President Sirleaf blames communities for Economic Downturn in Liberia

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This is President Sirleaf's latest national address on the economy. Amid practices of illegal logging, endemic corruption, landgrabs by palm oil companies such as Equatorial Palm Oil, and illegal mismanagement of Mineral Development Agreements in the mining sector the President continues to blame community resistance to these effects of the extractive sector for the downfall of Liberia's economy.