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Africom leadership visits Liberia

US Africa Command senior enlisted advisor, Chief Master Sgt. Ramon “CZ” Colon-Lopez, conducted a site visit to Liberia between 2 and 4 April.

Former Liberian warlord gets 30 years in US prison

A former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” was sentenced to 30 years in prison for gaining US asylum by lying about his role in the civil war in his homeland and atrocities he committed, US prosecutors said.

Armed Forces of Liberia gets new pilots

The Nigerian Air Force has finished training two Liberian pilots, the first since the end of that country’s civil war in 2003, and who will now return to Liberia to help establish the Liberia Air Wing.

UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia closes

The United Nations closed its peacekeeping mission to Liberia on Thursday, 15 years after it was deployed in the aftermath of two civil wars ending with the fall of then president Charles Taylor.

ISS: Is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a worthy Ibrahim Prize winner?

Finally, after a three-year drought, the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has a winner: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first-ever female head of state and, until recently, the president of Liberia.

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