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Liberia president suspends son in assets investigation

MONROVIA - Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has suspended her son and 45 other government officials for failing to declare their assets to anti-corruption authorities, in her first major step to battle graft in her administration.
Charles Sirleaf, one of three of the president's sons appointed to government posts, was suspended from his position as Deputy Central Bank Governor.
Corruption is seen as a big obstacle to development in the West African state, which remains one of the world's poorest countries nearly a decade after the end of a 14-year civil war.
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