Liberia

Fire in Liberia religious school kills dozens of children

Students were learning the Quran when the fire broke out in Paynesville, near Monrovia, a police spokesman says.

Fire in Liberia religious school kills dozens of children

AJ Impact

Liberia ex-central bank staff plead not guilty to corruption

Five former officials, including an ex-president's son, are accused of printing surplus bank notes worth $16.3m.

Liberia ex-central bank staff plead not guilty to corruption

Football

FIFA bans Liberian football official for misappropriating funds

African official Musa Hassan Bility receives 10-year ban for breaching football authority's code of ethics.

FIFA bans Liberian football official for misappropriating funds

Africa

Liberians protest price hikes and corruption

Thousands of people take to the streets of the capital Monrovia to protest against rising cost of living in the country.

Liberia: Thousands protest price hikes and corruption

UpFront

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf responds to allegations of nepotism

Liberia's former leader explains why she appointed family members to positions in her government.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf responds to allegations of nepotism

UpFront

Did Ellen Johnson Sirleaf do enough for Liberia?

Africa's first female president discusses corruption, nepotism and her handling of war-crime prosecutions.

Did Ellen Johnson Sirleaf do enough for Liberia?

United States

Trump extends deportation protections for Liberians

Amid pressure, White House announces it is extending temporary protections for some 4,000 Liberians in US for a year.

Liberians welcome US DED extension, call for permanent solution

Africa

Liberia former first lady in UK court for torture charges

Agnes Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor, denies string of torture offences, which date back to 1989-1991.

Poverty & Development

Ex-Liberian president's son charged over missing money scandal

Charles Sirleaf charged in connection with the unlawful overprinting of local currency worth millions of US dollars.

Ex-Liberian president's son charged over missing money scandal

Opinion

The struggles for Liberian citizenship

Why has Liberia not enacted dual citizenship or repealed a constitutional 'Negro clause'?

Robtel Neajai Pailey

by Robtel Neajai Pailey

Robtel Neajai Pailey

Algeria

'Your skin colour was a crime': African migrants in Algeria

Sub-Saharan migrants tell stories of horror, activists note that forced deportation from Algeria is an ongoing trend.

'Your skin colour was a crime': African migrants in Algeria

Opinion

Attacks on indigenous rights defenders should not be ignored

Dozens of indigenous rights defenders have been killed this year but the world has looked the other way.

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
- Alfred Brownell

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Opinion

When foreign 'do-gooders' do more harm than good in Liberia

Revelations about systematic rape of girls in an NGO-run school in Liberia reveal just how wrong charity work can go.

Robtel Neajai Pailey

by Robtel Neajai Pailey

Robtel Neajai Pailey

Liberia

Liberia investigating disappearance of $100m in bank notes

Newly printed money vanished as it was being transported to the central bank, according to officials.

Liberia investigating disappearance of $100m in bank notes

Weather

Flooding leaves parts of Liberia's capital under water

Commuters wade through floodwater in Monrovia and traffic jams witnessed due to unexpected torrential rain.

Flooding leaves parts of Liberia's capital under water