The Government of Liberia has commenced the training of 3,000 additional officers for deployment at its borders.
Following the killing of a commercial motorcycle rider, tension has built up between motorcyclists and officers of the Liberia National Police on Duport Road. The motorcyclists allege that their colleague was killed by a policeman.
In the wake of increased cases of rape over the last two months, women’s rights groups are demanding the death sentence for convicted rapists.
According to Gender Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, the ten Liberian girls who were allegedly trafficked to Lebanon and recently repatriated are in good health and eager to see their families.
The Liberian Minister of Justice said the mysterious death of former whistleblower and National Legislature consultant Michael Allison was caused by accidental drowning in seawater. He added that all investigations regarding Allison’s death are now concluded.
Liberia is a source, a transit point, and a destination for people exposed to forced labor and sex trafficking. Most victims of trafficking within Liberia are Liberian nationals being exploited within the country. Miss Liberia in the US wants to bring more attention to the issue.