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Liberia's Weah urges tougher measures against sex crimes

Monrovia - Liberian President George Weah on Wednesday called for tougher laws to combat what he said was an "epidemic" of rape of mostly children and young girls.

Liberia souring on George Weah at two-year mark

Monrovia - Dominic Kpadeh heaves a hammer over his head to crack a half-tonne rock in a northern suburb of Liberia's capital Monrovia, knowing his hard labour earns him far less than a year ago.

Opposition postpones anti-government rally in Liberia

Monrovia - Liberian opposition leaders announced a week-long postponement of an anti-government rally planned for Monday after mounting confrontation with the government.

Thousands protest price hikes, corruption in Liberia

Monrovia - Thousands of people took to the streets of Liberia's capital Monrovia Friday to protest rising prices and corruption, posing a key political test for President George Weah.

Liberia's Weah faces key test with protests over economy

Monrovia - Liberian President George Weah faces a key test on Friday when demonstrators take to the streets of Monrovia to protest at inflation and corruption.

Sirleaf's son, others charged over Liberia bank scandal

Monrovia - Five once senior figures at the Liberian Central Bank, including the son of long-serving former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, were charged Monday with criminal conspiracy and "economic sabotage" following a probe into a banknote printing scandal.

Pressure grows in Liberia over US charity in 'school rape' storm

Monrovia - Liberian Vice President Jewel Taylor on Tuesday lent her voice to demands for a probe into a US educational charity after girls were raped at a school supposed to save them from a life of sexual exploitation.

US charity school in Liberia in rape scandal storm

Monrovia - An acclaimed US charity operating in Liberia has admitted to major failings after girls at a school set up to save them from a life of sexual exploitation were systematically raped.

Liberian cash safely in govt coffers: central bank

Monrovia - Liberia's central bank said Wednesday that $100 million US has been safely deposited in the West African country's reserves, dismissing rampant rumours that container-loads of banknotes had disappeared.

President Weah presents honours to former coaches Wenger and LeRoy

Paynesville - Liberian President George Weah on Friday gave his country's top honour to Arsene Wenger and Claude LeRoy, the two French coaches who gave his football career an early boost.

Liberia's leader looks abroad for help tackling poverty

Monrovia - After stoking expectations among Liberia's voters for rolling back poverty, President George Weah is facing the twin pressures of time and money to carry out his promises.

Liberia struggles with past as UN peacekeepers exit

Monrovia - As UN peacekeepers leave Liberia after 14 years, headway in reforming the security forces is being undermined by lack of progress in tackling the country's traumatic legacy of war crimes, officials say.

Liberia's youth betting on Weah economic miracle

Monrovia - New President George Weah is nothing less than revered among Liberia's youth, who view his rise from the slums to stellar success in European football as proof he can also turn around their fragile economy.

Liberia's Weah makes first cabinet appointments

Monrovia - New Liberian President George Weah has appointed the first members of his cabinet, all of them men, largely naming party allies but picking a foreign minister close to former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Weah sworn in as Liberian president, completes historic transition

Monrovia - Former international football star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, in the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.

Joy and hope in Liberia as George Weah sworn in as president

Monrovia - To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders in three ...

Liberia's Sirleaf: Africa's first elected female leader

Monrovia - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, is stepping down after making history as Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.

Liberia's Weah seeks to reassure ahead of inauguration

Monrovia - Incoming Liberian president George Weah on Saturday sought to dispel accusations he is ill-prepared to take the reins of his fragile west African country, and said his priority would be maintaining peace.

Liberia party drops Sirleaf after Weah poll win

Monrovia - Liberia's ruling party said Sunday it had expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for not backing her vice-president, Joseph Boakai, in a presidential election run-off lost to former footballer George Weah.

Liberia's Ellen Sirleaf: women's icon with nerves of steel

Monrovia - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, made history in 2005 when she became Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.
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