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Liberian graft buster shot dead

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Liberian graft buster shot dead

A top Liberian anti-corruption official was shot repeatedly at his house outside the capital, Monrovia, but the verdict is still out on whether the killing was related to Keith Jubah's job of overseeing contracts and concessions governing mineral extraction. A relative told the BBC his body had been set on fire. The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission, which Jubah headed, was set up after the end of Liberia's bloody civil war to tame endemic corruption, including over the trade in “blood diamonds”. Read more: BBC, Liberia Corruption Watch, The Perspective

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