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Liberia marks its founding and independence amid challenges

LOUISIANA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia is celebrating two major anniversaries this year — 200 years ago freed slaves from the U.S. arrived here and 25 years later they declared the country to be independen...

Stampede at religious ceremony in Liberia kills 29 people

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — At least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in a densely populated area of the ca...

US sanctions Liberia's ex-warlord and senator Prince Johnson

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The U.S. government has sanctioned Liberia’s ex-warlord and current senator Prince Yormie Johnson for alleged corruption. The sanctions against Johnson come ...

Liberian teen becomes hero for finding and returning $50,000

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A teenager in Liberia who has become a national hero after finding $50,000 and returning it to its rightful owner said he will meet the country's president next week. ...

Liberian teen hailed hero after finding, returning $50,000

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A teenager in Liberia has become a national hero after finding $50,000 on the road and returning it to its rightful owner in the northeastern Nimba County. ...

Future for Liberia's rubber farmers shaky amid economic woes

GBARNGA, Liberia (AP) — Christopher Reeves has farmed rubber for more than three decades in Liberia, selling his crop to the international tire-maker Firestone, which also operates the world’s largest...

Liberia's vice president confirmed to have coronavirus

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s health ministry has confirmed that the vice president, who was flown to Ghana on Tuesday for medical care, has tested positive for COVID-19. Offic...

Liberia vice president flies to Ghana for medical treatment

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's vice president and former first lady, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has been flown to Ghana to for medical treatment after developing “respiratory complications,” her office ...

Liberian girl's song about COVID-19 being played on radio

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The voice is strong, and the words are resolute: “Let’s protect ourselves to save our family and our country; let’s stop the public gatherings.” The singer? ...

Hundreds march in Liberia to protest falling economy

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of Liberians have gathered in the capital Monday to demand that President George Weah take decisive action to improve the economy. Crowds were swelling as the day pro...

Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening a me...

Liberian chiefs urge president to fight impunity

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than 300 chiefs representing Liberia's rural and traditional bloc have called on the president to set up a war and economic crimes court as part of measures to fight impu...

Firestone in Liberia pursues drastic layoffs, worrying many

HARBEL, Liberia (AP) — The 6,500 workers at the Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia are bracing for job cuts after the American-owned company announced it will substantially reduce its workforce. ...

Liberia police charge son of ex-leader in banknote scandal

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian police have formally charged the 61-year-old son of the country's former president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in connection with an investigation into the unlawful overp...

Liberia's footballer president Weah marks year in office

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Star footballer-turned-politician George Weah marks a year as Liberia's president on Tuesday as many in the impoverished country debate whether he has begun to deliver on dram...