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Liberia

Liberia

Population: 4.40 mn.
GDP: $2.07 bn.
Debt: $0.54 bn.

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Ellen's followers

A three-way presidential race to succeed the incumbent is developing while corruption scandals play out

As President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf approaches the end of her final term, scandal and defections hang over her Unity Party, which twice carried her into the country's top job. But h...


Sable bribery repercussions

The President has launched a task force to investigate claims of bribery of public officials as a top lawyer is arrested

Evidence that senior public officials took bribes from the United Kingdom-listed resources company Sable Mining have caused deep shock in Monrovia. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf ...


Sable's rich seam of bribes

A mining company sought to open doors throughout West Africa with bribes, a huge leak of internal emails shows

Senior politicians in the governments of Guinea and Liberia took bribes from the publicly quoted British company Sable Mining Africa Limited to facilitate access to valuable mining...

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Death on the beach

Security concerns are growing after the death of an opponent of the President and the coming withdrawal of UN peacekeepers

The death of influential politician and businessman Harry Greaves, whose body was found washed up on a Monrovia beach on 31 January, has thrown up questions in Liberia about securi...


The Nocal diet

The state oil company could close as exploration stutters under the impact of the weak oil price and governance problems 

A recent round of bidding for four offshore oil blocks has ended disappointingly for all concerned. A clutch of local and international companies bid for them during a two-year pro...


Ellen calls the shots

The President is unpopular but she dominates the country's political scene and will influence the selection of her successor in 2017

It hasn't all been plain sailing. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's government was rocked by the social and political side-effects of the Ebola epidemic, with some in the country o...


Whose line is it anyway?

Two major mining companies are locked in combat over access to the railway line to export iron ore

The giant iron and steel producer ArcelorMittal has dragged Guinea and Liberia into its quarrel with Sable Mining over access to the rail export route. The line runs from Yekepa, i...


State’s oil role under fire

Amid criticism for a lack of transparency, the oil industry is still dogged by corruption claims

December's law governing the oil sector has not prevented it from attracting the attention of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC). Ten arrest warrants were issued late la...


Uneasy peace on the border

The volatile frontier between the two countries is far from calm. A defecting guerrilla warns of possible trouble ahead

United Nations' investigators have warned the UN Security Council that Ivorian and Liberian fighters opposed to Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Dramane Ouattara are likely...


Oil blocks and shocks

Questions are arising about irregularities in contracts and the state’s fitness to manage the hydrocarbons sector

As bidding opens on four offshore oil exploration blocks and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf signals that long-awaited petroleum legislation is imminent, the National Oil Company o...


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