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Liberia’s Supreme Court delays presidential re-run vote amid fraud allegations

November 6, 2017 12:22 am
Liberia’s Supreme Court delays presidential re-run vote amid fraud allegations

Police patrol at the Supreme Court in Monrovia, Liberia, on November 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Liberia’s Supreme Court has ordered the West African country’s electoral commission to resolve allegations of fraud in the first round of presidential election before a scheduled run-off vote can be held. Supreme Court Chief […]

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Huge ghost ship washes ashore in Liberia on the west African coast

May 9, 2016 9:31 am
Huge ghost ship washes ashore in Liberia on the west African coast

The Tamaya 1 tanker washed up on the shore at Robertsport, Liberia. Photo / Facebook An oil tanker with nobody on board has mysteriously washed up on a beach on the west coast of Africa, leaving officials scratching their heads as to how it got there. The 63m, Panama-flagged Tamaya […]

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World Health Organization declares Liberia free of Ebola

May 10, 2015 4:31 pm
World Health Organization declares Liberia free of Ebola

 Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, speak to nurses and others as they celebrate being an Ebola-free nation. Photo / AP Liberia is now free of Ebola after going 42 days – twice the maximum incubation period for the deadly disease – without any new cases, the World Health Organization announced […]

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US military has withdrawn from Ebola fight

February 11, 2015 3:52 pm
US military has withdrawn from Ebola fight

The US military plans to withdraw most troops deployed in West Africa to help stem the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Pentagon says, ending a five-month mission. A force that at one point reached 2800 has been scaled back to about 1300 troops and “nearly all will return […]

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Liberia

December 10, 2012 1:35 pm

Liberia, republic in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean coast. A sparsely populated land, Liberia was founded in the early 1800s by freed American slaves. The Liberian Civil War, from 1989 to 1996, killed 150,000 people and devastated the country’s economy and infrastructure. Liberia is bounded on the north by Sierra Leone and Guinea, […]

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