Rebuilding Liberia, One Brick at a Time


Ackerman, Ruthie. 2009. “Rebuilding Liberia, One Brick at a Time.” World Policy Journal 26 (2): 83–92.

Author: Ruthie Ackerman


The article discusses Liberia, examining the steps necessary to help the country recover from its civil war. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been the president of Liberia from 2006-2009, the article states, becoming the first elected female head of state in Africa. Topics of discussion include civil wars in Liberia that occurred almost without ceasing from 1989-2003, violence visited upon the civilian population by child soldiers, and more than 850,000 Liberians forced into refugee camps in neighboring countries. (EBSCO)

Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Combatants, Child Soldiers, Displacement & Migration, Refugees, Governance, Post-Conflict Governance, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Violence Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Liberia

Year: 2009

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