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Liberian central bankers arrested after probe into missing millions

Feb 28 2019

MONROVIA The son of Liberia's former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was one of two central bank officials detained on Thursday after the release of reports detailing widespread alleged malpractice at the regulator in a currency scandal that has gripped the nation.

U.S. may aid Liberia in search for missing millions

Sep 23 2018

MONROVIA The U.S. government is considering helping Liberia track down more than $100 million in missing cash, an embassy spokesman said, in a case that has triggered a political crisis in the impoverished country. | Video

Liberia passes landmark law to secure ancestral land rights

Sep 20 2018

MONROVIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Liberia has passed a landmark law that will help communities fight foreign land grabs by giving them ownership of ancestral territory, officials and activists said on Thursday.

Liberia church massacre survivors sue alleged perpetrator in U.S. court

Feb 12 2018

NEW YORK/MONROVIA Four survivors of a church massacre that killed 600 people during the Liberian civil war on Monday filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. court against the man they accuse of having ordered the attack.

Weah sworn in as Liberian president, vows to end corruption

Jan 22 2018

MONROVIA George Weah, the former international soccer star who won the presidency of Liberia last month, promised a crackdown on endemic corruption as he was sworn in on Monday in the country's first peaceful change of power in seven decades. | Video

Liberia presidential camps offer dueling predictions before first results

Dec 27 2017

MONROVIA Former soccer star George Weah's camp said on Wednesday he was set to win Liberia's presidential election run-off against Vice President Joseph Boakai but Boakai's camp said the contest was still too close to call ahead of the first official results. | Video

Liberians vote in historic, delayed election

Dec 27 2017

MONROVIA Liberians went to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election they hope will mark their first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades, despite allegations of fraud. | Video

Liberian court clears way for presidential run-off vote

Dec 07 2017

MONROVIA Liberia's supreme court cleared the way for a presidential run-off election, ruling on Thursday that it had not found enough evidence of fraud to halt the whole process.

Soccer star Weah and VP Boakai near Liberia presidential run-off

Oct 14 2017

MONROVIA Liberian former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai were comfortably ahead in partial presidential election results announced on Saturday, and look set to contest a run-off next month.

Soccer star Weah leads most counties in Liberia presidential election vote

Oct 12 2017

MONROVIA Former soccer star George Weah leads in partial presidential election results in 11 of Liberia's 15 counties, the electoral commission said on Thursday, after a vote meant to bring about the country's first democratic transfer of power in decades.

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