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Liberia: Radio station critical of President Weah shutdown

Liberian President George Weah’s resolve for press freedom is coming under serious scrutiny after riot police shut a popular radio station critical of him. The police reportedly broke into offices of Roots FM in the capital, Monrovia following a discussion on the alleged wasteful spending by the President. Henry Costa, the station’s US-based owner who hosts the show that discussed the president said live on air police broke into their offices that “We have to hold together; don’t let them take our equipment away”. But the government said it received…

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Liberia: Dozens of children killed in school fire

At least 27 school children have been killed in a fire outbreak at an Islamic school in Liberia. There were two survivors who were taken to the hospital, the police said. The victims were 10 years old and above. Police spokesman Moses Carter said on Wednesday that “The kids were learning the Koran when the fire broke out.” According to police the fire outbreak was caused by an electrical issue, but the police say investigations are still ongoing. Meanwhile President George Weah has said that the fire started late on Tuesday…

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Liberia says the West must return stolen African artifacts

The Liberian government has announced its resolve to keep pushing for all stolen artifacts from Africa which are currently dotted across Europe and America to be returned. During the years of slavery and subsequent colonization, many artifacts belonging to many African countries were wrongly taken and in some instances stolen. Some of these artifacts are now all over museums across Europe and America, with push for their return hardly yielding any results. But the advocacy and campaign to have these artifacts returned has been reignited again. Liberia’s vice president, Jewel…

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Liberia: Weah honors Buhari with national award

Liberia’s President George Weah has conferred the country’s highest national honors on Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari was in Liberia as Special Guest of Honor at the country’s 172nd Independence Anniversary on Friday. Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu said in a statement that his boss received “The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers.” “The award is presented by the government for outstanding and distinguished service in international affairs, government, religion, art, science and commerce. “It is also for singular acts of philanthropy and deeds…

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