Liberia


German businessman shot dead in Liberia

2020-01-23 09:36

A German businessman has been shot dead in his home in Liberia's third-largest city Buchanan, the government says.

UK judge throws out torture case against Charles Taylor's ex-wife

2019-12-06 20:04

A British judge has dismissed torture charges against the ex-wife of the former Liberian president Charles Taylor, relating to the west African country's bitter civil war.

Liberia president seeks to clean up central bank

2019-05-29 22:00

Liberian President George Weah has shaken up the leadership of the Central Bank of Liberia in a bid to restore confidence in an institution dogged by scandal.

WATCH: Ex Liberian president's son charged over missing money scandal

2019-03-05 20:18

Charles Sirleaf has been charged in connection with the unlawful overprinting of local currency worth millions of US dollars.

About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

2019-02-17 18:58

Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesperson for Liberia's disaster management agency has said.

US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

2019-01-31 15:31

A Massachusetts doctor who was among a handful of Americans treated and cured of Ebola in 2014 is being recognized for his work in Liberia through the deadly epidemic

Liberian journalists alarmed over government 'hostilities'

2018-12-25 09:21

Journalists in Liberia have sounded the alarm on press freedom after two ministers mounted an attack on a paper that ran an article about alleged top-level corruption.

Pressure grows in Liberia over US charity in 'school rape' storm

2018-10-17 19:32

Liberian Vice President Jewel Taylor has lent her voice to demands for a probe into a US educational charity after girls were raped at a school supposed to save them from a life of sexual exploitation.

US charity school in Liberia in rape scandal storm

2018-10-14 15:35

An acclaimed US charity operating in Liberia has admitted to major failings after girls at a school set up to save them from a life of sexual exploitation were systematically raped.

Liberians demonstrate after new banknotes vanish into thin air

2018-09-25 19:26

Hundreds of Liberians have taken to the streets of the capital Monrovia to demonstrate over the disappearance of newly printed bills worth nearly $100 million.

 

Opposition leader lands in Liberia ahead of anti-government protest

2019-12-19 22:00

A prominent critic of Liberian President George Weah has landed in the west African country, to hundreds of cheering supporters, ahead of an anti-government protest planned for December 30.

At least 26 pupils, two teachers killed in Liberia school fire: presidency

2019-09-18 22:15

At least 26 young pupils and two teachers have been killed in a fire at a Koranic school near the Liberian capital Monrovia, the president's office says.

Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Africa school

2019-04-22 09:05

An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care.

Sirleaf's son arrested after probe at Liberia central bank

2019-03-02 12:58

Two senior figures at Liberia's Central Bank, one of whom is the son of former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, have been arrested following a probe into reports of missing banknotes, police have said.

What a constitutional clause reveals about Liberians’ ideas of citizenship

2019-02-05 13:51

Liberian President George Weah believes the current citizenship regulations in the country are unnecessarily "racist" and restrictive, writes Robtel Neajai Pailey.

Liberia's footballer president Weah marks year in office

2019-01-22 21:10

Star footballer-turned-politician George Weah marks a year as Liberia's president on Tuesday as many in the impoverished country debate whether he has begun to deliver on dramatic campaign promises.

Peacekeepers left more than 6 000 children in Liberia

2018-11-21 14:21

The only memento Moses Z Kaine has from his father is a T-shirt, left more than two decades ago when the peacekeeper's tour of duty finished and he returned home, leaving his pregnant girlfriend behind. Read more...

Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes

2018-10-16 19:20

Liberia's government says it is investigating a charity founded by a young American woman after allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care.

$100m in new bank notes not missing, Liberian official says

2018-10-02 21:02

Liberia's Central Bank executive governor says that despite earlier government reports that about $100m in newly printed bills went missing, the money is accounted for.

Liberian ministers deny they are probing 'missing millions'

2018-09-22 07:36

Liberian ministers have denied a clam that tens of millions of dollars had disappeared from state coffers, seeking to douse widespread public anger after a government probe sparked speculation that vast sums destined for the central bank had gone mis

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