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Liberia: Curfew after prisoners broke jail amid violent protests

– – Liberia has imposed a night curfew on the coastal county of Maryland effective Thursday April 1, amid the breaking of jail by some prisoners. The Maryland county has experienced several days of violent demonstrations by mostly female protesters. On Tuesday during one of these violent protests, more than 90 inmates broke jail, escaping in Harper city in the south-eastern county. According to the Police the demonstrators broke into the prison compound in search of an alleged killer of a motorcyclist, resulting in the escape of the inmates. The…

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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: Eight found dead in flat after a graduation party

– – Police in Liberia are investigating the circumstances under which a young woman and seven others died after party in a flat. The woman and the seven others were found dead in an apartment in the country’s capital Monrovia, following a party to celebrate her graduation from university. Local media reported that the woman, her young daughter and mother were among those who died. Their bodies were discovered on Thursday morning, in an apartment block in Paynesville suburb. Some of the bodies were in the living room while the…

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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: Man drowns trying to rescue $20 note in river

Police in Liberia have said that a man drowned after he jumped into a river in the capital, Monrovia, to retrieve a $20 note he had dropped. Tamba Lamine according to eyewitnesses was walking with a friend on a bridge when the bank note fell. He reportedly jumped from the bridge into the river and successfully located the note which he showed to onlookers. Police spokesman Moses Carter told the media though that the street hawker drowned shortly after that. His body is yet to be recovered according to Mr…

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Liberia arrests 11 Ghanaians for engaging in illegal mining

– – Liberian officials have arrested eleven Ghanaians for engaging in what they call ‘illegal gold and diamond mining’. They were arrested in the Bong County following a joint operation comprising the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy, according to officials. The Liberian security agency officials paraded publicly on Friday the Ghanaians who were handcuffed for the alleged crime. They would now be facing further probe and prosecution by the Ministry of Justice. Liberia’s Mines and Energy Minister Gesler E. Murray told the media that…

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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: Banknotes in short supply, banks run-out of cash

Liberian commercial banks have run out of money resulting in shortage of banknotes across the country. The shortage of banknotes means customers of banks have to form long queues at cash machines. Liberia’s ministry of finance said on Tuesday that there is not sufficient money in the vaults of commercial banks. It claimed people are keeping money at home. Liberia’s economy is struggling, flattening the confidence people have in the local currency. There have been protests in recent months after the disappearance of some $104million worth of bank notes in…

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Israel shuts embassy operations in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Israel has shut down it’s embassy operations in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The country said it has suspended diplomatic activities until further notice. The development has been attributed to internal budgetary issues between the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Israel’s Ministry of Finance. This has resulted in strike actions by all Israeli missions abroad. In a statement the Israeli Embassy in Ghana’s capital Accra said this has affected all services including consular services, meetings and events. “Due to the decision of the Israeli Ministry of Finance to breach…

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Liberia ranks topmost globally in helping strangers

Liberia has emerged top when it comes to countries around the world that help strangers. The West African nation that is struggling to rebuild its economy came on top in the category of helping strangers in the latest World Giving Index, an annual ranking of people’s generosity. The index showed that helping strangers which is a component of the overall generosity rankings is something Liberia is good at. Charities Aid Foundation, a UK-based group that developed the index was rating countries based on their level of generosity. The group looked…

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