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Liberia’s Weah declares 2 universities tuition free

Students of the University of Liberia (UL) and the Tubman University (TU) in Maryland County have all reasons to smile as President George Weah yesterday declared both public universities in the country tuition-free.

Liberia central bank says $100M new bank notes not missing

Liberia's central bank did not lose more than $100 million in newly printed notes, its governor said on Tuesday, disputing prior government statements that have sparked outrage and a federal investigation.The information...

What did your president say at the UN general assembly?

Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world.That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably...

Liberia ban 15 officials from foreign travels over ‘vanishing’ cash

Liberia's government has banned 15 people, including the son of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from leaving the country while it investigates the alleged disappearance of tens of millions of dollars intended for the central bank,...

President Weah in shock as Liberia ‘banknotes worth $60m vanish’

The Liberian government says it is investigating what has happened to two huge consignments of money that were printed abroad and brought into the country between November last year and August this year.

Parliament sent Liberian minister to jail for foul language

Liberia's lower house of parliament, the House of Representatives, has used its powers to send a government minister to jail for two nights.Deputy Information Minister Eugene Fahngon was censured over misconduct after he...

President Weah plays in friendly against Nigeria, at 51

Liberia president George Weah played in an international friendly for his country on Tuesday - at the age of 51.Weah, the first African footballer to win Fifa's World Player of the Year...

Liberian police commissioner flogs officer for affair with his fiancée

John Saah, the deputy commissioner and chief of public safety of the Liberia National Police (LNP), accused of authorizing the flogging of a Police Inspector Mark Kardamie for having extra-marital affairs with the commissioner's fiancée, has been charged and...

President Weah report card after first 100 days

George Weah came to power vowing to usher in widespread change. How's he faring so far? For most of the past three decades, George Weah has been best known as a free-scoring footballing icon. But for the last 100...

Land rights: Liberians plan sit-in to pressure Weah

Chiefs across Liberia are petitioning lawmakers while activists prepare for a sit-in protest in the nation’s capital as they push to secure ancestral land rights, regarded as key to averting renewed bloodshed in the resource-rich country. About 100 women marched...
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UN says bodies of at least 6 migrants found on Libyan coast

The U.N. migration agency says the bodies of at least six migrants were found on Libya’s Mediterranean coast.The U.N.’s...
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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

The Malian army on Thursday discovered bodies of 13 missing soldiers after Monday's attack in Tabankort, near the Niger border, bringing the death toll...

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...