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Liberia

Liberia

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

news from Liberia

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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...


Not out of the woods

Solve one problem and another appears, which is why Liberia still needs the UN and its peacekeepers

The United Nations Mission in Liberia should serve another year, according to its latest progress report. It is cautiously optimistic in general but is more forthcoming in describi...


Killers united

The Norwegian court trying Anders Behring Breivik, the self-confessed killer of 77 people in July 2011, has heard evidence on his stay in Liberia. In the 1,500-page manifesto that...


Warlords at work

Coup plots in Côte d’Ivoire are linked to the murder of United Nations peacekeepers in the west of the country, officials in Abidjan say.


Warning to future Taylors

Most people implicated in the warlord president’s crimes have escaped justice but his sentence will still deter others

Trial Chamber II of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone on 30 May sentenced Charles Ghankay Taylor to 50 years in prison for his central role in the vicious wa...


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