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Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes

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.
Central Bank of Liberia - CBL

Liberia central bank denies it lost $100 million

Liberia's central bank did not lose more than $100 million in newly printed notes, its governor said on Tuesday, disputing prior government statements that have sparked outrage and a federal investigation.
Civil society groups protest against the 104 million US dollars meant for the Central Bank that went missing from the port and the airport of Monrovia between 2017 and 2018, Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 24, 2018 in this picture obtained from a social media video.

Liberians take to the streets to demand return of lost millions

Thousands of protesting Liberians took to the streets of the capital Monrovia on Monday to demand the return of $104 million in cash that went missing on the way the central bank.
Central Bank of Liberia - CBL

Ellen Sirleaf’s son, others banned from travelling over missing $104 million in Liberia

Fifteen Liberians, including the son of former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, are banned from leaving the country on Wednesday.
Mohammed Sangaré

Newcastle’s Mohammed Sangare withdraws from Liberia squad

The 19-year-old is one of the 13 overseas-based players in the squad for next month's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier with DR Congo in Monrovia.
Liberia's President George Weah laughs during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberians divided over President Weah honouring former coaches

Liberian football star-turned-president George Weah has won world headlines by conferring his country's top honour on his former boss Arsene Wenger -- but back home, not everyone is happy.
Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu

Former Charles Taylor’s deputy convicted in US

A jury in Philadelphia has convicted Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu, former number two to Charles Taylor in the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), according to Front Page Africa, a Liberian daily newspaper.

Liberia’s George Weah reduces import taxes on over 2,000 commodities

Liberian President George Weah on Wednesday decided to reduce import taxes on more than 2,000 commodities to combat rising inflation.

Liberia UN Mission hands over radio station to ECOWAS

Reacting to the transfer, Liberian head of state George Weah said the medium of communication will enable the regional organisation have a greater impact on its citizens.

Donald Trump gives Liberians one year to quit US

US President Donald Trump decided Tuesday to end the protected status of thousands of Liberian migrants to the United States and gave them a year to leave the country.

Donald Trump to end deportation protection for Liberians

The Trump administration is ending a program that allows citizens of Liberia living in the US to avoid deportation. But it's allowing a one-year "wind-down" period to ease their return.

UN ends 15-year peacekeeping mission in Liberia

The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has successfully completed its mandate after almost 15 years of supporting the West African nation in the transition to peace and democracy.

108 Nigerian peace-keeping police withdraw from Liberia

The last batch of 108 Nigerian police officers has been withdrawn from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) after five years of service.

In Pictures: Appreciating Nigeria’s contribution to UN peacekeeping

Since 1960s, Nigeria has been a major contributor of troops and police to United Nations peace operations, serving and making sacrifices in dozens of missions, the UN said.

Liberia’s George Weah takes 25% salary cut

President George Weah of Liberia pledged to cut his salary by 25 per cent on Monday, in a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke” country.

Liberia’s George Weah rolls out early appointments

Less than 24 hours after his inauguration, Liberia’s President George Weah, announced seven appointments, including that of former Senate Pro-Tempore Gbezohngar Findley, as Foreign Affairs Minister.

Five things George Weah promised Liberians

Former football star George Weah promised to tackle Liberia’s economic and social problems as he was sworn in on Monday in the first democratic transfer of power for more than 70 years.

President Weah pledges free, just Liberia at inauguration

Former soccer star, George Weah, on Monday took the oath of office as the 24th President of Liberia with a pledge to build an equal, free and just country.

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