News Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's motorcade commander has been arrested for allegedly smuggling 300kg of cannabis

The commander of the Liberian President’s motorcade has been arrested for allegedly smuggling 300kg of cannabis.

Environmental crimes: Who pays the price?

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Released UN troops injured in gun battle

Sierra Leone: American envoy Jesse Jackson in volte-face over words of support for rebel leader Sankoh as forty peace-keepers are freed

Rescued aid hostages vow to work on

A BRITISH doctor wept yesterday as he described how an armed gang firing semi- automatic rifles stormed in and kidnapped him and his fellow aid workers in Liberia.

Hostages left dazed but cheerful

THE FOUR Britons freed by rebels in Liberia at the weekend were receiving counselling yesterday at a luxury hotel in the Guinean capital, Conakry, and are expected to arrive back in Britain tomorrow.

Who'd be an aid worker?

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Hostages moved to Guinea border

FOUR BRITISH humanitarian workers kidnapped in Liberia by an armed gang have been moved to the Guinea border. Merlin, the aid agency that employs three of the workers, said that they still were being held captive but had not been harmed.

Rebels free four British hostages

FOUR British humanitarian workers kidnapped by armed rebels in Liberia were last night released into neighbouring Guinea.

Hostage aid workers `walk to freedom' in Liberia `safe' as envoys free them

FOUR British aid workers who disappeared after they became caught up in rebel fighting in Liberia on Wednesday were late last night reported to be walking to freedom in neighbouring Guinea, from where they would be airlifted to safety.

British aid workers abducted in Africa

THREE BRITISH aid workers in Liberia were abducted yesterday, reportedly by disaffected rebels who crossed the border from neighbouring Sierra Leone.

Rebels free hostages but Britons still held

REBELS HOLDING five British officers and 29 others in Sierra Leone released six of their hostages yesterday, but there was no news about the fate of the other captives held since last Wednesday in the jungle east of the capital, Freetown.

Two British soldiers released by rebels

REBELS HOLDING five British officers and 29 others in Sierra Leone released 13 of their hostages yesterday. The Foreign Office said at least two of those freed were British and they were "fit and well". They had been held since last Wednesday in the jungle east of the capital, Freetown.
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