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Vol 62 No 9

Published 29th April 2021


Fear and loathing in Monrovia

Another suspicious death adds to growing unease about George Weah's rule and the consequences of speaking against him

A string of mysterious deaths of officials with links to the centre of power has caused deep consternation among the political elite, and confusion about the true character of George Weah's presidency, now in its fourth year. In Monrovia, people no longer talk about Weah's winning platform of 'pro-poor change'. Instead, an atmosphere of fear pervades, recalling, some observers say, the dark days of President Samuel Kanyon Doe's regime just before Liberia collapsed into civil war in the late 1980s.

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