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Naval leaders stress need for new laws, coordination to fight maritime...

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In August 2023, armed pirates took control of a fishing vessel just outside Sierra Leone’s port. The attack set off a quick response that...

Liberian Coast Guard rescues hijacked Chinese fishing vessel

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The Liberian Coast Guard has rescued 23 crew from a Chinese fishing vessel that was hijacked off the country’s coastline. The Armed Forces of Liberia...

Nigeria pledges to continue assisting Liberia Air Wing

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has expressed its willingness to assist the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in developing its airpower capability. The NAF’s Chief...

Liberian rebel sentenced in Switzerland for war crimes, cannibalism

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A Liberian rebel commander was sentenced in Switzerland to 20 years in jail on Friday for rape, killings and an act of cannibalism, in...

Swiss verdict due in Liberia war crimes trial for rape, cannibalism

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A Swiss court will rule on Friday whether a Liberian rebel commander committed rape, killings and an act of cannibalism in one of the...

Liberian rebel commander shouts out at start of Swiss trial for...

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A former rebel commander accused of involvement in killing civilians, rape and eating pieces of a school teacher’s heart during Liberia’s civil war decried...

Swiss trial begins of Liberian rebel commander accused of cannibalism and...

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A former rebel commander accused of being involved in the killing of 18 civilians and other crimes that included rape and eating pieces of...

States of emergency in Ethiopia, Liberia

Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation, and Liberia declared states of emergency on Wednesday to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, a day...

A tale of two missions

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Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia share more than a border. The two West African nations have a recent history of civil war and upheaval. Both...

Liberia operating Streit Cougars

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Liberia’s armed forces are now operating Streit Cougar armoured vehicles, representing one of the military’s biggest acquisitions since the civil war came to an...

ISS: Liberia’s war criminals may finally face the music at home

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Last week, Liberian President George Weah asked the country’s legislature to establish the Extraordinary Criminal Court to try the perpetrators of war crimes and...

Liberians protest

Thousands of Liberians took to the streets of Monrovia to protest against corruption and economic decline many blame on their once hugely popular president,...

Liberians take to the streets over missing millions

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Thousands of protesting Liberians took to the streets of Monrovia to demand the return of $104 million in cash missing on the...

ISS: South Sudan can learn from Liberia’s road to peace

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Peace is not just about restoring stability after violence. It is also about investing in the structures and institutions that will ensure...

Africom leadership visits Liberia

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

Former Liberian warlord gets 30 years in US prison

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A former Liberian warlord known as "Jungle Jabbah" was sentenced to 30 years in prison for gaining US asylum by lying about...

Armed Forces of Liberia gets new pilots

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The Nigerian Air Force has finished training two Liberian pilots, the first since the end of that country's civil war in 2003,...

UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia closes

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The United Nations closed its peacekeeping mission to Liberia on Thursday, 15 years after it was deployed in the aftermath of two...

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

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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...

Liberia church massacre survivors sue alleged perpetrator in U.S. court

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Four survivors of a church massacre that killed 600 people during the Liberian civil war on Monday filed a civil lawsuit in...

Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim leadership prize

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Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has won the 2017 Mo Ibrahim award, designed to improve the quality of African political leadership,...

Farewell ceremony for UNMIL police and military

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After 14 years of serving in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), an official farewell ceremony was held this week in...

New Liberian president sworn in

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George Weah, a former international soccer star who won the presidency of Liberia last month, promised a crackdown on endemic corruption as...

Dutch “blood timber” businessman arrested in South Africa

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A Dutch businessman convicted in April of selling weapons to ex-Liberian president and warlord Charles Taylor was arrested in South Africa on...

Democracy in Liberia under threat

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Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said democracy in the West African country was threatened a day after the Supreme Court put a...

Liberian court halts presidential run-off vote

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Liberia's Supreme Court ruled to halt a presidential run-off vote until the electoral commission investigates claims of fraud in the October first...

Liberia presidential election on hold

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Liberia's Supreme Court halted preparations for next week's presidential run-off vote between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai...

Fraud allegation surfaces in Liberia presidential election

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Liberia's Supreme Court has put next week's presidential run-off election on hold until it considers a challenge to first round results by...

Liberia ruling party backs presidential vote challenge

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Liberia's ruling party, whose candidate finished runner-up in the first round of this month's presidential election, said it would back a legal...

Liberian slum residents demand change

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Crammed into tumbledown shacks on a sandspit the Atlantic Ocean is steadily devouring, residents of Liberia's most notorious slum have a common...

Liberians vote

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Thousands lined up at polling booths in Liberia's capital on Tuesday for their first democratic transfer of power in 73 years in...

UK police arrest women over alleged Liberia civil war torture

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

Dutch timber trader sentenced for Liberian crimes

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Dutch timber trader Guus Kouwenhoven was convicted as an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to Liberia's then President Charles Taylor...

Half of Liberians fear country could plunge back into war

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Half of all Liberians think their West African nation could plunge back into conflict more than a decade after civil war ended,...

Speaker of Liberian parliament steps down after indictment

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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...

United States donates vehicles, boats to Liberia

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The United States has donated 20 Land Cruiser vehicles and two Boston Whaler boats to the Armed Forces of Liberia. Some of...

Security responsibility in Liberia handed back to own forces

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Liberian security forces yesterday (June 30) took full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13...

Feature: UN peacekeepers speak from three African sites

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Dr Catherine Buzmion-Cheong, a United Nations peacekeeper, was working in Liberia when the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the West...

U.N. Security Council ends more than a decade of sanctions, arms...

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The United Nations Security Council voted on Wednesday to end sanctions and an arms embargo on Liberia, citing the West African country's...

Liberia downs shutters on Red Cross as Ebola spending inquest goes...

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Police shuttered the offices of the Liberian branch of the Red Cross on Thursday days after the president dismissed its board of...

Police fire tear gas at supporters of Liberian anti-govt activist

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Police fired teargas and threw stones at a crowd gathered near a court in the Liberian capital Monrovia on Monday to demand...

China donates equipment to Liberian military

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The Chinese government has donated $3 million worth of equipment to the Armed Forces of Liberia, including 20 trucks, two graders, 10...

All female Indian police unit departs UN mission in Liberia

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"We see you as family," Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf last week told the women of the all-female Indian police unit serving in...

Liberia Ebola survivors face health problems and fears the virus could...

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Traumatised by the death of eight of her relatives from Ebola, Tina Varney stares blankly out of the window while recalling the...

Liberia president says ritual killings on the rise

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Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday vowed to crack down on those responsible for a rise in ritual killings in the...

UNMIL mandate extended to end September next year

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The Security Council has extended the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until September 30 next year as well as authorising a reduction...

American arrested on Sierra Leone “blood diamond” charges

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Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement and diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone's civil war, a victims' association...

U.S. military ends Ebola mission in Liberia

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The United States military officially ended a mission to build treatment facilities to combat an Ebola outbreak in Liberia on Thursday, months...

South Africa still contributing to the fight against Ebola

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South Africa's wider health sector, including the military, has and is contributing to the fight against Ebola. Earlier this month the SA Military...

Gunmen kill two soldiers in attack on Ivory Coast border town

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Unidentified gunmen crossed over from Liberia and launched a pre-dawn attack on an army base in western Ivory Coast on Saturday, killing...