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Liberia

Liberians vote

Thousands lined up at polling booths in Liberia’s capital on Tuesday for their first democratic transfer of power in 73 years in a vote haunted by a savage civil war that ended in 2003.

UK police arrest women over alleged Liberia civil war torture

British police arrested a woman in London on suspicion of torture during the civil war in Liberia more than 25 years ago.

Dutch timber trader sentenced for Liberian crimes

Dutch timber trader Guus Kouwenhoven was convicted as an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to Liberia's then President Charles Taylor between 2000 and 2003 in violation of a UN embargo.

Half of Liberians fear country could plunge back into war

Half of all Liberians think their West African nation could plunge back into conflict more than a decade after civil war ended, due to widespread corruption and rows over land, an aid agency said on Thursday.

Speaker of Liberian parliament steps down after indictment

Liberia's parliament speaker said on Thursday he is stepping down to face bribery charges in a case involving London AIM-listed Sable Mining's attempted acquisition of an iron ore concession in the north of the country.
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