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June 19, 2013
- LIBERIA: 300 Sierra Leonean Refugees to be ‘naturalized’
- Liberia: Committee wants Lawmaker Expelled
- Liberia: UNHCR launches birth registration for Ivorian refugee kids
- Garbage Problem Affects Many in Liberia’s Leading Commercial District
- Liberia Gov't Refutes Report of Rampant Corruption in Public Sector
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Finding from a study just released show that there is little or no appetite for public disclosure of assets by Liberian political parties and politicians as required by the country’s constitution.
After last Friday’s skirmishes in Western Ivory Coast, 17-year-old Ange Joel found herself cut off from her parents and streaming over the border into neighbouring Liberia due to what appears to be the latest eruption of hostilities in the West African nation.
The Sierra Leone Special courtroom in Freetown will on Monday, June 11 be the venue of a contempt trial former RUF rebel member accused of attempting to tamper with prosecution witnesses, who testified against convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
After seven UN peacekeeping soldiers were killed in southwestern Ivory Coast near Liberia’s border on Friday, Ivorian defense minister has said a number of government forces have also been killed in an ambush believed to be carried out by dissidents.
The Liberian government has denied Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that it has failed to investigate and prosecuted dozens of Liberian mercenaries and Ivorian militants who crossed into Liberia, after allegedly committing war crimes during Ivory Coast post-election crisis.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that armed militants hostile to the Ivorian government have been recruiting Liberian children inside Liberia.
The New York based rights group in a report released on Wednesday that Liberian authorities have failed to investigate and prosecute...
The World Bank has approved US$144.5 million in zero interest financing and a US$31.5 million grant for two projects under the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) program to boost electricity supply and lower energy cost in four countries, a press release from the bank said on Friday.
Eleven years after the official declaration of the end of Sierra Leone’s civil war, Charles Ghankay Taylor was sentenced today to 50 years imprisonment by the Special Court for Sierra Leone sitting in The Hague. Taylor was unanimously found guilty on April 26 th , 2012 of all eleven counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and serious violations of international humanitarian law.
--but hails Taylor’s 50yrs sentence
Amnesty International welcomes the 50 years jail sentence against former Liberian President Charles Taylor, but it wants other perpetrators of crimes against humanity in both Liberia and Sierra Leone to also be prosecuted.
Convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor, age 64, has on Wednesday been sentenced to 50 years in jail by the United Nations-backed Sierra Leone war crimes court siting in The Hague, Netherlands.
"Mr. Taylor benefitted from this terror and the destruction," said the presiding Judge of the court Richard Lussick before announcing his 50 years jail term.....