'Vulture funds' sue Liberia

Offshore investment funds take poverty-stricken nation to London court over debts.

    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


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