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Liberia’s Council of Patriots leader Henry Costa arrested in Sierra Leone

Mr. Henry Costa, leader of Liberia Council of Patriots (COP) which organized mass protest against government of George Weah early this month, has been arrested in Freetwon, Sierra Leone.Information on how he was arrested is still scanty, however according...

Liberian group to stage a counter protest to support democracy

A group in Liberia called the Independent Council of Patriots has announced that it will stage an alternative peaceful assembly against the Council of Patriots.Speaking Monday, January 6, with reporters in Monrovia, ICOP Chairman Rufus Neufville said all is...

A Liberian Mormon missionary arrested in Uganda for faking own kidnap

Police in Uganda have arrested a Liberian missionary from the Church of Mormon who they accuse of faking his own kidnap and demanding a 74m Ugandan shilling ($20,000; £15,000) ransom.The Territorial Police in Greater Masaka, arrested the Liberian National...

Liberia police use tear gas, water cannon to disperse anti-Weah protesters

Liberian police fired tear gas and water cannon on Monday to clear thousands of anti-government protesters from a central district in the capital Monrovia.A crowd of some 3,000 people had gathered outside Monrovia's Capitol building since the morning to...

Massive protest in Monrovia against President George Weah

A protest against Liberia's President George Weah has started in the capital, Monrovia, defying warnings by the Ministry of Justice that, any protest today would be considered illegitimate and culprits would be held liable.BBC Africa reported that the...

Liberia’s Weah likens cabinet reshuffle to substituting players

Liberia's George Weah says a forthcoming cabinet reshuffle won't involve hiring and firing ministers but will be more like switching players around on a football pitch.Speaking in a broadcast which was relayed by private radio stations across the capital,...

Liberia civil servants call off nationwide strike

Liberia's 73,000-strong Civil Service Union, which represents lower-level government employees including teachers, says it has called off a strike over pay and benefits that had begun on Monday reports BBC Africa.Union leader Moibah Johnson told the BBC that the...

UK judge dismisses torture charges against Charles Taylor’s ex-wife

A British judge on Friday dismissed torture charges against the ex-wife of the former Liberian president Charles Taylor, relating to the west African country’s bitter civil war.Agnes Taylor, 54, had denied accusations of being involved in the torture of...

Senior Liberia anti-corruption official quits over no pay

The Comptroller at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), J Barnard Nagbe has quit, citing the government's failure to pay his salary and benefits.In his resignation letter published on Tuesday by FrontPage Africa, J Barnard Nagbe said he had quit...

Liberia and Ivory Coast sign MOU to promote trade

The Governments of Liberia and Ivory Coast have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help promote trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, according to Daily Observer.The MOU, which was signed on November 15, 2019, is aimed...
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