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Lauren Gelfand

Lauren Gelfand

    Wanted: Honest men and women for Liberian govt
    Wanted: Honest men and women for Liberian govt
    Presumptive president-elect Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said on Thursday she is looking for a few honest men, and women, to form a government able to...
    Confused start to Liberian vote-fraud hearings
    Confused start to Liberian vote-fraud hearings
    Hearings into Liberian presidential candidate George Weah's claims of vote fraud opened amid confusion on Wednesday, when his lawyers failed to...
    Liberia opens hearings into vote-fraud claims
    Liberia opens hearings into vote-fraud claims
    Liberian officials on Wednesday opened hearings into claims of vote fraud made by trailing presidential candidate George Weah, who has urged his...
    Weah under pressure to concede Liberian vote
    Weah under pressure to concede Liberian vote
    George Weah was on Monday to rally his supporters behind claims he was cheated out of a win in Liberia's presidential vote, even as pressure...
    Lights, water, action? Not so fast, Liberia
    Lights, water, action? Not so fast, Liberia
    If Liberia had a lightbulb for everyone who has promised electricity as part of its reconstruction, the capital Monrovia would be lit up like Las...
    Africa has to 'learn how to compete'
    Africa has to 'learn how to compete'
    United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday wrapped up a forum on boosting trade ties between Africa and the world's largest...
    Former Senegal prime minister in police custody
    Former Senegal prime minister in police custody
    Senegal's former prime minister was on Friday being questioned by police over claims he overspent hundreds of millions of rands on a road project...
    Africa grieves for London
    Africa grieves for London
    Africa expressed grief and shock on Thursday after a string of explosions in London killed at least 37 people, amid concerns that ending African...
    Former Liberian soldiers now fight drug habit
    Former Liberian soldiers now fight drug habit
    Former combatant Marcus Weah says he was forced to smoke marijuana to make him brave in battle, and quit easily the day guns fell silent in...
    Liberian fighters swap AKs for ABCs
    Liberian fighters swap AKs for ABCs
    The first of two wars to ravage Liberia erupted before Malinda Lakome was even born. But now the 13-year-old soldier in the Liberian national army...