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Liberia

Liberia

Population: 4.61 mn.
GDP: $2.10 bn.
Debt: $0.95 bn.

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Taylor goes down alone

Taylor loses his appeal against war crimes conviction as governments demand changes in international courts

The Special Court for Sierra Leone's confirmation on 26 September of the 50-year sentence for war crimes of Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia, comes as African govern...


Eclipse of the son

The pressure would not let up. Human Rights Watch, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General Karin Landgren and a chorus of domestic voices clamoured for Presi...


Concessions clear the way for Bong Mine

Activists won better terms for local communities from the Chinese investors in mine and railway works

Protestors celebrated a victory in September after China Union, Wuhan Iron and Steel Corporation and the China-Africa Development Bank agreed to employ more local people and do mor...


Clashes but Sime Darby deal goes ahead

Sime Darby's rubber and palm-oil plantation wins backing from community leaders after facing NGO opposition. An attractive rehousing plan may have helped

Despite falling foul of local communities and environmentalists, in late June Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby finally won approval to cultivate rubber and palm oil on 5,000 hec...


Missing money

The political class is up in arms about the local authorities who are responsible for spending development funds from mining companies

A Liberian politician has accused a presidential appointee – who secretly recorded him making comments suggestive of corruption – of misappropriating government funds. Representati...


Ups and downs in palm oil

China Development Bank is lending a hand to the agricultural investment plans of Golden Veroleum, controlled by Singapore-based Golden Agri-Resources. In March, the CDB extended a ...


Farmers take on agribusiness

Asian agribusiness companies face opposition from NGOs and locals who claim that communities have the right to manage their lands

Uncertainty over land rights is stirring controversy for palm oil developers in Liberia. Local and international non-governmental organisations have targeted two agribusiness giant...


China Union angers locals and workers

China Union is embroiled in land-rights disputes as it struggles to rehabilitate the Bong iron-ore mines and begin exports (China Union under fire in Bong County). In 2009, the pri...


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