Mr.James Kokulo Fasuekoi hails from Liberia, West Africa. He is a freelance journalist, author and a cultural performer and often writes on African cultural and political issues.Prior to Liberia's civil war, Mr. Fasuekoi, a recipient of several journalism and cultural awards, worked for most of the country's leading independent dailies as reporter-photographer. After working five years for the country's first post-war independent daily,The Inquirer, Mr. Fasuekoi later served as Liberia-based stringer for The Associated Press for nearly eight years during which he covered wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone before fleeing his native Liberia in late 1999. A Mass Communications major at the University of Liberia, Fasuekoi's studies were disrupted by the outbreak the 1990 civil war in the country. From 2008-2010, Mr. Fasuekoi studied Communications/Journalism at colleges in Pennsylvania and Arizona and was listed twice on the Dean's List of academic excellence. During the past decades, he has used his writing and photographic skills to highlight gross human rights violations taking place in Africa, particularly in Liberia.