Liberia: Heads Roll at Police After Protest Shootings

[New Dawn] Eleven officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) are facing various administrative measures ranging from dismissals to suspensions and disrobing for their roles in the illegal shootings of live bullets at protesters on 24 June, killing one victim and wounding several others in Kingsville, Montserrado County.

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Zimbabwe: National Budget Shrinks to U.S.$2 Billion

[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe’s US$8,2 billion 2019 national budget, presented by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube at a time the US dollar was officially trading at par with the country’s quasi-currencies on November 22 last year, has effectively shrunk to RTGS$2,6 billion using the official rate due to currency and exchange rate volatility.

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