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Liberia pays up on late African Union dues

Liberia said Wednesday it had finally paid up its late annual membership fee to the African Union, months after being downgraded to observer status. After five months of suspension, Monrovia “has fulfilled its financial obligations to the pan-African body” and “is ready to participate” in an online summit this weekend, Foreign Minister Dee-Maxwel Kemayah said
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Protest against George Weah in Liberia

Liberia’s anti-corruption chief resigns

The head of Liberia’s anti-corruption commission has resigned, the government said on Tuesday, amid allegations that he obtained his citizenship of the nation illegally. President George Weah appointed Ndubusi Nwabudike, a naturalised Liberian citizen of Nigerian origin, as the chair of the country’s anti-corruption commission in 2019. However, political opponents of the footballer-turned-president began to
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Liberia’s long wait for justice

Liberia’s back-to-back civil wars were some of the bloodiest in African history, leaving an estimated 250,000 dead after 14 years of appalling bloodshed. Although the fighting ended in 2003, very few of those responsible for war crimes have been tried. The conflicts were marked by mass murders, rape and mutilations, with warlords using child soldiers.
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Partial results show Liberians back Weah’s plan for shorter terms

Liberians largely support President George Weah’s plan to shorten presidential terms, according to partial referendum results announced Tuesday, although the under-fire president’s party appeared to be suffering in a simultaneous senatorial election. The country went to the polls last week to choose new senators, in an election held alongside the constitutional referendum on term limits
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Liberia’s President, George Weah, urges tougher measures against sex crimes

Liberian President George Weah on Wednesday called for tougher laws to combat what he said was an “epidemic” of rape of mostly children and young girls. Addressing a conference on the subject, Weah said stronger measures were needed against crimes such as “rape, child marriage, and female genital mutilation, amongst others”. Liberia, he said, was
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