Alphonso Toweh

Liberians doubt General Butt Naked’s altruism

Liberians were forgiving of the war’s atrocities but some are still apprehensive

Johnson-Sirleaf suspends son amid corruption probe

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has suspended her son and 45 government officials for not declaring their assets to anti-graft authorities.

Liberia’s Sirleaf ‘doesn’t have time to celebrate’

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is hardly celebrating her impending election victory that secures her a second term in office as president.

Liberia’s Sirleaf eyes unity government

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf will seek to reunite the country by forming a government that includes her rivals, if she wins the polls.

Ignore fears and vote, says Sirleaf

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has called on voters to ignore a poll boycott ordered by her rival, saying the move is illegal.

Liberia counts votes in tight presidential election

Liberia is tallying votes in a presidential poll that has had the incumbent, Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, fighting for her political life.

Liberia probes coup plot, finds arms cache

Liberian authorities investigating a possible coup plot have discovered a large cache of new AK-47 ammunition in a town on the main road to Côte d'Ivoire, police said on Monday. Police spokesperson Alvin Jask Kanneh said it was too early to say whether the cache was linked to an alleged scheme to smuggle weapons into Liberia from Côte d'Ivoire.

Hospital ship starts mercy mission in Africa

The world's largest charity hospital ship docked in Liberia on Wednesday to begin a mission to bring free healthcare to Africa. The 80-bed Africa Mercy, a former Danish rail ferry converted into a hospital ship, will spend several months treating patients in Monrovia port before moving on to Sierra Leone.

China’s Hu brings hope, pride to war-torn Liberia

Thousands of cheering Liberians lined the streets of the capital Monrovia on Thursday to greet Chinese President Hu Jintao, who pledged more than -million to aid recovery after one of Africa's most ruinous civil wars. China has been offering low interest loans, debt relief and other incentives to increase its influence on the world's poorest continent.

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