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

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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...

Where's the delivery man?

A pile of 'pro-poor' promises and IMF questions about a road project are putting President Weah's populism to the test

Three months into his presidency, George Weah is still riding high among core supporters but already struggling with tough choices to deliver on his promises of new jobs and housin...

Weah's known unknowns

The new leader is the first civilian president to win a peaceful transfer of power in seven decades. Other 'firsts' lie ahead

George Oppong Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change won such a resounding victory in Liberia's delayed run-off elections on 26 December that his opponent, Joseph Nyuma...

Fraud claims fail to convince

The establishment parties want an election re-run to stop George Weah, but it's putting them at odds with President Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia's Supreme Court has acceded to claims by four major political parties – including the governing Unity Party – that there was fraud during the first round of the...

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