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Liberia

Liberia

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

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Asphalt jungle

Liberia still won't try its own suspected war criminals, so others have to. The latest to come to trial is Mohammed Jabbateh, a commander in the so-called United Liberation Movemen...


After Ellen

Presidential hopefuls are finding it difficult to get their message heard in a crowded field of twenty candidates

Officially, campaigning for the seat shortly to be vacated by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first female President and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, began on 31 July. Y...


Heroes and villains

Corruption during the Ebola outbreak is enfeebling the health-care system, according to secret audits

When nursing assistant Salome Karwah, an Ebola fever survivor who had appeared on the cover of America's Time Magazine as a Person of the Year in 2014, died after giving birth this...


Taylor tries to sway vote

Candidates rush to fill the vacuum soon to be left by Johnson-Sirleaf. Even Charles Taylor is making his views felt from prison

A scramble to replace Africa's first elected female president, Nobel Prize winner Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, at elections in October has led to strange alliances and the intervention o...


Taylor calls politicians from prison

The convicted mass murderer is making phone calls to supporters and enemies in Liberia from his maximum security prison in Britain

Africa Confidential has obtained a recording of a phone call of Charles Taylor giving political advice to his supporters in Liberia. The call appeared to use a landline inside Fran...


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...


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