“Africa is going through a transition; Liberia is going through a transition. There will be charges and counter-charges. That’s what an environment of democracy and freedom does—it enables people to speak out.”
—President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Facing a legacy of civil war and crippling debt, Liberia is finally rebuilding itself. What factors led to the country’s formation and near destruction? Can Liberia sustain itself in a time of uneasy peace?