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Official: Liberian President’s Convoy Smuggled Pot

JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH, Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested the head of the presidential motorcade for allegedly using an official vehicle to smuggle 297 kilograms (654 pounds) of marijuana into Liberia from neighboring Sierra Leone, officials said Monday. The motorcade Read More

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Liberia Blocks Motorcycle Taxis from Main Roads

by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH, Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials have banned motorcycle taxis from the main roads of the capital city, Monrovia, sparking outcry from drivers and frustrated commuters who were forced to walk for hours to reach their offices. Police spokesman Sam Read More

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Charles Taylor War Crimes Convictions Upheld

[BBC] A UN-backed special court in The Hague has rejected an appeal against war crimes convictions by lawyers representing former Liberian President Charles Taylor. It ruled that his convictions had been proved beyond doubt. Taylor appeared impassive in court as the judge upheld his convictions Read More