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Liberia Officially Declares Rape a National Emergency

The move comes after protests this past month which saw thousands of Liberians demonstrating against the alarming rise in the rate of sexual assault.

The Liberian government has recently declared rape a national emergency, according to Aljazeera. The move comes after mass protests last month, dubbed "March for Justice", which saw Liberians demonstrating against the alarming rise of sexual assault in the West African country. The government, under current President George Weah, has announced that it will be introducing new measures to tackle the crisis in addition to setting up a national security task force.

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'Africa is Queer!'

9 LGBTQI+ Africans from across the continent tell us about their lives in 2020

We went looking for people who could tell us about LGBTQI+ life across Africa in 2020. What we found were a wide array of stories from a crusading gay publication in Liberia, out and proud celebrities in Nigeria and South Africa, representation in Kenyan films and TV, an outspoken Rwandan public health advocate, a defiant Botswanan trans leader, a radical queer Nigerian fashion mag, budding pride marches and queer brunch. The multiplicity of stories that our interviewees told about their lives felt a world away from the single story of trauma and pain found in so many past depictions of LGBTQI+ life in Africa.

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What to Watch at Home During Coronavirus Shutdown: ARRAY's New Digital African Film Series

The film platform, from director Ava DuVernay, is hosting a weekly movie-viewing experience for the "global online community of cinephiles."

Flashbacks to Ebola as the First Coronavirus Case Arrives in Liberia

As Liberia gets its first case of COVID-19, some Liberians are bracing for a shock to its health system while others see a resilient nation better prepared to handle the crisis.

Anti-Government Protests Engulf Liberia Amid Economic Crisis

Thousands of Liberians have taken to the streets to protest against the country's spiraling economy under President George Weah.

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Tiwa Savage, Sauti Sol, 2Baba, Toofan & More to Perform at AFRIMA Music Village Festival

The star-studded event will take place ahead of the award show and includes a host of artists from across the continent.