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Prosecution witness say Sirleaf, others aware of printing of excess money

The Program Manager at the Enforcement and Investigation Division of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, Barba Borkai, says the five indicted Central Bank of Liberia officials currently on trial were aware of the printing of excess banknotes. The five officials are...

Liberia’s Weah invites ICC to advise on war crimes court

Liberia's President George Weah has invited the president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to the country to discuss the idea of setting up a war and economic crimes court. The tribunal is intended to address crimes committed during two...

Liberia hires top criminal lawyer to prosecute 5 indicted central bank official

The case of Liberia missing millions, involving 5 executives of the Central Bank of Liberia took a new a dramatic turn with the inclusion of Mr. Arthur Johnson, the head of the Asset Investigation Restitution and Recovery Team (AIRReT),...

Liberia local chiefs tackle Weah on corruption and impunity

A group of Liberian traditional chiefs and elders has called on President George Weah to set up a war and economic crimes court to tackle growing impunity in the country. The chiefs, in a joint statement, expressed concerns over the...

Liberia mobile phone users hit with new call and data rates

The price of mobile phone calls and data has sharply risen in Liberia, the hike which according the operators was ordered by the government’s telecoms agency over the weekend, took effect Monday morning. A scratch card costing $1 (£0.80) that...

George Weah’s CDC party wins the District 15 by-election

Candidate of Liberia ruling party the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has won the re-run of the Montserrado County District #15 Representative by-election. CDC candidate Abu Bana Kamara pooled 49.2% of the votes against 38.9% for his opponent and All...

Liberia missing millions: Charles Sirleaf pleads not guilty

The son of Liberia ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with 4 ex-Liberian central bank officials, facing charges of money laundering and "economic sabotage" have pleaded not guilty in a scandal over millions of dollars of newly printed cash. Charles Sirleaf with...

Liberia’s ex-president Sirleaf’s son held for printing $16m

Authorities in Liberia have re-arrested the son of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, over with the unlawful printing of local currency worth millions of dollars. Last year $15.5bn Liberian dollars ($104m;£82m) of freshly minted currency disappeared from Liberia's ports. Charles Sirleaf,...

Female opposition politician vehicle smashed in Liberia

A 28-year-old female opposition politician and more than a dozen of her supporters are nursing injuries after they were attacked in Liberian capital, Monrovia, over the weekend. Telia Urey, who is campaigning in a house of representatives by-election, was pelted...

Heads roll at Liberia Police after illegal shootings and killing

Eleven officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) are facing various administrative measures ranging from dismissals to suspensions and disrobing for their roles in the illegal shootings of live bullets at protesters on 24 June, killing...
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DRC inaugurates museum for African heritage looted in the colonial era.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is due to inaugurate its grand national museum on Saturday, that realistically opens door to addressing the passionate issue...

Attack in eastern Mali: 13 more bodies discovered, 43 killed in total

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Presidential election could resolve Guinea-Bissau political impasse

After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a...

Ethiopian Airlines passenger arrested after bomb claim

An Ethiopian Airlines flight in Burundi was disrupted when a man locked himself in a bathroom on the plane and claimed to have a...