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Rape: President George Weah declares national emergency

The moves comes after thousands of Liberians protested rising incidents of rape in the capital Monrovia last month.  

 

Liberia has declared rape a national emergency and has ordered new measures to tackle the problem after increase in cases across the country.

President George Weah announced he would install a special prosecutor for rape in Liberia, as well as set up a national sex offender registry.

The moves comes after thousands of Liberians protested rising incidents of rape in the capital Monrovia last month.

The Liberian government will also establish a “national security task force” on sexual- and gender-based violence.

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