In 2005 Liberia elected Africa’s first female president. The country may be best known for its civil war, but little by little things are changing.

Ceasefire Liberia is a blog about the real Liberia written by real Liberians – some are living in Liberia, some are living abroad (many in Staten Island, USA).

Pulling in the right direction. Credit

Recommended reading is the post on Liberian reactions to the Vice guide to Liberia (a much debated travel series about Liberia).

Want to discover more of the real Liberia? Try A Star is Born, Liberia’s answer to Britain’s got Talent; or take a look at the soon to be reopened University of Liberia; or the newly released reconstruction plan for Liberia’s capital Monrovia City.

Via Rising Voices.

Update: we’re planning a week of interviews with some of the Ceasefire Liberia bloggers. What would you like to know about Liberia? Tell us your questions.

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About the author

Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.