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Deadly attack in Ivory Coast : A Liberian has been arrested

Deadly attack in Ivory Coast : A Liberian has been arrested

A Liberian accused of organising a deadly attack on UN peacekeepers in Ivory Coast has been arrested in northern Liberia, officials said on Thursday. Bobby...
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Feminism takes role in rebuilding Liberia

If you've seen the award-winning 2008 documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, then this will be a familiar story: How a group of...
Liberia: President’s cabinet sweep divides pundits

Liberia: President’s cabinet sweep divides pundits

A crackdown on corruption in Liberia which sanctioned investigations of some public officials, has led to the dismissal of all but one member of...
Africa: Behind the race for Education for all by 2015

Africa: Behind the race for Education for all by 2015

African countries have the unhealthiest environment for school-age children a new report has claimed. Children in Somalia, Eritrea, Comoros, Ethiopia, Chad, Burkina Faso, Central...
Naomi Campbell’s blood diamond testimony crucial for justice

Naomi Campbell’s blood diamond testimony crucial for justice

New developments emerge as the date set by The Special Court for Sierra Leone's decision to allow top model Naomi Campbell and actress Mia...
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IMF and World Bank Announce US$4.6 Billion Debt Relief for Liberia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) have decided to support US$4.6 billion of debt relief for Liberia,...
Drug cartels losing ground in African drug war?

Drug cartels losing ground in African drug war?

Security authorities in The Gambia have seized about $1bn worth of cocaine on transit from South America to Europe. The authorities also seized large...
Liberia: Sirleaf lauded for massive drug bust

Liberia: Sirleaf lauded for massive drug bust

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been praised for putting together an anti-corruption administration after authorities of the Liberia National Security Agency aided an...
In Liberia women follow in president’s footsteps

In Liberia women follow in president’s footsteps

Four years after voters in Liberia, battered by decades of dictatorship, economic ruin and civil war, elected a no-nonsense former banker and UN official,...
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Feed the Future initiative is right

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Feed the Future initiative is right

The Feed the Future initiative — which seeks to enhance food security and reduce hunger, poverty and malnutrition — is exactly the right program...
Naomi Campbell refuses to testify against former Liberian leader?

Naomi Campbell refuses to testify against former Liberian leader?

English supermodel Naomi Campbell would not testify in The Hague trial of former Liberian leader, Charles Taylor, for fear of endangering her family. Ms....
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Global Witness welcomes Dutch court decision to retry timber baron Guus Kouwenhoven for crimes committed during Liberian war

The Dutch Supreme Court has overturned a 2008 ruling by the Court of Appeal which cleared businessman Guus Kouwenhoven of charges of involvement in...
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Liberia: IFC Helps Liberia Select Partner to Improve and Expand Electricity Services

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced that Liberia has selected Canada's Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) Ltd. for a...
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UN Police Commissioner extols community-police relations, hands over three new police stations to Liberia National Police

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) through its Police Commissioner, Mr. Gautam Sawang, yesterday handed over three newly constructed police stations to the...
Nigeria – Libya row: Liberia’s President Johnson Sirleaf intervenes

Nigeria – Libya row: Liberia’s President Johnson Sirleaf intervenes

Liberia’s President Ms. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has moved to broker peace between Nigeria and Libya following a strain in diplomatic relations after Libyan Leader...
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A new treatment for river blindness or onchocerciasis?

The World Health Organisation, the WHO, has announced the launch of a study to perfect a new drug to combat onchocerciasis or “river blindness”. The...
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Liberian Children take to the airwaves on International Children’s Day of Broadcasting

Amidst a celebratory atmosphere and fanfare, over 60 Liberian children took over UNMIL Radio airwaves on this year's International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB)...
Dulee Johnson: “Liberia has to make it to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations”

Dulee Johnson: “Liberia has to make it to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations”

At only 25, Dulee Johnson is one of the rising stars of Liberian football. After 10 years in the Allsvenskan, the midfielder is ambitious:...
What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

“Good friend please help me. I need to know why you call yourself 'Different Devill?'” is how someone who read the first installment of...
Liberia’s shady diamond deals and free war criminals

Liberia’s shady diamond deals and free war criminals

The Liberian government despite its post-conflict progress, has not frozen assets benefiting or owned by war criminals, the UN panel of experts monitoring Liberia...
Meism: A definitive exposition of a Liberian socio-political phenomenon

Meism: A definitive exposition of a Liberian socio-political phenomenon

Capitalism Socialism Communism: These are all socio-political systems of varied origins that espouse different methodologies practiced in nations the world over. In Liberia we...
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Liberia-Caribbean-UK: Liberia sued over 1978 debt

Two Caribbean registered investment funds have launched a legal case in London against Liberia over a debt that dates back to 1978, says BBC....
Charles Taylor the man who ‘forgot’ he killed thousands

Charles Taylor the man who ‘forgot’ he killed thousands

Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor, the former President of Liberia is the first Head of State currently on trial at the International Criminal Court in...
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Benin-Liberia-Sierra Leone: WHO aims to vaccinate 12 million

The world’s largest mass yellow fever immunization is starting in West Africa, targeting 12 million people, writes Times Live. World Health Organization will begin...
Liberia: Charles Taylor to speak in his own defense at The Hague

Liberia: Charles Taylor to speak in his own defense at The Hague

Former Liberian warlord and president, Mr. Charles Taylor will be allowed to speak in his defense at the International Criminal Court in The Hague,...
Liberia: Africa’s first female President, Johnson-Sirleaf, a former warlord?

Liberia: Africa’s first female President, Johnson-Sirleaf, a former warlord?

Liberian president, Mrs. Johnson-Sirleaf faces a 30-year ban from political affairs for her role in former warlord Charles Taylor's rebellion, 20 years ago. The...
Liberia: Petty traders crucial to African economy

Liberia: Petty traders crucial to African economy

Monrovia-based economic consultant Achie Bedell has urged the Liberian government under President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, to boost the country's economy by allowing women to develop...
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Liberia: United States to build a New Embassy in Monrovia

The United States has announced the award of a US$135.4 million contract to build a New Embassy Compound (NEC) in Monrovia, Liberia. B.L. Herbert...
Caterpillar invasion sends thousands fleeing

Caterpillar invasion sends thousands fleeing

Millions of invading caterpillars have forced thousands of Bong County residents to flee their homes and the situation is “getting worse”, according to county...
Liberian prison inmates naked and troubled

Liberian prison inmates naked and troubled

Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) has issued a report on what it calls “deplorable” conditions in Liberia’s prisons and detention centres and has called for...