Liberia Ships First Iron Ore in Two Decades

A colorful ceremony commencing Liberia's first shipment of iron ore since the end of the country's civil war took place in the southeastern port city of Buchanan.

Billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, at middle, joined his Liberian workers to mark a key step in post-civil war recovery. With them is President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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    Liberia Resumes Iron Ore Exporting

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    Liberia is becoming an iron ore exporter again. ArcelorMittal is investing $1.5 billion and creating some 500 jobs as full-scale operations began in July 2011. For more, see AllAfrica Special: ... see more »