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Liberia: Opposition figure arrested over Facebook post

– – Police in Liberia have arrested an official of the opposition Unity Party, Mohammed Ali, over his Facebook posts. The Facebook posts have been linked to “arson attacks” at the headquarters of the National Elections Commission and the home of an associate justice of the Supreme Court in the capital, Monrovia. Mohammed Ali is the Unity Party Secretary General and had been declared wanted by the police earlier this month. The Liberian Police say Mr. Ali has also been charged following his detention. “He has been charged with making…

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Liberia: President Weah’s new song puzzles citizens

– – Liberians are puzzled by a new song released by their president, George Weah which talks about liars. The song titled “Mr Liar Man” is the fourth song released by the former footballer-turned politician. George Weah is a part time musician this latest song sung in a reggae style seems to puzzle many as they wonder who he is talking about. Some of the lyrics include “In my own country, they’re trying to track me down for what I don’t know… But Mr Liar Man, you know I did…

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Liberia’s Weah angry at ‘rude citizens’ asking him for money

– – Liberia’s President George Weah has expressed anger at some of his citizens who continue to ask him for favours but refuse to show him respect. According to the Liberian leader, he receives on daily basis numerous text messages from many citizens especially young people. But the tone of the messages according to him is distasteful and full of insults from people claiming to be his supporters. In a sermon on Sunday, the FrontPage Africa newspaper quoted the President as saying that “1000 persons who text me, 999 are…

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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: Anti-George Weah protesters arrested

At least 15 protesters agitating against the George Weah Presidency were arrested on Wednesday in the capital, Monrovia. They were arrested for defying a government order not to stage a protest against President Weah, police said. According to the police, the protesters broke through police lines to assemble and had no permit to getting unto the street. The group of protesters was protesting despite an earlier plan by the main organizers to suspend the march. Some Liberians for most parts of July have been agitating over rising cost of living…

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