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Liberia: Rebuilding from the Ashes

Video: Twenty years of civil war have ended. But the devastation, poverty, hatred and bitter memories remain. Established as a refuge for repatriated American slaves, Liberai was a stable country for a long time under its American Black aristocracy. But rebellion shattered the peace, turning the fragile nation into a bloodbath. Recently a free election created Africa’s first female president. Can she bring law and order to this shattered nation?

Date: 06/29/2006

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