Liberians Plan Sit-in to Pressure Weah to Protect Land Rights

Chiefs across Liberia are petitioning lawmakers while activists prepare for a sit-in protest to secure ancestral land rights, regarded as key to averting renewed bloodshed in the resource-rich country.

More than half of Liberia's 4.3 million people live on land held under customary tenure, which provides traditional rights to land but is not secured or recognised by legal title, said the United States Agency for International Development.

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