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    Meet the Woman Who’s Whipping Monrovia Into Shape

    She’s a whirlwind. On a mission to make Liberia’s capital more attractive to tourists and foreign investment now that the nation has been declared Ebola-free, “Hurricane” Mary Broh, the city’s former mayor, is blowing through town and bringing down the hammer. She and her team demolish vendor stalls and slum housing, aiming to bulldoze their way to a cleaner Monrovia — one that appeals to outsiders. But some locals say Broh’s creating a quasi-police state, going after dissenting citizens and destroying legal property, while leaving rubble in her wake.

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