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Liberian central bank governor resigns

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP |  Liberian central bank chief Nathaniel Patray has resigned, the president’s office said Friday, after a year of controversy over his handling of the country’s monetary policy. Liberian President George Weah “has accepted the resignation of Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Governor, Nathaniel R. Patray,” a …

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Liberia’s Weah announces free tuition for undergraduates

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Liberian President George Weah, who overcame childhood poverty to become one of the world’s top footballers, has abolished tuition fees for undergraduate students in the poor West African country’s state universities. Speaking Wednesday on the campus of the University of Liberia in the name of …

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Liberia’s Sirleaf receives $5m Ibrahim prize

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday accepted the prestigious $5 million Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. “As the first woman to receive this Mo Ibrahim Foundation Prize award, it is my hope that women and girls across the continent are inspired …

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Liberia ex-warlord ‘Jungle Jabbah’ jailed for 30 years in US

New York, United States | AFP | A Liberian former warlord whose forces committed atrocities including murders and cannibalism during the country’s civil war was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in US prison — for immigration-related fraud and perjury. Nicknamed “Jungle Jabbah,” 51-year-old Mohammed Jabateh commanded the “United Liberation Movement …

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Liberia’s Weah, media on edge as reporter flees

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | With one Liberian newspaper facing a $1.8 million defamation case and a BBC journalist fleeing the country, there has been no honeymoon period for the press under the new government of President George Weah. Accused of wanting to muzzle the media, the former footballer-turned-politician has …

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Liberia struggles with past as UN peacekeepers exit

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | As UN peacekeepers leave Liberia after 14 years, headway in reforming the security forces is being undermined by lack of progress in tackling the country’s traumatic legacy of war crimes, officials say. Liberia’s 1989-2003 conflict killed around a quarter of a million people, while government forces …

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Trump gives many Liberians a year to quit US

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump decided Tuesday to end the protected status of thousands of Liberian migrants to the United States and gave them a year to leave the country. It’s the latest of similar moves, after more than 250,000 Salvadorans, Haitians and Nicaraguans lost …

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