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11 September 2012

U.N. says Liberia lacks resolve to stamp out blood-diamond trade

Author: Michelle Nichols, Reuters

The report to the U.N. Security Council said Liberia's capacity to control diamond mining and trade...remained weak. It said Liberia's presidential taskforce on diamonds had not met in a year, while its technical committee convened in July for the...

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26 September 2011

Immediate reform needed if Liberians are to profit from potential oil finds, report shows

Author: Global Witness, Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia, Liberia Democratic Institute, Liberia Initiative for Peace, Democracy and Development, Sustainable Development Institute

Far-reaching reforms of Liberia’s oil sector are urgently needed if its population is to benefit from future oil discoveries, says a report released today by Global Witness and the Liberian Oil and Gas Initiative...The report sets out what needs to be...

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24 May 2011

Liberia looks to save its rainforests by barcoding trees

Author: Fred Pearce, Guardian [UK]

A decade ago, Liberia's forests were being stripped bare by warlords to fund a vicious 14-year civil war that left 150,000 dead...[Now,] government...has signed a deal with the European Union to place timber sales on a permanently legal footing. The...

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21 April 2010

New trial for Dutch 'arms smuggler' Guus Kouwenhoven

Author: BBC News

A Dutch court has overturned the acquittal of a man accused of supplying arms to Liberia during the presidency of war crimes suspect Charles Taylor...The Dutch Supreme Court referred the case of timber trader Guus Kouwenhoven for a new trial. He is...

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19 November 2009
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Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic [France]

Global Witness et Sherpa, soutenus par Greenpeace France, les Amis de la Terre et l'activiste libérien Alfred Brownell, ont déposé une plainte contre l'importateur de bois international DLH devant le procureur de la République de Nantes, pour demander...

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18 November 2009

International timber company DLH accused of funding Liberian war [France]

Author: Global Witness

Global Witness and Sherpa, along with Greenpeace France, Amis de la Terre, and a prominent Liberian activist, have lodged a complaint before the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Nantes against Dalhoff, Larsen and Horneman (DLH)…alleg[ing] that during...

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19 February 2009

Global Witness testifies at the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the role of national and international timber companies in fuelling Liberia’s civil war

Author: Global Witness

[Today] Global Witness will testify before the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)…[The testimony] will detail the patronage system via which Charles Taylor granted logging concessions to Liberian timber companies, and their owners, in...

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13 October 2008
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Author: Leticia Puente Beresford, CIMAC

El Banco Mundial, conjuntamente con gobiernos y sector privado, lanzó el programa Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) para promover el empoderamiento económico de niñas adolescentes que viven en países pobres y en post conflictos…El AGI fue puesto en...

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10 October 2008

The World Bank Launches Private-Public Initiative to Empower Adolescent Girls

Author: World Bank

The World Bank joined governments and the private sector today to launch the Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) to promote the economic empowerment of adolescent girls in poor and post-conflict countries...The AGI is being piloted in Liberia through a...

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9 October 2008
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Author: Banque mondiale

La Banque mondiale s’est jointe...aux autorités publiques et au secteur privé pour lancer l’Initiative de promotion des adolescentes qui aidera les jeunes filles d’aujourd’hui à devenir des acteurs économiques dans les pays pauvres et les États sortant...

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