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

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A second term for Sirleaf

Old alliances and enmities are re-emerging as the leading candidates launch their campaigns for next year’s national elections

Burnishing a stellar international reputation, Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is steeling herself for a tough campaign for a second presidential term in elections next y...

Beny’s railway coup

The colourful Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz has finalised two remarkable deals this year: he has sold 51% of his iron ore mining operations in Guinea to Brazil’s Vale for US$2...

The long shadow of dollar diplomacy

Five years after Senegal’s break in diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the island state which only has 23 diplomatic allies continues to haunt political life. At the heart of the ...

Beijing's bankroll for Bong's ore

The China Development Bank promises to save China Union's US$2.68 Bong Mine project but will take an 85% stake to provide the finance and pay Monrovia

The US$2.68 billion China Union plan to revitalise Liberia's Bong Mines has not taken off, almost a year after it was first signed. Initial concerns about the little-known Chines...

A killing in Kakata

As the government struggles to stem corruption, the head of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission is murdered

Keith Jubah was shot dead, his body hacked and burned, in Kakata, 35 kilometres north of Monrovia, on 1 November. Nobody yet knows who killed him but he had plenty of enemies. He w...

New faces in the justice system

Christiana Tah, Justice Minister: Formerly a Professor in the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Department at Montgomery College, Maryland, United States, Tah is a membe...

Charles Taylor gets his day in Court

Ex-President Charles Taylor's trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity will reverberate across Africa, especially those countries such as Congo-Kinshasa, Uganda and Sudan, whose politicians and rebel leaders face indictment by the International Criminal Court for war crimes. The relaying of television images showing Charles Taylor in the dock answering charges of crimes against humanity is concentrating minds, notably that of the African Union Chairman, Libya's Moammar el Gadaffi who trained and armed Taylor's soldiers.

At last, Charles Taylor gets his day in court. He took the stand before the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) for the first time on 14 July to testify in his own defence. His t...

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