Liberian Govt. Charged 23 Rioters

Monrovia (AFP) – Liberian police have charged 23 people over riots at a palm oil plantation in which a senior company official was taken hostage and a government minister wounded, the force said on Tuesday. Protesters with machetes broke into Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) in Sinoe County, in the country’s southeast, on Tuesday last week, looting equipment and workers’ property, according to the Liberian National Police and the company. “Several weapons including machetes, knives and other deadly instruments were found in their possession,” the police said in a statement on…

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Liberian President: Don’t Scare Investors Away

MONROVIA, May 28 (LINA) – The Liberian leader has indicated that the government cannot continue to attract investment to create jobs while others engage in violence that scare away investors. “As a government, we cannot allow a few people to undermine the interest of this country; to run investors away and to make sure that we do not attract what we need to achieve our development goals,” President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said. Addressing journalists at the Roberts International Airport upon arrival from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire where she participated in the…

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