The country, led by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has made significant strides since its brutal civil war ended in 2003.
During her visit today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to say that stronger relations with the US will depend on better, cleaner governance.
The secretary of State's visit to Africa's top oil producer on Sunday and Monday is being seen as an effort to counter China's clout there.
Clinton met with Somalia's president Thursday and traveled to Tshwane (Pretoria) Friday. She must work with a continent most united by a desire to appear independent from the US.
Justice Department prevailed in the infamous 'freezer cash' case, but it lost ground in law enforcement's ability to wiretap or investigate members of Congress.
In Kenya, she expressed dismay over rejection of human-rights tribunal – but emphasized shared trade and security interests.
One aim: to bolster relations with resource-rich countries where China has been aggressively extending its presence.
In the rape capital of the world, some are seeking to curb sexual violence by focusing on men's role in preventing it.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers a dozen short stories about Nigerians caught in the pull between Nigeria and the West.