Liberia launches probe into mysterious tax official deaths

A file photo of Liberian President George Weah. Seyllou | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Three tax officials and one senior government auditor have turned up dead this month, according to the police, sparking rumours of an assassination campaign in the nation of 4.8 million people.
  • Weah came to office in 2018 on promises to tackle graft, but he has faced protests from citizens angry about continuing corruption and a dire economy. 

Liberian President George Weah said Monday that he had enlisted the help of United States experts over a string of deaths that have provoked outrage in the West African state.  

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