As Liberia Fortifies Border, Dozens Of Guinean Traders Reportedly  Stranded In Ganta, Nimba County

Liberian security at the Liberia/Guinea border

Following the overthrow of Guinean President Alpha Conde on Monrovia, September 6, 2021 by Guinea Special Forces headed by Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouy and the subsequent arrest of the President, the Liberia and other neighboring immediately closed their borders with the troubled country, Guinea.

Stranded travelers at the Liberian side of the border

Despite the order by the Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah, some Liberians at border towns and villages with Guinea say they are threatened with the order from the Liberian leader, noting that this order has hampered their goods and services.

Some vehicles that were in readiness for Guinea were ordered halted by security officers from the Liberia National Police at the border, while some travelers mainly business people who were traveling to Guinea have been stranded on the Liberian side of the border due to the Liberian leader orders.

Travelers mainly business people who were reportedly returning to Guinea from Liberia have been stranded at the border in Nimba County since the orders by the Liberian leader to close the border.

Our reporter said, some Liberian market women who usually ply the route for business purposes to Guinea say their businesses have gone to a very slow level due to the lack of goods that are usually bought from neighboring Guinea instead of Monrovia due to the distance from Monrovia to the county.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 14027 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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