The sisters-in-arms of Liberia’s war

The sisters-in-arms of Liberia’s war |
Some of the fiercest warriors in Liberia wear tube tops and polished fingernails.

In other African conflicts, like Uganda and Congo, women have participated in rebel movements, but usually in supporting roles. They cook, clean, and often sleep with soldiers – not always by choice. But here in Liberia, often out of revenge for husbands slain at the hands of the enemy, women have fought on the front line as part of an elite and feared unit unique on the continent.

Now as a new peace deal tries to take hold here, women like Black Diamond and her troops face the prospect of rejoining society after years of combat. Thanks to Randy for this one.

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