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Charleston Chronicle

After Risking Life, Liberian Activist Scoops ‘Green Nobel Prize’

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Multinational corporations who seek weak democracies, high rates of poverty, and untapped resources, seem to make a beeline for Liberia which has struggled to overcome two wars and the devastating pandemic of ebola. As a result, “Liberia has been taken over by multinational corporations exploiting its resources at the expense of Liberians, especially the country’s working class that serves as cheap labor to these foreign companies.” […read more]

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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