Student 16: "I've failed plenty in school"

When Your Education Brings You to Tears

In the early morning mist of Refugee Town, a small village in Unification Town/Smell-No-Taste, Ma Musu, an expressive teenage girl, couldn't help crying when this paper spoke with her during U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama's recent visit.

The teen obviously had a personal concern. She fidgeted with her fingernails that were completely bitten off. She kept her head down and spoke in a low tone, the kind of tone you'd use when you are telling a secret. When we pulled Ma Musu aside for some information, she could not control the tears that rolled down her cheeks like a waterfall.

Water, when she was discovered by our reporter and the following day "Water is life"

When there is No Hospital Bed

Redemption Hospital has been accused on numerous occasions of refusing patients due to a reported lack of beds leaving those with serious medical conditions desperate and at risk of losing their lives.

Last month there was chaos in front of the hospital when a popular Liberian National Police officer known as 'Elephant' passed away in front of Redemption’s emergency gate.

"No bed!" shouted the security and nurses who came outside to calm the community members who had escorted their favorite traffic officer to the hospital.

U-Thant and members of the Albino community in the USA - "Life for persons with albinism (PWAs) in sub-Saharan Africa is distasteful; they are ostracized, threatened and persecuted. Everyday life for them seems like a nightmare"

PWA Calls for a Stop to Violations of their Rights in Africa

U-Thant Nicholas Smith, a young Liberian with albinism, addressing a gathering in West Anaheim California, USA, on International Albinism Awareness Day, said discrimination and stigma is carried out against Persons with Albinism (PWA) across Liberia in all forms.

The occasion was graced by Americans with albinism, their family members, and church friends of the event’s organizer. The International Albinism Awareness Day was set aside by the United Nations General Assembly for increased international attention to the condition and adversities of albinism.

A story of Escape, Rescue and Subjection

(Subject unknown)

I remember feeling tired and sick, as if something had been extracted from my body. I walked for days on end and when I noticed the big, shiny-all-over-money-green Benz that pulled up near my worn out body, I didn't hesitate to 'get in,' when I was told to.

"Hello beautiful, my name is Sweat. That's what my girls call me. You look hungry, do you want to eat?" he asked after swinging his door open for me to get in.

Something to Remember about America's First Lady

Meeting the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, her mother, madam Marian Shields Robinson, and her two daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, for the first time was breathtaking for many who have only dreamt of seeing them in person.

Upon their arrival at the Roberts International airport on June 27 at about 12:50 p.m., they were received by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and several officials of government including Gender Minister Julia Duncan Cassel, Minister of Education George Werner, Rep. Munnah Pelham Youngblood, Cultural


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