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2008-07-18 15:00:37

NEW YORK, July 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International USA will host public screenings of a new documentary film, Women of Liberia: Fighting for Peace, by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jonathan Stack, on July 22-29 in New York and Washington, DC with discussion afterward by three visiting former female child soldiers who are featured in the film. The women will discuss the social stigma they have faced as former female fighters and their struggle to build better lives for...

2008-07-13 06:00:10

Text of report by South African Radio 702 website on 12 July [OSC Transcribed Text] Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says the instability and crisis in Zimbabwe will continue to affect the Southern African region. Addressing the 6th annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Soweto, Johnson-Sirleaf said she hopes President Thabo Mbeki will be able to play the same instrumental role in Zimbabwe as he did in Liberia's transition to peace. She added although Liberia is a west African...

2006-07-28 13:47:44

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said on Friday some of her closest aides would be screened before they could restart work after fire destroyed her office while three other leaders were in the building. The Executive Mansion caught fire on Wednesday during a visit by the presidents of Ghana, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone, in Monrovia to celebrate the restoration of mains electricity to parts of the capital for the first time in 15 years. "I am told my...

2006-07-26 09:21:48

By Alphonso Toweh MONROVIA (Reuters) - Power was restored to parts of Liberia's dilapidated capital Monrovia for the first time in 15 years on Wednesday, another step in the country's fragile emergence from more than a decade of civil war. Looting during the 14-year conflict, which ended in 2003, shattered the West African country's infrastructure. Power cables were torn down and water pipes ripped up for scrap metal by fighters, many of them child soldiers high on drugs. "The...

2006-07-21 09:00:27

By Emma Thomasson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Charles Taylor is not happy about conditions in the Hague jail he was moved to last month, his lawyer said on Friday as the former Liberian president appeared in court for the first time since he left Sierra Leone. Defense lawyer Karim Khan told the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, which will try Taylor for war crimes, that his client could not make phone calls as freely as he could in Freetown, lockdown hours were "far more...

2006-07-21 07:11:28

By Emma Thomasson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Charles Taylor is not happy about conditions in the Hague jail he was moved to last month, his lawyer said on Friday as the former Liberian president appeared in court for the first time since he left Sierra Leone. Defense lawyer Karim Khan told the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, which will try Taylor for war crimes, that his client could not make phone calls as freely as he could in Freetown, lockdown hours were more draconian and...

2006-07-18 09:20:45

By Alphonso Toweh MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has promised to be a roving ambassador for Liberia as the West African country tries to rebuild itself after years of war. "I will do everything in my power to assist Liberia in her reconstruction drive," Clinton said during a visit to the country founded by freed black slaves from America in 1847. "I will be a roving ambassador for Liberia without pay," he said, to rapturous applause from students and members...

2006-06-21 08:38:35

By Peter Murphy MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberians hailed ex-warlord Charles Taylor's transfer for trial at The Hague as offering their war-ravaged country a fresh start and serving as a warning to other African leaders to govern wisely. Taylor was flown from a U.N.-backed Special Court in Sierra Leone on Tuesday to stand trial in The Hague on war crimes charges stemming from his role in Sierra Leone's brutal civil war after fears his presence in the region could trigger unrest. "I am...

2006-06-21 07:11:55

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was in jail in The Hague on Wednesday awaiting the start of his war crimes trial after flying to the Netherlands from Sierra Leone. The U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown sent Taylor to the Hague, where the court will use the facilities of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The court in the Hague is not involved in the trial but the Sierra Leone court asked to use its facilities because of fears...

2006-06-21 01:34:39

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was in jail in The Hague on Wednesday awaiting the start of his war crimes trial after a flight from Sierra Leone. He was flown from the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown on fears a trial there could spur unrest in Sierra Leone or Liberia. Procedures for the trial, which will use the facilities of the International Criminal Court (ICC) -- which is not involved -- were expected to be announced on...


Latest Liberia Reference Libraries

Pygmy Hippopotamus, Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis
2012-09-05 10:16:33

The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis), also known as the pygmy hippo, is native to western areas of Africa. Its range includes Liberia, with smaller populations occurring in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. It prefers a habitat in swamps and forests, where a body of water is available to keep its skin moisturized. It is a semi-aquatic creature, and can perform tasks such as breeding or giving birth in the water or on land. The pygmy hippo is...

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-26 18:06:20

Anomalochromis thomasi is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae, the only species in the genus Anomalochromis. It is a small cichlid growing to a length of 2.36 to 3.15 in (6 to 8 cm). The natural habitat of A. thomasi is Sierra Leone and Liberia, mainly in smaller streams. The fish are typically found in slightly acidic, oxygen rich water with other West African cichlid genera such as Hemichromis and Pelvicachromis.

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2007-01-19 19:21:25

Long-nosed cusimanse or common cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus) is a small, diurnal member of the mongoose family. It is sometimes referred to as a dwarf mongoose. Description The long-nosed cusimanse has a vaguely weasel-shaped body with dark brown fur that is thick. It has a wiry texture down the back, and is fine and soft on the underside. It has short legs. It has a short, relatively stiff tail, long claws, small ears, small, dark colored eyes, and an elongated nose. Adult size...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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