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A few days after Liberia’s main opposition party, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) expelled Winston Tubman, its presidential candidate in last year’s election, the party’s flagbearer says he is resigning from active politics.
Former Liberian international football star, George Weah has again taken over as leader of the main opposition party, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), replacing Winston Tubman, who was expelled on Thursday.
A new report released by a leading Liberian watchdog group has said “more than US$300 million could be lost to corruption and mismanagement if the government of Liberia fails to reform the County Social Development Funds (CSDF) contributed by mining companie
The long awaited judgment in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will be delivered on 26 April 2012, in line with a Scheduling Order issued Thursday by the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Well over one month after taking office for a second six-year term following a bitter runoff election boycotted by the main opposition CDC party, Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has launched a 150-day Action Plan.
Justice Philip Waki, a prominent Kenyan jurist, has been sworn in as an alternate judge of the Appeals Chambers of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which is yet to hand down verdict in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has confirmed that former Inspector General of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Beatrice Munah Sieh-Brown and four others have been indicted for 'acts of corruption'.
A writ of arrest has also been issued for the accused, the commission said in a press statement.
This year will make it eight years since the United Nations peacekeeping force, UNMIL was deployed in Liberia and a technical mission has arrived in Monrovia to assess the level of peace and stability in the country.
Liberia has said a ‘’potentially large accumulation of oil deposit’’ has been discovered off the country’s coast.
“This news is good news for Liberia, and we are cautiously optimistic. We do not yet really know how much is down there. But we know, according to African Petroleum, that this discovery is of very good to excellent quality oil,’’ said Dr. Randolph McClain, President of the state-owned National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCOL).
The Independent National Human Rights Commission (INHRC) in Liberia has said it would soon begin implementing recommendations of the defunct Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).