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Story Publication logo January 20, 2010

Liberia: Of Land, Family and Feuds


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Glenna Gordon and Jina Moore look at Liberia's efforts to restore law and justice -- for victims of...

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Jina Moore, for the Pulitzer Center (Photos by Glenna Gordon)

This is a slideshow photographer Glenna Gordon and I prepared for the Christian Science Monitor, which features my reporting and her photographs in this week's cover story, "The African Divide." The article focuses on how land has been at the root of many of Africa's most well-known conflicts -- and the promising steps some countries are taking to solve the land problem.

In Liberia, that includes giving women like Yar Gegh equal rights to own land. For years, Yar Gegh worked her family's farm and took care of her dying mother. Then her brother came back from the war and claimed the plot, "as the man." Here's what happened.


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