That Has Liberia on Edge; Progress on Sanitation Stalls and An Arrest Warrant is Issued for Trafficking MastermindApril 01, 2023
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Teachers and Parents Demand Bridge Schools Leave Liberia, Government Concedes it's Impossible to Keep Out Tainted Drugs and the Latest on Human Trafficking and War Crimes Trials March 01, 2023
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In a Remarkable Tale of Resilience Liberian Trafficking Victims Fight Their Way to FreedomDecember 29, 2022
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COP27 A Mixed Bag for Liberia, and the Race is Own to Build Sustainable Food SourcesNovember 30, 2022
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A Liberian Rebel Faces Justice in Paris and the Anti-Corruption Watchdog is SilencedOctober 31, 2022
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A Bill Banning Female Genital Cutting Looks Set for Defeat; Ulimo Commander Goes on Trial in Paris and a Logging Company is ExposedOctober 02, 2022
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The Silent War on Liberia's ChildrenAugust 31, 2022
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