Tag: liberia

Minister behind bars over massive giveaway of Liberian forests

| February 26, 2014

(GIN)—Two years after learning of the massive giveaway of Liberia’s treasured forests to foreign logging companies, the Liberian government locked up the former head of the Forestry Development Authority. Moses Wogbeh, former head of the forestry authority, was arrested and charged with allegedly defrauding the country of millions of dollars by issuing bogus permits between […]

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Jailed newsman protests Gandhi Peace Prize for Sirleaf

Jailed newsman protests Gandhi Peace Prize for Sirleaf

| September 17, 2013

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was scheduled to receive the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize last week, despite a global campaign by free speech advocates protesting the jailing of noted newsman and managing editor, Rodney Sieh.

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