What the West Can Learn From Africa’s Ebola Response
A poor country succeeded in fighting off Ebola. Wealthier countries should replicate Liberia’s strategy in combating the coronavirus.
A Football God Is About to Become President of Liberia
Former AC Milan striker George Weah is revered in soccer-obsessed West Africa, but can he convince Liberians he’s smart enough for the top job?
The Tearing Down of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
The ghosts of Liberia’s civil war are stalking the country ahead of this week's election — and threatening the complicated legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president.
Book Talk, Part II: “Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”
From inspiring young women leaders to forging relationships with the hardest hitters on the international stage, how will Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s legacy live on?
Book Talk: “Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”
Can Liberia’s rock-star president lead her country to another leader?
How the U.N. Silenced Liberia’s Press
Instead of fostering independent media, the U.N. monopolized the post-war airwaves and paid reporters for friendly PR.
Liberia’s Education Fire Sale
Everyone knew the country's public school system was a mess — but nobody thought the government would try to fold up shop.
The Ebola Rape Epidemic No One’s Talking About
When the outbreak hit West Africa, fevers spiked – and so did rates of teenage pregnancy.
Missing the Peace for the Trees
Natural resources play a role in nearly half of the world's conflicts, but when it comes to ending wars, they're almost always forgotten.
How Liberia’s Latest Ebola Case Slipped Through the Cracks
Just weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free, the newest case of the deadly virus revealed worrying shortfalls in its ability to prevent another outbreak.
Want to Fight Ebola? Help Liberia Invest in Toilets.
Preventing epidemics in the developing world starts with a focus on basic hygiene.
How Cuba Could Stop the Next Ebola Outbreak
West Africa’s medical system was brought within an inch of its life by a devastating epidemic. But Havana could help nurse it back to health.
The Next Victims of Ebola
The epidemic may be nearing “zero cases” — but it's still disrupting the delivery of vaccines for measles, polio, and other deadly childhood diseases.
What Did the U.S. Learn From Ebola? How to Prepare for Bioterrorist Attacks
The United States prepared for an Ebola crisis that never came. What it learned in the process was that it's not yet ready to confront a bioterrorist attack.
Ebola’s Toll Was Horrific. It Could Have Been Much Worse
Hundreds of thousands infected. Tens of billions of dollars lost. Africa’s Ebola outbreak looked apocalyptic, but an unprecedented global response kept the worst from happening.
Is Ebola the New Powder Keg?
West Africa may finally be on the road to recovery. But the worst of the Ebola crisis may be yet to come.
An Empty, Underused Medical Outpost Could Be the Future of the Ebola Fight
John Nel was sent to build a lifesaving Ebola clinic in the middle of the Liberian jungle. It opened too late to help fight this outbreak, but could help prevent a new one.
‘We Are Fighting an Enemy, and the Enemy Is Ebola’
Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky's 2,500 soldiers have spent months battling a rampant killer in Liberia. Is the fight over, or has the front line shifted?