Jones is the first TED Fellow from Liberia. At FACE Africa, she has worked to strengthen water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure and programs in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Liberia’s River Cess.
It was a sunny Saturday on July 24, 2016, in the American suburb of Landover Hills, Maryland where a handful of Liberians have gathered to celebrate Liberia’s Independence Day with the now-famous ceremonial clash between fans of Liberia’s historic football rivals – Mighty Barrolle and Invincible Eleven.
Svend Einar Holsoe, a major contributor to research on Liberian history, culture, and its people, has been reported dead.
While the constitution appears silent on the issue, Liberia’s Aliens and Nationality Act stipulates that Liberians who acquire an additional citizenship from another country automatically lose their Liberian citizenship.
Nimba citizens based in the United States have rejected claims that they have recommended Voffee Saye Jabateh to be a possible running mate or vice presidential candidate to Unity Party’s Standard Bearer, Joseph Boakai.
Friends of Liberia, an organization started by former Peace Corps volunteers who served in Liberia, has proudly received the Loret Miller Ruppe Award for outstanding community service.
A senior sprinter at Eastern Mennonite University at the time of the interview, Philip Watson has been trying to compete in the Olympics for Liberia since his sophomore year, in 2013.
Senator Thomas S. Grupee sat with The Bush Chicken for a special interview to discuss Liberia’s independence.