Sime Darby

Liberia's next big war

Liberia's silent land war has now become a war of words and placards with tension brewing daily either between individuals and families or companies and tribes or clans.

Asian palm-oil planters head to West Africa

Suitable land for palm-oil cultivation is running out in top producers Malaysia and Indonesia, which now account for about 85 percent of the global output. Wilmar is among several companies searching for land in West and Central Africa.

Strike continues at Sime Darby

Normal work at the Sime Darby Plantation in western Liberia has been stalled for the second week running, as workforce presses for better salaries and improved working conditions, having accused management of bad labor practice.

Forest, mines, farmland: Liberia is for sale

Liberia is selling itself slice by slice nine years after a terrible civil conflict finally came to an end, even though that could kindle tension among a population that often feels it is being sold out.