Two offshore investment funds are taking the poverty-stricken African state of Liberia to London's high court, over an unpaid debt that dates back to the 1970s.

The Caribbean-based companies, described as "vulture funds" want more than $20 million.

But Liberia says it cannot afford to pay the debt, and accuses the firms of profiting from poverty.

Barbara Serra reports.

Source: Al Jazeera