By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: Liberia


OFAC lists 3 Liberian government officials

3 Liberian government officials were designated by OFAC today pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13818 (Global Magnitsky sanctions). They are said to be involved in ongoing public corruption in Liberia, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources or bribery. None of the …


US corruption and human rights designations

The US imposed sanctions on numerous people and entities this week for their involvement in corruption and/or human rights abuses. The designations were made ahead of/on International Anti-Corruption Day, International Human Rights Day and the Summit for Democracy. The US also issued its ‘Strategy on Countering Corruption’ on 6 December (previous post). 6 December 2021 OFAC designated Alain Mukonda and …

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OFAC designates 6 for engaging in corruption

Yesterday (9 December 2020), on International Anti-Corruption Day, OFAC designated 3 people based in Liberia, the Kyrgyz Republic and China, for being current or former officials responsible for, complicit in, or having engaged in corruption, pursuant to E.O. 13818 (Magnitsky sanctions). Harry Varney Gboto-Nambi Sherman, Senator and Chair of the Liberian Senate Judiciary Committee, was indicted and later acquitted for …

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US State Dept imposes travel ban on Liberian former official

The US State Department has listed the former Director of Passport and Visas at the Liberian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrew Wonplo due to his alleged involvement in significant corruption, pursuant to Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020. Mr Wonplo is said to have been “involved in passport fraud that undermined …


EU lifts Liberia sanctions regime

The EU has lifted its arms embargo on Liberia, terminating the remainder of its Liberian sanctions regime. This decision implements the UN Security Council’s resolution to lift its own sanctions against Liberia in May (see previous blog). The EU joined the UN in lifting its asset freezes and travel bans on Liberia in October last year. See Regulation (EU) 2016/983...

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