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UK’s National Crime Agency Forfeits US$8M Deposited During Liberia’s Tubman Era

The National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom has forfeited an amount of US$8million (approx £6.4 million) linked to a Liberian business account in the 1970s. What is not clear is whether the money was deposited prior to the death of Liberia’s 19th President William V.S. Tubman or after. President… Read More

£6.4m of illicit funds held in City bank seized

A total of £6.4 million of illicit cash held in a City bank account by criminals who falsely claimed to be running an African shipping company has been seized by the National Crime Agency (NCA). The account was set up in the name of a Liberian company called The… Read More

New Report Evaluates Sanctions Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sanctions programs levied on some Sub-Saharan African countries could be made more effective by targeting specific networks rather than comprehensive sanctions against an entire country, a new report says. The report, published by policy advocacy group The Sentry on Thursday, evaluates the effectiveness of sanctions programs currently or previously… Read More
1st October 2018
A Liberian court has issued arrest warrants for more than 30 former central bank officials in connection with $104 million that went missing on the way to the bank, according to a court document released on Friday. Former bank governor Milton Weeks and Charles Sirleaf, the son of the west… Read More
17th May 2017
“As you know the multiple forms of money laundering deprive our country of tens of billions of dollars that could build our nations and reduce the level of poverty of our people” Mrs. Sirleaf said on Saturday, 13 May at the Central Bank of Liberia or CBL. Mrs. Sirleaf was… Read More
12th May 2017
Speaking at the Monrovia City Hall on the 4th day of GIABA’s 27th Plenary on Thursday, 11 May, Mr. Ajisomo said the fight can only be won in the context of more opened and sustained international cooperation. The event which began here on Monday at the Monrovia City Hall, offers… Read More
11th May 2017
The Inter-governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) has commenced its 27th plenary meeting (May 7-13) to develop strategies to contain money laundering. Antoine Gouzee Deharveen, European Union (EU) envoy, explained that money laundering in the West African region needs urgent intervention to protect countries. Read More
13th July 2016
Please be advised that there have been a number of developments in relation to the Bailiwick’s sanctions regime which are set out below.  These developments concern sanctions relating to Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Syria. LIBERIA In recognition of the sustained progress made by the Government of Liberia in rebuilding Liberia… Read More
13th June 2016
The ongoing prosecution of some past and current Liberian government officials for their alleged role played in an alleged bribery saga involving international mining company Sable as revealed by Global Witness is taking another trend with the company at the center of the allegation, said to have provided nearly US$1 million has denied giving bribe and is describing the case as politically motivated. Read More
1st June 2016
Liberia’s main opposition party, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), is calling on all officials implicated in the ongoing alleged corruption scandal to recuse themselves from their current positions while the prosecutorial process takes place. Mulbah Morlue, vice chairman for operations and mobilization for the CDC says more than 300 Liberians… Read More
26th May 2016
The U.N. Security Council has lifted the last international sanctions against Liberia. Read More
26th May 2016
A grand jury in Liberia on Wednesday indicted government officials, including the speaker of parliament and the head of the ruling party, along with London AIM-listed Sable Mining (SBLM.L) on charges including bribery. Read More
18th May 2016
United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs is challenging the Liberian Government and politicians aspiring to lead the country to do everything in their powers to fight corruption, which she believes, is permeating the fabric of the country. Read More