IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus hosted two of Liberia’s premier civil society leaders for a briefing on extractive industries and land grabs — and an honest assessment of President Sirleaf.
Will President Bush’s view of trade and investment on workers in Africa truly end this paternalism?
Instead of splurging on sponsoring the Super Bowl halftime show, Bridgestone Firestone should start paying its Liberian rubber workers a living wage.
2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade but modern-day forms of slavery are devastating lives throughout much of the African world.
Firestone Natural Rubber Company is facing increasing international scrutiny for exploiting the people and natural environment of Liberia.