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Amidst Progress, America’s Chief Africa Diplomat Warns of Economic & Security Challenges

The US State Department’s chief diplomat for Africa, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, delivered an address entitled ‘Securing a Peaceful and Prosperous Future for Liberia’ yesterday at the African Methodist Episcopal University. Thomas-Greenfield served as the US Ambassador to Liberia from 2008–2012 and began her remarks by noting, “Every day since I left, I’ve missed Liberia.”

Varney Sherman, Alex Tyler, and Other Government Officials Implicated in Global Witness Report

Global Witness, a corruption watchdog that focuses on issues related to natural resource exploitation, has released a report implicating several Liberian government officials in a corruption scandal involving the publicly traded British firm Sable Mining.