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UN congratulates Botswana’s decision to decriminalise gay sex

11 June 2019, 9:32 PM

The United Nations Secretary General has joined his High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in warmly welcoming the decision by the High Court of Botswana to decriminalize consensual same-sex relations between adults.

Sirleaf’s son arrested after probe at Liberia central bank

1 March 2019, 5:30 PM

Two senior figures at Liberia’s Central Bank, one of whom is the son of former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, have been arrested following a probe into reports of missing banknotes, police said Friday.

Liberian central bankers arrested after probe into missing millions

1 March 2019, 5:45 AM

The son of Liberia’s former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was one of two central bank officials detained on Thursday after the release of reports detailing widespread alleged malpractice at the regulator in a currency scandal that has gripped the nation.

Africa’s democratic ‘laggards’ must listen to calls for change- Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf

28 April 2018, 7:04 PM

African leaders resisting “democratic transformation” must heed their citizens’ calls for change, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Saturday after receiving an award aimed at promoting good leadership on the continent. Without naming specific countries or leaders, she referred to “laggard” countries in the region of one billion people who are “not meeting […]

Liberia pins hopes on man with Midas touch

25 January 2018, 10:13 PM

On Monday, former football superstar George Weah was sworn in as the new president of Liberia, marking the first democratic transfer of power in the country since 1944. Thousands of adoring fans turned out to celebrate the moment, with several attendees remarking that Weah would bring their country the same glory he brought the football […]

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