Liberia Closes 3 Radio Stations, Alleging Incitement, Paper Says

Liberia’s government shut down three radio stations this week, alleging they deliberately spread misinformation and incited violence before the Nov. 8 presidential vote, the Analyst newspaper reported, citing police Inspector Mark Amblard.

Love FM, Power FM and Kings FM accused the government of plotting to kill opposition leaders, the Monrovia-based newspaper cited Amblard as saying. Kings FM is owned by George Weah, the running mate of opposition party presidential candidate Winston Tubman.

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