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Liberia Welcomes Lifting of US Sanctions

Liberia has welcomed the lifting of U.S. sanctions that were imposed on the country in 2004 by then President George W. Bush. In letter to the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the president of the Senate, U.S. President Barack Obama said Liberia has made advances to promote democracy and the orderly development of its political, administrative and economic institutions. Obama cited Liberia’s two consecutive democratic elections (2005 and 2011), the conviction of former...

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