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Clair MacDougall

Clair MacDougall

Clair MacDougall is a writer and photographer currently based in West Africa.

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The UN’s Mission in Mali Was Deadly. It Also Improved the Lives of African Troops

The UN’s Mission in Mali Was Deadly. It Also Improved the Lives of African Troops

In 2003, thousands of peacekeepers helped stabilize Liberia after its civil war. Two decades on, almost half the nation’s standing force has served on a U.N. mission in Mali. The mission was dangerous and difficult, but it brought economic prosperity most could only dream of. Now it is over.

Clair MacDougall,
Maggie Dwyer
A Rare Moment of Patriotism in Liberia’s Elections

A Rare Moment of Patriotism in Liberia’s Elections

In a region where eight coups have unfolded in the past three years, presidents have extended term limits and elections have lacked credibility, Liberian President George Weah’s acknowledgment of his electoral defeat stood out.

Clair MacDougall