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Liberia was a nation founded by the United States in 1821 as a place to send its newly freed Black slaves. This was an idea superior to colonization but filled with unintended consequences that reverberated for 175 years culminating in civil war between the descendants of the American freed slaves and indigenous residents. Sagamore senior fellow Donald Cassell leads a portfolio of work to help Liberia achieve its full promise as the nation turns from post-war recovery to a thriving modern society.
Marketplace: Liberia is a newsletter published by ISOKO Institute headquartered in Kigali Rwanda. ISOKO Institute is an African research policy institute, more commonly known as a think tank, with affiliates in the United States. The think tank was launched in 2011to promote entrepreneurship and private enterprise as a way to build strong societies across Africa. Its primary research themes include: entrepreneurship as a means to deliver significant economic, social and spiritual impact for the better; the rise of Africa as a frontier market with the potential to become a major global market, and the role of government in creating an environment for private initiatives (social and business, for-profit and non-profit) to flourish and grow.