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Liberia’s Weah, media on edge as reporter flees

There has been no honeymoon period for the press under the new government of President George Weah

Fearing war, Ivorians flee to neighbouring Liberia

Dinmin Omin (52) has not forgotten the bombs that fell in Côte d'Ivoire's civil war, killing his brother and uncle.

Liberia president seeks second term

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first woman president, has announced she will run for re-election next year.

Crime wave hits Monrovia

Monrovia has been hit by a crime wave that has left inhabitants fearing for their lives while the government admits the situation is deteriorating

Liberia’s TRC panel begins public hearings

Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf appealed for honesty on Tuesday as her war-racked West African country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) began its public hearings. ''I call upon all Liberians to respond to the TRC when they are invited,'' Johnson-Sirleaf said at the start of proceedings in an opening ceremony in Monrovia.

Johnson-Sirleaf shines in revitalising Liberia

One year after taking the helm of a country torn by 14 years of war, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is winning praise for her efforts to restore the rule of law in Liberia, and for standing up to world steel giant Arcelor Mittal. The rights group Human Rights Watch says Johnson-Sirleaf is slowly but steadily restoring hope to the nation of 3,5-million people.

Monrovia still in the dark despite power pledge

One of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's promises the day she took the oath of office in January was to urgently restore the electricity supply to the capital where power was cut off 16 years ago during the war. Among the ''key objectives and deliverables in the first 150 days of our administration'' is the restoration of electricity to Monrovia'', she said on January 16.

Residents flee ethnic clashes in northern Liberia

Thousands of residents fled Liberia's second-largest commercial city of Ganta after hundreds of young men from the Mano ethnic group attacked homes of the rival Mandingos early on Wednesday, an Agence France-Presse reporter in the town witnessed.

Twelve years on, massacre still haunts Liberian town

Twelve years after rebels butchered thousands in tiny Kpolopkpalah in central Liberia, Martha Yarkpawolo spends her days sitting on the rock where so many were slain, singing sorrowfully. The trauma is still fresh for survivors of one of Liberia's worst wartime massacres.

Liberia’s former exiles dominate new Cabinet

Liberian politicians who fled into exile as a bitter war raged in the West African country are set to dominate the country's first post-war Cabinet, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's appointments have shown. Of the 19 ministers Johnson-Sirleaf has already named, only six lived in Liberia before last year's watershed elections.

Trying Charles Taylor would open Pandora’s box

Newly elected to the Liberian Parliament, the estranged wife of Liberia's notorious former president Charles Taylor believes that attempts to bring him before the United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Sierra Leone would open a Pandora's box.

Taylor’s hopes of returning home may be dashed

Hopes that former Liberian president Charles Taylor's party would perform well on his behalf have been dashed by early results from last week's vote, which could undermine his vow to return to Liberia instead of facing war-crimes charges. Taylor remains a mythic figure in his war-ravaged country two years since he fled into exile.

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