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Liberia

Liberia

Population: 4.73 mn.
GDP: $2.16 bn.
Debt: 1.14 bn.

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Refining brand Weah

Amid concerns that relations with the United States have cooled during his presidency, resulting in a loss of financial support, President George Weah has hired three US lobbying a...


War crimes trial divides justice-seekers

A warlord granted immunity for giving key evidence against ex-President Charles Taylor is himself in the dock facing similar charges

Echoes of the horrific civil wars of Sierra Leone and Liberia on the cusp of the 21st century still sound through the world, even as far as the Finnish city of Tampere, two hours' ...


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 Geor...


George Weah at bay

Popular discontent as fuel prices rocket and a deepening rift with his deputy are weakening the President

The crippling petrol shortages this year have pushed up the prices of fuel and much else as commercial transporters raised their fares. Liberians, angered by the steep fall of the ...


Iron back on track

A mining rights sale linked to railways sets off an iron rush of sorts and promises to open up the sub-region

The granting of the much-coveted multi-billion-dollar Simandou South iron ore concession in Guinea to a Chinese-backed consortium promises to shake up regional mining industry dyna...


Weah on borrowed time

Donors' fury over misused funds add to the woes facing the President as a mass public protest looms

A much-anticipated 'Save the State' protest, which is scheduled for 7 June, seems to be gaining momentum as citizens challenge President George Weah and his government on critical ...


Weah awash in scandal

The new President’s promises to tackle graft and promote Liberian companies are already wearing thin

George Weah rode a wave of goodwill at home and abroad into the Liberian presidency as yet another peaceful African political transition was celebrated. But the shine is already co...


The heist that never was

Elected on a pro-poor ticket as a ‘man of the people’, George Weah has fast become mired in allegations of graft

President George Weah's carefully choreographed image as a champion of the slum poor, which got him elected with an overwhelming majority in December 2017, is unlikely to survive a...


Monrovia questions UN record

The snubbing of the former head of the UN mission by President Johnson Sirleaf prompts an evaluation of its mixed record

Shortly before she retired in January, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf held a ceremony to thank Liberia's international friends for their support through her 12-year rule. S...


Weah scores away

Liberian President George Weah was one of only four African heads of state to attend the European Commission's showcase for its overseas development aid programme, 'European Develo...


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