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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...

Senator warns Liberians against the ‘step down campaign’

Imprisoned former president Charles Ghankay Taylor's key ally, now Bomi County Sen. Sando Johnson, pleads with the planners of the 31 December "step down campaign" against President George Manneh Weah to abandon their quest to avoid a recurrence of...

New Liberia deputy minister threatened to ‘kill’ protesters

Liberia's President George Weah has appointed as deputy defence minister a man who had previously threatened to "kill" people who tried to loot his property during protests against the president.A few days before his appointment, Tarplah Z Davis went...

Liberia, Morocco, eSwatini in top 10 tourist destinations

Liberian economy set to receive a new boost from tourism as it has been named in the top 10 tourist destinations in the world and second in Africa behind eSwatini.According to a report from BBC Africa, Liberia is not...

Liberia oppositions groups talks tough over Roots FM closure

Trouble is brewing in Liberia following recent closure of Roots FM, a radio station deemed as anti or too critical of the government of President George Weah. The move has galvanized opposition political parties into an alliance to protest...

Liberia riot police shutdown radio station critical of Weah

Liberia riot police have shutdown a popular radio station critical of the president and former football star George Weah, BBC Africa has reported.The officers broke a steel gate and stormed the offices of Roots FM in the capital, Monrovia,...

Electrical fault blamed for fire in Liberia Koranic school that killed 27

Investigators blame electrical fault for the fire that killed 27 children in a Koranic school in a township east of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, two weeks ago. In a statement released to the press by a Director at Liberian National Fire...

Liberian health workers begin a nationwide strike over pay

More than 11,000 health workers in Liberia have begun a nationwide strike over pay and lack of equipment. Some people have not been paid for six months, the secretary-general of the Liberian health workers' association George Williams said. He added that...

Sad tales from the scene of Liberia Koranic school fire

A mother of one of the 28 victims who died in a tragic fire disaster Wednesday morning, 18 September, Madam Fatu Jallo went unconscious several times while trying to talk to reporters. She had gone to the incident scene to...

At least 26 children killed in Liberia Koranic school fire

At least 26 children have been killed in a fire at a Koranic boarding school in Liberia, police say. Emergency services are at the scene, which is near the capital, Monrovia, and are looking for further bodies. The children were sleeping...
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