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News: Liberia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Liberia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Ebola outbreak confirmed in Liberia

Monday, March 31st 2014, 9:17
related countries: Guinea Guinea, Senegal Senegal

The first two cases of Ebola are confirmed in Liberia, after spreading from Guinea where 78 people have died, prompting Senegal to close its border.
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UN protest over Liberia extraditions

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 18:47

The UN refugee agency in Liberia expresses concern over the alleged "forced extradition" of Ivorian refugees suspected by Ivory Coast of being mercenaries.
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Liberia leader welcomes 'drug bust'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 10:05

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf welcomes the arrest of six people for allegedly smuggling dugs, but denies that one of them heads her motorcade.
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Liberian leader's guard arrested

Monday, November 11th 2013, 17:29

The head of Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's motorcade is arrested for allegedly smuggling marijuana in a presidential vehicle, the drug agency says.
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Liberia bans city motorcycle taxis

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 17:59
related places: Monrovia

A ban on motorcycle taxis comes into force in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, forcing hundreds of commuters to walk to work.
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Charles Taylor transferred to UK

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 16:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor arrives in the UK to serve the remainder of his 50-year prison sentence for war crimes.
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Taylor challenges UK jail sentence

Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:34
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor asks to serve his 50-year war crimes sentence in Rwanda, rather than the UK, where he is due to be transferred.
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Taylor to serve jail term in UK

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 11:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor is to serve his 50-year war crimes sentence in the UK, Justice Minister Jeremy Wright confirms.
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Charles Taylor's conviction upheld

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 17:59

A UN-backed special court in The Hague rejects an appeal against war crimes convictions by former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
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Respite for failed Liberia students

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 18:21

Liberia's main state-run university agrees to admit 1,800 school-leavers who failed the admission exam, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says.
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All Liberia students fail exam

Monday, August 26th 2013, 18:33

Liberia's education minister says she finds it hard to believe that all 25,000 candidates failed this year's university admission exam.
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Liberian police act like 'predators'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 12:11

Liberia's police often act as predators who rob people of their money and goods rather than protecting them, a report by Human Rights Watch says.
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Sierra Leone 'deports' Taylor ally

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 19:06
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A former ally of Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor has been deported from Sierra Leone to his home country of Senegal, officials say.
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Ivory Coast seeks surveillance drones

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 12:44

Ivory Coast asks the UN for drones to monitor its border with Liberia, as the number of military personnel in the region are reduced.
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Plane crash kills Guinea army chief

Monday, February 11th 2013, 16:34
related countries: Guinea Guinea
related places: Monrovia

The head of Guinea's armed forces is killed in a plane crash in neighbouring Liberia, along with 10 other people, it is announced.
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Cameron chairing UN poverty meeting

Friday, February 1st 2013, 9:14

Prime Minister David Cameron is to co-chair a meeting of the UN's high level panel in Liberia later, where he is on the final leg of his Africa trip.
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