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Liberia Closes Border With Ivory Coast

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s foreign minister says his country will take every measure to ensure there is peace in neighboring Ivory Coast, after Liberia closed its border between the two nations. The closing followed Friday’s killing of seven United Nations peacekeepers and eight civilians in the Ivory Coast town of Tai. Ivorian officials said Liberia-based gunmen carried out […]

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Liberia Closes Border With Ivory Coast

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia has closed its border with Ivory Coast, after gunmen allegedly crossed into Ivory Coast and killed seven United Nations peacekeepers. Information minister Lewis Brown announced the move during a news conference in Monrovia on Monday. He said Liberia also has sent troops and police to protect the border area, and suspended mining activities in […]

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Liberian Ordered Deported over Child Soldier Allegations

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. immigration judge has ordered the deportation of a Liberian man who is accused of presiding over killings and the use of child soldiers during Liberia’s civil war. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says the judge found 62-year-old George Boley “removable” from the United States. Boley’s case is the first time the agency […]

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Liberian President Takes Oath For Second Term

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has begun her second term with a pledge to maintain peace and create jobs in her formerly war-torn nation. Mrs. Sirleaf spoke Monday after her inauguration in the capital, Monrovia, attended by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other high-ranking officials, including the leaders of Guinea, Benin, Senegal, Sierra […]

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Liberian President Takes Oath For Second Term

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has begun her second term with a pledge to maintain peace and create jobs in her formerly war-torn nation. Mrs. Sirleaf spoke Monday after her inauguration in the capital, Monrovia, attended by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other high-ranking officials, including the leaders of Guinea, Benin, Senegal, Sierra […]

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Liberian President Takes Oath For Second Term

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has begun her second term with a pledge to maintain peace and create jobs in her formerly war-torn nation. Mrs. Sirleaf spoke Monday after her inauguration in the capital, Monrovia, attended by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other high-ranking officials, including the leaders of Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone […]

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Liberian President Takes Oath For Second Term

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been sworn in for her second term, after handily winning re-election in a November vote. A VOA correspondent says U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the heads of at least four West African nations attended Monday’s inauguration in the capital, Monrovia. Mrs. Sirleaf has pledged to address economic […]

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Liberian President Set to Begin Second Term

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is set to be sworn in Monday for her second term in office, after handily winning re-election in a November vote. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to the capital, Monrovia, for the inauguration ceremony, which is also expected to be attended by 30 heads of state. Mrs. Sirleaf […]

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Liberian Judge Orders Re-opening of Closed Radio Stations

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A judge in Liberia has ordered the re-opening of four pro-opposition radio stations that were shut down by the government one day before run-off elections. Judge James Zota said Tuesday that the stations should be re-opened, but warned their licenses would be revoked if they repeated what he called the spread of “hate messages” likely […]

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Opposition Leaders Call for Annulment of Liberia Election

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s top opposition leader has called for the annulment of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s re-election. Winston Tubman told reporters in Monrovia Saturday a new election should be held within a month because Tuesday’s vote was a fraud and he will not recognize President Sirleaf’s win. Tubman’s remarks came a day after he said he was […]

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