Today, I hear ordinary Liberians talk passionately about their country, its future, and their aspirations
Martha-Renee Kolleh overcame a tragic upbringing in her native Liberia to build a life here. No wonder she had the courage to stand up to prejudice
He claims when he sent a worse CV with an English name, he was offered an interview and treated differently
Over 58% of women have already undergone FGM in Liberia, where the powerful Sande secret society continues to carry it out on young girls
In the 1990s, Liberia was torn apart by a civil war in which child soldiers fought for the guerrilla leader Charles Taylor. As an international court delivers its verdict on Taylor, Finlay Young meets the former fighters back in Africa – now grown up, but not regretful of their past.
A new documentary on blood diamonds from Lars von Trier's company is as controversial as anything the director has done himself
A notorious former warlord has emerged as "kingmaker" in a Liberian election that grabbed the attention of the world this week when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the President running for a second term.
Once he ordered torture. Now, he tells Daniel Howden, he controls the future of Liberia
More than 1,000 shot and hacked to death in one town as the battle to install democratically elected president escalates in the West African country
Ivory Coast has been plunged back into civil war after a slow-burning election crisis developed into violence with forces loyal to the internationally recognised president-elect, Alassane Ouattara, poised to take the capital.
Troubled West African nation sliding back towards another civil war.
Warwick Prize shortlisted author Aminatta Forna tells Matthew Bell why she keeps returning to the conflicts of her past
The phrase 'pure life' is on everyone's lips in this exotic Central American haven. Welcome to a nature-lover's paradise, says <b>Richard Arghiris</b>
It's not unusual in West Africa to see dancing "devils" entertaining a crowd of amused local people. Tim Butcher encountered one shortly after crossing the border between Sierra Leone and Liberia, and he describes it in his new book as a masked figure – the headpiece carved from a single piece of jet-black wood – with a floor-length raffia skirt. Everyone knows there's a human being underneath, but the "devil" is accompanied by a young man who keeps brushing its skirt flat to maintain the illusion.
Fury in Moscow after Washington wins battle to put suspected arms dealer Viktor Bout on trial. Andrew Buncombe reports
The supermodel's evidence against Charles Taylor could prove crucial. Mark Hughes reports from The Hague