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Liberian President George Weah speaks at his inauguration ceremony in Monrovia, Liberia Liberian President George Weah during his inauguration ceremony in Monrovia, Liberia, Jan., 22, 2018 (AP photo by Abbas Dulleh).

In Liberia, Weah Faces Growing Protests Over a Sinking Economy

Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, this week to demand the government salvage the country’s cratering economy. Police met them with water cannons and tear gas, and dozens of demonstrators were taken to the hospital in the aftermath of the altercation. ...

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