Liberia, its name derived from the Latin liber, meaning "free," was founded by freed American slaves in the early nineteenth century.
The hard-won peace in Liberia cannot be assured if its children are not encouraged to leave the ways of war behind and taught the necessary skills they need for everyday life.
The plight of child soldiers in Liberia is a poignant way to commemorate this year's Day of the African Child, as an example of the continent's enormous potential and the daunting obstacles that often impede its development.
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