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

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Critics, crooks and credibility

The opposition girds itself to challenge President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the international darling, in next year’s elections

The enthusiastic reception accorded to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the United Nations summit this week must come as a welcome relief from the political roughhouse in Monrovi...

Less debt, more deals

Buoyed by debt deals and new investors, Liberia’s economy is strengthening. It won debt relief of US$4.6 billion under the World Bank’s Heavily Indebted Poor Countries scheme on 29...

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...

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