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Liberian President criticized over birthday billboards

– – Some Liberians have taken to social media to criticize the erection of giant billboards to celebrate the birthday of President George Weah. The billboards with large portraits of President Weah have been lined up on the streets of the capital Monrovia, ahead of his 55th birthday on October 1. The Monrovia City Council has erected the billboards in… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More