Liberia

Trump gives Liberian immigrants a year to leave or face deportation

By Kevin Martinez, 2 April 2018

The White House’s ending of Deferred Enforced Departure will affect 4,000 Liberians who have lived in the US for nearly two decades.

President-elect George Weah opens Liberia for plunder

By Eddie Haywood, 4 January 2018

As a wealthy ex-footballer and businessman, Weah's claims of being antiestablishment are a fraud.

Persistence of Ebola epidemic exposes global health failure

By David Brown, 4 July 2015

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed a record number of people because of the region’s desperate poverty and the miserly international response.

Ebola outbreak kills hundreds in West Africa

By David Brown, 29 July 2014

Liberia has closed most of its borders in response to an Ebola outbreak that has killed one doctor and infected two others.

Death squads reportedly assassinating Libyan regime figures in Benghazi

By Patrick O’Connor, 12 May 2011

The New York Times yesterday reported on a wave of execution-style murders of former Libyan government internal security personnel in Benghazi.

Global corporations compete for West African minerals

By Trevor Johnson, 1 July 2010

West Africa has become the scene of intense competition between international mining companies as the price of minerals has risen after the recession of 2009. At the centre of this development is a region that covers parts of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, recognised as the biggest of the world’s remaining undeveloped minerals deposits.

Liberian students protest increase in university fees

By our correspondent, 19 April 2010

On March 31 and April 1 thousands of students at the University of Liberia—the nation’s highest institution of learning—protested against the hiking of tuition fees by 148 percent.

British High Court rules that Liberia must pay debt

By John Newham, 14 December 2009

The British High Court has ruled that Liberia, one of the poorest countries in the world, must pay a 30-year-old debt now amounting to £12 million ($20 million) to two “vulture funds”. Liberia had claimed that repayment of the debt would be a violation of the Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.