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Liberia on the crest of a wave as surfing takes off

Sam Brown Jr allows himself a grin and even a quick thumbs-up as he snaps onto his longboard, taming the monstrous wave rearing up behind him like an unleashed, frothing beast. The 21-year-old Liberian has joined a growing number of surfing devotees……

Nobel Peace Prize winner won’t support decriminalizing ‘homosexual acts’ in Liberia

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, said she didn’t favor the decriminalization of “homosexual acts” in her country Monday during an interview with The Guardian. In Liberia, “homosexual acts” are currently punishable by one year in jail. However, pending legislation would increase penalities; making in same-sex relationships…

Three women receive Nobel Peace Prize

Liberia’s president, a fellow Liberian and a Yemeni activist received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Saturday for showing how women facing war and oppression can shed the mantle of victimhood and lead the way to peace and democracy. “You represent one of the most important motive forces for change…

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