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Liberia grand jury indicts Sable Mining, officials for bribery

Photo©ReutersA grand jury in Liberia on Wednesday indicted government officials, including the speaker of parliament and the head of the ruling party, along with London AIM-listed Sable Mining on charges including bribery.

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IMF sees Liberia's GDP growth at 2.5% in 2016

Photo©ReutersHigher gold production and a rebound in services and construction will help Liberia's economy grow by 2.5 percent in 2016 compared to an estimated 0.3 percent last year, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

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Liberia: Africa's unknown tax haven with much to lose

Photo©Emrah/AP/SIPAAs world leaders consider what to do about the revelations emerging from the Panama Papers, Liberia's government will be worrying about the fall-out that may cross the Atlantic Ocean from the affair.

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Liberia: New finance minister and central bank governor named

Liberia's President Johnson Sirleaf must step down next year due to a two-term limit. Photo©ReutersLiberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf named a new finance minister and central bank governor late on Friday, as the West African nation seeks to recover from a two-year Ebola outbreak.

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Education: Leaking with foreknowledge, and awards

Ghana's President Mahama named AARE ATOLASE of the Offa Kingdom, Kwara State, NigeriaThe West African Examinations Council (WAEC), insists on titillation, essentially licking its exposed and hairy navel in public. The 2016 exam and in some instances, the answers for three of the four core exams: Oral English; Integrated Science; and Social Studies, were broadcast via a social media chat group.

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Electricity: Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire's cooperation to fight crises

Akosombo Dam on Lake Volta, Ghana. Côte d’Ivoire has been exporting power to its neighbor. Photo©Alessandro DacostaJoint projects could help boost regional interconnectivity and allow Ghana to meet production shortfalls until its new projects come on line.

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Growth: After the crash, the fightback

Image©Francesca Capellini for TARSierra Leone, which earns 85% of its foreign exchange from mineral exports, has been devastated; economies as big as South Africa's and Nigeria's are also struggling. Now, leaders and activists are trying more nationalist tactics against the resource curse.

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Liberia to slash 2015-16 budget spending

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Liberia will be unable to meet the targeted level of public sector investment. Photo©ReutersLiberia expects to slash spending in the current 2015-16 budget by 11 percent due to a slowdown of its mining sector, resulting in a reduction in public sector investment, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Monday.

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Liberia Country Profile 2015: Virus devastates the economy

altThe government's ability to tackle Ebola will shape 2015 in Liberia.

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Liberia: ArcelorMittal to cut up to 450 jobs and slash exports

File photo©ReutersArcelorMittal plans to cut up to 450 jobs in Liberia and lower iron ore exports from the West African nation as it battles to reduce costs, the world's largest producer of steel said.

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Liberia: Exxon Mobil to drill offshore in 2017

Exxon Mobil Corp said it plans to start drilling in Liberia in 2017, in what President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said was a sign of economic recovery after the Ebola epidemic.

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Liberia: Land rights to cement Sirleaf's legacy

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Photo©ReutersIn Liberia, many rural communities are on edge as encroaching economic development projects that force families off their land continue to worry the countryside. But this could pave the way for the West African country to address the emotive land tenure issue and empower its people.

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South Africa-Nigeria security: guns, sadza and plantain

Photos© All rights reservedOf all the grand plans minted by Thabo Mbeki and Olusegun Obasanjo during the golden years of the South Africa-Nigeria partnership, military cooperation has seen the least progress. On conflict resolution, the two sides rarely pull their weight together. They often divide their labour or differ fundamentally on strategy.

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China to build highway for Liberia as part of Ebola recovery aid

File photo©ReutersChina will build a new coastal highway for Liberia as part of its aid to the country recovering from an Ebola epidemic, Liberia's foreign minister said on Sunday.

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Manufacturing: Dangote's ever-widening network of African production

Photo©ReutersCatching older European rivals like lafarge and Heidelberg Cement on the hop – both are now desperately scrambling to invest in african production – Dangote Cement has the continent in its sights.

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Health: Test shows new Liberian Ebola case similar to earlier virus

Photo©ReutersTests on the Ebola virus that claimed Liberia's first victim since it was declared Ebola-free in May showed it was closely related to an earlier Liberian strain, the World Health Organization and a health official said on Friday.

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A Marshall plan for healthcare post-Ebola

Photo©ReutersBillions of dollars are required to save depleted healthcare systems in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Ebola's most affected countries, as they lobby for funding for hospital infrastructure.

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Electricity: West Africa plans regional power market to bridge electricity gap

West Africa's regional body will pool its resources to establish an electricity market to end the blackouts that have blighted its 15 member states for decades.

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Day in a life: An Ebola survivor's tale

Lafayette Vinton, 34, has been a preacher in Monrovia for more than a decade. Since surviving Ebola his sermons have taken on a new message – and importance.

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Politics in the Ebola crucible

 Survivor Beatrice Yardolo meets the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Photo©Francis KokorokoIt is tempting to look at the photo of Beatrice Yardolo, Liberia's last known Ebola patient, and imagine that this crisis is nearly over.

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