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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...

Peacekeepers left more than 6,000 children in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The only memento Moses Z. Kaine has from his father is a T-shirt, left more than two decades ago when the peacekeeper's tour of duty finished and he returned home, leaving his...

Liberian President Weah criticized for honoring Wenger

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian President and former soccer star George Weah is being criticized for his plan to award former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger the West African country's highest honor. ...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s work still resonates across Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil right...

Celebrations as soccer star Weah set to be Liberia's leader

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Celebrations have begun in Liberia as former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah is set to be declared the winner of the West African nation's presidential election. ...

Liberia to choose between soccer star, VP in Tuesday runoff

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberians head to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. ...

Environmental groups criticize Liberia's new logging law

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Two global environmental watchdogs have condemned a new law in Liberia that they say rewards logging companies at the expense of one of the world's poorest nations, and they c...

Weah takes early lead in Liberia election's first results

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia's presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results. ...

West Africa bloc agrees "in principle" on Morocco membership

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — An official with West Africa's regional bloc says leaders of the 15-nation group have agreed "in principle" on Morocco's membership application for membership, though more ass...

Illegal hunters kill 2 Liberia forestry staff after arrests

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A mob of people killed two forestry staffers who had arrested about 20 people for hunting illegally in Liberia's Sarpo National Park, authorities said Monday. ...

After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor's guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he someti...

Ebola treatment unit torn down as Liberians recall outbreak

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia (AP) — Bulldozers cleared the remains of a once busy Ebola treatment unit in Liberia on Wednesday, as health care workers, officials and some who were treated there gathered to ma...

Liberia asks as UN leaves: Who will pursue war's atrocities?

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The skeletal remains of 27 people were all that was left of a massacre, one of many in this West African nation's back-to-back civil wars more than a decade ago. When the Unit...

Ebola health care worker dies after childbirth in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Salome Karwah survived Ebola after it killed both her parents and eight other relatives, then returned to her clinic to help countless others as she had become immune to the d...